In praise of The New Originals!

tigerflame

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Meh... Nothing being made on a production line these days is an "investment" of any kind.
Some signature models will hold their value better and maybe even increase, but for general stock, they are simply making too many, and price levels of new instruments will always place downward pressure on used models.

Ah yeah I meant less in financial terms and more in overall uniqueness. I like having something that's different.
 

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My new Sweetwater Iced tea 50s
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Officially got two Original Collection axes now, and couldn’t be happier. :dude:
My first Gibson guitar, Les Paul standard 60’s in triburst I got last February.
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And my most recent axe, this awesome Les Paul Junior in ebony.
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May have an SG special joining the group soon.
 
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Late Arrival, Love the New Originals. The Standard 60's Slim Taper C neck is perfect for me, not to small and not too big. Here is my Sweetwater Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard 60's Lemon Burst. The Last picture shows I swapped out the ugly kidney tuners for Graph Tech Ratio Locking Vintage Tuners. I also took off the pickguard and poker chip leaving Elizabeth naked. (Sorry for the porn shot)

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Finally oiled the fretboard and removed the pickguard…to my surprise, there was some nice flame hidden underneath.

Unfortunately, while working on it, I wasn’t paying close attention and it also got it’s first scratch on the headstock where the string nicked into the finish. :doh: I guess it was inevitable after a year of owning, but still hurts. Luckily, it’s small and barely noticeable.

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Late Arrival, Love the New Originals. The Standard 60's Slim Taper C neck is perfect for me, not to small and not too big. Here is my Sweetwater Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard 60's Lemon Burst. The Last picture shows I swapped out the ugly kidney tuners for Graph Tech Ratio Locking Vintage Tuners. I also took off the pickguard and poker chip leaving Elizabeth naked. (Sorry for the porn shot)

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What the $&%# was I thinking?

Totally blanked on those oh-so-suhweeet Lemon Bursts being in this collection... Thanks again @rjwilson37 for pics of yours, it's just stunning, imo.

Calling all Lemon Bursts! Come one, come all!
 

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Finally oiled the fretboard and removed the pickguard…to my surprise, there was some nice flame hidden underneath.

Unfortunately, while working on it, I wasn’t paying close attention and it also got it’s first scratch on the headstock where the string nicked into the finish. :doh: I guess it was inevitable after a year of owning, but still hurts. Luckily, it’s small and barely noticeable.
It happens.... just gives it mojo. Your triburst looks really good without the guard.
 

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Yep. My LP now has a nice ding on the top because it was leaning against the couch and my dog came over with a huge natural bone and just dropped it right on the guitar top!
Yikes! I guess the upside, that’s def a very memorable story and it’ll always remind you of your dog.
 

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Just collected mine! Made in aug 2020. Wishing the fretboard is darker but I'm impressed with the workmanship!

Just swapped out the Gibson pickups for Lollar 50s wind. Gotta say the stock pickups are pretty awesome but the Lollar adds a bit more clarity, especially the neck. Less mid-range. Very nice! I did have the output jack failed on me though! some un-branded hardware and I've replaced it with switchcraft now. The jack plate as usual is pretty fragile and has already started to crack on two of the screw holes.
 

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Fortunately it isn't that big of a ding, but when it first happened I was like 'Reallllyy!!?' Now its just funny.
Yeah that’s oddly adorable, I love the dumb things my idiot dogs do :). I just cleaned my new LP the other day and then later found that it was given a tongue bath by one of my dogs…
 

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