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    NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Ended up pulling the trigger on an ebony 1977 Les Paul Custom! Solid mahogany body, three-piece maple top, three-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Pretty much stock except the saddles and brass switch tip. Itís going to need a re-fret and some new saddles, but otherwise its super clean.

    Tried it as-is through the Pro-Junior and it sounded snappy and open, so looking forward to getting it back from my tech and playing it through a loud Marshall. Below is a photo of it next to my modded Randy Rhoads VOS Custom - Grover tuners & Wolfetone Marshallhead pickups in addition to some cosmetic changes.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Congratulations on your new guitar, they make a great pair.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by 65Firebird View Post
    Congratulations on your new guitar, they make a great pair.
    thanks!

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    that is a lovely couple!

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wattage View Post
    that is a lovely couple!

    Thanks!

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    Very nice!
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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Nice guitar. Does it need a fret dress or a complete replacement?
    How bad are they?

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Very cool, congrats!

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Thanks guys, cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunking101 View Post
    Nice guitar. Does it need a fret dress or a complete replacement?
    How bad are they?
    Thanks! It has super low frets so I'm replacing them. Surprisingly hardly any wear at all, but I like Dunlop 6100 type frets especially for bends.

    I opened it up the other day and everything is stock, and it had actually never been opened before! Here are some shots:





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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Cool! Whats all the rust from? Nothing looks rusty yet there seems to be rusty dust on the wood?

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunking101 View Post
    Cool! Whats all the rust from? Nothing looks rusty yet there seems to be rusty dust on the wood?
    Itís the red paint they used to seal the wood apparently.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunking101 View Post
    Cool! Whats all the rust from? Nothing looks rusty yet there seems to be rusty dust on the wood?
    It's red buffing wax that wasn't completely removed.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Congrats on the new LP Custom...!

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyguitar View Post
    Congrats on the new LP Custom...!
    Thanks!

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by CK6 View Post
    Itís the red paint they used to seal the wood apparently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    It's red buffing wax that wasn't completely removed.
    Gotcha.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Nice ! Congrats !

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Nice one! I love those old Custom
    Btw, really liked those Fender Pro Junior too, gigged a few some years ago they make for the perfect small grab & go combo IMHO.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Very cool.
    I like that it's been untouched too. How much does it weigh? Should I invest in Advil?
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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anje View Post
    Nice one! I love those old Custom
    Btw, really liked those Fender Pro Junior too, gigged a few some years ago they make for the perfect small grab & go combo IMHO.
    Thanks! Yes, the Pr Junior is a cool little amp - this is the latest version and it sounds great.

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    Re: NGD 1977 Les Paul Custom!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrgtr42 View Post
    Very cool.
    I like that it's been untouched too. How much does it weigh? Should I invest in Advil?
    Thanks! It's feels like it weighs the same as my RR re-issue so I suspect somewhere around 9lb +?

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