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    Lets see those Les Paul control cavities!

    Because the pore filler / red dye is hand rubbed onto the back.... no sense wasting it to fill the cavity. Though it is “painted” with the clear nitro as it sprayed all over. The scraped area reveals the untinted wood.
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    This guy deserves a Sig Les Paul

    Gibson CC#28... Ronny Montrose STP burst.... not exactly a “Signature” model,.. but it is a replica of his 1958 he used in Montrose and Gamma... These were quite popular and sold out quickly..... here’s mine. I think if the Collectors Choice continued,.. as these instruments were branching...
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    Lets see those Les Paul control cavities!

    The original internals of my 1977 LP Custom.
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    This guy deserves a Sig Les Paul

    Dave’s guitar is 1968 P90 Goldtop that was routed for humbuckers and refinished in sunburst before he bought it in 1970-71..... it would make an interesting Signature model.... but I doubt Gibson would make a true replica.
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    This guy deserves a Sig Les Paul

    Black Tiger was 1982.... my little band opened up for Y&T in a little off campus night club in Turlock California in 1983.....it was simply called “The Club”..... Dave was a really nice guy... love to talk about gear and guitars. I was underage at the time...18... I had to stay in the dressing...
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    Made is USA perpendicular on “second” 81 lp std?

    This would indicate a Kalamazoo built guitar.........Nashville and Kalamazoo factories were both building Les Pauls and other models at the same time. This is one way of to identify the origins of similar models. Like this RD Or this all gold limited edition. Of course Norlins with decal...
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    New Studio fret board

    My hands are kinda rough and would wear that smooth in no time. I have worn the nitro and color to the wood on some of my older players. But really there is no excuse for that on a brand new instrument. Your call amigo.
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    ACME insurance......I think it's in the catalog.
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    New Gibson - QC issues?

    There's no wonder there aren't more dents. There is a Gibson factory video around here that shows factory workers installing fretboards into various machine jigs using these big Tom & Jerry hammers...just pounding them in. It scary to watch,... but i'm sure this is where this happens. I don't...
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    Fine....but tone down your insults even if you thinly disguised them as a fake Gibson quote.....Like this one. "Oh, those guitars cost us less to make, great, now let's just not tell the discerning consumers - no wait, actually let marketing make them think that we lose money... They are going...
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    The problem here is that you stick with just the costs of materials and car paint..... Other countries of manufacture don't have the elaborate taxes, subsidies, and stringent environmental policies to maintain. It seems you have no clue what it takes to run a massive industry. It's not just wood...
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    Okay,...i will agree to that.....even if the production costs are less than half the selling price it is "worth" what the buyer is willing to spend..........whether that is right or wrong it is not my call.....Some people's money is worth more to them than other people's money is to them.....not...
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    "Worth" is subjective isn't it?.............Is a McDonald Big Mac meal worth $8.00?
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    And what is it exactly that is wrong with that?........isn't that the reason they're in business? You don't have to buy Gibson. Do you?
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    People need to earn a living. A huge manufacturing plant can’t survive on making a few dollars over “labor and materials”..... not in the United States. Just the plant itself is sucking up cash just to function on a daily basis. Water, sewer, gas, electric, not to mention internet, phone...


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