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Echo Park Guitars Building Gibson’s Now

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Echo Park Guitars is now licensed to build Gibson flying bees and explores in Michigan. Interesting that Gibson is licensing another builder to produce their guitars.

New Family Photo - Wall of Brazilians

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I’m building a guitar room and finally got all the hooks up, so was able to display all my LPs together.

R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

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I purchased a R8 online (2017) for a good price, and now I'm in the return policy window.

Famous Plain Top Burst Players

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My dad and I recently bought a plain top MIJ LP and it made me start thinking of iconic plain top bursts, but I couldn't think of any.

Duane Allman's 1957 "Layla" Gibson Les Paul sells for $1.25 million

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The Goldtop 1957 Gibson Les Paul guitar which Duane Allman used to record "Layla" alongside Eric Clapton, has sold for $1.25 million at auction.

Gibson Les Paul With a Poly Coat, Has It Been Done?

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Anyone know of any examples of Gibson Les Pauls that have a poly finish? I'd love to see how they turn out.

Post Your 60th Aniversaries

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Share with us your beloved 60th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul!

I Unhate JB

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Not a fan of his music as he's too good, too clean. One of the best guitarist technically. Just sterile to my ears.

An Even Better Guitar Polish

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A short time ago I posted recommending Meguairs Super shine — an automotive product — to polish guitars. It is good, but I have found something much better.

For The Love of Flame...

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Let's see some flame by posting a picture for all of us to see!

1960 Brazilian Les Paul - Golden Poppy Burst PHOTOFEST

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Here's my new gem with photos below that leave little to the imagination: 2018 1960 Les Paul with a Brazilian Fretboard.

Reverb Bought Out By Etsy

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Earlier today, we announced that we signed an agreement to be acquired by Etsy. We expect the acquisition to close in the coming months. When it does, Reverb will remain a standalone business, but will have the added support of Etsy.

Lifton Case And Cracked Tuner Knob

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Looking at the headstock area, I see a cracked D string tuner knob. Ok these don’t usually bother me as it’s functionally perfect but man, I’m afraid too much pressure was put on the headstock.

Celestion Alnico Speaker Shootout: The Ruby, Cream, and Gold - Gain and Clean Videos

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I just finished doing a shootout on 3 of the Alnico speakers from Celestion. I did two videos one using a Magnatone Super Fifteen for the Gain side of things and a Fender Blues Jr III for the clean side.

1955 Les Paul Jnr Resto-Mod

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I bought a completely FUBAR vintage ‘55 Jnr husk for no more reason than it was old and fell into my lap, but it was so trashed I didn’t really know what to do with it as far as a straight restoration.

Original Burst 1959 Les Paul Standard - New ‘Jimmy Plays’ Video

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A few weeks ago I had the absolute dream come true of being lent an original burst for a video shoot with my band! It was a fantastic experience and it gave me great insight into these amazing guitars.

LP Standard Negative Comments

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I show up to and they start asking about my guitar. I tell them it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard and It's a lefty. The reaction I got I didn't expect.

Most Desirable Runs of Historic R9 Les Pauls

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The lovefest for the 60th Anniversary run of Historic R9s got me thinking about some previous runs that were widely regarded as special, significant or... well... historic.

Really Wanting To Pull The Trigger On A Bourbon Burst 60's

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If anybody remembers back in the wild west days of MLP I stated many times loudly that I would NEVER buy a new Gibson while Hank was at the helm.

NGD 2019 59 60th Brazilian

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Not sure how many of these will be made, but this looked gorgeous. Nice flame. Makes me think of the Duke burst.