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Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Have FUN, Dec 9, 2018.
What do you think about this inlay, real natural MOP or plastic ?
MOP was only used for block inlays on customs. Here's a thread that should give you some good info;
Looks plastic to me. Plastic ones look slightly hazy, where with real MOP you get a clarity that speaks for itself.
Could be the pic is hazy but your wood grain is in perfect focus. I'm not an expert, let others chime in.
MOP on a 2015 Gibson
That' s wrong bro .
It has some intricate details that makes me think it's MOP
if it's plastic, it's a good looking one.
If the were plastic/acrylic, the would either be swirrled, or have some type of unnatural looking "figure".
Acrilic, but also celluloid, always have just a sort of milky weavy pattern, mostly low frequency. These materials are plain dead under the light.
MOP it’s very complex, and typically shows those microwaves and kind of snake skin patterns, which does also have great iridescence proprieties. You won’t see these things in any other inlay material.
Mother of pearl
This is a pic of a 2015 fret board.... note the extra width on either side of the E strings and no nibs.... yup it’s MOP.
The only other natural inlay material that Gibson uses is abalone which they used on the Aquamarine quilt top standard in 2015 as well....
MOP 2015 Lester. There are no nibs.
I stand corrected!