Gold Supporting Member
The Les Paul in that book was understandable (in my opinion) - the guy had his guitar stolen. He needed a left handed guitar quick so he could keep his job but a left handed electric was impossible to find in Hawaii back then. He took a guitar that was only a couple of years old and was, at the time, not highly regarded and had been a bit of a flop when it came to sales. He then hacked it up and kludged it into a lefty out of desperate necessity. This Tele though... Odds are it was just hacked because someone thought it would look cool that way. And the location of the forward strap pin! The neck is gonna dive like a Douglas SBD Dauntless at the Battle of Midway! Something looks a little off with the truss rod too as it seems to stick out of the neck heel a bit. Looks like half the string ferrules are missing when you look at the shots of the back as well.Reminds me of that Les Paul in the Strat in the attic book.