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I've aquired a Gibson LP standard that was originally a goldtop

but was very poorly refinished in a sunburst sorta thing

I know theres a couple folks here that do refin's but can't remember who??

Can anybody refresh my feeble memory?? Thanks! :ph34r:

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I have a guy here in kalamzoo, MI...Pete Moreno. He worked for Gibson in the 60s & 70s...he also worked for Heritage. He has refined a couple H 150s for me in Silverburst...he does all finishes and his work is GRADE A!!!

i could get an estimate for you if you were to send me some hi res pics

let me know and i could handle the transprotation of your guitar as well...you could ship it to me, i would take it to pete and ship it back to you when its done

just throwing that out there if you like....i have helped a lot of guys on the Heritage Owners Club, taking stuff to Pete and everybody is very pleased with his work.

brent

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Here's my vote for Stike. Great guy to work with.

Ditto here. Stike has finished or refinished some of my favorite guitars and does incredible work at fair prices. He's working on a couple things for me now, actually.

Great dude too.

ROWYCO Kustoms

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Here's my vote for Stike. Great guy to work with.

Ditto here. Stike has finished or refinished some of my favorite guitars and does incredible work at fair prices. He's working on a couple things for me now, actually.

Great dude too.

ROWYCO Kustoms

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that is purdy!!!

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I've got four or five Stike-finished guitars. The man is an artist and the ROWYCO Kustoms tees are pretty badassed too!

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Here's my vote for Stike. Great guy to work with.

Ditto here. Stike has finished or refinished some of my favorite guitars and does incredible work at fair prices. He's working on a couple things for me now, actually.

Great dude too.

ROWYCO Kustoms

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Thinking about having him do my V with the same finish.

Great personality, Great Work, and he's a HAMER forum Member WTF else could ya ask for. thats a Trifecta right there. hehehehe

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Due to land today and I'll take better pictures but

if the thing sounds great as is I won't touch it

and live with the..ummm...ugly'ness :D

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Well...got the guitar and....umm....it's worse off than I'd hoped

The maple cap is actually separated/lifting in a couple of spots

and a couple spots have what would best be described as

"waves" ...what the hell did this guy do?? But...it does sound good

and plays great so....probably just gonna play it until it completely

falls apart....retopping this thing was not in the budget.. :lol::D

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Well...got the guitar and....umm....it's worse off than I'd hoped

The maple cap is actually separated/lifting in a couple of spots

and a couple spots have what would best be described as

"waves" ...what the hell did this guy do?? But...it does sound good

and plays great so....probably just gonna play it until it completely

falls apart....retopping this thing was not in the budget.. :lol::D

Relax, all right? My old bud Stike is a guitar refinisher, he's got this ULTIMATE set of tools. He can fix it...

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I had my '73 LPC re-topped. It's was a bit of work, but worth it!

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Looks great!! But....musta cost a bunch??

Well...got the guitar and....umm....it's worse off than I'd hoped

The maple cap is actually separated/lifting in a couple of spots

and a couple spots have what would best be described as

"waves" ...what the hell did this guy do?? But...it does sound good

and plays great so....probably just gonna play it until it completely

falls apart....retopping this thing was not in the budget.. :lol::D

Relax, all right? My old bud Stike is a guitar refinisher, he's got this ULTIMATE set of tools. He can fix it...

I'll have to contact him....see what he thinks??

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Just curious if anybody knows?? Looks to me like the two piece

maple top has shrunk pulling away from the edges and

seperating the seam in the middle...is this possible and

would a stripping agent cause it?? Thats my best guess anyways??

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Just curious if anybody knows?? Looks to me like the two piece

maple top has shrunk pulling away from the edges and

seperating the seam in the middle...is this possible and

would a stripping agent cause it?? Thats my best guess anyways??

That glue joint sure is off center. There's no telling what happened but it's fucked up-heat? Wet?

The votes of confidence are nice but that might be beyond my comfort zone, I'm pretty much just a paint guy. Are you near Portland? Saul Koll I'm sure could give you an accurate diagnosis of what happened and what would be invloved to get it right.

Just guessing from the pics but it could be the maple wasn't jointed right and was forced closed with the clamps only to open up later. Maybe the wood wasn't dried enough before glueing? What kind of shape is the binding in? Post some more pics if you can.

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Do you know any details about what year the guitar is? from the separation in the top and waves it almost looks like someone veneered the top (poorly). Is your idea to do back to a burst or Goldtop?

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Do you know any details about what year the guitar is? from the separation in the top and waves it almost looks like someone veneered the top (poorly). Is your idea to do back to a burst or Goldtop?

I was thinking of just doing a solid black or maybe a see through black and from the pot codes it looks to be a 1991

The binding all looks good and the guitar itself plays and sounds great and actually stays in tune!! lol!

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