Well I love the USA line LPs heavy as hell (heavy 70s and 90s LPs) but I love the custom shop LP lightweight... not the same sound, not the same weight research.... and there s always exceptions to any rules, that s why we love them so much, it seems they re all different :)
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I m searching for years but I can t find, do anyone here knows where I could find gold/black reflector or witch hat knobs that looks really gold ? Like on the custom LPs from the 68/77... all I can find is a kind of faded gold, almost silver... aged or not I...
This one is from the 12th of january, 1994.
I don t like the finish on this one but every 94 studio LP I played was amazing guitars, far better than a standard from the last 15 years.... just my opinion.
It s a real one, I never saw a fake with binding over the frets... toggle has probably been changed, may be the nut too.... six holes on the toggle cavity ? May be it s been redone to fit perfectly.
A lot of Gibson has this kind of logo, this is caused by air under the clearcoat, really...
Some good guitars were done in every year, a lot of bad too, I have a 2009 triple stain standard which is amazing, a good 2012 traditional etc.
But concerning the USA line, in my opinion, 2002 is the last year about real quality on most of the Gibson models.
Not sure which one is the most expensive or if they re the most expensive guitars I have but I love them all so much that I couldn t tell a price for it :)
1983 lp Spotlight
1969 es330/brazilian rosewood Crest gold
1972 lp 54reissue