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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by cnote, Feb 26, 2018.
Yep that weight is pretty right IMHO.
Cool, I hear a lot of talk about guitars that weigh a lot less so tbh I wasn't sure about that. Thanks for weighing in on that.
Stunning. Granted it's at an odd angle, but that board looks beautiful.
Thanks you guys. Curt said I can expect that the colour will be a lighter shade of yellow. I like the way it looks in the pictures but a bit more like lemon would be cool. I wish they had shown the board in the pictures. Here's one more.
Guys, just thought you should know - Gibson doesn't do everything right, even when it is putting some long-sought Brazilian Rosewood on a guitar. Old Bursts had issues too, and these guitars are great, but some things are head scratchers anyway.
The guitar is capable of very low buzz free action, so I decided to go there, but the thumbwheels would not cooperate. I had noticed the bridge posts seemed at a bit of slant, but upon closer inspection - they looked like someone had crimped them with pliers, ruining the thread, and bent them.
IMG_6834 by cnote posted Feb 28, 2018 at 10:56 PM
IMG_6833 by cnote posted Feb 28, 2018 at 10:56 PM
I'm handy enough and have the parts, so I used a couple 6/32 nuts to remove the bent posts. Once removed from the guitar this is what the posts look like - both were bent in 2 different dimensions so one photo doesn't do it justice.
IMG_6838 by cnote posted Feb 28, 2018 at 10:56 PM
I had a similar problem on a True Historic - the posts were installed at an angle. That was repaired under warranty.
The new Mark's Guitar Loft/Creamtone vintage-correct nickel-platd brass posts went in perfectly, to the Dan Erlewine spec of 1/2” exposed, along with MGL/Creamtone nickel-plated brass Thumbwheels, and the ABR is in perfect position - Gibson thankfully drilled the post holes correctly, so it all went smoothly, with no chips in the finish.
IMG_6840 by cnote posted Feb 28, 2018 at 11:11 PM
Wow, I'm really glad you got that straightened out. I'm surprised by this. I'm praying I don't see anything like this on mine.
Thanks for the great pictures!
That's beyond unacceptable.
Very very nice. Does anyone have an opinion about how these 2018 Brazilians compare to the run of Brazilian Historics that Gibson did in 2003?
That looks absolutely beautiful! Congrats!
But lets also be reminded that Gibson has completely forgotten what an accurate "Vintage Reissue" is in their quest to pump out as many guitars as possible.
Thank you. My best reissues on this journey were a 2001 R8 CA, a 2005 Jimmy Page CA, a 2010 R9, and a 2015 R9 TH - Gibson kept getting better, IMHO. A 2003 Brazilian R7 was in there, but it was plinky and not so great. The construction of this run of BRW is very different than 2003. On balance the BRW looks different than in 2003, but the bigger change is the 100% hide glue construction, better pickups and more accurate hardware, more accurate pickup positioning, more accurate neck backshape/size/rolled binding, proper holly overlay thickness, and good light Fiji-grown S. Macrophylla mahogany. But any reissue from any year can be great - hide glue is not pixie dust.
The bent bridge posts could be from shipping damage.
I thought the practice of 'hammering' the notches in the bridge saddles had been abandoned.
Nope, no way that happened from shipping...............the posts have crimp marks from pliers.
Not the first time I have seen this.
C did a great repair job though & it led to an improvement using Mark's Creamtone parts.
Here's a couple more of my Braz. It should be here next Wednesday.
The weight ist perfect for a LP standard.
Both the lemon and the cherry are just awesome. Although I am not a huge lemon fan, that top has it all - grain, grain spots, and a great burst! Wowza! The cherry on top is the Braz board; I wish I could make the numbers work for that! I AM very happy for you - happy wonderful NGD! All 3 of the posted ones!
The 17/18's vary some also but I think Gibson is more concerned with the quality with this run than they were in the '03 run of Brazilians.
.........say what? Sorry I don’t agree re the Quality comment if you’re referring to the BRW used jlb.