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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:58 am 
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That is absolutely beautiful. Very nice work, do you take special cases on commission?


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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:25 pm 
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Paul,

You're a genius. That guitar is stunningly gorgeous. The soundhole addition was brilliant!

What was the guitar's original finish? Was it mapleglo?

Other question; I noticed the Schaller tuners on the headstock, along with the coment that you narrowed the headstock. Was this because the guitar is an 80s era model that came with the wider "paddle" headstock?

Lovely job. I'm tempted to have my mapleglo 360 WB refinished now!


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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:23 pm 
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There is absolutely no whatsover doubt that Paul does superb work.

A Ric is worthy of an investment.
Paul and of course, Dale Fortune truly should be on everyone's "short list" of Ric specialists.


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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:02 am 
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Paul, that 325 turned out beautiful. I'm imagining that finish on a 4001S that I have.

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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:57 pm 
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What a beautiful guitar! You must be very proud of your excellent work, Paul. The color looks great and the triangular soundhole looks great, too - much better than the f-holes on some models in my opinion. Does the soundhole make any difference concerning the sound of the guitar?

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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:48 pm 
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I might be in a minority, but I prefer the way it looked in the first pictures. Mind, that's only like the difference between a Porsche and a Ferrari (bad simile, I know, but the first I could think of. I'd rather have that guitar than a Porsche or a Ferrari...)


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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:31 pm 
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To answer some questions:

The guitar was originally MG with black trim. It had a paddle headstock. The tuners did not have to be repositioned, incidentally.

I have a '76 4001 that has black binding, which has been redone into a single pickup model. I'll be redoing it in Aquaglo with checkerboard trim and full-width inlays, later this Fall.

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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am 
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Thank you, jingle_jangle, for answering "some questions", but what about the one concerning the actual sound difference between a 325 with closed body and the 325 with a soundhole? Is there a difference? And if there is one, can you describe this difference? Or was this modification just made for the looks?

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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:52 am 
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Thank you, jingle_jangle, for answering "some questions", but what about the one concerning the actual sound difference between a 325 with closed body and the 325 with a soundhole? Is there a difference? And if there is one, can you describe this difference? Or was this modification just made for the looks?


I asked the same question on the first page, Doc. Paul said it might "open it up some", but did not expect much tone change.

Again, this is one beautiful guitar and superb work. Even though I love this color (in the sunlight), I think I actually liked the blue of the first pics. That's just me though. Stunning in each case!


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 Post subject: Re: Aquaglo 325 Restyle!!!
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:00 pm 
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Will you do that on my Epi Les Paul special II?


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