Agreed! I find the relentless precisely-pinstriped look, available on every crap veneered Epiphone, to be an annoying bore. In "The Beauty of the Burst," the really gorgeous tops have individuality, life, and variation to them. Some of the best guitars there have flitch match tops. or waves. I like yours very much -- it doesn't scream "bog standard modern LP top" but instead looks like a guitar made out of beautiful real wood.It's pretty, but understated,
Gorgeous Les Paul! Happy NGD. I’d say that’s one of the nicer flame tops of the new standard I’ve seen. Def got a great example.After wandering the wilderness for several years where professional pressures sapped my will do most everything except survive another day in corporate hell, I recently left the toxic hell-hole I worked at for the past 6 years and am slowly rediscovering all the things I used to love to do....like play guitar.
So, without further commentary, I present the first Gibson Les Paul I have bought in close to 20 years. I know there are prettier tops out there, but I just love this one. It's pretty, but understated, just like I like them.
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There's definitely one for you out there.I don't know what it is about GC, but I went there yesterday to look at the UnBurst and give it a play. The setup was crap and the only UnBurst they had in stock really looked like a regular plain top, no where near as beautiful as the ones I see everyone here getting. It kind of put me off on picking one of these up. I guess it is just not my time right now to pick up one. I think when it is time, I will find the one and after playing it, I will know that is the one for me.