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Complete Les Paul Restoration

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60's Les Paul came in completely stripped and missing all binding, frets, hardware, electronics, etc

Photo of headstock as it showed up

Binding to be used for body

Frets cut and radiused, ready to be installed

Headstock with binding glued and taped (multiple ply's)

Missing chips of fretboard being filled and touched up before fretwork

Body being bound(custom Les Pauls have multiple layers of binding)

Binding ready to be scraped and leveled to body prior to painting guitar

Guitar in the paint process, 4 coats of black, then coats of clear, sanded and buffed out

Les Paul after complete paint job

Close up of final headstock

Picture of body after being strung and tuned

Close up of top

Picture of completed headstock

Restoration complete