Vintage Les Paul Contour Gauges

At Historic Makeovers®, we often have vintage bursts in the shop for restoration and luthier work. Based on these guitars, we have created a series of contour gauges that map out the signature top carve of a late 1950’s Les Paul. We use these special tools to adjust the top carve on your Historic reissues to vintage spec. Small amounts of wood are removed until the contour matches the gauge – at that point we know your guitar is carved in the same shape as a 1959 burst.