DOOMED! I tell yah! Incoming NGD, on something I said I'd never buy...

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  1. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Beautiful! :)
     
  2. 1all's Pub

    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    @GibsonKramer Awesome... congrats... can’t wait to see the pending NGD thread!. :cheers:
     
  3. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Just got to listen to the videos. My God that sounds sweet!!
     
  4. efstop

    efstop Gold Supporter

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    The Golden Pearl is by far the prettiest LP I've ever seen. I came close to buying one when Long & McQuade had one. It was there for a few weeks before it sold, but the first one they had was gone in days, hence the stocking of a second. I couldn't get past putting $4000 CAD (taxes in) on my VISA card so I let it go.
     
  5. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    Yeah, at retail... while I would have lusted... probably would have passed. I probably wouldn't have gone past "2015" and "modern Standard."

    Coming in as used, and having it presented like that. I swear it was like out of Pulp Fiction, and opening the briefcase. Can't stop thinking about that guitar. I want to go in and play it, but I know I'll leave with it.

    I'd like to at least get into February.

    Problem is... I'm going to have to go in, to pick up my Studio Pro.
     
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  6. Macronaut

    Macronaut Silver Supporter

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    If it showed you it's Mojo simply by touching it, just think...!!!
    It sounds as though it's already yours, so just go get it already!

    One of the reasons I chose the HP version of my Standard was fret over binding. I wish Gibson would offer more this way.
     
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  7. tazzboy

    tazzboy V.I.P. Member

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    Very nice looking LP
     
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  8. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    Nooooooo.....

    NO!

    NO!

    NO!!!!

    I had to suffer through this. So shall you. (unless you skip to the pics)

    So the guitar is mine (had you going, I know... :doh:). We squared some things away, agreed on a price. I took my '61 SG Reissue in, we start doing all the paperwork...

    Then, I thought to ask the one question, I never thought to ask... as I was told, "yeah... the SG will definitely be enough to put it on hold."

    "Is it available yet?"

    Used gear out here, is ALL subject to a mandatory 30 day police hold. If you want to sell it, you have to report everything to the police. So I said... "I can't take this now, can I?"

    My friend chuckled... patted me on the back, and says, "John, my good friend. That guitar was sitting there, because I had just brought it in." (damn... if I was ever meant to buy a guitar...)

    That's why it never got put up on the wall. Why no one in the store knew about it. He had just taken it in, and hadn't had a chance to do more than the visual inspection, serial check, etc.

    I was going to bring it home today, and give you all a NGD thread. Had already accepted I was just going to put it on my card.

    Unfortunately I can't pick it up until FEBRUARY 25TH!

    But, I did take some pics while I was there.

    Couple of my buddy and the man that help build my collection. I know a lot of people get down on GC employees, and a lot of them are kids. They're flaky, they don't last long. Ricardo has been there for quite a few years, and probably knows as much about LPs as I do. Plus, he's an awesome guitar player, that doesn't make you feel like a scrub.

    Amazing these are all pics of the same guitar. You'll see what I'm talking about.

    @Christosterone ... you may want to look away.

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    Pretty impressive.

    Now, from different lighting...

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    And next to I think this is a Trad Pro. Not sure, as I'm not interested in it, so I forget.

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    I obviously played it. It needs new strings, but the neck is sublime. I don't know why they don't use that Asymmetrical Slim on most everything? The guitar is oozing with "it." I could very easily see this becoming #1 or giving my '68 RI a run for her money.

    February is going to SUCK! Well, until the end.
     
  9. MSB

    MSB Senior Member

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    I've got a LP future tribute with the asymmetrical neck that is supposed to be '60s, but is actually bigger than a '50s rounded, that is hands down, easily the BEST neck I've ever felt. If I could put that neck of everything, I'd be the happiest SOB alive.
     
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  10. rdbear7d

    rdbear7d Senior Member

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    That Looks sweet man..and ya, those necks are nice..you dont see them around to often..anyway, hope the month goes fast for ya..
     
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  11. shupe13

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    1DB92913-09E2-44A2-803F-E6941ED05F4E.jpeg I love gooooold!
     
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    Very nice. And no death bed signature on the headstock. :headbanger:
     
  13. Donal

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    Really beautiful :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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  14. 519tbarr

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    This was the only USA lineup guitar worth buying in 2015.
    Good buy! Enjoy it.


     
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  15. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    So the wait is killing me. Since I traded in my '61 Reissue SG, there's an empty spot on my wall... sitting right next to my '17 GT. Every time I'm in the room, I just think about how the Pearl would sound?

    Told my buddy I was going to bug him, the next month... so I asked when the best time to come in to spend time with it... and he said, right at opening. So I grabbed my JCM1H and took it in this morning about 10:30. Took a set of strings, and restrung it. Then went ahead and just paid off the balance... so I own it now. Plugged into an Orange 4x12, and we spent the next 2-3 hours, playing it dimed.

    I'm sure we ticked off a couple customers... but it was pretty slow, so not many. Had a blast, however! Probably going to take in my JMP on Monday.

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    No, I didn't flip the image. Two different pics. I'm obsessed...
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    And yeah, it sounds and plays incredible. Intonation is spot on, nice action... and that neck! :eek2:
     
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  16. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    CON-FREAKIN-GRATS!! I hope the wait passes quickly.

    No further word from @Christosterone , I'm worried his head done exploded from all dat bling
     
  17. cherrysunburst00

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    Is that yoir JCM1H?
     
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  18. Christosterone

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    I died of jealousy like 4 pictures in on this page...
    This post is posthumous
    -Chris
     
  19. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    Yes, Sir... it is!

    So many people wanted to hear it, look at it.

    One guy came over while we were playing, and he starts looking at it, like it was a floor model. I had to butt in at that point, with a gentle... "its not for sale."

    I've already got the first picture planned, once I get it home... more of a meme, really. :slash:
     
  20. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    That really is a special guitar...
    I’ts among the most elegant, beautiful gold tops I’ve ever seen...
    So happy for you...

    -Chris
     

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