"Here is my 2018 R8, very unique and pleasing top to my eye."
*Something can not be very unique. Unique means one of a kind, it can not have a qualifier. Something can not be extremely historic. However, fantastic guitar and unique top!
I get a discount every time I've dealt with Sweetwater and feel they are fantastic to deal with. You get your own guy to deal with and if you are looking for something specific, they keep an eye out for you. I just got a killer '20 R9 through SW and got a pretty big discount.
I just looked at Sweetwater and they have ZERO Gibson USA Les Pauls available and only two Custom Shop Les Pauls. This is nuts! Now all my flipping guitars to pay for my habit seems not so crazy after all. I'm retired and it is my hobby. My wife always tells me she prefers me looking at guitars...
Very interesting post as my wife bought me a R9 in Dirty Lemon for Christmas. She told me to take care of the details. When I talked to my guy at Sweetwater, he told me it would be a 9 month wait if at all to get a Dirty Lemon R9. He emailed me a couple days later to tell me a guy had backed out...
Congrats! Those '16 Trads are mighty fine Les Pauls! Great choice!
I have thought about putting the Pearly Gates in mine - how do you like them in the '16 Trad?
From my '16 Trad in Honeyburst to yours. Cheers!
I own a Slash and a '20 R9 and can comment from first hand knowledge. First, I've said many times that the Slash is as close as you can get to a Custom Shop without it being a Custom Shop. Is it worth $500 to upgrade from a Standard? In my opinion, yes. I love mine. Wildwood hand picked it and...
2016 was a very good year for the Trads! They were coming off of what turned out to be unpopular changes in the '15 Trad, so they came back with a tremendous version of it. It is really close to my R8 and I mean that in a good way. Cheers!