Name of the Flame

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by LPCollector, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. shesrealfine

    shesrealfine Senior Member

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    Hey, I just noticed, my CR8 is in this thread!

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    So are you saying it's ribbon curl? I'm glad to know what it is, I would have probably called it pinstripe. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple in BOTB that look very similar!
     
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  2. Sct13

    Sct13 Premium Member

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    It can be a combination too, Nice Axe! :)
     
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  3. Louie

    Louie Senior Member

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    This is my multiple-personality 2010 R9:

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    :D
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Senior Member

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    Some close-ups of those boards that I mentioned earlier
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  5. LpCustom2007

    LpCustom2007 Senior Member

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    What would you call this?
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  6. Sct13

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    Chevron, Curly Chevron....:)
     
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  7. LpCustom2007

    LpCustom2007 Senior Member

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    Thanks!

    It´s a 2005 R9 that I´ll go check out this weekend, very likely to buy it..
     
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  8. Sct13

    Sct13 Premium Member

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    Love the color, you'll have to do a NGD thread!~ :)
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Senior Member

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    Nice curl but scattered with some birds-eye
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  10. Jared Purdy

    Jared Purdy Senior Member

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    Are these from The Beauty of the Burst?
     
  11. LPCollector

    LPCollector V.I.P. Member

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    Wonderful thread OP, very interesting. I learned something new.
     
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  13. Sct13

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    Here is a good "Scholarly" article on the subject...

    Figure in Wood :wave:
     
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  14. dogdew

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    Great article. Thanks!
     
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  15. liberty86

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    really glad this post has come up - i have been doing some research on my Custom Shop LP Custom 68 re-issue lately - really just wanted to confirm if the finish was antique natural - but having read this post am also a little unsure what the cut/flame type is - the main grain is obvious from the pics but there is a secondary grain that runs in the same direction as the neck and is more subtle.Would be glad of any info thanks

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  16. Tributefan58

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    Great post, i knew nothing about 'stripeology', until now, thank you! Now i know my R9 is a 'chevron'.
     
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  18. delawaregold

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    The Flame you are detailing came from the book “Beauty of the Burst”.
    It describes Vintage Les Pauls from 1958 to 1960. The specifications for
    those years was for the Maple to be Eastern Hard Rock Maple, as that
    was the type of Maple growing locally to the Kalamazoo Factory where
    Gibson sourced their wood. Eastern Hard Rock Maple does not develop
    it’s Flame in a Quilt Pattern, so it was not included in the book. Quilted
    Maple is almost always found in one variety of Western Maple.
    Due to its stunning appearance, it was used by Gibson as far back as
    the mid 1970’s, and is associated with Reissue Les Pauls.






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  19. circles

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    interesting
     
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  20. MauiCliff

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    Pulled this one from Japan....... Gibson seems to send them some amazing tops.

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