NGD! 2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plaintop

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  1. tymj2112

    tymj2112 Member

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    I've had the itch for one of these for a while, but once Sweetwater sold out of their stock, I thought they were gone forever. I read on another post here about Dave's Guitars carrying them and found this beast for $1,699. Cherry sunburst, 57 Classic and Classic Plus pickups, 50's neck profile. Non weight relieved and only 9.6 lbs. I have a '74 Deluxe that has had 3 previous headstock repairs, and I don't allow it to leave the house anymore, so I needed this for playing out. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Here are a few shots:

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    And here are the twins, 42 years apart:
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    I really dig the plaintops more than the flametops.
     
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  2. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Wow. That is Beautiful! CONGRATS
     
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  3. tymj2112

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    I changed the speed knobs to top hat reflectors, because that's my personal preference.
     
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  4. mandobandit

    mandobandit Senior Member

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    beautiful, I too prefer
     
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  5. tazzboy

    tazzboy V.I.P. Member

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    Very nice looking LP
     
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  6. Roshy Boy

    Roshy Boy Senior Member

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    Beautiful. Gibson did a great job matching the top.

    I just ordered one too. Couldn't pass it up for the price. It'll be here Monday.
     
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  7. SkaneatelesLake

    SkaneatelesLake Senior Member

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    Simply gorgeous. Well done! Enjoy! :applause::dude::cheers::cheers2:
     
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    That's a beauty!! Congrats, enjoy it!
     
  9. tymj2112

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    From this photo you can really see how much nicer the Mother of Pearl inlays were in 1974 than the inlays on my new one, but that's OK - I still think I got a great deal!

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  10. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Nice :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    No ugos Senior Member

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    I've been eyeballing those for a while. Such a great deal.
     
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    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Sweet congrats!
     
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    herbalist Senior Member

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    I love it!! Congrats on a beauty!! HNGD!! :jam:
     
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  14. RangerJay

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    Lovely!
     
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    ThinLizzy Senior Member

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    20170521_094341.jpg Wow! I got one too and also have a '74 Deluxe. These are great guitars at a great price.
     
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  16. Bubba Z

    Bubba Z Member

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    Gorgeous guitar! Congrats!
     
  17. Gibsonrocknroll

    Gibsonrocknroll Senior Member

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    Beautiful congrats.
     
  18. 1all's Pub

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    Love it! Congrats! HNGD!!
     
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    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    I love this pic in particular. If those were mine, I'd frame that and hang it on the wall of my guitar room! :)
     
  20. EpiPenguin

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    LOVE IT!!! HNGD!
     

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