- Jul 7, 2014
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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.