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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: The difference between Standards and Customs is...

I've generally liked most of the Customs I've played. I can't say the same for Standards. I think I played ONE Custom that was a real dog. I've played TONS of Standards that screwed the pooch.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #32 (permalink)
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What's going into the black one for pickups?
I think I'll keep it period correct ('77) and shove some Super Distortions in it.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Screwed the pooch!
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Re: The difference between Standards and Customs is...

Thats an easy one. They put all the bad mofo elves in charge of making the CLPs.

Seriously I think the better luthiers are used to make customs. Say for every 100 standards 90 are great but 10 are superb perfectly made guitars. For every 100 customs 10 are great and 90 are superb.
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Screwed the pooch!

Never heard that before?
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Yeah, but it's always hilarious!
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All I know is.... I need a Custom. Like baaaaaaad. Maybe in '10.
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<<<< It's the split diamond. That's why they're better.
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Yeah, but it's always hilarious!
Hey, my dog didn't appreciate it!

Really, Bole - you've got 11 of the things and you are asking us?

I made the mistake of buying a Custom first. Now the Standards feel cheap. Actually they are, whey you compare their prices to the Customs'.

I don't have enough experience with them to answer the question, but I didn't want to let that keep me from chiming in. (Otherwise where would my post count be?) I will say that I agree that there does seem to be something special with the Customs.

Personally, as much as I liked my '68 re-issue, I prefer the R9 over it in every way except the tuners and case. Maybe I should have two of them. (Excuse me while I duck as my wife swings a baseball bat at me!) Except for that little matter of the price tag. Actually, since Nikon released a new 24 megapixel camera today for $8000 that I just have to have, maybe another R9 isn't all that expensive. (I'm ducking again!)

That probably didn't help, but I had fun writing it.

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I seriously need to avoid this thread or Saul might be getting a phone call and I may be losing/changing my mailing address!!!!
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I seriously need to avoid this thread or Saul might be getting a phone call and I may be losing/changing my mailing address!!!!
You can't resist! You NEED a '68!
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Re: The difference between Standards and Customs is...

I'm an LP Custom guy. I've never owned a Standard but have played a few. They're both beautiful instruments and works of art. Two aspects attract me to Customs -- one is cosmetic and other is tonal:
1. I like all of the binding, especially around the back of the body and on the headstock.
2. I like the thick density of the Custom's wood. That's what gives the Custom its weight and what makes it perfect for the metal I play.

Being used to my Custom, when I play a Standard at Guitar Center it feels light as a feather. Kind of like when baseball players on deck to hit swing 3 or 4 bats together to warm up and make a single bat feel lighter.

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Being used to my Custom, when I play a Standard at Guitar Center it feels light as a feather.
That's because they're guitar-shaped boxes nowadays.
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Hey, my dog didn't appreciate it!

Really, Bole - you've got 11 of the things and you are asking us?

I made the mistake of buying a Custom first. Now the Standards feel cheap. Actually they are, whey you compare their prices to the Customs'.

I don't have enough experience with them to answer the question, but I didn't want to let that keep me from chiming in. (Otherwise where would my post count be?) I will say that I agree that there does seem to be something special with the Customs.

Personally, as much as I liked my '68 re-issue, I prefer the R9 over it in every way except the tuners and case. Maybe I should have two of them. (Excuse me while I duck as my wife swings a baseball bat at me!) Except for that little matter of the price tag. Actually, since Nikon released a new 24 megapixel camera today for $8000 that I just have to have, maybe another R9 isn't all that expensive. (I'm ducking again!)

That probably didn't help, but I had fun writing it.

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Now back to our Custom VS Standard thread

Thanks to Bole and company I really feel the need to get a Custom with a maple cap again. But my R4 is making me so happy now, I think I can control myself.
Besides, my R9 with WB ****'s and push/pull s plus Tonestylers slays the competition as well. Guess I'm OK, but damn, that '68' Classic White would make the ultimate bookend with my R4......
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I think I'll keep it period correct ('77) and shove some Super Distortions in it.
I still have a nice set of Shaws that came out of my '87 Custom f/s...



(I switched the covers and screws into the pus I put into the Custom, that's why the screws are nickel.)
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Hey Boles Post a picture of "Tammy Faye"
I have to see how an ugly puppy can be loved!
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I could have sworn that the B7 I played was an all mahogany body. The tone was dark - darker than the Standards I tried - and I attributed that to the wood in the body and the ebony board. I loved that thing.
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Hey Boles Post a picture of "Tammy Faye"
I have to see how an ugly puppy can be loved!
Here's Tammy Faye...





I'm sure you can figure out which one.

It looks better with the creme plastic, but I'm still gonna have the top refinished someday.
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Re: The difference between Standards and Customs is...

I'm not one to knock anyone's guitar so this is just my personal opinion (please remember that!). No sound comparison test means a thing to me unless it's done blindfolded. No matter how unbiased you try to be, you can't help but be swayed by appearance. I always preferred very little if any fretboard inlays. Tiny dots are enough for me as I much prefer the look of wood to the inlay materials. This is the number one reason why I don't like customs, that inlay at the first position is HUGE! But then, I'd never pick a guitar on appearance first over sound.
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A white Custom?! I've been gone too long!

Good shit brotha man.
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TUXEDO? You mean like 2 black and white '68 Customs?
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Good to see ya, Wolf! Yeah, I got that last Friday.

I've done it again.

She's '68-a-licious.
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>original Question< Its the Ebony board(which I'd like to know what the species is) and the real MOP inlays.Theres a couple other factors but I believe these to be the main reason of likeability. Maybe someone with a limited edition Standard w/ebony board can chime in.

A Standard(which most agree is great of coarse)has a $15 rosewood plank and $.02 inlays.I have a SG with ebony board/binding and at least more realistic looking trapezoid inlays and it MAKES that guitar.
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