Makeover: '76 Burny FLG70 -> Jimmy Page Style Les Paul

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Makeover: '76 Burny FLG70 -> Jimmy Page Style Les Paul

Post by Big Ed » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:59 am

Makeover of a broken Burny FLG-70 to a "Jimmy Page No. 1" Style Les Paul.

Original condition:
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After the makeover:
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Post by wulfman » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:31 am

Nice job, she looks great. What pickups and bridge/tailpiece did you put on?

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Post by Big Ed » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:58 am

wulfman wrote:Nice job, she looks great. What pickups and bridge/tailpiece did you put on?
Neckpickup: Stephens Vintage LAB PAF
Bridgepickup: '68 Gibson T-Top (PAT-Sticker)
Bridge: Allparts ABR-1
STP: ??? Alu

I still replace the bridge with a Retrospec ABR-1 and the Tailpiece with a DMC Tailpiece. Both are not available at the moment.

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Post by mojoburst » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:05 pm

The ?59-reshaped top looks AMAZING!! Dig the wonderful ?burst too!! Awesome Job, Ed!
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Post by Big Ed » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:11 pm

mojoburst wrote:The ?59-reshaped top looks AMAZING!! Dig the wonderful ?burst too!! Awesome Job, Ed!
Sorry Mojo, but it is a '54 shaped top! :wink:

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Post by JohnA » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:23 pm

Another amazing job Ed!

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Post by Freebird » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:28 pm

Big Ed wrote:
mojoburst wrote:The ?59-reshaped top looks AMAZING!! Dig the wonderful ?burst too!! Awesome Job, Ed!
Sorry Mojo, but it is a '54 shaped top! :wink:
Please explain the difference in top shape. Thanks

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Post by Cali Girl » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:53 pm

I like the finish. I'm pretty sure his #1 had gold Grovers and an exposed double white bridge pickup during most of the Zep years.

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Post by jacco » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:21 pm

Freebird wrote:
Big Ed wrote:
mojoburst wrote:The ?59-reshaped top looks AMAZING!! Dig the wonderful ?burst too!! Awesome Job, Ed!
Sorry Mojo, but it is a '54 shaped top! :wink:
Please explain the difference in top shape. Thanks
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Post by AlanN » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:23 am

Cali Girl wrote:I like the finish. I'm pretty sure his #1 had gold Grovers and an exposed double white bridge pickup during most of the Zep years.
Big Ed wrote:Makeover of a broken Burny FLG-70 to a "Jimmy Page No. 1" Style Les Paul.

Not replica. If you want to be pedantic, start with the "Burny" on the headstock ;)

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Post by Big Ed » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:25 am

Freebird wrote:
Big Ed wrote:
mojoburst wrote:The ?59-reshaped top looks AMAZING!! Dig the wonderful ?burst too!! Awesome Job, Ed!
Sorry Mojo, but it is a '54 shaped top! :wink:
Please explain the difference in top shape. Thanks
That is not simple to explain. There are many small differences with the top shaping.
For example here's the range between the pick-ups:

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The shaping form of the '54 is generally rounder and softer and does not appear therefore not so strongly outlined.

A '54 Les Paul Goldtop I could measured by myself. The cover form for the '59 is from the Bartlettwood plan.

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Post by Big Ed » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:29 am

Some pictures of the shaping of the Burny top.

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Post by Big Ed » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:37 am

Cali Girl wrote:I like the finish. I'm pretty sure his #1 had gold Grovers and an exposed double white bridge pickup during most of the Zep years.
The No. 1 has golden Grovers, which are already strongly worn out. That did not please me however.

As template I used this photo:

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Here has the No. 1 a black pickup at the bridge.
Pleases me also better.

In addition it should not become a 100% replica, but my own interpretation of the No. 1! :wink:

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Post by Freebird » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:12 am

Thanks for the info. I have never seen the top differences you mention referenced anywhere. Do you now where I can find that information? You did a great job with the guitar. I AM VERY IMPRESSED. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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Post by Big Ed » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:19 am

The difference was also not conscious to me.
It was noticeable to me only, when I measured the '54 Gibson Goldtop.

I do not have an official reference. The realizations and also the picture are based on own experiences.
I do not lay a claim on completeness and correctness.

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