2018 Gibson Brazilian Les Paul Standard Thread

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

  1. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    This thread makes me want to go get a Brazilian...
     
  2. Crotch

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    Me too. But the 10k price tag sobered me up very quickly
     
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    The top on the ops guitar has everything I've been looking for in an R0 slim neck lp. Magnificent!

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    Has anyone heard how many Braz will be made? This just a 2018 thing ?
     
  5. PermissionToLand

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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...
     
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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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    My understanding it is several hundred boards, but this is not an ongoing source - it's a one time deal/opportunity engineered over several years by a couple guys that are no longer with Gibson. And only a small percentage of the boards are the highest grade stuff. I am told it is NOT because Gibson needs cash, and NOT the case that they just brought out the secret stash for cash flow reasons.

    My three LPs now, all Brazilian, but only one is Gibson, and I'm glad Gibson joined the party.

     
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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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  13. John Dewey

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    Tomorrow's NewBrazDay. I doubt I'll sleep tonight.
     
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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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  15. 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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    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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