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    Flat Top Frets on My New Les Paul?

    ^^^Exactly..... Sometimes it’s not a “quality issue”.... it’s a “you don’t like issue”..... yes,... flat top frets were common on Gibson’s.... I have a 2013 Standard that has them.... not rough... just smooth and flat. I have no problem with them. Like my first comment..... if you don’t like...
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    Flat Top Frets on My New Les Paul?

    Send it back.
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    Tenons: Modern CS vs. Historic Reissues

    Actually there was a trans-tenon ( I can hear the jokes now).... in 1969 it was the long tenon and year later the tenon was still in the neck pup cavity but was shorter than the original. This continued thru to 1975 when it became the short rocker tenon and no sign in the neck pup cavity. The...
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    Don’t have nightmares! Fire damaged vintage ‘63 355

    This is what happens when lighting a cigarette with the headstock was so cool..... now it’s just bad taste. Honestly I think that’s just a clear coat :rofl:
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    Deluxe 71-74??

    I have seen the round channel as early as 1974. Not earlier.
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    Don’t have nightmares! Fire damaged vintage ‘63 355

    The price it freaking insane...... maybe 5k.....or maybe not!
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    Don’t have nightmares! Fire damaged vintage ‘63 355

    The guitar save +100 Feet in picture -10
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    Don’t have nightmares! Fire damaged vintage ‘63 355

    Its reacting to that Fender strap!!....quick take it off.
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    Should i change my 2018 Ebony Les Paul Classic hardware to gold?

    I will agree with @Christosterone when he posts his answer:rofl:
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    NGD Desert Star 008 “DC Junior”

    I’ve been playing this 008 for a while now..... and its like I got it yesterday..... The honeymoon hasn’t ended. Of all my guitars..... that includes Historics and a couple vintage pieces.... everyone I know is attracted to this little DC..... players and non-players alike. I’ve been asked to...
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    Upsized Les Paul?

    Yup... baritone long scale and oversized body. Note how small the humbuckers look... I’m sure if Gibson made these they can make a “made to measure” custom order.... sure it won’t be cheap. There’s also a Les Paul bass with a larger body..... which is what I think they used for the...
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    Les Paul Custom, which year?

    The pots indicate the 10 week of 1976. The caps also indicate 1976. This would be safe to date around mid 1976.
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    Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Nashville Bridge Question.

    Yes,... in fact I have two Norlin Gibson Les Paul Customs with Zamak bridge and tailpiece and my 2011 Les Paul Traditional has this same setup and other gibby’s..... These units work well and seem to have a warmer influence to the tone than full aluminum or solid brass versions. Not as “chimey”...
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    Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Nashville Bridge Question.

    Yes,.. old Nashville bridges and stop tailpieces were made of zamak,.. the same alloy they make the little Hotwheel cars. Zamak is zinc aluminum magnesium and copper alloy... a Heavy alloy. An excellent flowing alloy for casting.... the reason it was used. The problem with this material is if...
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    How important is the word "Gibson" on your headstock.

    I have a couple MIJ Squiers from 1984 that are Keepers and not one bit ashamed of them either.... but I know there some folks would be.... just because of the name. Though my friends are just shocked how good they are. The two on the left are my Squiers


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