Gibson Les Paul MarK Knopfler signature VOS

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by takeitslow, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. takeitslow

    takeitslow Member

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    Hello,

    I'm glad to be back here. I don't know if you remember but I had a 2010 R0 bought from Mark that I sent for a Bavarian makeover. Unfortunately, I had to sell the guitar to help me settle down my own lutherie business in Dinard - France.
    Now that I've been working (for almost 3 years now... Ouch!!! Time passes quick!) and finished all the big house work, just couldn't get my mind out of buying another Les Paul. I just started looking for a 59 (or 58) reissue and stumbled across the MK VOS that a vendor put to sale. It is a rather plain maple signature , with some subtle flames which I like and I pulled the trigger on account of the guitar player and because they sold damn quickly at the time.
    It's also a 8.16 pound (about 3.7kgs) guitar. The flamey R0 was 8 p 12oz so I'm happy that the R8 is lighter...

    I still haven't the guitar at home on account of the CITES permit, so cannot post picture but I will for sure, and I was wondering if any of you have that signature and agree with statements read on the internet that it is a rather nice one version made by Gibson. Well, building (acoustics and electrics) and repairing guitars for almost 3 years now, I get it that some could be dogs too...

    I've read that VOS and aged have the "Standard" specs while the aged and signed are "TH" specs. Two CNC pass on the top for the later, hide glue for top instead of titebond and plastics... Any other differences?

    What would you change to the VOS MK, if you were willing to make it even better? Longer studs for instance? I remember that for the R0, Mark changed the studs for steel RS Guitarworks and put vintage clone knobs but there were great changes from 2010 vs 2016...

    Any info would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    PS The question I asked in "norwegian ken post VOS #133", got an answer: LP Jr stop tailpiece
     
  2. takeitslow

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    MK VOS.jpg That's the one I should get...
     
  3. apfelbaum

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    Can't help with your questions, nut that guitar needs a bump! Beauty, congrats
     
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    I will let the specialists chime in, but to me it always seemed like the MKs had the 2017 specs - so 2014 specs + TH covers and plastics ?
     
  5. takeitslow

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    Thanks a lot apfelbaum and copernic304 for your support. Never thought that CITES permit would take that long. Still waiting for her... As far as your statement goes copernic304 "2014 specs + TH covers and plastics", I really dunno. I've followed all the Gibson stuff on account of the forum till 2014. Then, got lost with the 2015 specs, mainly because I was settling down my shop and couldn't follow the forum and what was happening in the Gibs world...
    PS I've just seen an alert telling me that apfelbaum (who also wrote but) jaycoyoyo, Sct13 and soorel liked my post. it's a new feature, isn't it? Don't know what's the use, but thank you!:cheers2:
     
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