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Here's a very rough mock-up of the M2M 1954 Les Paul I'm trying to get built. Thoughts?

6string6

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I’ve been trying to order an M2M Les Paul since June, I decided this weekend to try to throw something together so I could see if it actually looked as cool as I’ve been picturing in my head!

I started out just going for an R4 but once I asked for the 5-piece neck I realized it would look way better with back binding so now I’m going for a Custom. Fingers crossed they can make me an alnico staple pickup with cream (or white) plastics!! Only ever seen pics of black ones out of the factory

When I was asking about the standard they said flat out “no” to an ebony board with the split parallelogram inlays. But I’m hoping that now it’s a custom they’ll do it!

There’s a lot of mismatched stuff in the mock up because I had to Frankenstein it using bits and pieces of other guitars I found on google images haha. But it’s nice to get a rough idea of what it might actually look like!

Edit: looks like the full mock up is a little small when I uploaded it here to the forum, here's an imgur link!

 

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brandtkronholm

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I’ve been trying to order an M2M Les Paul since June, I decided this weekend to try to throw something together so I could see if it actually looked as cool as I’ve been picturing in my head!

I started out just going for an R4 but once I asked for the 5-piece neck I realized it would look way better with back binding so now I’m going for a Custom. Fingers crossed they can make me an alnico staple pickup with cream (or white) plastics!! Only ever seen pics of black ones out of the factory

When I was asking about the standard they said flat out “no” to an ebony board with the split parallelogram inlays. But I’m hoping that now it’s a custom they’ll do it!

There’s a lot of mismatched stuff in the mock up because I had to Frankenstein it using bits and pieces of other guitars I found on google images haha. But it’s nice to get a rough idea of what it might actually look like!

Edit: looks like the full mock up is a little small when I uploaded it here to the forum, here's an imgur link!

Oh god yes!!!
(Heavy breathing….)
That is some big business!!
 

jb_abides

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Well, since you are asking for inputs:

I would do Super 400 or Block inlays, the parallelograms are a touch off for the other elements.

If you can get some flame in the 5pc maple neck, see if you can get a complementary trans-blue finish, keep the stinger, keep the JA back.

Just my 2 cents.

Let us know what you do, and if they'll build it. Good luck!
 

SethLopez

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I’ve been trying to order an M2M Les Paul since June, I decided this weekend to try to throw something together so I could see if it actually looked as cool as I’ve been picturing in my head!

I started out just going for an R4 but once I asked for the 5-piece neck I realized it would look way better with back binding so now I’m going for a Custom. Fingers crossed they can make me an alnico staple pickup with cream (or white) plastics!! Only ever seen pics of black ones out of the factory

When I was asking about the standard they said flat out “no” to an ebony board with the split parallelogram inlays. But I’m hoping that now it’s a custom they’ll do it!

There’s a lot of mismatched stuff in the mock up because I had to Frankenstein it using bits and pieces of other guitars I found on google images haha. But it’s nice to get a rough idea of what it might actually look like!

Edit: looks like the full mock up is a little small when I uploaded it here to the forum, here's an imgur link!

Any update?


Edit: Seems no.
 
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mrnewhaven

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yeah I bought one from the music zoo earlier in the summer it was around 6800
And I’ve bought one overseas and paid a little more but it’s just Soo cool!
I’ve shopped around a guitar to a couple of dealers once and basically I was told that any configuration imaginable can be had by the dealers for under $8k
So whatever that means
 
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