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by danmc_27
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

*neck tenon is off-set like the Fresher brand *wire channel route looks like Fresher brand *wire group running from toggle to control route has the 'desert sand' colored insulator like Fresher *Fresher style truss rod cover Fresher was produced by Matsumoto Musical Instruments Mfg. I'm guessing you...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

Looks to be a well made copy. I don't think its Fujigen or Tokai made but it looks to be made from nice woods and has the usual MIJ hardware that is pretty good quality. It looks MIJ to me. The way that one pot is indented that way should be a giveaway as to what factory it might have come out of. ...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

http://tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=8133&sid=616a229015a93061f0c7479c9069704f Again, that's all stuff about the Strat copy (Silhouette). No one seems to have anything on the LPs (and the links in that post are now broken if it once did). I found that sort of thing researching it previously and no...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

Control cavities; Think that the selector switch and possibly the pots have been replaced although there was still quite a bit of original sawdust in there when I first opened her up. Switch looks fairly new and has brown 4-core shielded wiring leading to it. Pots are branded 'Noble' and look to be ...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

Pickups are Gotohs and were once gold though that has long worn off on the front. They're a touch dark for my personal taste and quite hot at over 10k ohms each: https://i.imgur.com/tlzNy7m.jpg Neck pickup cavity showing what appears to be a long neck tenon. You can just about make out the join line...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

Bridge and tail-piece; Bridge is mounted directly into the guitar body in genuine 'ABR-1" style. Bridge is marked 'L S Bridge', tail piece is marked LP-S and both are stamped 'made in Japan' https://i.imgur.com/k1u2EwK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Qavd1nf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QY2XeFP.jpg https://i.img...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

One of the tuners: https://i.imgur.com/3JQma8S.jpg When I got the guitar, someone had obviously lost the original bracket and unfortunately screwed the pickguard directly to the body: https://i.imgur.com/siNBOTc.jpg Output jack and the damage from the guitar obviously having been dropped at some poi...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

The original strap button: https://i.imgur.com/OeJyqQn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AfyyI9A.jpg Heel joint showing 7-ply body binding. Can's see any cracks around the joint thankfully, even though the guitar has had at least one bad drop in it's lifetime (see below). She's a hefty beast and feels solid e...
by danmc_27
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

'Profile' Les Paul copy (possibly 70s or 80s?)

I picked up this Les Paul copy in a trade recently. It's branded 'Profile' and is obviously an older Japanese LP copy but while attempting to research it online, I found I could find almost no information on the guitar. There are a few Strat copies out there and there seems to be a (unconfirmed) sto...