NGD: 2016 True Historic 1958 Les Paul—Vintage Cherry!

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by lpthomas, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:43 PM.

  1. lpthomas

    lpthomas Premium Member

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    Vintage Cherry and a plain top—the perfect combination.

    As we don't see these reds and plain tops all too often, I thought I'd share this. I got it in late 2017—what a happy NGD it was!

    Feels like it cannot really get much better than this. The only thing left for me in terms of the Les Paul is something aged with Medium frets...

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  2. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Awesome color for sure, it accents the top carve perfectly :cheers:
     
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  3. DanD

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    Try searching for a limited edition '58 Tea Burst "Lightly Aged".

    These came with aged cases. :cool2:

    I've seen a few from European dealers and a few in Japan.

    Some are left over repurposed CC 17s.
    The binding is rolled and frets are the medium style from '14 and Historics. :cheers2:
     
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    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    That's really awesome! Great vintage look!
     
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  5. lpthomas

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    Wrong thread? Or maybe I'm just missing the point? :cheers:
     
  6. DanD

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    You mentioned wanting something aged with medium frets.;)

    Nice cherry! They're my favorite! Rock it in good health. :cheers:
     
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  7. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Wow!
    :shock:

    Age this one playing it and you're good to go!
    :thumb:
     
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  8. lpthomas

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    Indeed, I'm sorry! Thanks!
     
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  9. lpthomas

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    A very good idea. This should and will get a lot of play time. :thumb:

    I somehow fall for the looks of some factory-aged guitars but have never owned one. On the other hand, the shininess of this TH beats the VOS finish of my 2017. In the end, I believe the right thing is to definitely not care about razor blade cuts and the like.
     
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    swampblues Senior Member

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    Beautiful top
     
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  11. RAG7890

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    + 100, sort of thing I’d go for.

    HNGD LPT. :thumbs:

    :cheers2:
     
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    Gorgeous! Congrats!
     
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    That's real nice!

    Congrats!
     
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  14. Sharky

    Sharky Senior Member

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    here's the picture of a 1958 closet queen that was for sale here a few years ago. Very similar in my book

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    Very nice. Looks a bit like a Shanks. Congrats.
     
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    Thanks for posting this! I have never seen this 58. Are there more pictures? Or the original thread?

    Here's another pic of mine in direct daylight. Color is even closer to this 58 here, with a very bright red between the dark outer rim and the center. That brightness is somehow lost after the upload—maybe a color profile thing.

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    Really beautiful guitar man ! Love those plain tops with that colour. Enjoy your NGD:headbanger::acoustic:
     
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    Wow. That just looks rich. Great score.
     
  19. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Mr. Pickles loves you. MWAH! ♥ Premium Member

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    Very unique color with a vintage vibe. I've never liked modern Gibson Sunbursts because they always paint 'em too dark in the pickup switch area. What I like about yours is that it gets just a tiny bit of darkness near the binding, which gives a visible, vintage look.
     
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    looks beautiful
     

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