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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by jlb32, Mar 15, 2017.
When I look at that great looking TH, the PU Covers make me think.......
Thanks! I have actually lowered them since that photo and it did help a little but I think I've gotten use to the underwound Colletti's pups and now these sound like nails on the chalkboard.
This was a case of falling in love with a top, not the specs and I paid dearly for it. No where near full retail but a several hundred more than you can get a '17 TH spec'd Standard for.
Probably should have wiped the pup covers before that pic.
Yeah I moved on from the CB's. While they were at times interesting, especially in the middle position, I wasn't hearing everything I wanted to hear. Plus I had a chance at some very special hand wound PAF's from the winder/partner of Telenator. I have four sets of his currently, two modern and two vintage. The modern being for the wider spacing on USA models, pre Historic's, '98 Historic's and whatever else I left out. Even though the two sets use different wire they are not worlds apart and tonally very much alike. They're not underwound, IMO with the numbers varying set to set. But usually bounce around low-mid 7's on the neck, low 8's on the bridge. Voiced more like a '59.
I never tried the Colletti's. I might go underwound the next time around just to have something different.
Btw, I wouldn't get too caught up on what you paid. It's nice to get exactly what you want.
I love the body color but the fret board looks ............well........meh...
I'm surprised this thread is still alive....
It looks like a used charcoal briquette
We're taking it to 100!!!!!!
If we can get that California dude into an argument it might go 200...............I'm only KIDDING............Lets NOT!
Back to the OP, 98 pages ago. I would love to see Gibson drop all these variants and reissues and turn their manufacturing attention to making a really great, standard Les Paul. The quality of build, fit, and finish that should be present on the standard models ought not to require upcharges and limited, reissue, or custom order status, at inflated cost. PRS showed everyone that the standard assembly line build quality can be exceptional. Gibson has gotten better, but clearly has a business plan focused on making its standard production good but not excellent (Only a Gibson is... what? super-expensive and fairly good?) and driving people up to the cost stratosphere. As a corporation, they clearly blow it all the time, somehow engender customer dissatisfaction even while producing a revered instrument... But it's OK. The guitar boom is coming to an end, the next generation won't give a hoot in Hades over the fact that Clapton used a Burst for Beano, and Gibson's baffling decisions won't interest anyone at all. And consumers will be able to thrive on the used instruments that flood the market where players could care less if you spent an extra $5K to mod and refinish your LP to resemble Greeny. They'll just ask, "What the hell is a Greeny?"
I don't think a flooded market is a bad thing,..... I don't think lot's of variations is a bad thing,.....There are many options and price points for new and used that cover what anybody could want. Gibson is going to do what they want and as usual we have to see what that is and be smart enough not to be sucked in by their marketing. I think it's that simple.............and they make fantastic guitars.
My Colletti is 7.3 in the neck and 7.5 in the bridge and both are very sweet sounding. IDK what the middle pick up is measuring. I'm not a big fane of middle position.
"when nobody wants to pay 6k for a crooked jack plate"
is that Gibson's latest attempt to get the young crowd with a 'grunge' Les Paul?
Ok, saw the plate but did not really get the message... is this some upcoming model or just a way to keep the thread going?
Either way, gladly helping with the latter
This thread slipped to page 2? Come on ya'll three pages to 100. Cant wait for the Chibson versions of these to start hitting eBay.