NGD Epiphone "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom

revtime

Senior Stratmaster
Jun 17, 2014
2,083
kansas
Nice. Im still on the lookout for a black custom. I found a silverburst from 17 I think. It got gutted for all new stuff.
 

SoPhx

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 6, 2021
11
Phoenix
I picked up one of those Epi 1955 Customs with the P90s and it's a pretty nice guitar. Put a staple pickup in the neck, all US electronics, installed ABR 1, and buffed out the satin finish.
 

StratUp

Dr. Stratster
Sep 5, 2020
11,015
Altered States
I picked up one of those Epi 1955 Customs with the P90s and it's a pretty nice guitar. Put a staple pickup in the neck, all US electronics, installed ABR 1, and buffed out the satin finish.

How did the buffing go and what was your process? Any completed photos?
 

SoPhx

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 6, 2021
11
Phoenix
How did the buffing go and what was your process? Any completed photos?
I started out with a little rubbing compound, then polishing compound, then some mirror glaze polish. I took my time and did a section at a time. It came out very good with a nice gloss although there is some minor orange peel that's not coming off without more drastic measures.
 

3bolt79

Dr. Stratster
Oct 16, 2018
16,212
Oregon
Nice. I have an Epi SG Custom, a 2021 model. I wonder how the pups compare. I don’t know what pups are in mine.

Has the constable come by your house yet? I mean, after all, you stole it!
 

Baelzebub

Dr. Stratster
Nov 1, 2019
16,288
State of Disbelief
I picked up one of those Epi 1955 Customs with the P90s and it's a pretty nice guitar. Put a staple pickup in the neck, all US electronics, installed ABR 1, and buffed out the satin finish.
Staple pickup? Who makes those? Only ones I've see are the Ron Thorn stapletops.
 


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