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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#826987
Just putting this out there to see what's around. Could possibly be tempted if something grabs my eye. I'm after either:

* Hollow Body Semi - 335 style
* An LP from the 1990's
* Natural/stripped finish LP


In terms of the swap, My LP is a 'Honeyburst'. I've upgraded few things including:

• Tailpiece swapped for an aged aluminium one
• Bridge swapped for an aged Gotoh ABR-1
• White toggle switch swapped for an amber one
• Speed knobs switched for some high quality amber top-hats
• Back cavity covers swapped for standard Gibson black ones
• Trussrod replaced with a plain one

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I have all of the original parts, they have been safely stored away in the case. Value of the LP including upgrades is around the $3k mark
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#826990
Alternatively, if there's anyone on here that would be able to do a professional job of stripping off the 'burst' and taking it down to a natural finish please let me know. After something like this:

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Thanks :thumbup:
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BY godgrinder
#826991
Ever tried swapping the pickups? If you're trying to make it a better guitar that's much more effective than all the plastic swapping you've done.

The upgrade you'll be getting from switching to an 90's LP will be incremental at best unless you go Historic Reissues.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#826994
godgrinder wrote:Ever tried swapping the pickups? If you're trying to make it a better guitar that's much more effective than all the plastic swapping you've done.

The upgrade you'll be getting from switching to an 90's LP will be incremental at best unless you go Historic Reissues.

There’s nothing I don’t like about the guitar - it sounds killer and I’d have no reason to swap the pickups. This model has the ‘59 Tribute humbuckers which seem to be well regarded.

Just itchy feet I guess... and definitely wouldn’t mind holding onto it if there’s anybody that can strip it back to a natural finish
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#827032
jvpp wrote:

Cheers, will watch that. Not sure if I am brave enough to do this myself though
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#827064
Kris wrote:damn,that natural finish looks killer.

I know. GrantB is going to do the job for me ;-)
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BY jeremyb
#827074
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Kris wrote:damn,that natural finish looks killer.

I know. GrantB is going to do the job for me ;-)


In good hands there!!
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BY Terexgeek
#827087
jeremyb wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Kris wrote:damn,that natural finish looks killer.

I know. GrantB is going to do the job for me ;-)


In good hands there!!

I would make some crack about Grant stripping and putting a dollar in his trousers, but I feel I may need his skills at some point and I can't afford to burn that bridge...if I haven't already!!!