NGD 60th Anniversary V1 Les Paul


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Nov 7, 2020
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I bought one back in 2020 and it was real nice. I sent it to Gibson to touch up the finish on the binding (very bumpy), but it came back 6 months later with a nasty ding in the back. Gibson agreed to replace it and I got a real winner in return. Real light (8 lbs 2 oz) and ridiculously resonant- more so than any other LP I’ve ever played. The top is off the hook, as well. It was a great year for LP’s, I think.

Interestingly enough, the one I originally bought and the one they replaced it with were different colors, even though they were both considered Dark Cherryburst. The first one looked more of a traditional Cherryburst, a brighter red.
Glad to hear 2020 is known for Gibson being on their game. I was finally ready to get my first LP in 2020 after 20 years of just owning one American Standard Strat (bought new in 1999). I kept an eye on Sweetwater and got a great Standard '50s (8 lbs. 10 oz.) Sweetwater exclusive in iced-tea and AAA top and '57 Classic pickups. The colors do range so much. This one practically looks like a bourbon burst.


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Picked this up late last week -> nos 2020 v1 60th anniversary, it was a phenomenal deal that was too good to pass up. I just loved the color (deep cherry) & the top which has a vintage vibe, it sucked me in immediately.

As to tone, which is never easy to put in words but I’ll try -> for starters the guitar resonates extremely well unplugged, it’s the first thing I look for… plugged in it’s woody & fat with a focused and defined bottom with excellent sustain.. Mids and highs have a certain glassiness and clarity without being bright or biting. Overall it’s a very balanced sounding instrument.

I still need to measure the neck, but it feels like a full C, with less of a shoulder which makes sense as these V1 guitars are really spec’ed 59’s with a 60 serial number.

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What size frets does it have? Thanks.

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