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    Is the Gibson 335 The Best Guitar Ever Made?

    But the 345's Varitone means that it has a bunch more sounds than a 335... Which is good (and bad).
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    50s P90s - do they differ by year?

    The '54 has a P90 in the bridge. I guess I should have clarified that I was making that comparison. Phread
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    50s P90s - do they differ by year?

    So I have a '52 and a '54. Though the '54 sounds great and has the punch and warm (but not muddy) tone that you want from a P90, it doesn't even come close to the sound of my '52. A friend of mine who has been winding pickups for 40 years has described the '52 as "otherworldly" because it...
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    Comment by 'phread' in media 'Three Les Paul Goldtops, all with trapeze bridges. An original '52, an '09 Tribute, and a '12 Anniversary.'

    They are both pretty close. Rather chunky necks, which is correct. The two newer ones are a little heavier, but not too bad. The big difference is that the '52 has very dark and powerful pickups. The two reissues are more like a late '50s P90 (which still sounds good, just different). Of...
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    who has the rarest - most unique - Les Paul in the forum, show pics

    Photoshop at it's finest! But a kewl idea! I saw a pic of Les with a dual- pickguard LP once...
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    The 1952 Les Paul bridge/tailpiece

    I brought my '52 to Fat Tuesday's in NYC in 1990 and had Les Paul autograph it for me. When I pulled the guitar out he asked: "Wherever did you come across that?" He then told me that when Gibson made the prototype, it did *not* have the carved maple top on it. They set the neck angle based...
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    EDS-1275 custom shop

    I love the white one that you have on eBay. Wish you were selling it *next* month... Looks like you have at least one bid on it, so good luck!
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    NVGD 1953 Les Paul!

    In this day of modern technology, this should be easy, but I can't find Joe Glaser's phone number in any of the forum's posts. I want to order one of these bridges for my '52, so if anyone can pass it on, I'd appreciate it!
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    Any King's X fans out there?

    Looks like Ty Tabor has one of his guitars up on eBay. Not the creme of the crop of axes, but it seems like a decent working-man's guitar with a pedigree. Ty Tabor's Custom 2003 Gibson Les Paul Special | eBay
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    Real Prototype? SG 50's tribute

    Well the Les Paul Tribute's that Gibson offered in 2009 were all stamped "PROTOTYPE" on the back of the headstock. And to this day, I still cannot figure out why...
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    Too good to be true! '59 from a widow?

    Sniff! It's gone! And I was gonna bid! :hmm::shock::naughty:
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    Too good to be true! '59 from a widow?

    Original 1959 Gibson Les Paul | eBay Interesting, but doubtful.
  13. And then there were 4!  '52, R4, '09 Tribute, '12 60th Anniversary

    And then there were 4! '52, R4, '09 Tribute, '12 60th Anniversary

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    Trapeze Circus

    And it has a Trapeze bridge with the casting, similar to the '09 Tribute.
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    Trapeze Circus

    Latest news! A friend of mine is attending the NAMM show this week and I was told that Gibson is coming out with a new Tribute. It has his full name, date of birth and death on the pickguard as well as a custom headstock design. I'll see what it looks like, but not sure if I want something so...

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