1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby fredrum on Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:29 am

i dont know what it is with lp deluxes.......almost every single one ive ever encountered has been routed out (usually poorly) for humbuckers. nice job on the repair.
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby handtrix on Wed May 04, 2011 5:58 am

Very nice handy work, Sir. 8)
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby pckpat on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Your friend did a very nice job on that indeed.Nice deLuxe.
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby ampcabinets on Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:16 pm

damned nice job.
You're gonna love that for a while, I assume.

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Tread on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:51 pm

Yup .... she's a Keeper ! :D
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby AC50 on Thu May 31, 2012 8:13 pm

Very nice job, all around!
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Mayhawk on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:17 am

Nice guitar, Tread! :cheers:

I used to have a '78 sunburst Deluxe myself. I understand the humbucker routing thing......I always thought the bigger looking pickups had to be better because the pricier Gibsons had these. I never changed pu's though....who did these things back then?

Sad to admit I cannot remember what happened to that guitar....probably took it to DC and traded for a strat or an amp....? :roll:
Oh, stupid youth. :cry:

My only quibble(s)....I'd have gone with the mini humbuckers, just because. And I'm a sucker for speed knobs.

But beautiful axe....nothing like a goldtop....Les Paul was right...very classy! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Mayhawk on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:24 am

P.S. I noticed the maple neck on your guitar...

I wished Gibson put maple necks on other models, ie. 335's, 175's, esp with the blonde/natural finish.

I like the stiffer neck and the zing from maple. I guess mahogany is easy to work with and shape..... :?:
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Gooch on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Mayhawk wrote:P.S. I noticed the maple neck on your guitar...

I wished Gibson put maple necks on other models, ie. 335's, 175's, esp with the blonde/natural finish.

I like the stiffer neck and the zing from maple. I guess mahogany is easy to work with and shape..... :?:




You should look into the ES-340. Most of the ones I've seen were blonde/natural finish. They made them in the early '70s I believe, and they're just like a 335 except with a maple neck. Sweet guitars! :cheers:
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Bigsbyman on Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:11 pm

I have an early 1970's lP Deluxe Goldtop with mini humbuckers. I love the sound of the pickups, they remind me of Filtertrons in that they sound a little thinner and have more clarity than STD humbuckers. I'd love another with P90 pups, but ya can't have everything.... Congrats, yours looks terrific!
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby bingo boy on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:51 am

Anything less than sleeping with that thang would be a waste. Enjoy it, and stroke her with love.
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Tread on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:43 am

Thanks man ... yup ... still have her ... not going anywhere . Getting fat in her/my old age though ... weighs 12 lbs.
Thanks for the KooL comments guys . :cheers:
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Rehabilitation

Postby Tread on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:04 am

BTW ... forgot to mention ... been through a few sets of P 90s since this was posted .... currently using a set of Fralins and am very happy with them !
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