NGD 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s Unburst

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Hey everybody, longtime lurker here, finally got enough money to buy me a nice fiddle! Thought I would make my first post a NGD post. The wealth of information here on the forums is INCREDIBLE and I appreciate ALL the input I have received through the zillions of posts I've read over the years. Well here she is, Jacqueline AKA Jackie.

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I inspected her thoroughly, she sounds great, no dings, no scratches, all the blinding is flawless, including the frets, only complaints I have is that the G string is buzzing when I play it open and the neck needs dressing. It also did not come with a blank truss rod cover which I called about and they are sending me one from the place I ordered it from. I did order a blank cover from a place called Creamtone online which is cool. I'm going to install Schaller S Locks on her and I'm also planning to take her to my friend's friend's shop called Chubtone Guitars to have it setup until I learn how to do it myself. I'm also planning to put some Seymour Duncan Alnico II Slash Zebra pickups in her as well while it's at Chubtone. Thoughts or opinions? I don't mind any criticism, it's fun, to each their own.
 

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I inspected her thoroughly, she sounds great, no dings, no scratches, all the blinding is flawless, including the frets, only complaints I have is that the G string is buzzing when I play it open and the neck needs dressing. It also did not come with a blank truss rod cover which I called about and they are sending me one from the place I ordered it from. I did order a blank cover from a place called Creamtone online which is cool. I'm going to install Schaller S Locks on her and I'm also planning to take her to my friend's friend's shop called Chubtone Guitars to have it setup until I learn how to do it myself. I'm also planning to put some Seymour Duncan Alnico II Slash Zebra pickups in her as well while it's at Chubtone. Thoughts or opinions? I don't mind any criticism, it's fun, to each their own.
What's wrong with the current pickups?
 

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What's wrong with the current pickups?
Nothing in particular, I've heard nothing but great things about the Seymour Duncan APH-2 pickups and want to see the differences. I want to experiment. I believe that the guy who ghostbuilt Slash's '59 replica 9 0607 used the APH-2 to recreate a '59 sound without original PAFs and that's what I'm planning to do. I could always swap them back out and sell them if I dislike them. Cosmetically I dig the zebra pickup looks as well, that's a plus too for me, but ultimately of course the sound, the tone will be the main factor.
 

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Nice! Congrats, HNGD :jam: play her in good health, :wave:, :welcome: to the MLPF and the LP Club!
 

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Nothing in particular, I've heard nothing but great things about the Seymour Duncan APH-2 pickups and want to see the differences. I want to experiment. I believe that the guy who ghostbuilt Slash's '59 replica 9 0607 used the APH-2 to recreate a '59 sound without original PAFs and that's what I'm planning to do. I could always swap them back out and sell them if I dislike them. Cosmetically I dig the zebra pickup looks as well, that's a plus too for me, but ultimately of course the sound, the tone will be the main factor.
Well, the APH-2 are indeed, remarkable pickups. But not having a particular issue to fix while switching has a chance to be a sideways step.
 

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Nothing in particular, I've heard nothing but great things about the Seymour Duncan APH-2 pickups and want to see the differences. I want to experiment. I believe that the guy who ghostbuilt Slash's '59 replica 9 0607 used the APH-2 to recreate a '59 sound without original PAFs and that's what I'm planning to do. I could always swap them back out and sell them if I dislike them. Cosmetically I dig the zebra pickup looks as well, that's a plus too for me, but ultimately of course the sound, the tone will be the main factor.
That's fair. I'd say at least give the stock pickups a shot before switching them out on day 1.
 

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Beautiful guitar. Get going on doing your own setups. It’s easy and fun.
 

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Congrats! Not to feed the flames so to speak :)-)) but I agree with the above poster in that zebra's are a match made in heaven (aesthetically) for unbursts like yours. Either way, gorgeous guitar.
 

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Bursts are crazy, in a good way! Depending on the angle and other factors, she looks like a Trad Caramel Burst inside sometimes, outside she looks lemony sometimes, sometimes looks like a flamey Heritage Cherry. Hehe.

Some of my knobs are a little wobbly, they're on there good, just the way they turn, is this normal? I'm gonna ask my friend about it also when I take her in.
 

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