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Old 09-29-12, 12:03 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-29-12, 07:12 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-29-12, 09:12 AM   #3
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Haha,thanks! No,I think it is lovely just the way it is.





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Old 09-29-12, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: 1981 Custom

hmm, love that tele :P
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Old 09-29-12, 11:13 AM   #5
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Haha,damned with faint praise.

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Old 09-29-12, 02:05 PM   #6
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k, long time, no see! .. Yer one of a kind, man; An' that ain't a bad thang. Congrats!
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Old 09-29-12, 02:26 PM   #7
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bet she sounds good !
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Old 10-14-12, 01:22 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! Yes,it sounds awesome.





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Old 10-14-12, 07:44 PM   #9
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Love the Junior!!!
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Old 10-15-12, 01:28 PM   #10
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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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Old 10-15-12, 01:51 PM   #11
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Re: 1981 Custom

Wowzers!!!! Cherry Baby!!

Congrats!! Love it!!



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Old 10-15-12, 01:59 PM   #12
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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.


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Old 10-15-12, 06:36 PM   #13
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Re: 1981 Custom

Like the tokai!
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Old 10-16-12, 11:45 PM   #14
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Thanks!

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Old 10-18-12, 02:08 PM   #15
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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

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Old 10-19-12, 01:33 PM   #16
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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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Old 10-23-12, 02:15 PM   #17
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I put the speed knobs back on. which do you like better?

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Old 10-23-12, 02:18 PM   #18
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I vote reflectors.
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Old 10-25-12, 04:52 AM   #19
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Reflectors too.
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Old 10-25-12, 05:49 AM   #20
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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?
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Old 10-26-12, 11:05 AM   #21
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Thanks! It weighs about 10 1/2 lbs.

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Old 10-27-12, 09:50 AM   #22
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Nice
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