12 String extreme makeover :-)

 

This axe needed a very serious make-over, as it is 40 years old. The make and model is unknown to me as it was purchased used back in the nineties from a seller who also knew nothing about it.

The worst problems arose around the guitar neck. As it spent a whole lot of it’s life in a trunk of an old 1973 VW Beetle, you can imagine the shape the neck was in.

The body also warped as the pull of the strings was too great for this old lady.

The freatboard was as dry as blackpowder…

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12 before-after

The fretless wonder!

Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty trully is “the fretless wonder”.

Frets and action is so smooth and silky, it’s a real pleasure to play.

Geting the bluesy, jazzy woman tone is as easy as rolling off the tone knob on the neck pickup. Played clean with just a hint of overdrive is where this baby shines. It’s very responsive to every nuance of the players fingering. Scream or sing, this lady does it all, pure lovemaking.

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