Thats what I did.If you hang around a bit....
You'll notice conversions come and go pretty often. They're always the "greatest thing ever" but I'd say they attract a hardcore GAS crowd like nothing else...chasing the 'burstness. I've seen a fair number come up online + local shops along with resto-modders putting one out there every so often. Folks freaking out over one this week will be selling it next week, play the long game.
Point is, you could find the right buyer for that guitar and fetch a conversion if you're semi-patient, let someone else have all the work done and parts sourcing for you while knowing you left a gem alone.
Crazy, and one of the dumbest things I've read. A good non invasive simple bridge swap to any low profile wrap over replacement will do the trick, boyo!Call me crazy...
I think converting to 1956 or 1954 specs would be just fine.
If you do it, send it to Historic Makeovers. I like their work. The stop-tailpiece and tune-o-matic (or just stop tailpiece for '54) will be put in the correct place.
Don't touch the gold! Keep the P-90s.
(Nearly all violins made by Stradivarius have newer necks. If that's OK, then resetting the neck on a '52 to make it play better and play in tune has to be OK. Likewise with old Martin and Gibson acoustics. A neck re-set is expected for these instruments.)
Crazy, and one of the dumbest things I've read. A good non invasive simple bridge swap to any low profile wrap over replacement will do the trick, boyo!
Ed,Beautiful!!!... if you love it, then leave it as is!!!.... Im sure the P90s sound great..... but if youre dying for a '50s Les Paul with PAFs, etc, and cant afford a '57, then consider converting it.... your choice, nobody else's
Yes it does.... you cant quite tell by the photo, but I asked that the neck be slightly buried into the body at where it meets the body at the 16th fret so that the shim didnt have to be too large, plus I wanted the neck angle to be within late '50s spec but more shallow than deep, again keeping the shim small....Ed,
Does yours have the shim under the fretboard?
If it does, post a pic of it when you get the chance?