Honey Tribute or Yellow special?

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I love both of them, but can (should) only justify keeping one since both are 490s and I have a standard.

I'm torn between the two. Love carved maple top honeyburst and trapezoids but also the yellow, flat, maple fretboard and absolutely classic LP tone machine.

Which would you keep, and why?

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I love both of them, but can (should) only justify keeping one since both are 490s and I have a standard.

I'm torn between the two. Love carved maple top honeyburst and trapezoids but also the yellow, flat, maple fretboard and absolutely classic LP tone machine.

Which would you keep, and why?

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I'll keep any that you give me. Lol.

If your standard is a burst, Then keep the special.
 

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Hahaha. I don't have a wife, just trying to keep the GAS deamons at bay. I guess I can justify it as the prices of all 3 models is only increasing. I remember when tributes were selling for $700 now they're $1,200 same for yellow top specials.

But I really wanted to get you guys thoughts on which model is 'better' the tv yellow special is really popular right now and I can see why. But the bare bones tribute with a natural binding is gorgeous.

Naahhh...they look different. Keep them all, AND get a gold top.

Seems like justification is your issue. I'm sure that will be enough to convince the wife.
 

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i would keep the special because theres a lot of choices for better sunburst, unchambered, flametop... i really wish they did a special doublecut with humbuckers
 

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Put a set of humbucker size P90's in the special
 

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Im a special guy,,,ahhh,,,,yea that doesn’t sound weird
I dig the bond neck and the board looks like ebony,,,,but im a realist
Which one sounds and plays the best?
Hot girls are fun and your friends give ya props but if shes a prude dead fish it dont mean a thing!
Which one makes you want to play?
 

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i m not qualified to tell you since i own a 2017 tribute GT,2015 junior and im gassing for one of those TV yellow specials too...keep them both.
 

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My friend has a pretty slick satin black special he offered to trade for the yellow. Which would you rather have?

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Special all day!

Hell, I'd take the Special over two Tributes, but that's just me.

Solid guitar either way, so you're good :thumb:
 

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I like the block pearl in the fretboard. Just has a nice, classy look.
 

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How about swapping pick ups in one so they are different?
It sounds like you really want them both ;)
 

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I thought about it. My standard has 58 classics and these two have 490s. What should I get that's on between and Gibson?

How about swapping pick ups in one so they are different?
It sounds like you really want them both ;)
Any reason why you're going for the tribute over the special?

If it plays good I'd keep the one on the left.
 


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