Ebay pics before workgrubby fret board…Pretty messy electric not sounding that goodPrevius Techs notes.. the tone lever sounded pants..Old tuners knackered and had to go…Scratches needed sanding then buffing out..Cleaned up for new tunersLovely Pearloid InlayNew tuners in placeMaxon MIJ pickups..Ply Top over Mahogany LaminateOld Electrics stripped outSecret weapon caps..All good to go simple volume tones and coil tap and reverse phase.. tone switch bare..New bridge and tailpiece used.. NOSNoce pearloid inlays after cleaningHave shrunk a little.. since 1972 I estimate..Finished off and sounding great!Intregued that the rear pickup was nor humbucking so opened her up and heated the wax pot so I could melt the exisiting waxOK here we have 2 could back to back both wored in phaseMmmmm to makeit humbucking I reveresed one of the coils and one of the magnets (as it should be)and 2 magenets north to south..Repotted and cooling..I also filled some fo the cavities to stop the ply top vibratingBlocks of 10mm ply usedPretty solid now with no strange rattles.Feedback also improved with tubes instead of springsFeedback now improvedI also simplified wiring removing the top switch and using the old Tone switch as a pickup selector. Love this one.. a keeper Interesting CSL Les Paul Personal Guitar.. identical to the Ibanez 2372 and probably make in 1972!.
See pics for story.. Pickups interesting both 9.5K.. stacked single coils front one wires Humbucking with could tap. The rear one just wound as a large single coil none Humbucking but loud… a bit micro-phonic…so openened her up and wored the coils correctly and the magnets the right way around repotted and all good. I also made the guitar a little less of a Semiacoustic to improve performance under high gain. Love the sound of these pickups… like P90s.