The Les Paul in Your Avatar?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by cherrysunburst00, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. mattnapier

    mattnapier Junior Member

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    Mine is a 2011 60's Tribute. It's my first Les Paul. I changed the plastics to black and removed the pickguard. I love the P90's in it they rock hard!

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  2. DarrellV

    DarrellV Make the Switch for the Better! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Glad to see you hit the ground running! :cheers:
     
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  3. DarrellV

    DarrellV Make the Switch for the Better! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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  4. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Avatar updated for use here.. :D

    Old (my actual HD-28):

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    New (my actual gear!):

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  5. flamesarewicked

    flamesarewicked Senior Member

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    Mine is of my newly acquired 17 Tradtional in Desert Burst.. :acoustic: 488619AE-422F-4A45-BD6E-A03C06655EDB.jpeg
     
  6. Shadow Explorer

    Shadow Explorer Senior Member

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  7. endial

    endial Senior Member

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    My recently acquired "'95 Custom Shop '57 Historic Reissue Custom Mahogany R7 blah-blah-guitar that kicks ass." -If I may say so.

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    -It's the first time I bothered after three years as a member to post an avatar pic.
     
  8. ajay

    ajay Senior Member

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    image.jpeg Mine is my 2014 Peace in Peaceful Orange. It's supposed to be a Plaintop, but this one is AAA Quartersawn Flame. It could even be a little better than AAA, but definitely not a Plaintop. I have considered having the top done in 50's Lemon, but with the 120th inlay, I'm going to just leave it as-is.
    It's a special one to me The earliest ones are hand wired with Orange Drops, because apparently they didn't have the computer boards ready yet. Mine is one of those. I don't think it sounds any better hand-wired, but I like the fact that it's unusual. I have every original part except the Tie Dye Switch tip, and the Min-ETune. I really like the '61 pickups, But I may try some Seymour Duncan's just for fun.
    I really like this Lester a lot, and it will probably be the last guitar that I sell or give to a relative.
     
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  9. KissGuitar

    KissGuitar Senior Member

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    My avatar is my go-to guitar, Gibson CC#33 Hanna (Basically a 2015 aged True Historic 1960 R0). I fell in love with this top and was lucky that the guitar sounded as good as it looks! Spent years trying to find a R0 Lemon with an absolute killer top, and boy did the wait pay off IMO. :)


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  10. DanD

    DanD Senior Member

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    2015 TH spec CC29V repurposed as a 2017 "Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1958 Les Paul – VOS"

    Best bang for the buck I've gotten out of any new Gibson purchase. :cool2:
     
  11. alnico59

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    There's two. My '14 R8 VOS (left) and my '10 Traditional Plus Top. That picture was taken February 2017 while at my Luthier/buddy's shop, Big Mike's Custom located up in CT. I was there to pick up the guitars after the work was completed. I drove all the way from FL! Both guitars came out killer and it was well worth my efforts.

    Taller frets, bone nut installed and Maple Flame mod done to the R8. The Traditional got a bone nut, Creamtone plastics and hardware and was completely rewired, upgraded to vintage braid from the switch to the control cavity. It also was fitted with NOS Russian PIO caps. He also installed his hand wound PAF's in both guitars.
     
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  12. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    I only have one proper Les Paul and it's no longer my Avatar...but here it is. It's a 2013 Trad Pro II completely modified in the electronics...50's wiring and a set of Bernie Marsden Beast Bucker pickups. The coolest tone of any of my guitars!

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  13. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    That is gorgeous! I've read about them, never saw a good image.
     
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    Mine is a somewhat modded Epi Goth :) [​IMG]
     
  15. LenPaul

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    My avatar pic is a 2013 R8 with Fralin pure PAfs in it. Sounds good to me.
    Late 80's to mid 90's LP's seem to be popular,, here's a pic of my 93 Standard with surh aldridge pickups.
    When heavy rock is called for, I reach for the 93 Standard, it's a beast.:)

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    bgfthntr Senior Member

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  17. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land.. Premium Member

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    Mine's a 2018 Classic in ebony modded with gold hardware, gold Grover Rotogrips and EMG P85 and P60A:

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    Does that neck ever look almost like a 8 or 9 string. Almost went with a 7 string but they didn't have the color I wanted.
     
  20. Shadow Explorer

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    Width at nut is exactly 1,986 inches.
    It's a bit wider than the common 1.785 7-strings have.
     

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