My Les Paul Defect Burst - Beauty or the Beast?

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I’m not a fan of the “fade”,..... but the figure and grain is unique and outstanding..... but how does it sound and play?
 

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NOT!


....a defect.

That thar is character. As character ages, it becomes mojo

Would play with pride.
 

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Very typical of grain in a flatsawn maple cut with the carve you find on a Les Paul.

I too like the unique nature of that top, and any other that lets you know that you have a previously living unique organism as the basis for your instrument. If more tops were done as flatsawn rather than the seeming endless QS/straight grain/linear flame thing, then I'm sure there would be much more interest in having a flame top.
Seemingly many of those monster tops could be mistaken for one another with the preponderance of ruler straight flame of exactly the same dimension.
 

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that's a good look. here's mine, also interesting grain.

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I think it´s a bit boring. It needs more mineral streaks XD
 

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Smokin’ hot! Calling that a defect (aside from being wrong) is an insult. That’s exactly the kind of eclectic top I like best!
 

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Hello,

I would like to present you my new Les Paul R8 from 2018. I called her the Defect Burst because of the strange wood grain on the top. I still don't now if it's hot or not! Just tell me what you think? It's unusual but maybe it's her strong point.

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Thats a gorgeous less paul those streaks give it character.!:dude::acoustic:.
 

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Yur floaty bassett hound is defective but I like floaty basset hound heads where can I adopt one.:cheers2:


You know that the wink emoji means sarcasm right? The op has a cool LP. :thumb:

The floating dog head is something someone sent to me in an e-mail.
 

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I like the top. It adds that vintage feel when Gibson just slapped some curly maple pieces together. It is common in curly maple to have it show up more on the quarter than on the flat and that is what you are seeing there. A nice bookmatched top just doesn't have a good vintage look. If you look through BOTB or burstserial you may appreciate your top more.
 

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