Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

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Post by zhivago » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:00 am

ok gentlemen, start your engines...this is one of the gems of my picture collection...the best pics of a real 1954 Custom that I've ever come across.....

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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by frippy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:11 am

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Such a lovely guitar. A colleague in graduate school had a '54 that had been refinished at Kalamazoo in the '70s -- a beautiful guitar but not nearly as gorgeous as this one.

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Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:24 am

wow, that's something else.  :? :? :?
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Post by Stereordinary » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:40 am

Gawd, that's like porno.  :?
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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by mezcalhead » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:38 pm

That is lovely.

Is it a '54? I thought they still had the wraparound tailpiece in '54 and went to the stoptail sometime in '55?
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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by frippy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:26 pm

mezcalhead wrote: That is lovely.

Is it a '54? I thought they still had the wraparound tailpiece in '54 and went to the stoptail sometime in '55?
The Custom always had the stoptail whereas the regular LP had a wraparound tailpiece from '53-'55 or thereabouts.

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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by glimmertwin » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:21 pm

What's up with the P-90 in the neck?  Those pole pieces are different than what I'm used to seeing - did they used to make em a little differnetly back then?

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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by chrisjedijane » Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:50 am

yeah, IIRC it's some sort of alnico pickup :)
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Post by StevenO » Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:57 am

Yeah... I want one of these, :(

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Post by Mighty Tom » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:20 am

glimmertwin wrote: What's up with the P-90 in the neck?  Those pole pieces are different than what I'm used to seeing - did they used to make em a little differnetly back then?

Great photos by the way...
Gibson put out a reissue replica of this model not too long ago, but it didn't have the right pickups. Those original '54 black P-90s with the gold rectangular pole pieces are really unique.

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Re: Zhivago's Vintage Hotties - 1954 Les Paul Custom

Post by del » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:04 pm

It appears to have a new nut, though, so... well... you know... I guess it's okay and all, but that really ruins it for me.  ;) :P

I'm certainly a clanky guitar player at best, but I'd still love to noodle on this one for a while.
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