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  1. MIKE LEAF

    Brazilian Rosewood a crime to advertise?

    Hi, Over here in Sweden in the north of EU a guy got contacted by the police for advertising a guitar with Brazilian rosewood, they told him he has commited a crime by advertising it on a local site similar to 'Craigslist' he is supposed to come in for questioning and bring the guitar so...
  2. MIKE LEAF

    Buying another black SG

    I've have GAS for a black Sg Std with early 60´s features, small pickguard and slim neck. I already have a 61 reissue in Cherry and had a 2010 black standard , dont like the fat 50´s neck on the std so I sold it. The 61 reissue , Really love that one. My problem is that i want the long...
  3. MIKE LEAF

    ES 335 Pickup routes

    Hi , What Do You think of the quality and looks of the PU routes on this Gibson 335 from 2009? Another one was opened for reference , and it looked exactly the same, made in 2011. Have anyone of You ES owners seen this ? And why Dont You think Gibson would spend an extra minute to...
  4. MIKE LEAF

    Some minor Issues with my 61 LP/SG

    Hi, I am having thoughts on IF and what to do to the following issues on my 61 Lp Standard , it is an original Bigsby equipped guitar: Bigsby 1 The handle, bracket, roller and spring is missing. The roller is replaced with a shorter one with holes instead of the 'spikes' so no bracket...
  5. MIKE LEAF

    1970 SG Custom

    I just got this old Custom , really nice guitar in good condtion,original cracked finish , no breaks. It plays well also. Most vital parts are original , it has had a stop tail so drilled for studs, that can be fixed quite easy I think. The brown colour is pretty forgiving *pickups...
  6. MIKE LEAF

    New SG again

    I bought this 2011 SG 61 Reissue cause i liked how it played , and it was lightweigt at 6.4 lbs. It also had a dark fretboard which i like a lot. What I didnt like was the high gloss finish and the chrome hardware , including the screw bushing tuners. So that was replaced for a more 'aged...
  7. MIKE LEAF

    Les Paul Traditional with Bigsby B7

    Hi, anyone else got one of these? the black one, or has it been discussed? Got mine yesterday , havent really got a good chance to try it out with an amp yet , but it sounds nice unplugged and the B7 works fine with the roller bridge. My only issue is that its a bit heavy , I´m used...
  8. MIKE LEAF

    Plain tops vs Flame tops in late 50´s

    I have been thinking about this for a while, Back in 58-59 Bursts weren't sold with reference to flame or plain from Gibson , right? The price was the same. How do You think dealers reacted when the ordered 3 pieces and could get 3 plain ones OR 3 flame monsters? I mean this sure would be a...
  9. MIKE LEAF

    1960 02163

    Has this burst been discussed ? http://davesguitar.com/gibson/les-paul-60-13176.asp What I am a little curious is this picture where the fretboard meets (or was supposed to meet) the Rhythm pickup ring. Now , how did that happen? Factory mistake, repair or what do You think ?
  10. MIKE LEAF

    1961 Les Paul Standard

    Just got this one , great guitar, light weight, sounds and plays as good as you would expect! It must be one of the earliest with a stamped seria number, January February 1961 , or even late 1960 right? The Gibson ledgers has the numbers going in the 300 range from late february for...
  11. MIKE LEAF

    Danny Kustow Burst

    Posted before? Nice Burst tone in this song, a major hit in UK and Europe back in 1977 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVIcn4BvQ84&feature=related1
  12. MIKE LEAF

    2004 R9 player...

    Just got this one, my first R9 , i do own a 50's conversion and other Lp´s but this is my first Historic It plays and sounds just great, 8.2 lbs , nice dark rosewood and special wound Pickups with old PAF magnets and wire .... i kind of like the mild flame also... enjoy!
  13. MIKE LEAF

    57 PAF Goldtop in Sweden

    Look at this piece of 'flamey' mahogany... , very cool axe http://www.tiptop.se/cgi-bin/multipage.cgi?id=3047 Actually the 4th PAF Goldtop that turned up over here in a year.... BTW I am not related to the seller or owner in any way If considered 'spam' please remove.
  14. MIKE LEAF

    Burst and conversion action in the same song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgST27FIzNg&feature=related Not new, but still a good 5 minutes of burst action...
  15. MIKE LEAF

    YT: Vintage Pauls captured 1959

    See these german guys Rock with Vintage Pauls in January of 1959! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9WjsmuXxk&feature=related
  16. MIKE LEAF

    Just bought a 53 Conversion....

    I just bought an old 53 Les Paul, converted á la Jeff Beck... Humbuckers /stop tail... My first Vintage Gibson! (except for a 63 SG Custom in the eighties) It was stripped long ago adt then refinished in a kind of TeaBurst fashion ... Not a lot of original parts (except the knobs...
  17. MIKE LEAF

    P-90 Pickups Id help needed!

    53 Conversion ... opinions wanted! I just bought an old 53 Les Paul, converted á la Jeff Beck... Humbuckers /stop tail... My first Vintage Gibson! (except for a 63 SG Custom in the eighties) It was stripped long ago adt then refinished in a kind of TeaBurst fashion ... Not a lot of original...
  18. MIKE LEAF

    Classic 57´s different specs?

    Does anyone have a grip on different versions? I always thought they were the same, but i´m now holding 2 pickups that are different, one has a decal with a larger font, seems to be another magnet as well. And no, it´s not a real PAF....
  19. MIKE LEAF

    67 V Vibrola

    Did anyone try to replace the stop bar on a production 67 V Reissuewith a short vibrola unit? i just tried an 'original' 67 model yesterday, and it was awesome. To me it looks like a rather simple task, the only drawback would be one of the holes from the stopbar not beeing 100 % covered...
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