NGD: Les Paul Standard Mahogany Top

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Wife surprised me with a new Henry rifle…it’s gold and brown…
and I’m in love with the combo…she knows I love gold and lonesome dove so can’t beat the gifts…

the new mahogany top may soon have gold hw and black plastics to match…

-chris

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An all mahogany Les Paul is still a dream for me. I love the tone. Congrats on a gorgeous guitar. I'll refrain from commenting on the Bigsby idea.
 

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How's the hog top tone compare to your maple tops?

Tim

a couple interesting things I’ve noticed…purely anecdotal

playing un-amped the thing resonates and sustains really well.…sounds really nice unplugged

when plugged it, it sounds mean…meaner than a maple top…it’s thicker and meaner with all things comsidered(pots/caps and pups)

this will not be my last mahogany…already eyeing a few customs as I’d like to have this brown color bound on top and on back

its simply gorgeous….and has a very interesting tone

-chris
 

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My last few Lester’s have been flamed out or gold…

found a completely untouched example of a 2016 Mahogany Standard..

i love Brown guitars though this one is more copper than I expected..awesome color imho…

these pics are from when I unboxed it an hour ago so pics are terrible…I’ll add good ones tomorrow but I can’t stop playing it…also it’s lacking a bigsby…can’t decide on b7 or b5…I’ll install it tomorrow before I add pics

Also will add a pic of my brown recording…also kinda coppery but more brown than this new standard

-chris

heres the specs

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Now why would you put one of those eyesores on a beautiful guitars like that?
 

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My last few Lester’s have been flamed out or gold…

found a completely untouched example of a 2016 Mahogany Standard..

i love Brown guitars though this one is more copper than I expected..awesome color imho…

these pics are from when I unboxed it an hour ago so pics are terrible…I’ll add good ones tomorrow but I can’t stop playing it…also it’s lacking a bigsby…can’t decide on b7 or b5…I’ll install it tomorrow before I add pics

Also will add a pic of my brown recording…also kinda coppery but more brown than this new standard

-chris

heres the specs

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Nice! Looks almost like Koa!!
 

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