I didn't know about different cutaway binding widths from different eras. My first Lester was a '95 Standard with wide cutaway binding. So when I got my Access with narrow binding, I thought it was sloppy finishing that had covered over the binding
We do not get to see many early '57 GT's with Black Plastics here, so I thought Members here might enjoy seeing this Mint example. This was previously owned by INXS's Bass Player, Gary Beers, when Dom bought this in Sydney.
He spent years cultivating his own sound and you should too. Quit robbing food out of your kid's mouths by spending thousands on guitars, pickups, amps, bone nuts, bridges and other assorted parts trying to chase his sound down.
As this is one of the cheaper Pauls, I expected some corners to be cut in the fit and finish department. I didn't, however, expect the Gibson logo to look like it was printed on the headstock with a sh*tty dot matrix printer from the 80s.
Another one I used to own, now being played out regularly in New Orleans, paired to my old 1962 Vibrolux. 3-2495 is a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Standard, and the best sounding Les Paul I have ever owned or played.