I’m going to “black top” one of my LPs

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  1. Dreamdancer

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    Looking great iam not gonna lie and def better than the original, although for me the ultimate Lp colour is the silverburst...

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    I guess that's one area where everyone is going to feel different.

    Silver bursts rank about the lowest on my LP acquisition radar.
     
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    Dude!?
     
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  5. Lonn

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    I doubt I’ll ever sell this guitar but you know me. I did this to it just in case lol.

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  6. simoncroft

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    I was in the "don't do it" camp, but you've made a good job of it, and I have to admit, it looks great with the cream plastic.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I agree 100%. That last one is the one that would catch my eye on a wall in a store.
     
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    It has been quite a while since I saved those pictures, but if I remember correctly, that last one is The Beast, Bernie Marsden's Les Paul.
     
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    I'm not sure. In this video, there don't seem too be quite as many marks in the top, but it may just be the light. EDIT: The line between the bridge p/u volume and tone looks right though, and there's another one in front of the stop-bar stud on the treble side... :)

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    If you change that guitar you're certifiably insane.

    But it's yours so by all means. I mean god knows, there aren't enough black Les Paul's out there o_O
     
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    Well done, Lonn.
    Looks a little like the one I'm currently gassing for...

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  14. abnormaltoy

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    Hey Simon, I'd be willing to put money that you're right that the difference is in lighting. I've seen a couple of interviews with him and that guitar just kills me. There's a company in Germany that makes beastbuckers, I don't know how they would work in any guitar that's not his, but you know we always are searching for the the tone nirvana that's just over the hill.
     
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    I don't have the money for either right now, but I could definitely go for either the black one or the completely red one.
     
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    I had a black LP Special a few years back that had just the right amount of wear on it. I've wanted another like it ever since but never get good prices on a black Gibson LPs. This one fits the bill and already looks like crap lol. I couldn't be happier. Found a pic of the Special. This is the look I was trying to recreate. Worn but not abused.

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    My husband says I don't have the money for it right now, either...:(
     
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    Looks great! I'm in the minority but I much prefer the black! Great job!
     
  19. Lonn

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    I'd love to have a CAR Les Paul Standard.

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    Get an Epiphone and upgrade the pups to Burstbuckers...you won't know the difference unless you're playing in front of a mirror.
     
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