Gibson Adam Jones Standard Incoming

SteelBonesLPJones

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Looks like I’ve managed to be one of the lucky few (maybe first?) people to snag an early Gibson Les Paul Adam Jones Standard! I haven’t even seen specs released for this guitar.

I imagine they’re pretty close to the custom model. Looks like there is a volute, which I think is a cool addition on a standard run. Also the tuning machine heads look like older Gibson/Schaller tuners, but a quick look at the back of the headstock shows Grovers. I’m fine with that. My best guess based on the photographs is that it doesn’t come with the Adam Jones case, but rather the new “modern” black case.

Also appears to have the modern Gibson large strap buttons as opposed to those era specific ones found on the Custom. Not sure which pickup set will be used here either, since I doubt we will see a neck custom bucker on a regular production run guitar and the bridge pickup doesn’t show the Duncan label (I know this doesn’t mean that it isn’t a Duncan, but I wonder if it’s still a hand wound).

Should be here no later than Wednesday. I’ll report back with an update and what (if any) goodies/case candy to expect.

Thoughts?

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Looks like I’ve managed to be one of the lucky few (maybe first?) people to snag an early Gibson Les Paul Adam Jones Standard! I haven’t even seen specs released for this guitar.

I imagine they’re pretty close to the custom model. Looks like there is a volute, which I think is a cool addition on a standard run. Also the tuning machine heads look like older Gibson/Schaller tuners, but a quick look at the back of the headstock shows Grovers. I’m fine with that. My best guess based on the photographs is that it doesn’t come with the Adam Jones case, but rather the new “modern” black case.

Also appears to have the modern Gibson large strap buttons as opposed to those era specific ones found on the Custom. Not sure which pickup set will be used here either, since I doubt we will see a neck custom bucker on a regular production run guitar and the bridge pickup doesn’t show the Duncan label (I know this doesn’t mean that it isn’t a Duncan, but I wonder if it’s still a hand wound).

Should be here no later than Wednesday. I’ll report back with an update and what (if any) goodies/case candy to expect.

Thoughts?

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How were you able to get lucky with this one?? What’s the price on it and where were you able to find it? So many questions but I definitely want one lol
 

SteelBonesLPJones

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How were you able to get lucky with this one?? What’s the price on it and where were you able to find it? So many questions but I definitely want one lol
Honestly I just saw it at a store online for sale and I’d read the announcement a few weeks ago. I didn’t even figure it was available yet tbh.

So I got in communication to ask if it was available or if this was a pre-order (again, not even a spec sheet has been released or an official announcement).

I was advised it was in stock and ready to send out! Price was $2999.99 so pretty much right at $3k. Pretty much right in line with the Slash models.

I’m really excited to play it and see what else might be included.
 
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SteelBonesLPJones

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Congrats, cool guitar! Strange thing about the “modern case”, appears that Gibson has an Adam Jones case.

Thanks!

Ya know what I find strange about that whole thing with that case is that you probably wouldn’t buy it without an Adam Jones guitar, but the Custom models come with one included. Since these were for sale since the earlier run of those, I really don’t understand the separate case thing.

Doesn’t bother me one way or the other, just a weird observation.
 

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Congrats on your purchase! Enjoy it, and post plenty of pics when you get it.

On the marketing side of things, I don’t understand it. It seems like Gibson is trying to cash in on AJ’s name by releasing a signature model of a guitar the artist never plays.

I’m not sure how to explain it, but it’s as if Ford released a Bullitt Mustang, but since the Mustangs sold so well, they released a Bullitt Escort.

Why not just release a Standard LP in a unique color without the unwarranted affiliation?
 

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Teardrop bursts on silver are so spectacular…
These are simply stunning..

very happy for y’all….wish I had one
beautiful

-chris
 

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Missed opportunity for Gibson to bring back the Classic Custom line. I think an Adam Jones Classic Custom model would have been very fitting for a Gibson USA version of his Silverburst LP Custom.
True enough. Although it was most likely Adam's choice to have a Standard. Honestly, I much prefer them myself.
 

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