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- Sep 17, 2011
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Here are a few more pics....I went ahead and shot the COA
That is LPR8 S (special)
That is LPR8 S (special)
I guess I am in the other group as far as weight goes. Of all the Les Pauls I have owned I seem to prefer ones that are around 9lbs. or slightly heavier. I personally have not loved the Les Pauls I have owned that have been lighter in weight, 8lbs. or so. Guess it's just a personal preference thing when it comes to weights.FYI The "Carmelita neck type" is the standard on all '2019" '59's CS LP Standard RI .I don't know about the Other stuff , only that I've seen in past years a wide array of weights on their guitars . Most lighter weighted ,to me, seem to appear early in the new years and its a hit or miss type thing after that . WW did runs of light weight LP's a few years ago . And up charged for that . Compare prices to see if that's so with CME ...
Even when doing a M2M order ,Gibson will not guaranty a 8 lb or less LP ... It's ,imo, more luck then anything .
I got 1 in 2015 (a sub 8lb TH LP ) I really love the guitar . IMO makes a difference . But that's only speculation on my part .
the one I WAS looking at had a CME serial number...which turned me off. All things being equal if the price was good It wouldnt have bothered me. But at a premium price...I'd rather NOT have a CME serial number.Some of them do have the CME on the serial number on headstock. For context, mine is serial CME70097 which denotes it is a CME exclusive, made in 2017 and the 97th in the run.
Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Plain Top Slow Iced Tea Fade VOS w/59 Neck Profile (Serial #CME70097)Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Plain Top Slow Iced Tea Fade VOS w/59 Neck Profile (Serial #CME70097) For over 20 years Gibson Custom has been carrying onwww.chicagomusicexchange.com
Yea I get that, I would also rather have a normal serial number all things being equal. But I got mine on Reverb at a great price, so that’s why I went with it.the one I WAS looking at had a CME serial number...which turned me off. All things being equal if the price was good It wouldnt have bothered me. But at a premium price...I'd rather NOT have a CME serial number.
I think the whole Historic thing has a lot to do with accuracy of the vintage appearance of the guitar.So CME wanted something to follow the guitars for life showing they were CME exclusive. Similar to the G0, there will be no guessing up the road about " what it is?! While it shouldn't diminish their value, for some reason it does to many..
This is very true but those MMs were very limited and exceedingly special guitars. CME on the other hand seems to just throw a bunch of CME serials out there. From what I've seen the majority of the CME serials are nothing spectacular. Definitely no where near the level of excellence displayed by the Braz MM Stingers or MM Custom Quilt Chambereds...Since the CME guitars are limited runs for them, I see no issue with them modifying the serial number. Music Machine did it many years ago with their limited run Stingers and those guitars are highly sought after and command a premium--even with a *second* serial number on them by Music Machine.