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    Polishing Up a VOS Finish

    In my case, the only option was VOS for the Custom Shop instruments I wanted. Two are black and I am not sure I get why they look the way they do. The first one I bought, I was not sure how it would look. I thought it would be similar to a NOS Fender. The other 3 just came in the only color...
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    Polishing Up a VOS Finish

    What did you use to polish it?
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    Polishing Up a VOS Finish

    Yeah, I am not a fan, yet I ended up with three brand new SC VOS Gibsons. I want to polish them, but the dealer said DO NOT!!! I am still going to, I think, at least if I learn something from this thread and maybe a couple others.
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    Why do I hate strats? And do I need therapy?

    Just bought this same guitar in white... love it.
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    Why do I hate strats? And do I need therapy?

    What about John Frusciante or Stevie Ray? There has to be more than just Jimi on your very short list of Strat players who make the Strat sound as good as it should? I collect both Gibson and Fender in almost equal proportions, maybe leaning towards Gibson, lately. I love them both, but my #1 is...
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    I got a problem

    I am always the last to comment on these things, but do you still have the original Custom Shop tag on the case? When were these photos made? Over ten yeas old and it looks like it was just purchased off the showroom. I am glad to see you pressed your Custom Shop's pants. I do that, too. It...
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    Rick Beato Signature Les Paul Special DC from Gibson

    Radio Silence... that cannot be good. I would surmise, based on how nothing has been said by either Gibson or Rick, is that he may have blown the whistle too soon and Rick or Gibson or both must have shut it down. Or maybe Covid has caused a delay in parts and they are all vowed to silence...
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    Rick Beato Signature Les Paul Special DC from Gibson

    Well Beato claimed to have shared a photo, over a year ago, of the "first one off the line," but I am now thinking it must have been the last!
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    Rick Beato Signature Les Paul Special DC from Gibson

    UPDATE: Anyone see it? I have lost interest, anyway.
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    So what's this "VOS treatment" about?

    The Gibson Authorized Reseller told me specifically, "DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO THE FINISH." Who's right, who's wrong? THX
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    Rick Beato Signature Les Paul Special DC from Gibson

    I had a guy on the phone who was checking with his rep for me (on another guitar) and I got so excited about that, I totally forgot to ask him about Rick's model. I have not heard or seen a thing.
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    Rick Beato Signature Les Paul Special DC from Gibson

    What year would you recommend? I mean, of a semi-affordable vintage. Last offer... I will pay you DOUBLE what you paid for it! Think of what you could do with a 100% profit. You could save up and buy a fancy 2021. I am actually tired of the same two articles (April and September) and we are past...
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    Interesting! The Gibson Mod Collection

    Yeah, I did not think it was very enjoyable, nor funny, but I see what she is trying to do. Sarcasm... I get it.
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    New Gibson - QC issues?

    I have had an occasion or two when I was not 100% and I called the seller and in all situations I was offered to either return it or accept a discount. The discount, for me, was always a better choice... knock on (rose)wood.

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