NGD: A less-than-normal Les Paul

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I grabbed this 2018 LP Special Flame Top when CME posted it last week. Just happened to arrive at the exact same time as a Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster I had pre-ordered! They make an unusual pair of uncommon guitars! Just got them unboxed, I'll be setting them up and plugging them in this afternoon.

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Well, that should keep the GAS away for a minute.

Beauties, man.
 

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That double cut is so cool
 

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Both look awesome! The Squier might actually be a nice little investment, I heard the last Squier baritones went up in value.
 

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Does it have cream binding?
That top is awesome

-chris
 

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I grabbed this 2018 LP Special Flame Top when CME posted it last week. Just happened to arrive at the exact same time as a Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster I had pre-ordered! They make an unusual pair of uncommon guitars! Just got them unboxed, I'll be setting them up and plugging them in this afternoon.

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Doggie approves and so do I!

Been tempted to get a double cut.

I don't need another Lester, but I like the looks of those.
 

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I really like that DC, the only thing that put me off was the initial price tag. I really wanted one. What’s your impression, what’s it like?
 

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Got some better pictures of the new DC and its flamey top in the day light!

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With the other Gibson's in the room:
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Up on the wall in its new home:
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And just for good measure, here's a video showing off the figuring in the top:
 

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I really like that DC, the only thing that put me off was the initial price tag. I really wanted one. What’s your impression, what’s it like?
Here's my initial impression: It's neck heavy. It has a lot of neck dive, even for a DC. Once you get past that, it plays nice. The neck is pretty standard for a 1960 profile. Maybe a little slimmer than my R0. Sonically, the neck pickup is much brighter than the neck pickup in a Les Paul Standard. The bridge pickup is also a bit mellower, but not by as much as the neck pickup is brighter. Blending them together, you can get some nice, full mid-range sounds. I like it, it is different than anything else I have, but I would not say it is a guitar that would take over duties for a normal Les Paul.
 

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Oh my, oh my, oh my! If that DC just had P-90s, it'd be damn near perfect! (Not that I'd refuse it as is, by any means....)
 


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