NGD 2015 Les Paul 1959 Reissue True Historic Vintage Dark Burst

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  1. Lebond

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    I’ve wanted a True Historic Les Paul since they first came out in 2015 but the price for a new one here in the UK was out of my reach, the only way I was ever going to own one was to buy used.

    Originally I was looking for one in Vintage Cherry Sunburst and hadn’t really considered any other colour. So when I first spotted this one for sale I didn’t really consider it as an option, but as it was located only an hours drive away I thought I’d have a look anyway.

    I’d never seen a Vintage Dark Burst in the flesh before so was curious about the colour, in pictures they sometimes look dark brown and sometimes a very dark maroon red which I prefer.

    As soon as I opened the case it was the colour I hoped it would be, a beautiful deep red with a nice curly flame. I remember thinking to myself ‘oh dear that looks awesome!’

    So after a quick noodle and negotiation about the price I was the proud owner of a TH59.

    The other guitar on the 2nd pic is my 2014 R9.
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  2. ONEHERO

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    We have the exact same taste for dark bursts!!! I'm looking for one like this...if you ever need money or regret buying, please pm me asap as I'll buy it from you
    :fingersx:
     
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    Too cool. Congrats and have fun!
     
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    Wow, that's a beauty - congrats & enjoy!
     
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  5. Crotch

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    The one positive I will give on the TH is that they did indeed nail the darker bursts in my opinion. Enjoy it. Looks kickass!
     
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  6. DanD

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    Congrats! She's a beauty! :applause:

    My TH BB7 has met all my expectations. I actually think the hand sanded 'dulled' finish is a big plus on the darker colors and especially black.

    Nothing worse than your new shiney guitar getting those fine line scratches. The TH finish alleviates that problem completely.

    I have a feeling you're really going to appreciate what Gibson did with THs the more you play it. :cheers:
     
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  7. THDNUT

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    The True Historics have a different sticker on the pickguard don't they?
     
  8. bossaddict

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    Sweet! I like the '14 R9 as well. :thumbs:

    HNGD!
     
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    Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....THAT"S A KEEPER!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Ron W

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    Schwing! Beautiful color on that one.
     
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    Very Nice....I thought I was done with the Dark Burst...but apparently not...

    Nice Score!
     
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    Actually ....we need more better pics of this one as well!
     
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  13. Nippon

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    Wow.

    And no.
     
  14. Nippon

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    Nice one, buddy.
     
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  15. Lebond

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    Thanks for all the comments guys.

    I'm very happy with the TH59, the neck profile has more beef than I expected which is a good thing. I sold my 2014 Traditional to help fund it and was reluctant to do so as I loved the big fat neck on it.
     
  16. RAG7890

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    On some they do. I have seen quite a few TH's with a Circular Sticker.

    Ex WW Site GCS TH Les Paul:-

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    :cheers2:
     
  17. Lebond

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    I've seen the circular stickers also, but some of the early 2015 TH's like mine had the old custom shop stickers.

    :cheers:
     
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    2015 TH was using the same stickers as the SHs.

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  19. RAG7890

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    Not that it matters much because the OP's Darkburst is very cool but I think those Circular Stickers came out late 2015 or early 2016.

    The '58 Aged TH I posted is a 2016.

    :cheers2:
     
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  20. Lebond

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    As requested a couple more pics... 20170620_132825.jpg 20170620_132617.jpg
     

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