NGD 2021 Honeyburst 50s MOD

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Just got this from Gibson today. It's a 50s standard modded by Gibson. They added speed knobs and different pickups. Not quite sure what the pickups are but they were described as Alnico 2 lead and Alnico 3 rythm. They sound like custombuckers to my ears. This thing is an incredible player. Anyone have any idea what the pickups are? Haven't had time to open it up.

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Congratulations on that great Standard.
 

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Just got this from Gibson today. It's a 50s standard modded by Gibson. They added speed knobs and different pickups. Not quite sure what the pickups are but they were described as Alnico 2 lead and Alnico 3 rythm. They sound like custombuckers to my ears. This thing is an incredible player. Anyone have any idea what the pickups are? Haven't had time to open it up.

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Nice, appears to have the tighter old style case!
 

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That top is mind blowing…absolutely mind blowing

thats the kind of top normally seen on supremes, ultimas or trees of life..

its exquisite…I am so happy for you…that’s a rare one to floor me

-chris
 

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That top is mind blowing…absolutely mind blowing

thats the kind of top normally seen on supremes, ultimas or trees of life..

its exquisite…I am so happy for you…that’s a rare one to floor me

-chris
Wow really? Always wanted a Supreme but have never had one. Ultimas are too pretty to play to me. This standard does look special to me too but it's also a lot more than looks. I never really liked the burstbuckers that came with the new standards These pickups sound more aggressive.
 

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the alnico2/3 combination was typical for MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) Pickups. That doesn't mean that your pups belong to a nos charge from Memphis factory. Maybe Gibson digs that these are very cool pups and therefore producing them.
 

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the alnico2/3 combination was typical for MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) Pickups. That doesn't mean that your pups belong to a nos charge from Memphis factory. Maybe Gibson digs that these are very cool pups and therefore producing them.
That is interesting to know. Never tried MHS pickups before. If these are them, they are pretty good. I'll have to open her up soon and see if there are any clues inside.
 

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Nice! Congratulations :)
 

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