Archive | January, 2017

NAMM 2017 Les Paul Historic Line Changes

New changes are happening at Gibson Custom shop for 2017. Here’s what’s new and what’s changing for the Gibson Les Paul Historic line:

– Standard Historic and True Historics are morphing into one single series called (you gussed it) Historic Reissue
– Historic accurate serial numbers (no more “R”) on back of headstocks
– New nitro laquer that Gibson says is the thinnest ever
– All fretboard bindings are now rolled to give you that worn-in, comfortable feel around the edges of neck
– “Flatter” dish carve for the maple tops
– All hide-glue construction
– Prices will be under $5,000 for the R7 and R8 and in the $6,000 range for the R9 Gibson Les Pauls

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Burglars Miss Hendrix $100,000 Wah Pedal

Burglars who broke in the J. Levine Auction House before New Year’s Day stole $225,000 worth of guns and jewerly but, apparently, missed the custom built $100,000 wah-wah pedal once owned by the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Read full story and discuss this topic here.