NGD - Singlecut Goldtop with dots

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  1. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    This is a John Mann modified vintage locking tuner:

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    This is how the guitar looked when I got it, with gigantic Gibson pickup rings:

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  2. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats! Nice looking wall there to go with your amp fort! :)
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Great score...Congrats!!


    Sweet top!!
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    CBASC.

    Can’t beat a....
     
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  5. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I agree wholeheartedly.
     
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  6. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    I love that! Those early paints and parts have aged perfectly.
     
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  7. Henry2

    Henry2 New Member

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    I like belly carves. Does it make a big difference for you on those two?
     
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  8. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    Very nice! Congrats!!!
     
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  9. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Both of these have the belly carve, it’s just hard to see it in the picture on the ribbon mahogany. I like that, too.
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Love a gold top! Huge plus 1 on the gold leaf idea. I had a CE body refinished using some, and Sergio redid one of his with it.
     
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  11. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Thanks! I would love to see some pictures, please.

    I need to find a way to do it without seams. I’ll have to look at some fire trucks. I think they scallop it like the dash of my Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. I need to do some research,
     
  12. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    I was going to say, another classic beauty, but you should really do something about that rust!
     
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  13. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    ... case?
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Groan.....Why are you trying to rile up Alan? :confused:
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I see a long life full of prosperity and PRS guitars in your future.

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  16. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Now, that’s what I like to hear!

    But, no, I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on the happy ending.
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  18. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Wow, that looks really cool.
     
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    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    So, instead of the bumblebee caps that I usually use, my tech Ian offered me a pair of Sprague Black Beauty caps from the 1970‘s. So, I said that I’d like to try those.

    He ordered me a set of black PRS trim rings and switch tip so there will be a slight delay but he can work on polishing the frets. They are not rusty but they look oxidized and there isn’t any wear in that either, so I’m thinking that the guitar is in such perfect condition because it was hardly ever played.
     
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  20. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Excellent choice! I always liked the classiness of a gold top. Sounds like you did the right thing with modified mann vintage style tuners and electronics! Well done and congrats!
     
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