NGD: CC22 Colletti. '59 Custom

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  1. Tomburst

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    IMG_1847.JPG IMG_1848.JPG IMG_1851.JPG IMG_1852.JPG IMG_1854.JPG IMG_1915.PNG Hi chaps bought this about a month ago. I've always loved the look of a 3pup black beauty but never had one before or even played one. But this came up for sale so I watched for a while drooling and researching and of course it ate away at me and I pulled the trigger. No regrets. I like a fuller neck and although it's a fairly slim neck the soft v seems to make it sit just fine. The neck kinda feels bigger than what it probably is. Anyway,no prob there. So the details:
    Weights 9:00lb exactly.
    Pups read 7:27k all three.
    The finish and hardware aging is great looks very convincing to me.
    This guitar is very clear sounding it's not dark at all but has plenty of body and warmth woody in rhythm,biting treble with balls,and the mid (treble and mid pups) sounds great real honk and squawk,I'll defo be using that position lots. So overall I'm a really happy bunny with no regrets.
    Here's some pics (I still can't get the pics the right way round,I'm a techno div)
     
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    One of my fav. Les Pauls. I really love this Black Beautys w/ 3 pickups. This one is really nice piece of them.
     
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    Beautiful Monster!
     
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    Very nice! Long may you enjoy!
     
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    One of the best 3 pickup B.B. reissues, congrats!
    I just wish they didn’t do the strap buttons that way.
     
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    Sweet!!
     
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    Love it man..Congrats..!!.
     
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    very nice guitar :cheers: looks great
     
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    man, nice guitar !! congrats :)
     
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  10. Emre

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    Is it aged by Tom Murphy?
     
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    Congrats!
    I too am a proud owner of a CC#22 and it is a really great guitar. The neck took me a bit to jive with but once I did I was in love. Love the pups.
     
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    Looks great! Congrats!
     
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    Yeah the strap holes are drilled in twice as you know. Because the original colletti has the extra holes drilled it doesn't bother me, but if the original didn't have them and a previous owner had added them i'd be really miffed about it. Hmmmm. Yep,that's how it is. It's a kind of an illness
     
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    No it's not Murphy aged as nowadays i'm sure it'd be all over the COA and gibson ads if it was. It must be in house guys doin the ageing. Looks dandy tho,no complaints from me.
     
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    You're right the pups are just great. It must be the right wood too for this model Gibson have done a great job here with this. The neck does take a few plays to bond with when like me you're coming from a fatter neck loving perspective. It's not a fat neck but it's not too small. The gentle V gives it some depth and substance. Some years ago I had an original early 61 sg special. An outstanding sounding guitar and light as a feather. It had to go tho which was such a shame as it was a truly great guitar but had a 'blade' neck. Felt the same right the way up the neck real skinny with no meat or depth at all. A bone neck. Not my thing. The guy who bought it tho fell in love with the neck at first play,for him it was a dream. This colletti is nothing like that at all.

    This has prob been seen it's the owner playing the original and a cc back to back. Pretty close I'd say

     
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    My issue with the neck was the lack of shoulder and the sharper angle leading to the binding I found very fatiguing as the edges were digging in to my fingers and it took me several months and nearly selling along the way but top wrapping saved the guitar for me as it took a lot of tension off the strings and therefore relieved a lot of effort I needed to put into playing my style.
     

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