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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by ADP, Sep 11, 2017.
These are the stock photos from Wildwood Guitars. This guitar is seriously amazing and I am so happy I went back to get it. The universe made me do it!
I don't get the comments on this top- it's great!
I made the negative comment, because the dope at guitar center didn't understand how to take a picture of a les paul....the comment is retraced...the OP scored....
Great score!!! HNGD !!!!
You realize the reason why Les Pauls have that hourglass shape is because that shape is irresistible to men, and most women too. We're hardwired to lust after those skinny waists and smooth round hips. And being men, we always want more than one. What pigs we are.
Don't forget that "nude belly" carve !!!
I think I need a cigarette...
Looks like you've got a definite keeper there! HNGD
I think you did the right thing. I was going to say if you're buying guitars based on investment value you're going about it all wrong. JMO
Real beautiful!....& Sct13 is correct, they're an addiction.
I appreciate it guys, yeah this top is amazing! I've officially named it "STORM" due to the flat-sawn grain pattern on the top piece of maple. It looks like the eye of the storm of Jupiter. This guitar is no joke, and for lack of a better term is a "no excuses" Les Paul - it's perfect. My cherry burst '14 R8 sounds a lot more heavy and Zeppelin like, but "Storm" is the ying to the yang and covers a wide variety of tones and is seemingly brighter and more true to the set of PAF's I have in my Explorer.
Not to derail this thread, but I thought that serial number looked familiar. Storm's sister lives in Georgia, SN# 842092. These are from the "Benchmark" run that was done for Wildwood, Daves, Rainbow, and The Music Zoo. Most are lightweight and most have something closer to "vintage" neck sizes vs. a typical R8/R9 (very close to HM measurements, in fact). The pickups in these are also "E Buckers", which are underwound Custom Buckers (around 7.1K), and are my personal favorite stock Gibson pickups. 842092 is currently wearing Creamtone hardware. I took these a few min ago, and a shot from the original Wildwood listing...
WOW! 842092 is beautiful too! Is it a VOS, or is that the Creamtone hardware? This information is great, I seriously can't believe how awesome this Les Paul is, it only makes sense that it was a special run. What does yours weigh?
842092 is also a gloss finish. It's just the Creamtone hardware that's aged. I'm not sure on this, and hopefully someone will correct me if this is wrong, but I think all of these Benchmark R8s might have been gloss finish? Anyway, it weighs 8.47 lbs.
One more thing on these... The Benchmark run was done in some slightly unusual colors. For example, Slow Iced Tea Fade is the color that was done for the Billy Gibbons Pearly Gates run.
Man, oh man, this guitar just keeps getting better and better! I'm so glad something urged me to go back and buy it! It's so rock & roll, I live for stories like this!