More New "Les Paul's" for 2018 from the CS

lpthomas

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Bound F holes are standard for high quality archtops. It's a premium feature. Like multiply binding and more elaborate inlays. It's typical that Gibson would try to go all out...and charge $25k but leave out something like that.
I don't think they left out the binding to save money. A Les Paul no matter how "all out" is not a high-quality archtop and does not need to be. It's a different animal in my eyes. Gibson has done non-bound f holes on 335s for 60 years. It's who they are in terms of their ES/solidbody guitars.
 

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I don't think they left out the binding to save money. A Les Paul no matter how "all out" is not a high-quality archtop and does not need to be. It's a different animal in my eyes. Gibson has done non-bound f holes on 335s for 60 years. It's who they are in terms of their ES/solidbody guitars.
I didn't say they left out the bound F holes to save money. I think it's just another example of Gibson just not getting it and being desperate for cash. Going overboard on ornamentation yet leaving unfinished F holes AND still charging way more than classily ornamented archtops - the standard when it comes to exquisite guitars.

It doesn't matter if Gibson has done unfinished F holes on 335s. This is not a 335, and they've done ornamentation on this that has never been on any of their ES models - abalone binding on headstock and body, flamed headstock veneer, engraved backplates, abalone on pickguard, etc...

It's like coming out with a luxury model with nice paint, big chrome rims, shiny tinted windows, elephant leather seats, and a cheap plastic interior. Gaudy yet still incomplete.
 

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I love the Historic Section, so many laughs.

Every time Gibson changes the Specs, many at MLPF are like.......................



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have to feel for Gibson trying to keep everyone happy, while trying to run a profitable business.

:cheers2:
 

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It's like coming out with a luxury model with nice paint, big chrome rims, shiny tinted windows, elephant leather seats, and a cheap plastic interior. Gaudy yet still incomplete.
Although I'm no big fan of bling, I sure agree with this comparison. If you're going to do bling, you damned well do it right -- dot your "i"s and cross your "t"s, already.

Then spend the next year or two studying up on "understated", and throw a bone to those of us into that, dammit.
 

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That’s an awesome guitar! I’d love to see more photos of it!
Thanks! It is quite a guitar! Unfortunately that is the only pic I have of it! I will try to take some better ones to post for you.
 

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if it was plain red with gold hardware, and the price isn’t sickening, count me in.... if only it were a perfect world:(

With all these god awful colour schemes it’s almost as if Gibson’s trying to put their financial woes into visual art and slapping it on their guitars
 




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