Anyone got a naturally aged custom shop reissue?

Sunbury les paul man

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I was wondering, does anyone have a reissue Les Paul that's just been aged the old fashioned way - by playing the hell out of it for ten years?

I know the finish is a little different etc especially to the les pauls from back in the early custom shop days but I think it would be interesting to compare a modern day road warrior with an old one and an aged Lester?

Any pics out there of an R9, R8 or R0 that's only got its battle scars from playing??
 

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The modern ones will get the battle scars but the finish Gibson uses now will never age gracefully like the old ones. The earlier reissues maybe, but not the newer ones.
 

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I would like to see some as well. Other than a little worming on the back of a '13 R9 mine are mint. I baby them. But it would be nice to have some natural aging take place. Well, maybe on one
 

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My '06 CR7 has lots of scars and I took it in and out of the garage all winter when the temps were below freezing:
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The modern ones will get the battle scars but the finish Gibson uses now will never age gracefully like the old ones. The earlier reissues maybe, but not the newer ones.

Too much plasterizer and additives in the nitro blend
 

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My '06 CR7 has lots of scars and I took it in and out of the garage all winter when the temps were below freezing:
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Way to go Stephen! I'm glad to see someone is willing to go where few have gone before, forcing the aging a bit on a reissue. And I thought an '06 would have been after all the additives were in the nitro. I'm glad to see there is still hope for mine- my youngest being a '05.:dude::dude::dude:
 

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Wow D1M1!!! Great post! Looks very similar to me.

Did you take it in and out of the garage on purpose?

Is the wear on the back of the neck just from playing??
 

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yes it´s from playing. it beloned to mick ralphs. he toured with paul rodgers and the bad company with this guitar (next to many other geetars). he also installed a bigsby and routed for humbuckers (R6 to R7). now it´s my "dont care workhorse". 21 years of hard playing.
 

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Awesome Goldtop!

This 04 is well on its way. The finish has seriously mellowed and checking. The fingerboard is wearing and the headstock has had some bumps. I've done about 100 gigs with it. and had it since '06.




The plastic is all warped as well.
 

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That looks awesome Fus. Great flame too. I've got a R0 2013 in gloss I do wonder what it'll look like in years to come, I tend to baby it at the mo as it's still immaculate...
 

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Cool thread...unfortunately my 3 Pauls ('05,'06,''11) are still fairly virgin, just get played in the studio tho not case queens. I do have my '68 335 that shows it's' years if anyone is interested. That piece was case bound for a long time...but it shows some years of playing back in the day.
 

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