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Project by lashing posted 693 days ago 2130 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A real 1960 Les Paul in this conditon will cost 300k+

I had the pots, bridge and a few other pieces. The guitar itself had to be made. Not offered for sale. Personal project. http://www.lashingguitars.com/1960burst/index.html

I save my best woods for these types of things. Its light, feels good, sounds good and was still very expensive as all the parts I didnt have are the best replica available …. lots of $. Many hours and it all very worth it in the end.





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jeepturner

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#1 posted 693 days ago

Sweet guitar. Another thing I don’t have time for it seems, but I do like looking at them. Thanks for the post.

-- Mel,

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Birks

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#2 posted 693 days ago

I’ve been playing my rode hard and put away wet 1980ish LP for some years now, and I love it. I bet this plays and sounds like a dream. Congrats my friend! Beautiful work.

Are the pickups original? :)

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scottb

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#3 posted 693 days ago

gorgeous!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 693 days ago

One of my favorite sounding guitars and this one looks so beautiful, would be nice to hear. Thanks for showing your crafty works, enjoy playing…BC

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Keith Shipp

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#5 posted 693 days ago

SWEEEET!

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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Tedster

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#6 posted 693 days ago

Who say’s ain’t nothing like the real thing baby? You just proved them wrong. Sweet guitar, thanks for sharing :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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meaded

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#7 posted 693 days ago

Wonderful work check out this clip from the Irridium

Les Paul at his best 90 years old

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u22ZkhEXynA

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dnick

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#8 posted 693 days ago

Just beautiful. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Musiclogic

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#9 posted 693 days ago

Very Cool. You did a great Job.

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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Bill_N

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#10 posted 693 days ago

I love the finish on it looks great

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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HalDougherty

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#11 posted 693 days ago

That’s one beautiful piece of workmanship! Thanks for sharing your website url too. The pictures are very detailed and in this case the beauty is in the details. Great job on blending the colors for the top too. How about a sound clip or video of you playing it?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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CampD

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#12 posted 693 days ago

Sweet!
This is on my list.

-- Doug...

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Bluepine38

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#13 posted 693 days ago

A friend has one of the original Les Paul guitars, and the insurance company made him put an alarm system on
his house, I hope this beauty is well protected. Thank you for sharing your masterpiece.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Earlextech

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#14 posted 693 days ago

Can you explain your finishing process? It’s gorgeous!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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horsefly

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#15 posted 693 days ago

Fantastic!! Your skills are WAY beyond mine. I would really like toi watch you make one, I’m sure I would learn
a lot!!
Enjoy.

-- Bob, Carlisle, MA "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not". Thomas Jefferson

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