Vintage V99 Les Paul style.

Belongs to my Son, needed a complete refurbish, kept the wood and tuners, threw almost everything else away! The Seymour Duncan Slash II pups were spares I had in the workshop. Reamed the holes and fitted new short shaft 500k CTS pots from stock, Orange drop 0.047uF  caps as recommended by SD, Switchcraft pup selector switch and jack socket. Surprisingly the wiring harness was good quality miniature coax, perfect for guitars. Fret dress was significant but worth it, produced a very fast fret board. Bridge was Gotoh with existing tail stop. I set the control knobs proud of the body to make it easier to roll the volume pots, just gives a better grip for your pinky!! Action was set low and pup poles tonally balanced across the pup and between each pup to give the guitar that sparkle and balance. Awesome sounding guitar, playability is superb.

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People don’t believe me when I tell them about the wood on these early Vintage brand LP’s; the back is a beautiful two piece matched mahogany with a solid maple cap. What lets the guitar down is the components and the set up but for the money I guess thats about right.

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