2013 Historic specs from Mark's

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  1. JimmyAce2006

    JimmyAce2006 V.I.P. Member

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    Mark posted some of the 2013 changes on his web site. (I hope you don't mind my re-posting them here Mark! If so, let me know & I will ask the mods to take this thread down.) Here is what Mark posted:

    NEW Gibson 2013 Custom Shop Reissue Les Paul Specs
    (Item#474) The 2013 Custom Shop reissue Les Pauls are just being released and here is the list of cool changes to the appointments: Back to 1-piece rosewood fingerboards with real celluloid inlays, the neck set will now be done with Hide Glue, new vintage accurate truss rod with no sleeve, all guitars will now come with Custom Buckers for pickups, correct aniline dye in the cherry pore filler for the back color, new neck and body binding with a more accurate vintage color, new single line Kluson tuners, both the front and back colors have been changed on all goldtops, the gold color is more accurate and slightly green, the back color has a darker pore filler and is more of a walnut brown.


    It made me wonder if Gibson will begin selling the Custom Bucker pickups separately. Also, will all of the 2013 models get the changes, beginning with the first serial numbers? Or will the changes be transitioned in. And what effect will these changes have on the makeover market? hmmmm.......things to ponder! Let's hear what everyone has to say!


    Frank Pine has received info confirming that the Hide Glue is Hot Hide Glue.


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  2. richp

    richp Senior Member

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    WOW! nice changes!!!
     
  3. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    HOLY SHIT....seriously? I am highly impressed with all of those changes. TOTALLY GASSING FOR A 2013. Thanks John for posting.
     
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  4. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    The change was not transitional and they are oh so good.
     
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  5. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    WOW, seem like 2012 al least did something good for us!!

    The walnut color is exactly what i am giving my 55' goldtop!

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    Many thanks to Mark for posting on his web site.
     
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  7. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    My wheels are spinning now...things are in motion! Oh man this never ends LOL...
     
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  8. richp

    richp Senior Member

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    I wonder how pricing will be effected...
     
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  9. nicolasrivera

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    Well we will see just how much more it will cost us all those new wonderful upgrades!

    I'm particularly excited for the gold top line.
     
  10. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    And I have one sitting on my lap right now.
     
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  11. Bubbletonic

    Bubbletonic Senior Member

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    I had to check the date there for a second, thought it might have been April 1st! Gibson providing multiple positive changes towards making the instrument more historically accurate... and making these multiple changes all at once... AND without altering something else negatively to offset it?

    What is this madness?
     
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  12. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Hey, can you take some photos of the gold tops please?:fingersx:
     
  13. Rollingrock

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    Maybe another 2 or 3 years and they may be back to making their Les Pauls exactly like they did when they were greatest quality guitars that EVERYONE wanted to buy? Hint hint Gibson! I love the changes that they are making but in all honesty they should've never stopped doing these in the first place. They only give us 1 or 2 steps (process/features) closer to the original 50's Les Paul's a year because if they did them all at once they couldn't increase the cost of their reissues little by little (5% and up)a year. So these are little money squeezing teasers that will disappoint someone that bought a new 2009 "vintage correct" in 2015. But at least they're getting there.
     
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    You will be pleasantly surprised
     
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    My 2012 R9 will have to go now. It's a great guitar but that does it.
    I'm now on a quest. I am TOTALLY getting a 2013 :dude:
     
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  16. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

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    Perhaps the days of $4k makeovers are numbered?
     
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    The new upgrades sound great... I'll be picking up a goldtop in the next month or so
     
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  18. nicolasrivera

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    We will have to see the whole range of finishes they do during this year, they will still be using the same lacquer, we don't know if the inlays will be dead on to what the makeovers are offering, the red pore filler will it be dead on correct to what a makeover gives you? Etc.

    Non the less changes are coming and change is good! :thumb:
     
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    I think that may be the case, at least for the '13s on. I'm sure we'll still see people wanting refins in period correct nitro, and possibly some fingerboard swaps for Brazilian. But personally speaking, if these changes are, in fact correct, I probably wouldn't do anything but refins on my guitars going forward (for any '13s or later guitars, that is).

    And kudos to Gibson...for a change! :applause::applause::applause:


    Frank
     
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    Thanks for posting and to Mark for putting it up on his site.

    If I'm honest, this might actually make me think more than twice on getting either CC7 or the Perry '59 if the 2013s aren't at a big upcharge to the 2012s.
     

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