2018 Classic - opinions????

Lwilliams

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I am looking at a 2018 Classic in Pelham Blue. Beautiful guitar.

I have little to no experience with P90 guitars.

How do you guys like these?

I currently have the Historics and a 1976 Custom. So this will be something familiar in feel but totally different in tone.
 

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I have the GT and it's now my number 1. It was my first proper P90 guitar and it just made me regret not getting into P90's earlier. Note that I did return my first one due to fretboard issues, it had too many chips/chunks out of it for a new guitar, also I was able to A/B them and the second played and sounded better to me so do try before you buy..but I guess that goes for any purchase in an ideal world. In a nutshell, GO FOR IT!
 

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If you’re talking about the Classic Player Plus, I have 3 (one of each pickup configuration) and love them.
Gibson P90s are in my opinion, one of the best pickups out there.
 

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Not a 2018 Classic but it’s my 2011 Traditional Pro P90. I dressed it up in CreamTone plastics and Gibson Historic parts. Faber ABR bridge.

The electronics are all original though..... even the coil taps.... an awesome R6 wantabee.:p

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I just thought this thread needed some P90 porn.
 
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They are awesome.
Fit n' Finish and QC on mine was stellar. Here's a shot before it came home...

 

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I have a 2018 Les Paul Classic Gold Top with P90's and it's a great guitar. The only thing to be aware of is the neck - it's thin for a Gibson, even thinner than a 60's profile neck. This works fine for me, but you may (or may not) feel differently.

Regardless, P90's are a ton of fun and clean up really well, so you definitely need something with P90's in your collection, and the 2018 Classic is a good choice to fill that hole.
 

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The only thing to be aware of is the neck - it's thin for a Gibson, even thinner than a 60's profile neck.
Correct relative to an R0, but completely the same Slim Profile that has characterized Classics for decades.
 

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This is the only Classic I've ever played, but the OP mentioned having Historics and a 70's custom, so I wanted to let him know in case he doesn't care for thinner necks.
 

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It's here and it's heavy (compared to my Historics), but it sounds great!

Wasn't quite ready for 9-42 strings, but it is a good contrast to my other LPs. So, I will play with it more tomorrow night. Bed time now.
 

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It's here and it's heavy (compared to my Historics), but it sounds great!

Wasn't quite ready for 9-42 strings, but it is a good contrast to my other LPs. So, I will play with it more tomorrow night. Bed time now.

Welcome to the club.

I changed strings to 10-46 and lowered the tailpiece pretty soon after bringing mine home but that is just a personal preference. My tailpiece was stamped Tone Pros on the bottom, I hadn't noticed that in the specs so I thought kinda cool (but I am easily amused).

Lets see some :photos:
 




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