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PudgieTheSheep

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Just heard my workmate going on about these and how in '95 he went in to a guitar shop and was devastated that these had been discontinued! Had a wee google and I LOVE the ruby one. I just lost out on a £700, black, LP standard :mad: But these do look sublime... especially with those p-90's. So what do you guys think? Anyone ever had one or know anyone who has?
 
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Never had one, but I've been smitten by the Emerald since they came out. Played a few in a now lon gone local shop, nice guitars. If I could have afforded it, I'd have bought on. Here in MLP Bigalthebird has a really cool modded Sapphire that's just a beaut!
 

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These were actually made from 1996-1997 (not in 95).
I have a ruby red you speak of, bought in 1997 new in Sydney (it was made on the 10th December 1996) - great guitar obviously as I have had it for 11 years.

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This is my 96 sapphire. I sold it a couple of years ago to help finance the purchase of a 1966 telecaster. I love my tele, but I wish I had this back. If the guy that bought it from me is a member here, I'll make an offer...lol

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the black ones are super sweet. theyre like deluxe pros.
 

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I was looking at that EXACT guitar! I would have bought it but the P&P to the UK was a fair chunk. I'd really love a Les Paul but I've got a holiday comin up and I suppose I'd better save some £'s for that.
 

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Just got one ! 1997 Gibson Les Paul Studio Gem Series Topaz.
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My friend came over last night to try it , he has an older LP Custom , he was a little peeved that the sound was so close to his . He wants it if I decide I dont .
 

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Topaz with a pickguard is just about perfect. Throw on some tophats...now perfect. IMO.
 

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It had a pick guard at one point , the holes are there and a bit of the hardware was in the case . I found a shot of one with the pick guard .
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The pickups are kind of off white .
 

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