2018 Gibson Brazilian Les Paul Standard Thread

PermissionToLand

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
610
Reaction score
316
I’m confused. Have posts with pictures been removed here? I no longer see the faded burst that at least I thought I was referring to. Weird. I think the flow of color on some leaves a lot to be desired.

https://twitter.com/customgibson/status/965721432780046336

Left: Absolutely stunning and beautiful.
Right: Odd and unnatural.

Hit and miss right there for me.
Why did you link me there?! Now I'm having a GAS crisis like never before in my life... YOU BASTARD!

 

Dilver

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Messages
1,120
Reaction score
1,728
Not sure how long Gibson's stash will last. I'll be the first to admit it's not vintage correct even still, but here is a 2018 Gibson Brazilian LP Standard, a Wildwood Spec VOS version with a dark back, a decent pickup ring/fingerboard gap, and a color called Golden Pop - I'm told this is short for "golden poppy," and is the color used in the Nicky CC run. 8.4 lbs, 0.85-0.97 neck with slim shoulders. Best sounding reissue I've had yet. Please show and tell.






Lacquered Case:
That’s the best looking Les Paul I’ve seen in a long time. It’s the kind of guitar that becomes legendary. Post more pics so I can just stare at it.
 

Tone deaf

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2011
Messages
23,029
Reaction score
36,370
Wait, I didn't think Gibson had put out any good guitars since Norlin...

Beautiful guitars.
 

RAG7890

Premium Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2010
Messages
15,267
Reaction score
24,673
Thanks! Another angle - you get the idea. In person, the back is even darker than my old True Historic Darkburst - almost black on the sides in spots.
View media item 104845Gibson is, on specs, making better Les Pauls today than they have in over 50 years. But I'm a big believer in tone wood, and that's a crap shoot in any mass-produced guitar. Some Les Pauls are going to honk, some are going to cry, some are going to scream, some are going to boom. And some are going to just plink. This one is more in the honk category.
I also believe the Fiji-grown S. Macrophylla is going to be different than Belize/British Honduras-grown S. Macrophylla just due to difference in growing conditions- soil, elevation, climate, and how crowded the trees are. But at least it's the right species.
.................I prefer the larger version. ;) :D



Cheers, Rudi
 

lpthomas

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2017
Messages
337
Reaction score
252
No, it's just from the Custom Shop twitter account that somebody linked to. I had no idea they were finally making guitars to order. Now, to rob a bank... - I mean, dive into honest work like a good citizen!
Finally? They've been doing it for years now :cheers:
 

dwk302

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2012
Messages
1,380
Reaction score
1,696
Absolutely stunning. I love everything about that guitar! Nice find!
 

bulletproof

aka tarddoggy
Premium Member
V.I.P. Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2011
Messages
12,543
Reaction score
31,885
2018 Braz


Not sure how long Gibson's stash will last. I'll be the first to admit it's not vintage correct even still, but here is a 2018 Gibson Brazilian LP Standard, a Wildwood Spec VOS version with a dark back, a decent pickup ring/fingerboard gap, and a color called Golden Pop - I'm told this is short for "golden poppy," and is the color used in the Nicky CC run. 8.4 lbs, 0.85-0.97 neck with slim shoulders. Best sounding reissue I've had yet. Please show and tell.






Lacquered Case:
Man, I would love to play these two!! Hot damn!!!
 

lpthomas

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2017
Messages
337
Reaction score
252
How long? Because for the longest time, I swear they wouldn't do it.
Interesting. I was mainly referring to the Made 2 Measure program, which has been around for a few years at least. Their Facebook picture feed is full of one-off custom-made models going back to 2014. I would assume they always did some one-offs for artists anyway, maybe also for customers? Interesting question..
 

PermissionToLand

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
610
Reaction score
316
Interesting. I was mainly referring to the Made 2 Measure program, which has been around for a few years at least. Their Facebook picture feed is full of one-off custom-made models going back to 2014. I would assume they always did some one-offs for artists anyway, maybe also for customers? Interesting question..
Man, 2014 is already four years ago, huh? It's my understanding that customers could not order one-offs before this program. IDK if artists even could, without being asked to make a signature model.
 

spoony

Silver Supporter
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
373
Reaction score
488
The top on the ops guitar has everything I've been looking for in an R0 slim neck lp. Magnificent!

S
 

Crotch

Support MLP Veterans & Vendors
Platinum Supporter
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2012
Messages
17,205
Reaction score
33,390
Has anyone heard how many Braz will be made? This just a 2018 thing ?
 




Top