• THIS IS THE 25th ANNIVERSARY YEAR FOR THE LES PAUL FORUM! PLEASE CELEBRATE WITH US AND SUPPORT US WITH A DONATION TO KEEP US GOING! We've made a large financial investment to convert the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and now have to move to a new host. We also have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!
  • WE HAVE MOVED THE LES PAUL FORUM TO A NEW HOSTING PROVIDER! Let us know how things are going! Many thanks, Mike Slubowski, Admin

Does this truss cover look right?

xxedgexx

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2022
Messages
30
I’m having some fun trying to learn about vintage correct pieces for my 2023 LP standard. Does this truss look correct for 61 or beyond LPs? I see mixed results in my searches. I see some three layer, but most seem to be the two layer that I’m more familiar with.

Is there any reliable reference to vintage correct plastics for the 60’s era LPs?

Thanks!
 

Attachments

  • IMG_8627.jpeg
    IMG_8627.jpeg
    506.1 KB · Views: 11
  • IMG_8628.jpeg
    IMG_8628.jpeg
    509 KB · Views: 11

Subliminal lanimilbuS

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 28, 2023
Messages
363
What exactly are you trying to copy? There wasn't a lot of years for Les Paul in the 60's. A vintage 50's Les Paul cover was 2 ply. Historic reissues are the same. 3 ply cover was used by Gibson on many varying guitars over the decades.
 

xxedgexx

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2022
Messages
30
What exactly are you trying to copy? There wasn't a lot of years for Les Paul in the 60's. A vintage 50's Les Paul cover was 2 ply. Historic reissues are the same. 3 ply cover was used by Gibson on many varying guitars over the decades.
I guess I’m trying to copy a 60’s burst. I’m shaky on the timeline. Bursts were produced up to ‘61 before the Les Paul turn in to the SG?

What year is the current Les Paul “60’s” Standard being modeled after?

When did the reflector knobs appear?

Thanks
 

Subliminal lanimilbuS

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 28, 2023
Messages
363
I guess I’m trying to copy a 60’s burst. I’m shaky on the timeline. Bursts were produced up to ‘61 before the Les Paul turn in to the SG?

What year is the current Les Paul “60’s” Standard being modeled after?

When did the reflector knobs appear?

Thanks
The Standard is made with a 50's or 60's profile neck, but it isn't really trying to copy the old guitars like the Historics do. If you want your guitar to look more like a Historic reissue go for the 2 ply cover with a wide white bevel.
 
Top