This story began in 2005 when I bought this on eBay:
The seller claimed it was a 1956 Les Paul Junior that once looked like this:
Unfortunately, he was never able to tell me the serial number (that’s my big regret about the transaction, but the prize was fair enough as the guitar was a real wreck).
Did you notice how deep torture this guitar went into? The seller and/or the previous owner(s) added a second pickup and drew holes almost everywhere…
What should I do with this wrecked LP body?
I had two options:
1- Make it look like a ’50s Junior again
2- Change it to some guitar I’d like to own and play with