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Beauty of The Black Beauty - The "Alnico" Custom thread

Midnight Blues

Well-known member
Feb 20, 2011
That is also my understanding. And that would logically mean, for a LPC to be chambered, Gibson would have to slice the body in two first, and then re-glue them after routing out the chamber(s) I guess?

It would seem so? However, as @58 special poses, I guess they could have done some routing through other means, i.e. pup cavities, toggle cavity and jack channel? I would think that if in fact it was/is the case that they were weight relieved, it likely wasn't as an exact a "science as it is today?

Interesting question though, one we should pose on the https://www.lespaulforum.com/index.php?posts/2921811/ Thread. If you guys/gals don't mind, I'll ask the question?



Well-known member
Sep 29, 2004
Very nice!

After all these years an Alnico Custom still gets my blood pumping! :cool:

It's been a while since I posted in this thread and a couple of days ago I came across a photo I had never seen before of a very young Roy Orbison with a BB...it featured in a country music documentary I was watching so here is a screenshot: