NGD: 2013 Les Paul Traditional

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  1. shickma0

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    First off, big thanks to everyone’s suggestions here on my last post. Those were very helpful in searching for a new guitar. Now the exciting part; the photos. I’m no photographer and these are just from my phone, I unboxed the guitar less than 2 minutes ago. Another thing to note is that the case does smell like vanilla, which is something I’ve heard about in the past but never understood until now. Not that important but kind of neat. Everything about this guitar looks great, it’s virtually unplayed.
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    beautiful. lucky guy !
     
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    Two of the inlays just popped out. I’m assuming due to temperature changes. I’ll have to epoxy those back in later but that’s no big deal.
     
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    57 classic zebras are badass...

    There has never been a bad looking black Lester in all history....

    Love your guitar...HNGD

    -Chris
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  6. Oleynior

    Oleynior Senior Member

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    Oh, it's a LP Traditional PRO II.
    Which neck profile do you have: 50 or 60?
     
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    Excellent! :thumb:
     
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  8. shickma0

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    I have no idea. It’s slimmer than my other 50s neck les Paul but chunkier than my 60s neck les Paul. I’d say it’s closer to 50s than 60s though but the previous owner listed it as 60s. In either case it feel nice and substantial but isn’t a baseball bat.
     
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    Congrats
     
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  10. TheWilly17

    TheWilly17 Senior Member

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    Very very nice! Almost as nice as my Black Tokai LS122, LOL
    I joke, very cool LP man, Congrats!
     
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    Classic rock-n-roll axe. Congrats!
     
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    NICE. My first Lester was also ebony finish. Enjoy that Beauty!
     
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    Very nice! Congrats, HNGTD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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    Nice dark board, too!
     
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    Jewel the Sapphire Senior Member

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    That kicks ass
     
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    Nice. Cant go wrong with a traditional. It is a beauty.
     
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    Beautiful congrats.
     
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    Oh Yeah!!!!
     
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    Quick update: Made a few aesthetic modifications but I’d say they make a world of difference in the looks. Added pickup covers and an Amber switch tip plus strap locks and got a vintage looking strap for it. I plan on aging the plastics a bit to look more like a 60s ri. I’ve played the guitar for about 15 hours in this past week and it’s definitely a keeper.
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    I think 2013 is among the best years for Traditional!!
    Congratulations!!!
     
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