NGD Maybach Lester 59 Midnight Sunset

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  1. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    HELL YEAH !!! Ok, gents (and ladies).. It's going to happen ! Maybach is going to launch a plain top !
    Probably around october/november as they are working on some other things first.
    I put a poll in the Gibson LP forum to help Maybach with the right colors for them, as they want to please their customers. So vote away please !
    Very cool we got this started and very cool from Maybach they listened to my arguments. And all this from a question from @scott 351 wins which made me contact Maybach.
    I'm really stoked about this and it shows what a great company Maybach is and how they appreciate their customers and keep/make them happy.
    That makes me even happier to own one of their lovely instruments.
    BIG thumbs up, Maybach !! :thumbs:
     
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    @paruwi No sir, I need a black custom first. I have serious GAS for one. Ok.. so maybe a plain top Maybach after that.. you're right.
    And I think they should give me a discount, for starting this :rofl:
    But yeah, love me a nice plain top in the right color for sure ! And I know it will be amazing, because that is what Maybach does.
     
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    Oh @paruwi, can you vote on the Gibson plain top color voting poll for me too, please ? Need as much samples as we can get.
     
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    I'd vote 'plain top black' :thumb:

    Done
     
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    You did all the work I simply asked an obvious question. Congrats to you!!! I really would like to see them in the States i'm sure that's a way down the road.
     
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    Thank you scott. As for Maybach exporting to the States (or even setting up a dealer network there), it will happen, I think. Despite of CITES. When ? Your guess is as good as mine.
     
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    :lol: good point
     
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    I'm still searching for a Maybach, but seems they are stuck with BBQ grill tops and that odd Midnight finish they are doing now. Whish they go back to something more like your. Really hate these tops they are releasing these days.
     
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    I agree with you on the bbq tops and the new finish, PierM.
    I don't like them either. The burst is done differently now, it seems. Or I just got lucky :cool2:
     
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    Finally, I decided to upgrade the wiring and caps. Going for 50's wiring and PIO caps.
    [​IMG] http://imgur.com/a/s0p6e
    Sorry for the links, still working on getting direct links from Imgur (damn Photobucket).
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Peter :cheers2:
     
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    And also.. I switched to 50's wiring and PIO caps.
    [​IMG]

    The guitar was already great when I bought it. But in between the bridge upgrade and the wiring/caps it's even better now.
    Next upgrade is a faber locking tailpiece, because I don't like how angled my tailpiece is with the topwrapping.
     
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    [​IMG]
    ^^ and also, this.. back in good shape. Maybe some of you saw I messed up at first when changing to 50's wiring and PIO caps in the Tone Freaks section.
    I still don't know what the issue was, but in any case it's back in business. And the fiddle sounds amazing :dude:
     
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    Thanks for posting these. I've followed Maybach for quite a while and would love one of these. Now that production is back in gear, availability is improving, but here in the US the chance to play and compare a few just does not exist yet. Same problem with FGN. But those Maybachs are really impressive.
     
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    meanwhile there is a website for FGN

    http://fgnusa.com/

    and AFAIK Maybach is working on their worldwide distribution net

    https://maybach-guitars.de/en
     
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    Just wanted to pop in and say congrats Ray!:cheers:

    I know from your posts you've been after one of these for a long time! Very nice looking score! :applause:
     
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    Thanks brother ! I'm still stoked to have it :cheers:
     
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