A beautiful gold top Les Paul Classic in for a good pot cleaning. Scratchiness be gone!
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A pretty 1960 reissue Les Paul in for a setup and broken tuner knob. Gibson Deluxe tuners are a fairly delicate tuner when compared to others. A common issue is that the rear covers can become loose over time. These tuners were fairly tight but the D string tuning knob was failing from a previous repair. The knob was cracked and glued by the player, but the glue had begun to fail. In the video below from the vlog, I was able to open up the knob and work some super glue into the break before clamping it closed.
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic [8.6 lbs] :: setup
Like many Les Pauls, this has a slight fingerboard rise over the body that some refer to as a "ski jump" or "body hump". This effect was lessened on this setup by straightening the neck via the truss rod and then raising the bridge to account for the truss rod adjustment. The neck now plays well without fretting out up high. This truss rod adjustment trick doesn't always work out though as some players require more relief in their neck (to prevent lower fret buzzes) or the "ski jump" is just too extreme. In that later case, often the only solution is to remove the frets and plane the body hump out and install new frets.