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    '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    I just bought a '69 goldtop that my best friend has owned since '73. In a misguided effort to speed the aging process in the late 70s, he let it lay in the sun on a Florida beach and you see the result here. I'd love to get this fixed. Any ideas who I could contact about this? I'm in the northeast corner of Indiana.






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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    I have good luck with Lay’s guitar they are in Northern Ohio.

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    Les Paul Forum Member guitplayer's Avatar
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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    I`d leave it. In the 70`s ...was anybody concerned about speeding up the aging process?
    I know I was not.
    " Never Mind Your Face, just show us your card"

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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    I'll check into Lay's. Thanks. Not very close, but I could always work in a trip to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame while I'm over there.

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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    I`d leave it. In the 70`s ...was anybody concerned about speeding up the aging process?
    I know I was not.

    I agree on both counts.

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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    Its fairly common for the inlay on these guitars to 'white out' like that. I would leave it as is.
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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    Quote Originally Posted by WP Blues View Post
    I'll check into Lay's. Thanks. Not very close, but I could always work in a trip to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame while I'm over there.
    While you are in it, convert it back to double ring Klusons.

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    Re: '69 Goldtop inlay - Ughhh!

    Quote Originally Posted by WP Blues View Post
    I'll check into Lay's. Thanks. Not very close, but I could always work in a trip to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame while I'm over there.
    I had Lay's recrown, buff and polish my original frets on my '69 GT...they look good as new and an intonation problem I had at the first fret is now perfect. Also had them refret my D-35, and it truly plays better and sounds better than it ever did. (also replaced the nut and saddle with bone). They are great luthiers. HIGHLY recommended.

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