SHNGD - R8 MTM Dirty Lemon

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  1. The General

    The General Senior Member

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    SUPER Happy NGD!!!!!

    This is my first Gibson and I'm giddy. I've had a few Epi LP's but nothing compares to this baby. Of course I am biased but this is the best looking, best playing, best sounding guitar ever!!! I wasn't looking for a new git this year and had just committed myself to playing the ones I had better. I was just browsing the classifieds to look at pics of cool guitars and saw this baby. For some reason, it just jumped out at me and spoke to me, so of course I had to buy it. Thanks to Jon (Freebyrd69) for letting me test drive it before I bought it, and he gave me an outstanding price. I almost feel guilty for stealing this from him. Almost.

    I love, love the dirty lemon color and the lighter back. Most have the dark back, which I like, but I prefer the lighter color of this one. The front looks even better in person, flamey from some angles, some woodgrain and more plain from others. Not sure about the pickguard yet, staying on for now but it sucks so much tone it may have to go at some point. :)

    It plays really well. I don't like thick necks, I prefer them thin with small shoulders. The neck on this isn't the thinnest I've every played, and isn't the thickest. It's just an in-between and very comfortable. Nice round profile, shoulders are comfy. And the sound out of the custombuckers is outstanding. Cleans are crisp, dirty is sooooo crunchy, yet both still maintain the dynamics and clarity you want. It's not the lightest guitar I own, after about a 2-1/2 hour practice the other night I started to get LP back pain, but it's not so heavy that it won't be my main gig guitar. Just need to get used to it. Some strap locks, a string change, and it's good to go.

    I haven't had time to take new pics yet, but I stole these from Jon's original classified ad. They are good pics. I will try to update with some of my own later.

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  2. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Right on, Phil!
     
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    Wow! Yeah, I remember lusting over that one when it was put up for sale. Congrats!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Looks great! Congrats!
     
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    Congrats brother! There is nothing like your first Reissue! It's going to look pretty killer on stage when both of us have our R's strapped on and rockin'! We'll make sure to get a few good photo's under the stage lights this weekend.
     
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    Oh yeah!! :headbanger:


    Although the lighting in there isn't the best sometimes. I will have to make sure my wife times the photo properly to get the best lighting. She needs to do something to earn her keep. Don't tell her that though!!!
     
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    Awesome! CONGRATS!
     
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    Awesome! Just saying “HNGD” seems so insignificant for that particular guitar! But I guess it’ll have to suffice...so...HNGD!!! :cheers:
     
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    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    I got to play this ....Great guitar!

    Enjoy!
     
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    NICE. CONGRATS!! I'm happy for ya.
     
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    Right on, congrats. :dude::dude:
     
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    Thanks to all. Enjoying the hell out of it.
     
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    Great guitar congrats
     
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    Congrats , no turning back now !
     
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    Outstanding brother!!!!!
     
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    I know you've played a ton of different guitars - in your opinion would you change anything about this one? Just curious. I have no intention of changing anything other than strings, I really like the sound I'm getting. But maybe someday a pickup/wiring change could be in order. Always gotta tinker, you know?

    Would be interested in hearing what you would do (if anything) if it was yours.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    I love it, that's a great top! My 58 is lemonburst. Congratulations! I wish I could see you guys play!
     
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    Our first gig, we rocked the place pretty good!! Jon is a really good player and great leader/entertainer, the bass player is excellent, the drummer is very good and the singer kicks ass. I am the anchor (not in a good way), but I'm working hard trying to improve and at least not bring everything down. We (I) had an absolute blast at the former gig, and a lot of people I now are coming back for seconds on Saturday. So much fun playing live, I wish I had discovered it much earlier in my life.

    Thanks for compliments on guitar, I love it.
     

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