1959 Les Paul Custom hole repair

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This ’59 Les Paul Custom is well worn from 50+ years of use.  It has a great patina and checking of a guitar that has been played hard throughout its lifetime – this ins’t a relic job!  Along the way someone drilled several extra holes, one in the back, two by the control knobs, and one where the pickguard was drilled into the top rather than use the L bracket. The trick for this kind of repair is to blend the new lacquer to look as rough and aged as the rest of the guitar.