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  1. Mickey_C

    FSOT Gibson Benchmark Les Paul 58/59 reissue

    I am keeping the guitar. I've decided to just refret it with narrow tall frets. I can have my cake and eat it too. What I can't do is delete this entire thread. lol.
  2. Mickey_C

    FSOT Gibson Benchmark Les Paul 58/59 reissue

    This is a custom run 1958/1959 Benchmark neck Les Paul with Benchmark pickups. It's an insanely good guitar. These Benchmark guitars were exclusive to Rainbow Guitars, Dave's Guitar Shop, Wildwood Guitars, and the Music Zoo. They have a 59 Benchmark neck with vintage spec-correct frets and...
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    Fretting over the fret sizes

    Do all the historics now have Narrow/Tall frets? Is it documented anywhere what the fretsizes were through the years? I am trying to discern what the 2014 spec HIstoric 1958 Reissues were fretted with and if anything from the custom shop uses that wire today.
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    Starting a little road trip today, will my LP be alright in the trunk for 12 hours?

    Sorry but I've gotten over 140 in my trunk in Arizona. The trunk can get pretty hot. . . The glue will melt in texas and arizona trunks. Don't ask how I know :( If it has to be the trunk get an insulating thermal blanket and use a wireless thermometer and sensor to monitor it.
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    “Downgrading” From an R8. What Should I Look For?

    I disagree too. I own a bunch of guitars by gibson, fender, gretsch, prs, and tokai too. I have a true historic that trumps them all... but one of the tokai sits right between the average gibson usa and most of the gibson custom shop. In any guitar there are variations of course... I have a...
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD I've recently purchased a PRS Stripped 58 as backup for my Gibson Historic 58/59, and now having those two guitars, this guitar is just barely nudged out! 2008 Tokai LS90Q Love Rock Better than a Gibson Les Paul Traditional! Almost (not quite, but almost) as good as a...
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    Who made this guitar?

    Pull the pickups and take some pictures of the cavities. If you take a shot of the pickup cavities with pickups out and facing towards the tailpiece we would know more about that top. Take them straight down as well.
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    Who made this guitar?

    Somebody in China. ;)
  9. Mickey_C

    Make the case for owning a reissue

    My .02 with nitrous: Any guitar purchase that you need somebody else to make the case for buying should NOT be purchased. Ever.
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    Can you tell me why gibson use stainless steel pole piece screw and slug for custombucker?

    All I know is that burstbuckers have always sounded like scrambling eggs to me - I literally here some element in the sound that sounds like frying happening, so I've always replaced them - and the custombuckers in my 58/59 historic sound superb, the first set of stock pickups that I have no...
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    NGD: Special run 1958/59 Gibson Historic Reissue R8 Les Paul

    It is a 58 body. That's what makes it a 58. Let's say there was a 1960 original les paul, with a les paul custom neck put on. We would call it a 1960 les paul still. So why did they bother? 1958 reissue costs less than 1960 reissue. In theory that's because it's nicer wood. What rainbow did...
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    NGD: Special run 1958/59 Gibson Historic Reissue R8 Les Paul

    ONE MONTH LATER!!!!! I been playing this guitar every day, sometimes from early morning to late night. I love it. Couple of things: It's not the BEST playing guitar I've owned. I think I like a fatter - true 58 - type of neck, but I am adapting. But this one is still a great player, just not...
  13. Mickey_C

    How Do You Treat Your Les Pauls?

    ' Except that's Trigger, one of the most famous guitars in the world.
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    Tokai LS90Q is no longer available. The love rock II is and pictures will be up soon.
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    NGD: Special run 1958/59 Gibson Historic Reissue R8 Les Paul

    whoops, if you mean did I order it, then no I did not. Rainbow guitars did, they are a series by them that are trickling in. They are priced only a little higher than a regular R8 (like 10% more).
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    TWO incredible Tokai guitars for sale, a 2008 LS90Q and a 2004 Love Rock II doublecut. If you missed the thread in Gibson Historics, I just bought a limited run R8. I Need Cash! 2008 Tokai LS90Q singlecut guitar: I upgraded the Tokai Love Rock LS90Q substantially: Faber locking bridge and...
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    This is why we cannot have Brazilian Rosewood any more

    1st world citizens: "We need to preserve your natural resources for the good of the planet!" 3rd world citizens: "What part of being poor are you failing to understand?"
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    NGD 60th R9 Cherry Teaburst

    Nice! Killer top! My R8 has the same neck and fretwork and I like it a lot. :)
  19. Mickey_C

    NGD: Special run 1958/59 Gibson Historic Reissue R8 Les Paul

    Yes, they are made to measure. The link above has the guitar I bought, and explains what they did. It is most definitely a m2m run.

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