Double Cut les pauls and changes

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Never pass up the chance to post pic's of my DC though i really should take more recent pictures as i have now refitted the pickup covers after i artificially aged them with the aid of aluminium tape, a bead blast cabinet and some Micromesh!

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I just pulled the trigger on this one and it should be in my hands early next week. 2007 Plain top. I couldn't resist...

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Hello to the board, :wave:

i'm new here and like to share a couple of photos from a jan.98' standard plus in something transluscent bluegreen. You can see the aging and yellowing of the clear coat pretty good on the neckbinding..

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damn! that blue is awesome!! you know where to go if you ever want to sell that guy!
 

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Here's my current three. It's not too often I have them all in the same place at the same time so I snapped a pic with my phone (bad quality).



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Here's my current three. It's not too often I have them all in the same place at the same time so I snapped a pic with my phone (bad quality).



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THREE!:shock: Now thats just greedy!:applause:
 

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See, i much prefer a stop tail, m'self. I don't know wether it's an 'intonation' thing, changing string gauges etc, or if it's a belt and braces thing, allowing more dilligent adjustment, or even if it's an asthetic thing? I just find that, if i'm looking at guitars, if i see it's a wrap, i move on. Go figure.
 

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So is it better to have the wrap tail or stop tail?

Wraptail offers the greatest amount of richness, sustain, and perhaps most importantly, stability. May as well have a Strat bridge if you're gonna mess with the Tune-O-Matic.

That said, you do have to play a wraptail guitar differently; you're compensating for the lack of individual string intonation by working the strings with the left hand so that they remain consonant with each other up and down the fretboard. Same thing you do on an acoustic, but with tube overdrive! :D
 

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I think I will bottom-wrap my wraptail when I get it.....

Could be the new green?
 

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Wraptail offers the greatest amount of richness, sustain, and perhaps most importantly, stability. May as well have a Strat bridge if you're gonna mess with the Tune-O-Matic.

So i realy wonder, why gibson doesnt equip all that customs and standards with a wraptail.. :naughty:
 

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I think I will bottom-wrap my wraptail when I get it.....

Could be the new green?

:laugh2:

What could possibly go wrong?

This is purely subjective, but...

I've never touched a guitar that was as easy to bend notes with as my LPDCs. I don't know how, don't know why, but it is what it is. Better than TOM, better than Strats; my best guess is that because the bridge is so stable, it's the guitar itself that flexes when I bend strings, and there's something magical in that. :thumb:
 

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dont feel offend, i understand what you mean, its the smooth handling of the guitar itself in its completnes (xcuse my bad english) not only the warptail.

I have a studio and a dc, both 630 mensur, equiped with 498R/490T, nashville bridge and stoptail, same string gauge 10/46. The studio is a nice player, fine 59' neck, les paul tone, comfortable etc..

But when it comes to direct competition, the dc..i cant descripe..like sliping in velvet..very low action, impressive brightness and articulation, sustaiiiiiiiiiin

I feel the same, it supports your bendings in a way, so you need less power for..

Could it be, that this is the result the of whole construction of that model, with the long neck touching the chambered body at the 22th fret ?

Cant help, i love them also..:dude:

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dc's are sexy :D
 

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I want one badly!! So far I just have this Edwards DC Jr. but it is enough to make me know I want a 2 pup Gibby.

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So i realy wonder, why gibson doesnt equip all that customs and standards with a wraptail.. :naughty:

Ted McCarty invented the TOM bridge at the request of Gibson sales representatives. :thumb:

Same reason that humbuckers have adjustable polepieces. :cool:
 

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