Les Paul Custom

Les Paul’s are known to have their necks break and mine was no exception. Unfortunately, I dropped my les paul on a hardwood floor right onto the head stock cracking the neck. After shelving the guitar for a few months I finally got around to fixing it. I ended up using small pieces of paper to get wood glue into between the cracks in the neck. I put more glue on it than I felt was probably needed and then glued the nut back on as well since it had fallen off. I left it clamped for a day and then checked the newly glued neck out. It felt stronger than before and there was no give or signs that the glue wasn’t going to hold. I sanded the neck down since it had sharp splinters from where it had broken and cracked. I forgot how much I prefer a plain or satin neck. I prefer the mahogany neck to the regular gloss. Reminded me of a satin finished les paul that I liked at guitar center. I put some oil onto the neck after sanding and strung it back up. Now the guitar plays better than ever.

Since this les paul is now a real custom guitar I figured I’d switch the stock pickups. The pickups that came with the les paul are decent PAF styled pickups with push pull taps for single coil and out of phase options. I bought a Seymour Duncan JB pickup for the bridge. Upon taking out the old pickup I realized that the wiring was not something I was going to be able to use since it had a proprietary quick pickup switching hookup and my JB did not. I ended up using what wires I could from the existing wiring and hooked it up without the tone control. I plan on replacing all the wiring eventually and hooking up the tone controls.. Just need to get some caps and more wire. Anyway, below are some photos I took of my Les Paul Franken Custom.

Les Paul Custom
Les Paul Custom
Les Paul Custom