In praise of The New Originals!

Pappy35

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You see the others they got in? All in Dark Cherry but they're all real heifers. There's one in there that weighs 11 3/4 pounds! This was the only one in that color that came in and at just a hair under 9 pounds was also the lightest. I got really lucky.

I don't know though, that '58 is still calling my name...
 

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You see the others they got in? All in Dark Cherry but they're all real heifers. There's one in there that weighs 11 3/4 pounds! This was the only one in that color that came in and at just a hair under 9 pounds was also the lightest. I got really lucky.

I don't know though, that '58 is still calling my name...
I did...all 60's ones and yeah some are real heavy! Man those bourbon bursts look great too, they should do a run of 50's in that finish.....I might have gotten one of those instead of Unburst if they were available in 50's format.
 

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never had an Explorer & have always wanted one. The Original Collection price made having one a possibility for many more players. I LOVE this guitar more than even anticipated..







My very first Gibson from many many moons ago looked an awful lot like that one. Congrats! :applause:
 

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This is a beautiful guitar, Sir. Congratulations. Almost went for it. Came out with a Traditional 2019.
Thanks. I wish I could photograph it better. From some angles, it looks like a bookmatched, grainy plain top. When the light hits it, a really beautiful 3D flame appears. Did you ever make a NGD post for your ‘19 Traditional?
 

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I really wanted one as well, but they only come in a 60's neck profile. :(
I must be the strangest player on earth, neck profile really does not make a difference to me. I kind of enjoy playing different profiles. I was just playing one of my 2017 Les Paul Standard HP’s. Now that is a different neck in regard to most Les Pauls I’ve played. However, I really dig it, depends on how I’m feeling. I can go from a Les Paul HP to one of my Music Man Axis and not really have an issue. Two EXTREMELY different necks. When I was gigging a lot, I use to take in the vicinity of 6 guitars for the night. Except for #1 and 2, the rest had all sorts of assorted neck profiles. Never bothered me!

Another player that I jam with thinks I’m a little off because I do not care what guitar pick I use. He has to have a specific pick from a specific manufacturer. I have a cup on my desk with assorted guitar picks collected over the last 50 or so years. Some I even made from this little gizmo my wife gave me that makes picks out of old credit cards and such. I think there’s even a bread wrapper or two in there. I just reach in the cup and play with whatever I pull out. Not criticizing anyone’s requirements but mine are pretty loose.

I do get what you are saying though. Not everyone is the same. Play what you like and keep on Rockin!
 
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Probably not. Check the end near the strap
pin for the seam.
It happens. I've held and inspected a 2017 Tribute with a 1 piece back.

If there's a seam in the OP's guitar, it isn't in the middle. My '13 Tribute GT is two piece, a very small piece just below the control cavity
 

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My new Wildwood Select 50's Standard has a one piece back too. Love it. Just shy of 9 pounds too!

Along the lines of the OP, this Les Paul's finish (my first Gibson and only 2nd Les Paul) is utterly flawless. I mean, like, I'm astounded that this was created with human hands. I'm uber-picky and I simply cannot find a single flaw of any kind. Now the wiring is another story but I can fix that no sweat.

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Show me the end of the guitar. seams can be very hard to spot sometimes.
 

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It happens. I've held and inspected a 2017 Tribute with a 1 piece back.

If there's a seam in the OP's guitar, it isn't in the middle. My '13 Tribute GT is two piece, a very small piece just below the control cavity
I wouldn’t bet on it.
 


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