NGD: 2017 Custom Shop Les Paul Standard "Plaintop"

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  1. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    Thanks to mfolet, this became mine today and it's true: the 2017 historics are incredible. I have a milestone birthday coming up in a few weeks, so this is my present to myself. I always wanted a great Les Paul like this. I love the way it plays and it's pretty.

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    Jaysus Christ she's a beauty!!!!!! Congrats to you!!!!
     
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    Canon_Mutant Junior Member

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    I turned 50 in 2009 which resulted in my avatar. One of those things you can never justify . . . you just need it well because you just do!

    Nuff said . . .

    Now, why are they considered a "plain top"? Doesn't really matter, just curious.
     
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  4. PierM

    PierM Premium Member

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    They call plain top everything which is not pure flamey. If they have a flamey slab, but mixed (or faded) with a curly figured and grain, they will probably put it in the plaintop wood pile.
     
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    With plaintops like that, who the hell needs a flametop?
     
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    Congrats! Great LP:cheers:. Who says the Custom Shop has lost its appeal!? They keep getting better and better...
     
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  7. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    A few more gratuitous shots in the morning sun...

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    I'm just a little excited - can you tell?
     
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    Not only looks great but it sounds great as well. Play her loud!!!!
     
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    Not a plain to. But very beautiful!!!
     
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    Too cool. Congrats and have fun.
     
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    Really nice color on that one. Congrats!
     
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  12. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    If you're happy, we're happy :applause: (well.. I am, anyway.. can't speak for everyone else)
    Congrats, brother. Long may you enjoy !
    Looks super sweet for sure. Love the color and the top. But I might be a bit partial (my avatar, lol).
    I was going to say, now go play it.. But here I am, typing comments on our forum :doh: I should be playing my fiddle.
    I need to finish soldering my new wiring though, it's out of electrics for now.
    I still need to solder my pickups to the pots, the output jack and the switch connections to the pots.

    Damn, I should've said input jack to ruffle some feathers :p
     
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  14. Top Gun

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    Beautiful guitar!
     
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    Congrats! Looks beautiful. Love the mineral streaks in that top.
     
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    whoah nice!!!
     
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    Beautiful Guitar. Gibson needs to call these '58 Flame Tops.

    This is not a Plain Top.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get it either. I have no idea if something this flamey was even made available in 1958.

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    But I'm pretty sure I don't care ;) And yes, I actually do play the damn thing even though I find myself staring at it.
     
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  19. Thomas/Sweden

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    Gorgeous like a young hot Swedish girl! Is the colour Iced Tea?
     
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  20. tspoon5150

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    It does not matter what the label is. Back in the late 50's most were
    Plain to mild Tops anyway. There was a few nice heavy flame tops
    in 1958, along with hidden flame beneath the Gold Tops before the
    Sunbursts and Standards revealed the real beauty of the flame.
     

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