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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    If a company is on shaky ground and everything is going to get tossed or liquidated anyway, what a better time to go ahead and just start taking things, right? Especially if it's just a little old dusty ledger. That's why I think there is a good chance it was stolen, because someone knew how...
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    @Red Pharoah 1961 is when the records start again for solid bodies. It was that year that Gibson changed their serial number system (impressed numbers starting with 3 digits through 5 digits). As far as we know that record was never missing. Thanks for sharing the photocopy. From what I am...
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    Here is a copy of the section in Tony Bacon's book that I had mentioned above:
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    As a "2nd Generation" Vintage Guitar Nerd this story has me breathing heavily and drooling all over my black T-shirt. Looking for some clarification on the documents if anyone has some insight. In Tony Bacon's book about the V/Ex/Firebird, Walter Carter explains that there are actually 2 books...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    Beautiful!!! May I ask who the builder is? Or are you sworn to secrecy?
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    NGD: 2019 Flying V!

    At this point it's for the love of it. You're getting a custom guitar that you did the work on, that's how I see it. I have a 2019 Explorer that I am about to mod the crap out of, but I was looking for a husk to that to instead. Already losing value on it, because I bought it new and resale...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    Yeah, I'd say this is pretty accurate! I'm already invested, both in the parts and the "vision." Plus, I have this weird desire to work on guitars (who'd a thunk it???) If this thread was "I wanna paint my Explorer Purple and convert it to a headless 12 string with a vibrato..." I'd probably...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    Thanks for your input so far everyone. Let me reiterate that this wouldn't be an "upgrade" in any way, in fact I realize that it could possibly play a lot worse after the mods. I am just curious what players think about it, either good and bad. Feel free to call me the village idiot! I love...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    Haha on the Bigsby! I agree. Not a huge fan, but like the Maestro I think they look cool. I just like the Gibson Vibrola look better. I've read about the Vibramate years ago. I thought they had abandoned it? It's at least worth a shot getting in touch with I suppose. Thanks for the input...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    I had a 2013 SG "Original" with a Lyre and the thing didn't go out of tune and if it did i'd give it that "snap" upwards (so I know what you're talking about!) Thanks for your input!
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    Do you mean string the vibrola through the stop-bar? No. I just took pics of it lying on the guitar like that to give some sort of representation of how it would look. I'd take the stop-bar off of course.
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    I have owned several guitars with the Vibrola and I do like them, but yes, you have a point that it would change the character of this guitar completely. I just know I like this particular one and I'd rather mod one I like to begin with than to just mod a cheap Explorer that is meh (not the...
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    Should I mod my 2019 Explorer???

    So I have owned a model year 2019 Explorer for just over a year now. I love this thing... Since I purchased this guitar I've become obsessed with Explorers, especially the vintage ones! So, even though I love it as is, I kind of want to do this to it: I am thinking about: - Swapping...
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    2019 Explorer

    Nice grain, great pics. You are really "fetish-izing" this guitar...and I love it.
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    2019 Original Collection SG Junior NGD

    Congrats! I have the '18 Junior with the pre-CMI script logo. I'm glad that they're making these like the originals again. Just plug in and play! I love Jr's! Enjoy it!!!
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    NGD: 2019 Flying V!

    I totally dig this setup. Looks cool with the blackguard! I was thinking about doing the same thing; currently looking at the husks on Stratosphere!
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    2019 Gibson Explorer Demo and Review

    Thank you! Yes, I do have folks who want shorter demo vids, BUT I like having my videos almost have a TV show type feel. I will double check specs, but I swear they actually used Alnico III mags (which is unusual), so you may be right. Thanks again. And you can have all of this gear too! All...
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    2019 Gibson Explorer Demo and Review

    Hey everyone! I made this video a couple months back, but never posted to the forum. I put a lot of work into it. I figured I would share here. Let me know what you think! (The good and the bad).
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    SOLD! 2006 Gibson Custom "G0" 1960 Les Paul VOS

    DON'T buy this guitar (I'm going to try reverse psychology now and see if that helps...)
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    SOLD! 2006 Gibson Custom "G0" 1960 Les Paul VOS

    To the top...Still available...


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