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Marc Bolan style Les Paul

Tweety

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Heres a pic of my Bolan style Les Paul. Its a 58RI refinished in Bolan style orange. The guitar also plays great
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Wilko

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That's pretty cool.

You gonna go all the way and put a LPC fretboard on there?
 

Tweety

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That's pretty cool.

You gonna go all the way and put a LPC fretboard on there?

Probably not as I really love the neck on this one. I'll probably put some Grovers on pretty soon.Glad you like the guitar. I'd love to know where the original is ?
 

Zinc Alloy

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fretboard? it needs a 70's custom neck - but only in case the original one breaks :)
You should definitely get a gold plated tailpiece and Grovers, though.

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I think you nailed the color of the top. Very cool.

edit: you were faster :)
 

snag

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Heres a pic of my Bolan style Les Paul. Its a 58RI refinished in Bolan style orange. The guitar also plays great
P1000911.jpg
Love the Morc Bolan style comforter and pillow too! Does the guitar play as dreamy as it looks?
 

Tweety

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fretboard? it needs a 70's custom neck - but only in case the original one breaks :)
You should definitely get a gold plated tailpiece and Grovers, though.

marcgrass.jpg


I think you nailed the color of the top. Very cool.

edit: you were faster :)

Thanks Zinc Alloy, yes your right it does need a gold plated tailpiece
 

Wilko

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ah yes. Pre-neck replacement! very cool. Loves me some T-Rex
 

Zinc Alloy

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I've got a HH IC 100 S which I got from the guy in T.Rextasy,stick a booster on that and you're there:)Ill check out this Shatterbox thanks

Great! That sure will nail the sounds from Slider onwards.
The Shatterbox is the Hornby Skewes Zonk II fuzz and Treble Booster in one box. Some people believe it's the most horrible fuzz ever built. It sounds just like the brown album :peace2
 

Tuco

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Very cool. I have considered the Bolan orange for a clone that I'm having done, but haven't decided for sure yet. Thanks for posting.
 

Mike Shaw

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Bolan is a top wrapper too!
Is Bolans guitar actually finished orange or is that a mahogany top and clear or no finish? I know it SHOULD be maple but hey, it's Gibson!
 

plonky17

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I love it!

Orange looks so cool on a Les Paul

Hmmm...maybe my Honeyburst will look better in Orange :)
 

Kap'n

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Nice work!

Really the only other color I'd consider other than the Ebony I have now.
 

Kap'n

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Is Bolans guitar actually finished orange or is that a mahogany top and clear or no finish? I know it SHOULD be maple but hey, it's Gibson!

Yeah, that threw me early on, especially with the LPC neck he had on there later. I'm pretty sure it's a refinned burst, but obviously there are folks here who know a bit more than me.
 

Tweety

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Bolan is a top wrapper too!
Is Bolans guitar actually finished orange or is that a mahogany top and clear or no finish? I know it SHOULD be maple but hey, it's Gibson!

It's refinished in orange Mike.
 
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