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Unread 08-09-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Well I'm a very happy boy with this awesome plain top '58 that Mark from Mark's Guitar Loft sent me.

This is an '09 weighing in at 9.0lbs with the 50th Anniversary changes. I love the neck on this guitar!

The fretboard is Madagascar Rosewood.

This guitar has a huge sound to it.

Mark was excellent to deal with, great prices and man does he know how to pack a guitar for shipping.

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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Gorgeous R8, congrats! I like that finish a lot and you don't see many of them.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Congrats on your beauty.

Pic four shows her off so well. Have you got out the polish for that one?
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

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Congrats on your beauty.

Pic four shows her off so well. Have you got out the polish for that one?
Busted!

I used some Virtuoso to remove some of the VOS gunk.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Sweet plaintop dude. I really like the color. It's very elegant and rich!
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Busted!

I used some Virtuoso to remove some of the VOS gunk.


I think I'll have to try and get Virtuoso direct, because I haven't found a source in the UK.

It may be just the lighting/camera angle etc, but the first pics simply don't do her lovely colour justice.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Plaintop + that color = amazing. I'm jealous.
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I think I'll have to try and get Virtuoso direct, because I haven't found a source in the UK.

It may be just the lighting/camera angle etc, but the first pics simply don't do her lovely colour justice.
I ordered the polish direct from Virtuoso.

Bourbon Burst is definately a chameleon when it comes to changing colour in different lighting!
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Yeah, that's a real nice one - congrats!!
I've got an '08 and I love it. Looks superb.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

That is gorgeous!!! The fretboard looks great too! congrats
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Love that guitar, what beautiful warm looking burst.
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I used some Virtuoso to remove some of the VOS gunk.
Hey, I like that gunk!
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Congrats... I love your R8!!!

Mine is on the way shortly
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

VOS?


Wait...What?

Came out very Glossy~! Me likey!

Congrats~
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Damn, beautiful guitar. I just got my 09 R8 and cant put it down to save my life, it's going to make me a better player haha
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Beautiful guitar ! Love that color and the shine !!

Congrats !
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Damn, beautiful guitar. I just got my 09 R8 and cant put it down to save my life, it's going to make me a better player haha
Your R8 isn't too shabby either!

I'm having trouble putting mine down as well, so much mojo!
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Your R8 isn't too shabby either!

I'm having trouble putting mine down as well, so much mojo!
thanks marshallmellow, and the mojo on R8's is incredible, unlike all the trads i tried out for the past couple months
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

That thing is beautiful. Mark has some really nice stuff.
Good luck with her for many years.
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Congrats, very, very nice.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

What changes were made in the 09's? Beautiful guitar by the way...
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Congratulations!
Very nice guitar.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

Wow! Now that's a nice looking R8.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

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What changes were made in the 09's? Beautiful guitar by the way...
Quote from Mark's Guitar Loft site:

The new 2009 changes include an ABR-1 bridge with no retaining wire, just like the originals had, only better - the saddles don't fall out when the strings are loosened. Other changes include a single-slotted pickguard bracket screw and a coarse knurled switch nut, like the originals had in the late 50s. Other changes include a more correct top carve, '50s wiring, new volume pots with improved taper and rounded neck shoulders.

Also a nylon nut.
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Re: NGD!! '58 Les Paul VOS in "Bourbon Burst"

very nice sweet warm burst!
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really nice! Now play it today for Les
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thats a great lookin gitfiddle,congrats
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OMG What an amazing color, Congrats!!!!
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