The 2011 LP Traditional (Standard?) Faded Mega-Thread

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Catthan, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. LCPG282

    LCPG282 Senior Member

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    Indeed! I second your taste concerning the flames, and consider myself lucky to now be the owner of 2 HB Gibson LP Faded beauties (one with the thick, the other with the thin) ribbony kind of flame, which is more lively and less boring than the straight flame.

    Still I love my straight and thin flame Cherry Corsa Gibson LP Faded (LCPG282 pic below) as it's an excellent player.

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    IMHO any Corsa Gibson LP Faded (I have 3) is a great Faded soundwise and apparently another person shares my opinion as the ebay listing of the Corsa Gibson LP Faded in Germany has ended, and the guitar has found a new owner.

    Obviously if one can get a beautiful Corsa Gibson LP Faded with great flames, it's double pleasure...
    It took me years :D but I finally found mine!

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    4BCFB8BA-9B80-41FF-A9BA-60A20BE47994.jpeg E0A5FCA4-E571-487B-B276-BBB748780924.jpeg 0A51A6FE-85A1-49EF-A500-B3E801D1AD22.jpeg 667D859B-F551-45FA-9079-E89933B70A43.jpeg Hi there,
    One 2011 traditional faded found its way to Germany. But there have been some modifications: shed supernatural pickups, 50s wiring. Sensational instrument.
     
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  3. joedonner2001

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    Wirklich toll!
     
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    Wow.

    I don't fancy that top, but I'm shallow like that.
     
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    My 2012 Trad Faded. 50s neck, Burstbucker Pro pups, Creamtone aged ABR bridge, tailpiece, pickguard bracket, pointer washers, and gold reflectors, plus some aged nickel pup covers I found on Reverb. Color looks kind of cherry in the pic, but its actually somewhere in between a honey and tobacco burst. The guy I bought it from called it tobacco, Gibson calls it honey. Its not tobacco and its a little darker than honey.

    Just got done giving it some new strings and a real good cleaning and fretboard oiling. Ive been wanting to do it for a while, but I finally got the setup perfect a year and change ago and I didnt want to risk tweeking anything, but the strings finally got a little too grimy to play on properly.

    Love this guitar. Its been a rough few months for me, and I had to sell a couple guitars to pay some bills, but I think Id go homeless before I sold this one. Its far and away the best Les Paul Ive ever played. Just so open and resonant and full sounding. Ill never buy anything other than a Faded Les Paul again.

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    This pic more closely shows the color.

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    I had a 2008 R8 in iced tea some years ago, and the finish on some 2012 Fadeds always remind me of it:

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    Thats almost exactly the color. Maybe just a tiny bit lighter.

    Its odd. In the pup cavity its marked "TB" for (what I assume) is Tobacco Burst, and it was sold to me as such. But when I contacted Gibson with the serial number, they said the whole line was honeyburst (there were only 200 made). I think maybe a few in the line were done in a lighter tobacco. But idk.
     
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    I think the whole tobacco burst vs. honey burst vs. iced tea is quite relative, in any case.

    I have two honey burst Fadeds and the colour is nowhere near comparable.

    Doesn't really matter. As long as you like a particular guitar, who cares what they call the colour :cheers:
     
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    It seems that colors vary on some. My 2017 Standard in Bourbon Burst doesn't look anything like all the other BB I've seen.

    Yours looks great :applause:
     
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    Thanks. I love the guitar, and itll probably stay the way it is for a long time. Eventually Id like to drop in some high end pickups, and theres a small chance I might get some historically accurate plastics, or at the least some tall rings, but other than that its perfect.

    I do want to get another Faded, one from the original run, maybe an 05 or 07, something with a killer top, just because theyre killer guitars and the price seems to keep going up little by little.
     
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    Keep in mind, that the best pups are not always the most expensive (high end). if I haven't learned any else, I have learned that each LP has it own personality and needs to be upgraded to suit that particular guitar. most of the time, that will require trial and error...but that's half the fun....for some of us ;)
     
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    Its half the fun, but its also extremely expensive lol. I already have a long list of things I want to buy before pickups and plastics. The King of Tone pedal is at, or near, the top of the list. I waited on the list for near 2 years waiting for my number to be called, and its been over a year since I got the "Congrats! You can buy it now" email, but Ive had a rough year and its only gotten worse, so itll be a long time before I can buy anything.

    But theres 3 or 4 amps, a cab, a handful of pedals, and some other stuff on the list.
     
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    Some of the things I wait on, I don't want when the time comes. Some of the things I never had any interest in go to the top of the list. My list is ever changing. I almost think it's futile to have a list at all sometimes.
     

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