Inlay question

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Have FUN, Dec 9, 2018.

Real MOP or plastic ?

  1. MOP

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  2. Plastic

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  3. rats a$$

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  1. Have FUN

    Have FUN Senior Member

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    What do you think about this inlay, real natural MOP or plastic ?


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    Hatefulsob Senior Member

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    endial Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    PierM Premium Member

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    MOP on a 2015 Gibson
     
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    It has some intricate details that makes me think it's MOP
    if it's plastic, it's a good looking one.
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Definitely MOP.

    If the were plastic/acrylic, the would either be swirrled, or have some type of unnatural looking "figure".
     
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    PierM Premium Member

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    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.

    Cellulose;

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    Mother of pearl

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    Acrilic

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    mudface Non-Deadbeat/Non-Prominent Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    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.
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    The only other natural inlay material that Gibson uses is abalone which they used on the Aquamarine quilt top standard in 2015 as well....
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    edselman Senior Member

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    MOP 2015 Lester. There are no nibs.
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    That's MOP
     
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    endial Senior Member

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    I stand corrected!

    "MLP.edu"
     
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