2018 Gibson Brazilian Les Paul Standard Thread

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

  1. jhs77

    jhs77 Senior Member

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    Awesome thanks cnote! I always thought hide glue was used for the top-body connection in the 50’s. What was used back then? Was hide glue only used for the neck-body bond?

    How do you like yours? On the fence about one myself. Thanks again!
     
  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    It was either Phenol Formaldehyde or Urea Formaldehyde.

    The most likely option was Phenol Formaldehyde for the Maple Cap to Hog Body join.

    Hide Glue was used for the Mortise & Tenon Neck bond & probably the BRW Board to Mahogany Neck bond.

    Fish Glue for Frets.

    :cheers2:
     
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  3. Top Gun

    Top Gun Senior Member

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    Here's a looker!

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  4. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    Where did you find that?
     
  5. Top Gun

    Top Gun Senior Member

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    CME
     
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  6. jenton70

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    [​IMG]

    My new CME model. Love it!
     
  7. mrfett

    mrfett Hello, my name is mrfett and I'm a guitaraholic. Premium Member

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    Hey guys, what's the finish like on the CME ones? I've been told they're wet sanded like the True Historics. Is that true? Is it a thinner finish than the older Reissues?
     
  8. Reflect_ion

    Reflect_ion Senior Member

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    Shut up and take my money!
     
  9. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    ........can’t answer that question but his Wallet is definitely thinner. ;) :rofl: :D

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  10. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    The Brazilians I have played seem to be not potted pickups or they are lightly potted as they all feedback like crazy .

    As far as the truss rod cover....they were all over the place. Here is a real 1960(thanks Sir Paul) and notice the cover is very close to the nut.

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    I love PMc's '60 Burst!

    And PMc, to be honest :cheers:
     
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  12. jenton70

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    Ha! This is true.
     
  13. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    That is a killer braz.Wish I could swing it.
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  14. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    That one is beautiful!!!

    And yes, cnote has it right. Potted. They shouldn't be, but they are.
     
  15. solsurfr

    solsurfr Senior Member

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    Yours? From HOG?
     
  16. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    That looks very familiar. Hmm.
     
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  17. Top Gun

    Top Gun Senior Member

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    Yes, the CME Brazilians have the thinner lacquer. The newer 2018's also have tinted binding & tinted headstock logos.

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  18. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    My Braz hanging with the regular folks lol.

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  19. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    Did you just get a Braz?
     
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  20. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    No not today.Got that one in December.
     
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