NGD - 60th Anniversary R9 Factory Burst - Pics added

jenton70

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So far, so good. I'll be running it at some volume tomorrow and comparing to other historics. For now I'd say it's what we've come to expect from modern historics. Nice clear tone with a little bit of that tele sound. Not lacking warmth though which is important to me.

More to report on tone after tomorrow's shootout!

Pretty slim 59 neck profile on this one. Not typically the color or top that attracts me but for some reason this one really drew me in. Plays wonderfully. The top reveals a ton of 3-D depth and movement and almost looks double stained until you move it around a bit. Tremendous fit and finish.
Deep cherry red burst looks pretty nice.

Let's give this its 48 hour approval period and see what we see! So far, I dig it.

 

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Sweet! That's a really nice grab. :cheers:

I've been watching these 60th '59s and it looks like Gibson has a hit on their hands.

Those I've seen are all pretty tasty and they're selling within a day or two of posting.

Are these a limited run?
 

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That's a sweet color. It looks a bit like the Murphy spray on the unaged cherry models he did from '17 - '18. I was curious to see what this finish would look like. I'm realizing I have a terrible obsession with dark cherry bursts. Ice Tea, Lemon, Tobacco, you can keep 'em. That red is like Colombian cocaine to my eyeballs. I can't help but drool and wonder every time I see one. Congrats to ya!

And more pics please!!!!!!!!
 

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So far, so good. I'll be running it at some volume tomorrow and comparing to other historics. For now I'd say it's what we've come to expect from modern historics. Nice clear tone with a little bit of that tele sound. Not lacking warmth though which is important to me.

More to report on tone after tomorrow's shootout!

Pretty slim 59 neck profile on this one. Not typically the color or top that attracts me but for some reason this one really drew me in. Plays wonderfully. The top reveals a ton of 3-D depth and movement and almost looks double stained until you move it around a bit. Tremendous fit and finish.
Deep cherry red burst looks pretty nice.

Let's give this its 48 hour approval period and see what we see! So far, I dig it.

Can’t wait to hear more about this one with more photos!
 

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Beautiful..Waiting for the next post...I'm saving for one right now.. Projected buy in... End of June.
 

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It is double stained. They said factory burst is the only finish in the 60ths that uses an enhancer in multiple NAMM videos.
Looks nice. Happy NGD!
I’m pretty sure that one at NAAM was a one-off.
 

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I’m pretty sure that one at NAAM was a one-off.
I'm simply going by what the reps said.
They said out of the 60th finish options factory burst is the only one with an enhancer, even going so far as to say it's not a vintage correct finish, just an option for people who want more 'pop' in the figure.
 

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Beautiful guitar in the best colour!

Looking forward to the tone report...
 

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Not many figured tops make me go Wow but this one did...i think it has something to do with the color too..not sure..anyway, she's a beaut..Congrats..!!..:yesway:

we need more info on pups and pots..pics too..
 
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I really like the color on that one. Reminds me a lot of Tom W’s Donna.
 

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Not a big fan of cherry sunburst but this is just...wow! We need more info! And probably more pics!
 

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Thanks for the interest guys. Here are some more pics. I will be cranking this up later today and will provide a report on the new pickups. I can tell you now that the harness is the best I've had on a stock Gibson. Low-torque CTS pots that roll off perfectly.






 

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Man, just killer looking! Gibson really got their stuff together across the board this year. What’s the lemon burst in the back?
 




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