- Apr 19, 2014
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What’s so good about a long neck tenon ?
It's a Historically accurate thing.....but not the only thing as some like to believe.
i agree, im a cook.Far from a Yuppie,and had to suffer many burns and cuts,to god willing have the honor,to my absolute amazement to be able to afford and own the now 3 Historics ive attained.A 2019 60th Anniversary R9, a 2018 R0, and a 2016 1961 SG Standard.I also have Gibson Usa.....with that said, they are years off from a Historic, even if on paper Gibson gives a usa model all the same features.It will never be a Custom Shop.This is just what i have experienced so farCustom Shop guitars are expensive no doubt, but they will deliver a superior guitar to the USA line more reliably.
I've got people with my band's name tattooed on them, been kicked out of places for effing it up too much while performing, had songs I wrote played on the radio. I own a R8, it's the second best LP I've ever touched behind a real '60 Burst. They're not just for yuppies. It took me a long time to pay for it, but not buying that guitar would still be haunting me.
I just got a Slash model (I’m a Slash fan but was hesitant to get a signature model) and it is one of the best Les Pauls that I own and I have a R9. I feel like it is a less expensive R9. I honestly grab it more.The USA model is a solid body with a long neck tenon, no weight relief or chambering, a one piece back & it's constructed from light mahogany (my one weighs around 8 pounds) it also has a hide glue fitted neck, rosewood fingerboard & historic medium jumbo frets too. It even has the same neck taper & wiring as the Custom Shop model (orange capacitors etc)
It's just missing a AAA top, nylon nut, cellulose inlays, a traditional ABR bridge & so called "replica plastics" (which look no different to the one's on the USA model anyway)
It's basically the same guitar, just a few grand cheaper because it has a AA top, different plastics & an ABR bridge which is mounted on metal bushings lol
Are inlays, plastic & an original ABR bridge really worth thousands more? lol if so, why? Does Gandalf the Wizard put them in there?
Anyway, I think it's interesting that the USA model has all the raw ingredients of an R9 for half the price of one. If I got this resprayed, upgraded its nut, inlays & changed its electronics I'd still have a "historic Les Paul" for less money. It'd just have a modern bridge
Congrats on two very nice guitars and please be sure to post pics of them.I just got a Slash model (I’m a Slash fan but was hesitant to get a signature model) and it is one of the best Les Pauls that I own and I have a R9. I feel like it is a less expensive R9. I honestly grab it more.
I like the pups in it. I know some Slash purist don’t like them but I didn’t get the guitar to sound like Slash. I’m a lefty and it can be hard to find good quality guitars sometimes.
That description totally describes me, except I’m a cabinet maker and guitar builder. But, the reason I have over 160 guitars, besides being emotionaly unstable, is I’m a frustrated guitarist. I truly believe if I could play better, I’d have way fewer guitars.I think the Custom Shop models are designed with lawyers or bankers in mind or something. Some non rocking, corporate guy who can't play guitar so he collects them to compensate for his lack of talent & creative skill. He believes he has a collection of "superior instruments" hanging on his wall. But they're just overpriced ornaments gathering dust. His yuppie mind doesn't see guitars, he can only see "investments". Something to sell or bargain with later on. He's threatened by change because he's protective of his "investments" & can't think beyond their "resale value" . So he goes out of his way to keep Gibson the same. I can remember how hard the collectors seethed when the 2015 range was released. But I thought they were great guitars! lol