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

brandtkronholm

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Ok, I am blown away by this one...it popped up on Fried Okra's FB page today...a '55 LPC that has been heavily modified...to be more like...a Gretsch? Painted F-holes, stripped natural finish with interesting inlays, including one on the side (!!). I only have these three images, but it seems the fretboard has been swapped too...I gotta say, I kinda like it. :cool:





Ok, the photos are showing up now!
WOW! That's a fun one!
Love it!!
 

zhivago

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Very cool guitar!

I wanted to post it when it popped up on my YouTube feed, but the Les Paul Forum has banned my IP address for reasons that are not clear to me.

I am using a different connection to post here that this is likely my last post on the forum, unless the admins unblock me.

Whatever happens, try and keep the spirit of these guitars alive guys!

All the best, and of course rock on! šŸ¤˜
 

Midnight Blues

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Very cool guitar!

I wanted to post it when it popped up on my YouTube feed, but the Les Paul Forum has banned my IP address for reasons that are not clear to me.

I am using a different connection to post here that this is likely my last post on the forum, unless the admins unblock me.

Whatever happens, try and keep the spirit of these guitars alive guys!

All the best, and of course rock on! šŸ¤˜

Hum? Contact Mike. He'll respond and let you know what happened.


Cheers!
MB
 
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My favorite stock LP's. Unfortunately I have medium sized hands, and have had reconstructive surgery on my fret hand so the '50s neck somewhat limits my playing. I can still play on them, but not with the freedom of movement and positions I can play on a '60s or Norlin carved neck.

This has been my answer to that conundrum.

The Silverburst LP Std has a Duncan Custom Shop Dynabucker A5 single at the neck and BG Pure 90 at the bridge.

The 61RI SG Std has a TV Jones T-Armond at the neck and BG Pure 90 at the bridge.

The '71 LP Std had two SK Guitar Specialties Dual Tone II's. The neck usually set for the A5 single coil, the bridge for the P90 steel pole bar magnet coil. These were the very first pair of them he ever made as a custom request for me. He then decided to offer them as a regular line of his.

The Explorer III had a Gibson Gary Clark A5 single at the neck, stock P90 middle, and a BKP Supermassive P90 at the bridge.

The SG Custom had a TV Jones Magnatron at the neck, stock Gibson Tarback in the middle, and a TV Jones Powertron at the bridge.

The LP Studio has a TV Jones Supertron at the neck, and a vintage Gibson Tarback I pulled from the SG at the bridge.

The Cherry LP Special has a Duncan Custom Shop Staple Pickup at the neck and the stock Gibson P90 at the bridge.

The white LP Special has a Lollar Gold Foil (Black Chrome finish) at the neck, and a Lollar A5 Staple at the bridge.

And yes, I have a thing for Dynasonics, Staples, Filtertrons, Golf Foils, P90's, and Bigsbys.

All the ones that say "had" were stolen from me, so if you see them in the wild please let me know. Also stolen was a J45 Rosewood Custom, a DRZ Rt 66, a Magnatone Panoramic Head, and a Monotone 1x15 with a vintage Coffee Can SRO15 as well as two pedal boards full of amazing pedals.

I also had a 3xP90 white LP Custom Made to Measure I ended up pawning but didn't have the funds to get out of hock, and a Gary Glark SG I had replaced the stock bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 wound on the old Gibson winding machine that met the same fate at a low point.
 

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