2018 Gibson Brazilian Les Paul Standard Thread

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by cnote, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Senior Member

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    No, Crotch, he was talking about his... you.

    Your comment was a bit... him.

    Thanks, folks, I'll be here until they kick me out for stealing booze.
     
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    You could probably get a Brazilian wax for $100...
     
  3. Crotch

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  4. DrSte31n

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    Some were made/sold toward the end of 2017. Not sure how many? It would be interesting to know some numbers for both 2017 and 2018.
     
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    I think the number of 2018s has yet to succeed the 2017s.
     
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    It's interesting that the really attractive, impressive qualities of these very, very expensive (very!) guitars is not the BR! I have a few BR fretboard guitars, and I love the material. I doubt there's an audible advantage, though maybe there is. What I do love is the way the really old, dark BR boards fit in with the colors of the other parts -- mahog. backs, sunburst. The fretboard grin isn't even really visible -- it's just that dark, dark brown. I'm surprised that no one has come up w/ a IRW treatment to yield something close to the surface and color of old BR boards, but Gibson, particularly, just spews out those dry, rough, purplish IRW fretboards. I would never drop $10K on even the very beautiful guitars shown in this thread, which would be overpriced at $6K, max., but the overall integrations of woods and colors is indeed unsurpassed.
     
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  8. John Dewey

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    Tomorrow's NewBrazDay. I doubt I'll sleep tonight.
     
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  9. Crotch

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    Yeah, no doubt. HOG is great people as are many of our vendors and my guy locally who I mainly buy from. Still way too much for me for a fretboard. Not too long ago R9's were $4k out the door. Since that changed I haven't bought one new since, don't plan to, and just sold all my used ones except my Beano. It was all a lot of fun and I really enjoy looking at yours and others NGD's. I'm just kind of over it to be honest. I've gotten a couple new Strats lately and I just got a 335 I've wanted for almost 10 years (NGD soon). I'm actually down to 1 Les Paul. The lowest amount I have had since 2011. And I'm fine with it. I'll continue to look though as I still enjoy looking.
     
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  10. John Dewey

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    Right on Andy, I've been missing in action for weeks now. I have ten LP's. Two are for sale and the rest I plan to keep. Honestly I think I'm over it now too. I had some fun. Buying gear is a rush. An expensive rush. I still have my Strats. Congrats on your 335! I'll be watching for your NGD. As far as the price of a Brazillian goes I agree it's too much to pay for a fretboard. For me that ship has already sailed. I'm sure I'll have it until the day I die. I'm sure at that price it would be very hard to sell. See you around the forum.
     
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  11. Crotch

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    For sure. I'm not going anywhere. I've been 8nbtge same boat for a few years now. Buying is fun for sure. The deals just aren't what they used to be to justify it to myself. I'm buying a new car, golf clubs, carpet for the house. Stuff like that
     
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    Buying the things you mention have to take priority. I could have done some remodeling with the $$ I've spent. Oh well. I do have new carpet though! It's nice to have. :)
     
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    edit.
     
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    Should be easy to work with. I'd let them know immediately though. Don't feel forced to keep anything that's not perfect for you.
     
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    Right on I'm hoping they have some others in stock. Who knows maybe they have a nice one. I'll probably be sending this one back today.
     
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    Very Disheartening when Something like this Happens. I Feel for You...
     
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    Thanks Haprom I appreciate it.
     
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    That is a MONSTER TOP!!! I'm calling Curt now on that one! I shouldn't, but damn.......
     
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    Hey guys, would you mind listing the 5–6 things that aren’t vintage accurate with these? Other than the type of nitrocellulose, I can’t see much different at this point. I’m hearing these are pretty killer tone wise. Thanks!
     

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