NGD thought I'd try a standard and snagged this beauty

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60's Iced Tea standard Decent weight for a non historic at 8lb 9oz. Non chambered, so will be interesting to compare to my R0.

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Very nice.

Congratulations.
Thanks, usual fatal or should it be fateful? error, drove to newcastle to pick up the Co2 pistol I ordered and thought I'll just pop into guitarguitar, it was on sale, so I saved £300
 

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Serendipity!

Congrats.
Very cool.
 

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Thanks, usual fatal or should it be fateful? error, drove to newcastle to pick up the Co2 pistol I ordered and thought I'll just pop into guitarguitar, it was on sale, so I saved £300
Beautiful Standard.... and where’s the Co2 pistol?
 

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Beautiful Standard.... and where’s the Co2 pistol?
It is amazing how close it looks to the 9mm, the mag is same size, and houses the co2 cart and a 17 round pellet belt that is really slow to load. Bought a spare mag to start practicing reloading drills etc.

I bought it as I had a great time in Prague at the range with a real one.

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It is amazing how close it looks to the 9mm, the mag is same size, and houses the co2 cart and a 17 round pellet belt that is really slow to load. Bought a spare mag to start practicing reloading drills etc.

I bought it as I had a great time in Prague at the range with a real one.

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Absolutely gorgeous! I want. What pickups in those?
Gibson say there are alnico 5's and slightly different to what are in the '50's version, I don't think they are saying they are hotter but differently voiced. Looking forward to comparing I have a set of wizz pafs with alnico 5's and I like them for higher gain playing.

"The Burstbucker 61R (neck) Burstbucker 61T (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo V magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors."

Oh and in case anyones wondering why its arriving tomorrow when I was in the shop today, its because of the return option for distance selling in the UK. So I check out the range in store then go home and buy the one I like.

If its got any playability issues beyond what a setup would cure its going back, and two weeks is a good time frame to be sure.
 
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Here she is safe and sound, so far looking good. Neck straight as, quarter sawn as well looking at grain orientation.

Two piece body but you'd never know to look at it. Plastics are different to historic plastics. does somehow look a bit off when used to look/feel of royalite.

No issues ref scrapping lacquer off binding or 'ledges' nut appears well cut, no buzz from action as set on arrival. nice clear brighter sound than the historics I have. Didn't feel any noticeable body resonance from brief playing session I had.

Weight is a major plus for me, actually lighter than my R0, and the lowest available at time of looking. every other one where weight is stated was at least 1/2 pound heavier.

Flame is subtle, but runs full width of body. Slightly reminiscent of a certain Number 2 guitar.

So overall so far, very happy with this example of the 'standard line'.

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What a beautiful guitar. I love the look of the ‘60’s Standard. I prefer a thicker 50’s neck unfortunately for me, because I like the ‘60’s look much better. Gorgeous guitar.
 

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It’s beautiful and the weight is just right. I have Alnico 5 magnets in my Amos set and I love those pickups.
 

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Congrats and HNGD! Iced Teas are awesome!
Its a darker version of what I'd call iced tea, but it looks good in the flesh. Been playing it a fair bit today although fingers have softened up after two weeks not playing due to being in Prague working.
 

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Its a darker version of what I'd call iced tea, but it looks good in the flesh. Been playing it a fair bit today although fingers have softened up after two weeks not playing due to being in Prague working.
Geez, if I had a dollar every time I heard the old “fingers have softened up after two weeks not playing due to being in Prague working” line. :laugh2:
 

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Geez, if I had a dollar every time I heard the old “fingers have softened up after two weeks not playing due to being in Prague working” line. :laugh2:
haha the pain is real, they are nearly back to normal though so all good. I was tempted to take my cheap tele copy but with 45kg of kit already I felt It might have been the last straw so to speak.
 

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