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Using hand-held power tool, I chipped the crappy wood (hidden under the god paint) of the top; with a chisel and fashioned a birdseye plank for the new top. The P-90's went to the octave neck and neck position of the Mosrite I was working on simultaneously.
[FONT="]Just wanted to start a thread as a tribute to Bill. That guitar is an original 1954 Gibson Les Paul. Bill chipped the top off of it himself with a chisel and replaced it with a birdseye top. He installed the 1971 or 1972 Gibson embossed humbuckers himself and put the original P-90's in a Mosrite project he was working on. Later, Bill said he had the Les Paul "rebuilt" for him by a luthier named Cliff Biltz in Oxford , Ohio, "because it was worn out." The neck was replaced with a modified D'Angelico...[/FONT]