2018 Gibson Brazilian Les Paul Standard Thread

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

  1. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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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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  3. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    Thanks Haprom I appreciate it.
     
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  4. freebyrd 69

    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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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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  5. jhs77

    jhs77 Senior Member

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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!
     
  6. cnote

    cnote Premium Member

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    Sure,
    1) Potted pickups, Alnico 3 magnets - vintage correct would be unpotted, and probably not Alnico 3
    2) Truss Rod Cover is too close to nut
    3) Thumbwheels are steel instead of brass, and are the wrong size; posts might be a softer version of brass than what was used 60 years ago
    4) S. Macrophylla is the correct species of mahogany, but grown in Fiji plantations instead of British Honduras/Belize - different climate, soil, elevation, and proximity to other trees
    5) Bumblebees in these are fake, and not paper-in-oil or anything like the vintage capacitors
    6) Hide glue for top-to-body attachment is nice, but not vintage correct; but at least it's not a synthetic glue

    That list is remarkably short vs what we were all saying just 5 years ago.
     
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  7. 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!
     
  8. RAG7890

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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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  9. Top Gun

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    Here's a looker!

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  10. John Dewey

    John Dewey Senior Member

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    Where did you find that?
     
  11. Top Gun

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    CME
     
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  12. jenton70

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    [​IMG]

    My new CME model. Love it!
     
  13. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover 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?
     
  14. Reflect_ion

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    Shut up and take my money!
     
  15. RAG7890

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

    :cheers2:
     
  16. mfolet

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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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  18. jenton70

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    Ha! This is true.
     
  19. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    That is a killer braz.Wish I could swing it.
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  20. 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.
     

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