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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    "Seen "Sellers" use the term". Exactly. That's the first clue it's mostly bullshit marketing and smoke and mirrors. Anyone talking absolutes when it comes to a material like wood.. I mean come on.
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    Norlin Prices Climbing, How Far Will It Go?

    I paid around 2K for my stock 83 Custom around 2007 or so. As a player it gives me every bit of enjoyment as my 2012 R9 with Jim Wagner pups that I lucked into for 3k, I'd say overall I like it more. It just has stuff going on the R9 never will. And I really dig my R9. I've never put any...
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    Big vs Huge?

    It goes from one to the other when your hand tells you so.
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    R9 saga on The Gear Page.

    I saw that post, a novice to guitars could tell its a fake by the logo alone. Tells you all you need to know about the "experts" at Gruhn.
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    The historic neck tenon has been wrong all along?

    And they will of course sound far superior
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    I think Les Paul pancake body's are underrated for metal genre.

    Idk if it has anything to do with pancake construction, I've always found Customs to be better metal machines than Standards
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    Looking for Advice/Thoughts Regarding Tim Shaw Pickup Output

    This isn't much of a solution more of food for thought since you mention wanting to keep it stock. Leave it alone and get to know it. When I got my 83 Custom I noticed the same issue, and as others mention I found it weak compared to my other guitars. I came very close to swapping pups but...
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    Five figures for a guitar...

    This goes way beyond guitars, look what people pay for 70s and 80s cars now. Which let's be frank were pretty much shit as far as quality goes. People will like what they like.
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    Huge decision to make and need some help.

    I'm just like you with indecision. Skipping the greater implications of this "trait" (as someone who's lived with it for 50 years it most certainly has gotten in the way of enjoying life in many ways). These are things.. Keep that in mind, it's just really not that important one way or the...
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    Hung By The Neck Until Dead

    Mine live in the case 99% of the time. At times when I get in the mood they accumulate around the room for a day or two, but I've never hung them. Always lived in a dry climate, the case seems like common sense and I dig opening it each time, the sight, the smell.. I've been doing this so...
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    Purchase or Pass?

    You're still still into a very cool guitar for less than a 1k. I'd keep it
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    Gibson's First Authorized Boutique Builder

    "Boutique Builder" right up there with "Private Reserve" Just what the guitar world needs, more pretentiousness
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    One of those "help me decide" threads...

    Both beautiful.. But that's secondary to tone. If it were me I'd buy both and keep the one that sounds best.


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