NGD: 2018 Goldie Classic

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  1. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    wife: “Chris, how many gold guitars do you need?”
    Me: “All of them”

    Fact 1: classics are my favorite model
    Fact 2: my taste is just this side of Liberace
    Fact 3: holy crap, an affordable goldtop with p90s and binding

    I bought this 2018 Goldtop Classic the day they went on sale at Sweetwater and didn’t open it for 4 months as it was a Christmas present...I actually find it almost perfect and may not put a bigsby on it...well, who am I kidding....we all know it will have a B7 on it by February

    Also got a weirdish stratosphere 2013 50s tribute sg body that same day...and waited till christmas and haven’t been able to post them on mlp as I hadn’t seen them...

    Can’t wait to find gold p90s for an all gold hw SG with a B5 bigsby

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  2. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    I think you may have a problem. ;)
     
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    I only have two gold tops so far, both Tributes. I don't need a Bigsby unless I put a Firebird bridge pickup in the '13, put a pot bypass switch in it and paint it black :)
     
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    I hate you (in a nice way). I wish I could get along with that neck, because I’d have already bought one of those. If they do the same thing to a Trad, I’m there.

    Congrats on a beauty!
     
  5. 1all's Pub

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    That is just crazy dead sexy! Can’t wait to see it with a Bigsby! :cheers:

    HNGD!
     
  6. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    What’s so odd is I got in my head to get a p90 gold top from an SNL episode in April...
    I was hoping for a Barry Gibb skit from jimmy Fallon...

    Instead I became obsessed with this setup from the musical guest that night...plus the songs melodic structure reminded me of “share the land” by the guess who and I loved the guitar setups all around...



    -Chris
     
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    Really....? :hmm: :facepalm:

    :laugh2: :rofl: :laugh2:
     
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    She’s beautiful! :cheers2:

    You are now ready for the movie;

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  9. Bend'n'Slide

    Bend'n'Slide Senior Member

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    Seriously though, that’s a fab guitar! Proper GT with P90s...

    ...what’s not to love...?!


    I’d be all over that like a rash if they made it with the sort of chunkier neck that a guitar with those looks and pups really ought to have (!).
    :D
     
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    Gorgeous!

    Congrats!!
     
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    Nice congrats!
     
  12. shupe13

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    Dig’n the SG. What are your plans for it. I was originally going to buy a gutted GT from Stratosphere but then I touched one with all its guts...
     
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    it's nice when a guy gets exactly what he wants at Christmas. Congrats
     
  14. Christosterone

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    Can’t decide between gold p90 neck and gold mini hum bridge or both p90/ both mini hums

    May even route a 3rd cavity with minis and put a cream bare in the middle and see what a Pete townshend SG may sound like...

    Everything’s in the air on the sg....seeing it in person even has me wanting to do a full woody....
    Like wood pup rings and pup covers...wood knobs...

    Basically an all wood version of a studio hp I built last year...I’m kinda settling on a mini hum but don’t know

    Possibility: think of this but all stained the same brown(and an sg)

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    -Chris
     
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    I like the 3 pup idea. Minis or P90s.
     
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    Congrats my ebony 50s tribute is one of the nastiest guitars I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
     
  17. Donal

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    Really really nice :thumb:

    Now we agree on most things: Classics, Gold tops, all perfect .... Now I can read your thoughts ..... don`t even think of it :laugh2:

    Congrats and HNGD my friend, you deserve it :applause:
     
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    Please, no Bigsby! Leave it in it's natural beauty! :)
     
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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Leaning towards mini hums...
    But I don’t know...

    This SG has me a bit spinning....lots of ways to go

    -Chris
     
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    Beautiful congrats.
     

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