NGD: Inherited my late brother's 2004 Classic

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Kinda NGD anyway, I'm never going to feel like it's mine. I won't gig this or travel with it in case it gets damaged or stolen. Miss you, bro.
 

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Sorry for your loss DigitalTone, that’s rough. Hopefully you have lots of good memories with your brother and playing your guitar helps hold onto those.
 

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My condolences! That's a nice guitar.
 

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Awesome guitars -- I love the early 2000s Classics a lot. Sorry about your brother.
 

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That's a real beauty, I love the finish on it. Sorry for your loss. It must have been fun having a brother that played guitar too.
 

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First, I am very sorry for your loss. That looks like a great guitar and I hope you can enjoy it for years to come as I'm sure your brother would like that very much.

I completely agree with not gigging/touring with a sentimental guitar but that simply makes it that much more special when you sit down to play it at home.
 

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Just can’t beat Classics from that era. I’ve had a few of them, and I still own one I bought new in 2000.

Sorry for the loss of your sibling.
But you have a legit story for a guitar you treasure.

Something I never considered with those tinted vintage inlays, but they actually kind of match that honey finish.
They clash on my cherry burst.
 

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Just can’t beat Classics from that era. I’ve had a few of them, and I still own one I bought new in 2000.

Sorry for the loss of your sibling.
But you have a legit story for a guitar you treasure.

Something I never considered with those tinted vintage inlays, but they actually kind of match that honey finish.
They clash on my cherry burst.
Yeah I think that it looks best on the honey. These pickups are definitely different, but I don't hate them.
 

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Yeah…
The ceramic pickups?
They had to go.

I could probably live with them now, because I understand them better, but I hated them 20 years ago.
And that discussion has been beat to death on this forum and others.

My 2000 Classic was central to my education about tones, and definitely pushed me to the lower output, “vintage” PAF thing.

I learned that it is simple to give a little boost to a pickup that sounds good, but a harsh pickup sucks no matter what.
And that I really don’t need THAT much gain anywhere in my signal path.
“Loud” is not a tone. :)

The simplest answer for me was to just buy more guitars.
That way I have one for this and one for that and one for that other thing and one for that other little thing…

Then I discovered that God created the P-90 just for me!
 

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Oh, and the slim neck.
The 60 slim taper.
Perfect!

Since I started on cheapo Japanese guitars from the 70s and 80s, the legendary Gibson baseball bat never worked for me.
Still don’t like it.
 

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Sorry to hear about your brother…
my number is an 07 classic…u will love his…

sad for u but happy u have such a beauty to remember him..

-chris
 

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Oh, and the slim neck.
The 60 slim taper.
Perfect!

Since I started on cheapo Japanese guitars from the 70s and 80s, the legendary Gibson baseball bat never worked for me.
Still don’t like it.
I love the neck on this. I might get another to actually take out and play. If it were mine, I'd swap some 57s in it. I'll learn to control with the ceramics, but this is going to be more of a studio guitar for me so it's no biggie. I do agree that more guitars is the answer!
 

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Man, sorry for your loss. That guitar is now a great connection with him. I have a similar situation. My father and I bought me a used routed Les Paul Deluxe when I was heading into 8th grade. He passed away a couple of years ago, and I still have that wonderful guitar. I would not sell it for any price. Your Classic’s ceramic pickups are great for aggressive rock. I like that style. My old Les Paul Deluxe now has Whole Lotta Humbuckers, which I like very much.
 

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