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    1961 Les Paul Standard Restoration

    Here's a pic of my SGs. 63 Junior 61 Standard and 62 Special. Way back in December 17 I posted about having inherited the Standard from my sadly demised brother-in-law. It had been 'customised' in the 80s by UK luthier John Birch who did nasty things to vintage guitars on instructions of his...
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    1961 Les Paul (SG) Custom Colours

    Hi - Its been a while since I've posted but I would really appreciate some advice on a restoration I'm planning. I've inherited a 1961 Les Paul (SG) Standard. It was customised by John Birch in the 70s. Fortunately the pickups, wiring, pickguard, 'Les Paul' truss rod cover, control knobs...
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    Newly Joined from UK

    Hi - I'm from UK near Cambridge. Love old P90 SGs - the Junior is a 63 one of the last with the Les Paul headstock script and the Special is 62 and my main gigging guitar. I play in a couple of blues, R'n'B, soul bands. Always play through Gibson tweed era amps - 56 GA5, 59 GA8, 60 GA18T - and a...

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