Need relic help for '59 LP junior...

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  1. Nuclearfishin

    Nuclearfishin Supporting Member

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    I have a new vintage 1959 Les Paul Junior I'm just wondering what the best way would be to grind down the finish and ding it up a little for that relic look? Ok, maybe not, just kidding, but I will post a few pics to show what an awesome guitar this is. I just bought it from another TGP'er and couldn't be happier. This is the first time I've played P-90's from this era and they friggin scream. The low end just barks and growls while the highs scream forever. My ears are still ringing. Enjoy the pics!!!!



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    205 Senior Member

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    that's lovely!!
     
  3. swimrunner

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    That is unbelievably clean.
     
  4. Rockinrob86

    Rockinrob86 Supporting Member

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    I would just get some sandpaper, and rub it really fast over the edge where your arm hits, and then throw some screws at it. I would also rub a little patch bare where you think the pick would hit, and maybe over some spots on the neck. It will look real then!
     
  5. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Let my Kid borrow it for 3 months...you'd be amazed at the amout of relicing that would take place! :)
     
  6. The Golden Boy

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    It's also too red. What I'd do is put some stickers on it and stick it under a sun lamp. Take off the stickers and then you have the equivalence of a farmer's tan.

    Beautiful guitar.
     
  7. Structo

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    Drag it behind your car for a few blocks.
    That'll fix it.
    Nice looking Jr.!
     
  8. gixxerrock

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    I have a friend that has owned one of those since new in 1957. A few years ago he it was looking too reliced and had it refinished. Maybe you guys should have traded ;) Oh well, nothing you can't fix with a belt sander.
     

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