NGD 2012 LP Trad +?

Cjsinla

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I was looking for a light weight LP for those long sets and I found this one on Reverb. I also wanted one with binding, a 50’s neck and Klusons. I was initially looking for a 2012 LP Trad in ebony. They are out there but I couldn’t find one light enough and in my budget of $1500. The one I bought is just over 8 pounds. It’s definitely weight relieved, has a two-piece back and may even have a laminated board but I don’t care. It’s kind of plain and it almost looks like a faded model. I took it apart and it’s definitely an ice tea burst but it also says the model is LPTD+. I can’t believe they mean this is a plus top, is that possible? It does have some nice grain and it plays and sounds great. It came with 57 pups and 300k pots. I did change out the speed knobs and have pointers and a blank TRC on the way. I also ordered some Vitamin T caps to replace the tiny ceramic discs and dropped in a set of 500k CTS pots. The nut needed some work as it would not hold tune due to tight nut slots, it’s fine now but I may drop in a set of 59 Tribute pups. I love bright LP’s with chime.

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I was looking for a light weight LP for those long sets and I found this one on Reverb. I also wanted one with binding, a 50’s neck and Klusons. I was initially looking for a 2012 LP Trad in ebony. They are out there but I couldn’t find one light enough and in my budget of $1500. The one I bought is just over 8 pounds. It’s definitely weight relieved, has a two-piece back and may even have a laminated board but I don’t care. It’s kind of plain and it almost looks like a faded model. I took it apart and it’s definitely an ice tea burst but it also says the model is LPTD+. I can’t believe they mean this is a plus top, is that possible? It does have some nice grain and it plays and sounds great. It came with 57 pups and 300k pots. I did change out the speed knobs and have pointers and a blank TRC on the way. I also ordered some Vitamin T caps to replace the tiny ceramic discs and dropped in a set of 500k CTS pots. The nut needed some work as it would not hold tune due to tight nut slots, it’s fine now but I may drop in a set of 59 Tribute pups. I love bright LP’s with chime.

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Gorgeous!

Congrats!!
 

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Nice LP.

Contrary to popular belief not all 2012 Les Paul's have laminated fret-boards.

I've owned two 2012 Trad. Les Paul's and neither had a layered fret-board. I had a luthier replace the nuts with bone and asked him if they had laminated boards to take some photo's. Neither had the dreaded laminated boards.

Even if they did what do you think the chances are that you'd wear out the top lamination?
 

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Nice LP.

Contrary to popular belief not all 2012 Les Paul's have laminated fret-boards.

I've owned two 2012 Trad. Les Paul's and neither had a layered fret-board. I had a luthier replace the nuts with bone and asked him if they had laminated boards to take some photo's. Neither had the dreaded laminated boards.

Even if they did what do you think the chances are that you'd wear out the top lamination?
I’ll never wear that board out and it’ll probably never see a refret. I only mentioned it because some MLP members have debated the pros and cons of these boards in the past.
 

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Congratulations... very nice looking guitar
Very close to my R8 ... it is 2012 too and I never either bothered checking whether it has laminated board or not..

That LPTD+ .. I don’t know but it doesn’t definitely look like a “plus” top !
 

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I had a 12 traditional plus and foolishly sold it . Nice size 50s neck , but not huge. Sold it to get a 13 traditional and was sorry I did. Great guitars.
 

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Sweet @Cjsinla, that’s a beauty!

Yeah, I don’t understand Gibsons ‘top’ rating system, it seems to be all over the place. I don’t think there’s any “system” at all!
 

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Man that's a beautiful top! WOW...

Since I've decided since I'm a great guitarist and another guitar would be waste of money. That top I would make an exception for :)
 

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Man that’s perfect...
Love it..

Plaintops rule...and yours is stunning..

HNGD

-Chris
 

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I've got a '13 Trad that weighs in at 8 lb, 3 oz, so I completely get where you're coming from. That looks awesome! :thumb:
 

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Nice score! That top reminds me of my new 19 Classic. Tasty!

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As everyone on MLP knows, I am a classicophile...
And my number one is an HCB Classic plaintop...
Yours is the ONLY one I’ve ever seen that strikes me with an equal, maybe stronger chord[pun intended] than mine...
It’s purely perfect [it needs a bigsby but I’m a lunatic when it comes to those so I understand :)]

-Chris
 

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Looks great. The flame probably really pops in different lighting and angles. My top is the same way.
 

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