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Post by hoax Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:23 am

Anyone else here like old Les Pauls?

I have been quite busy recently in the buying department and have stumbled upon the stuff below.



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They are as follows

Bottom left to right - Pearl LP Custom, Joodee LP, Aria Pro LS 500 Transition, Aria Pro Leopard, Vester Tradition, Morris Tobacco Burst, Morris Clown Burst.

Top Left to right - Shaftesbury LP Special, Lotus LP Custom

I have some others but I have posted them before.

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Post by north-west-one Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:17 pm

So where are you sleeping these days?...........or are you sleeping with them!!!!! Every one to there own.
Nice collection Graham.
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Post by Barry Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:58 pm

Nice herd there Graham! Ya gotta love the Lesters eh?

I only have a couple, neither one is a Gibby or a Mats, or even "old":
A red mat-finish Epi studio, which I have since upgraded with a pair of over-wound pups from GFS
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...and a Vintage (Wilkinson) Lemon Drop which I really love.
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Post by Guest Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:58 pm

Anyone here have a Mako Traditionals "56" LP copy? Always wondered if they were plywood or not.

Nice group of Guits Hoax
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Post by Westbone Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:39 pm

Nice family Graham.

Do you keep them under the bed. Very Happy

Here's my two.
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Post by corsair Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:02 pm

Nope; don't like 'em! Had one once and it was too heavy on the shoulder for gigging so let it go and haven't had one since then.... I was 18...

However, that is a nice group, fella; good catches all!

Is that an APII there, Damian?
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Post by Guest Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:45 pm

West - That Richwood is pretty nice looking - nice flame and fretboard detail. I'm not familiar with that make
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Post by Westbone Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:52 pm

corsair wrote:Is that an APII there, Damian?

Nope, 1970 Les Paul Custom.
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Post by corsair Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:44 pm

It was the Richwood I was referring to; I didn't have the full picture when I was looking this morning!! And it sure looks like an APII PE series!!
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Post by The Chad Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 pm

I'm on a LP kick at the moment. Loving the sound and feel. And they look cool, too.

I have 2 of them. Both are Matsumoku's! cheers Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 1247806006

Electra's X935CS and X240, respectively. Seriously rare birds.

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Electra X240
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The X240 has been restored now, with correct knobs, switch tips, truss rod cover, tuners, and pickguard. I'll repost one day now that it's complete.
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Post by Westbone Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:47 pm

Love that finish on your X240, class.

The black knob looks like something off an old stove.Laughing

What do the switches do??
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Post by Westbone Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:56 pm

corsair wrote:It was the Richwood I was referring to; I didn't have the full picture when I was looking this morning!! And it sure looks like an APII PE series!!

Know what you mean, it's the top return.
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Post by The Chad Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:28 pm

Westbone wrote:Love that finish on your X240, class.

The black knob looks like something off an old stove.Laughing

What do the switches do??

The black one is a 5 setting rotary, as follows:
1. Both pups in series
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5. Both pups out of phase

Two knobs are volume and tone. The two switches are magical in nature, since no one really "knows" what they do. They're connected to capacitors and henceforth magically capacitate the signal way when you flick them. One for the neck pup and one for the bridge pup.

This X240 is my fav at the moment. Just something about it. From vibe to sound, love it. And it's got that cool 70's tortoise shell binding!
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Post by north-west-one Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:23 pm

Thought I would dig out my tribute to old Les Paul as well with this Epiphone "Joe Perry Boneyard"



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Post by hoax Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:14 pm

Some nice LP's coming out of the woodwork now !!

Give us more !!

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Post by DuoFuzz Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Hi Hoax,

I got a couple of old Japanese copies you might like.

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The black one is an Avon Custom, and the other is a Satellite branded sunburst Custom with a neck like a baseball bat. The Satellite has a couple of "Special" features such as a 5 bolt neck and the incredibly rare submerged machine heads fitted by my dad!!! What a Face

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We also have a couple of Epiphones, a Tokai and a Maison in the collection I might dig out and post a few pics of later.

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Post by bigneil Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:06 pm

nice lesters you guys Cool

You have a Braw Clan there Hoax.

Now I'm a sucker for a blingy fretboard so westbones Richwood is the winner in my book
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I have had a couple of gibbys in the past but can't afford such luxuries in these hard times so my only LP is an Epi standard in ebony with a few cosmetic modifications.
from this.
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to this.
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but on the subject of blingy fretboards, the last time I went guitar shopping i was looking for an SG but didn't like the one they had in the shop, so I tried every humbucker equipped fixed bridge solid body in the the place and fell in love with this.
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It's a Chinese built Ibanez. Shocked
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Post by hoax Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Hey

Nothing wrong with Chinese. I have tried some real crap American, Japanese, and Korean in the past.

Belgium 2 Scotland 0

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Post by mortarman120gang11c Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:30 pm

Well it seems I have a few of the LP styles around here and there so take a look

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Post by anaerobe Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:46 pm

Just seeing this for the first time. Wow, some beauties in here. Mortarman and Hoax - those collections are way beyond the call of duty. Smile
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Post by The Chad Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:26 am

Arthur, those are RIDICULOUS!!! Where's that drool icon...

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oops, seems I got the forum wet here, hang on...
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there, that's better.
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Post by hoax Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:59 am

Arthur

Lovely stuff, but you are a sick man! I reckon that you and Damian could create a "Clash of The Titans" situation.

If you remember though, Damian keeps finding more guitars in his house that he can't even remember buying, so it could be a close call as to who has most.

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Post by anaerobe Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:03 am

So its official, this is a race.
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Post by The Chad Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:10 pm

Can we place bets yet?
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Post by Westbone Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:45 pm

I've only approximately 100+...or so at the last count..Very Happy... still growing.
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Post by anaerobe Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Good god.. I bow before thee!
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Post by bigneil Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:22 am

STOP IT ! You are causing monumental GAS attacks with those beautiful collections.
I really like the white DC model.
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Welll my egas in in check for now as I am out of room for anything else at the moment. At mt last count before my last egas attack I was at or around 140+ counting the Guitars and Basses I have. Egas at it's worst but what a way to suffer. Almost all of my collection is Electra, Electra/Westone and Westone models with the exception of a few Aria Pro, Vantage, Series 10(SLM),Peavey,Fender(only 2 a 1984 Dan Smith Strat and a 2001 Texas Special Hot rod strat) along with a few corts and other odds and ends. Thanks for the compliments
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Post by hobster Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:31 pm

Shocked And the winner is.... ^^^

Thats crazy my man! Thats alot of money invested, you should get those insured Razz
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Post by Barry Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:54 pm

Geez, between Westbone and Mortarman my 26 starts to look like tiny talent time. Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 1937275660
I would still like to get more, but there are two three deterrents:

  • relentless arthritis in the fingers
  • Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 2464425615 money
  • the wrath of the female cohabiting with me!

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Post by Westbone Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:47 pm

I bow to you mortarman........still going........Very Happy.

The best thing is opening a case and finding a guitar you'd totally forgot about. Plugging it in and reminding yourself why you bought it in the first place. Like having a new guitar all over again.
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Post by Barry Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:57 pm

Gets better with age. As more brain cells die, you find even more guitars under the bed! Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 3077217049

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Post by Westbone Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:35 pm

Yeah, lol.

Found a Thunder III behind a chair the other day.
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:34 pm

I agree it is always a pleasure to work my way round the rotation and enjoy all the different combinations Uncle Matt had to offer. As one might guess I do stay a bit busy changing the strings.lol...... Here is a link to my photbucket albums that document some but not all of my Electra/ Westone collection for those interested in the different models. The videos were done in my man cave/music room during the Electrafest 2011 get together we had for the Electra Forum members here at my home. There is a good video of the Rail bass in action with our very own Westone forum member and his rail Bass as well as another one that shows how good you can crank up a Vintage 12 string model. Enjoy and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks again to all here for the knowledge that you share and the passion we all have for our beloved Westones. Arthur aka That Crazy Dude mortarman120gang11c

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And so as not to leave out those pointy model fans here is a little something to stoke the egas

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Post by hobster Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm

Barry wrote:Geez, between Westbone and Mortarman my 26 starts to look like tiny talent time. Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 1937275660
I would still like to get more, but there are two three deterrents:

  • relentless arthritis in the fingers
  • Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 2464425615 money
  • the wrath of the female cohabiting with me!


I don't have arthritis (yet) but the other 2 i can totally identify with Very Happy. I have around 25 also, a small house ( 1000 sq. ft.) 2 kids and a wife who is cool enough to let me use up half the bedroom for guitars Razz. Money is ALWAYS an issue, i'm just stoked to have what i have.
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Post by The Chad Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:46 am

I'm glad for collectors like Arthur and Damian. They appreciate and preserve. Thanks for sharing your collections with us!
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Always a pleasure to share the Westones. We need to get together all in one place each year. Over at the Electra Forums we have an Electrafest each year. We have had 3 so far and I had the pleasure of hosting it here at my home in 2011. Man that was an awesome event with over 150+ models all in the same place at the same time for all to inspect and try out. We need to have a Westone fest for all the Westone fans here in the forums. I understand that the distance between many of us is a problem as this forum is a bit more internation in it's membership than the Electra forums but it would be awesome to have that many in one place at one time. If anyone would be interested in such an event I would be glad to volunteer to host the event here in Georgia as the weather is nice here mostly year round. Summer can be a bit hot but the mancave has AC so no problem. SO WHAT SAY Yee Fellow Westone Fanatics????????? Lets get those Westones together and have a blast.... This is a serious offer so let me know what your thoughts are on this one. Thanks Arthur aka mortarman120gang11c

Just as a teaser these would be available to try out at such an event

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Post by westcoaster Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:55 pm

I can just see my p250 being impounded by US customs due to the ebony.
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Post by corsair Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:47 pm

You're just mean, Arthur, showing a desperate man those Raiders....


Besides, if I come to your place, I wouldn't be able to leave without that Lady..... Even if I had to *cough* "borrow" her.... Giggles
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:56 pm

Well i know the distance can be a problem but we could do a live internet feed like we do for the Electrafest so at least you could interact and see what is going on. As always if anyone happens to find themselves down South Georgia way USA then you are always welcome to drop in and give the a trial run. The Lady is a great player for certain and believe it or not the shape is actually very comfortable to play standing or sitting. Just a thought but this is still a serious offer so maybe we can make it work. Thanks Arthur aka mortarman120gang11c
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Post by gittarasaurus Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:58 am

fitting into the category of 'recent acquisitions' is this one i picked up about a year ago...
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i bought the body and added all the rest. the body is maple, with arched spalted maple top, hand made in the USA. custom wound humbuckers with ceramic magnets, orange drop caps for tone, push/pulls for phase reverse and series/parallel wiring
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Looks great.......I like the finish.Old Les Pauls - Mostly Recent Aquisitions 3262125054
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Post by hoax Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:13 pm

Did you glue on the neck, did it come with neck and body, or is the neck plate just not showing in the picture?

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Post by gittarasaurus Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:40 pm

it was made with a set neck
i got it from a seller on ebay. i had purchased a very nice butterscotch strat body and a couple necks from him previously, so i felt quite confident that the Les Paul would not disappoint. it has a nice full neck on it, not baseball bat, but not shredder either.

DragonMountain Custom

looking at this listing, the body is Alder, not maple as i indicated earlier. it was an easy project. just pick out hardware and install in finished body.

i have several Aria Les Paul guitars and a goldtop les paul with mini humbuckers by Sekova. i wanted a really good solid Les Paul that didn't have some defects or imperfections. and i also didn't want to be faced with a Gibson price tag. so this was a good alternative; support a small business and get a fine guitar that is both a classic, and quite unique looking.

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Post by The Chad Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:54 am

Gittarasaurus, that's pertay!

Arthur... I'd be there if you did a Westone fest.

I still think we should combine it and make it an Electra/Westone Fest.
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Post by gittarasaurus Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:20 pm

found this in a box in the garage yesterday...
it had been damaged in shipping, the neck got wanked and the screws were stripped out. luckily nothing else got damaged, so an easy repair, when i get to it...
seems a good solid build. the electronics do function but aren't really anything super. maybe more a novelty thing i think, but i haven't really played it, i just tested it with enough tension on the strings to get some sound out of it.
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Post by hoax Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:53 pm

What is it? I have seen a few from hte seventies with built in effects. Typically Kay models and others.

This one looks a bit different.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Most likely a Kay or maybe a cort effector. Nice axe
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Post by gittarasaurus Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:08 pm

Don\'t Know
i was thinking it was made by Cort, but i don't really know. there are no identifying marks anywhere, even on the pc board
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Post by gittarasaurus Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:08 am

there is a Cort effector on ebay now that has, what looks to be, an identical setup on the effects section
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