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    1981 Custom

    I got this guitar last week at my local Guitar Center. It reminds me of Frank Zappa's Custom.










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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Ok, someone had to say it...slight clown content. Buy hey, that's what makeovers are for. So it's good stock.
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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Haha,thanks! No,I think it is lovely just the way it is.




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    Re: 1981 Custom

    hmm, love that tele :P

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Haha,damned with faint praise.


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    Re: 1981 Custom

    k, long time, no see! .. Yer one of a kind, man; An' that ain't a bad thang. Congrats!

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    bet she sounds good !
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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Thanks guys! Yes,it sounds awesome.




    Last edited by kwest; 10-14-12 at 04:41 PM.

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Love the Junior!!!

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Beautiful! Mind if I ask how many clams that set you back? I am looking for something very close to that one and am doing research on prices.

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Wowzers!!!! Cherry Baby!!

    Congrats!! Love it!!



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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike McDevitt View Post
    Beautiful! Mind if I ask how many clams that set you back? I am looking for something very close to that one and am doing research on prices.
    Thanks Mike! I got it at my local guitar center for $1975.00.

    Last edited by kwest; 10-15-12 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Like the tokai!

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Thanks!


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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Just curious (and minor thread hijack since you're posting this lovely piece ) :
    Anyone ever found a need or benefit in shielding a cavity on a bucker guitar? Of my LPs and other guits with buckers, all are dead quiet regardless of where I've plugged in. With SC pups, I see it, but have any of you seen the need to do it on your Lesters? Just wondering

    Edward

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    It's a good question. I haven't noticed a problem with mine. I think the Les Pauls in the era my guitar was made came with a steel cup that that fit over the electronics plate. Some one must have removed the cup when they put in the shielding on this guitar.

    I changed the knobs to black and silver reflectors. They look like "Baby Moons".




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    Re: 1981 Custom

    I put the speed knobs back on. which do you like better?


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    Re: 1981 Custom

    I vote reflectors.

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Reflectors too.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia

    1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
    1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Yes Reflectors for sure. And, regarding the Burgundy Mist Strat and the Paisley Telly, you obviously are partial for weird coloring.

    How's the weight?
    Hello Wisconsin!

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    Re: 1981 Custom

    Thanks! It weighs about 10 1/2 lbs.


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    Nice

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