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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Hemply, Oct 9, 2008.
It can play Night Train!
Here's my '68 in antique natural...fat neck
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I'm new to this forum and I've been reading up a lot on these Triburst 1968RI's. I'm looking for the figured flame top not the quilt top model, and I hear that yours have the thicker neck style. I recently purchased a GC Tobacco Sunburst 1968 with the '60's style neck and I really wasn't too pleased. Not only was I misinformed about the weight(they stated it was 10.6 lbs and when i got it, it was only 8.8 lbs.), I found myself happier playing the Alpine White Customs they had, so I ended up returning it. Now, I really favor the Triburst finish and I'm looking for a pretty heavy guitar, preferably 10lbs+. At this time I don't have the privilege to PM you about this so I'm doing what I can to get in contact with you about this. Do you know a good dealer where I can find a Gibson Les Paul Custom 1968RI Triburst Flame Top with the thicker neck style like yours?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Boles doesn't post here anymore, but I can help with locating one. Try getting in contact with Brett at Eddie's Guitars and say that you're from My Les Paul and he'll sort you right out. I bought my 68RI there and it's brilliant and a couple of others have bought there too, AXEs 68RI was from him too.
The number's (314) 781-7500, definitely worth checking out.
Is this the limited tobacco burst that was at guitar center?
Thanks guitarbob will definitely check them out!
spaceace: That one you posted there is A LOT nicer than the one i had received. The flame wasn't as vibrant on it, and it looks as if the guitar you're showing had some more hardware upgrades than just nickel. Similar, but not quite as nice lookin' :[. The one i got was kinda dull, all gold hardware and black top hat knobs
I forgot about a limited run of Silverburst '68s with three humbuckers a few years ago.
There have also been Vintage Sunbursts and chambered models in Ebony recently.
'68s are a pain to keep up with. You never know what they will do with them next.
Thank you for the clarification.. I had no idea they were five piece necks.
Well since the transformation is almost finished i guess i can share in here. I was waiting til i was done changing buts around but youll get the point.
Well since the transformation is almost finished i guess i can share in here. I was waiting til i was done changing bits around but youll get the point.
My 2005 68RI, i changed the pickups to emg hetfields.
I'm not sure about 2000s, but my recent '68 reissue has 57 Classics and regular gibson caps (not bumblebees).
Did you buy the guitar yet? If not, have the owner take a picture of the control cavity. You'll be able to tell what types of caps are included.
Btw, there are tons of great options for after-market caps, so I wouldn't let the bumblebee thing bother you. There are plenty of people that upgrade the wiring in their historics.
Does anybody know if these have short or long shaft pots? Is this considered a "historic" where they have short shafts? I have one coming to me in the mail and I want to place an order for electronics. Thanks, guys.
They take long pots.
Here is my 2007 Chambered '68RI in Antique Pelham Blue. It came with '57 classic humbuckers........I really like this guitar, I was pretty stoked about the chunky R8 style neck on it too.
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