NGDish - 2016 Custom Shop 1960 Reissue, G0

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Hello all, so I’ve finally gotten around to posting this as I’ve had the guitar since early July. A little background on how I came to buy this. The fire department that I work for puts on a yearly blues fest, myself other musicians on our department were planning on playing like we had done in the past. I was the one that put the setlist together and I had some different songs on there that I’ve never played before and as I started to practice them I realize that I just couldn’t get the tone that I wanted to from my strat on some of these songs. I had a lightbulb moment and I realized it was a Les Paul that was being played. This was difficult for me because I’ve never dug humbuckers very much at all. So I started looking on the Internet and that’s how I stumbled onto this forum. I lurked for a while and ultimately fell head long into this rabbit hole. It took a while before I could convince my wife that this was actually a need, she’s very tough, but she came around after a while. I saw this guitar originally posted on Craigslist very close to me and then it popped up here in the classifieds. After going back and forth with T Willis we agreed on a price and he was very kind to meet me in a very public place. The guitar was everything he said it was and he was a cool guy too. I got the guitar home, plugged it in and with the first chord I screamed “that’s it!” I’ve completely fallen in love with this guitar and it will have to be pried from my cold dead hands, it’s a forever guitar for sure. So we ended up not playing the fest due to politics but I still have my axe! I love this guitar so much. I really like the scale, the neck and the sound. So I owe you all, and Tyler, a huge thanks for being the fanatics that your are and making a believer out of me.
Oh, it’s a 2016 custom shop 1960 reissue, G0. Aged Antiques, Black Beauty capacitors and CTS pots.
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That’s a beauty! The top really suits the burst colour - very cool Joe Perry vibes...

I’m personally a fan of the 1960 neck profile, so everything about your guitar gets a big thumbs up from me. :thumb::cheers:
 

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Huge win!!! I like your approach to purchasing a Les Paul - one and DONE.

Since you procured an amazing instrument, then your blues fest got canceled, I propose you coordinate your own mini festival. Go for it!
 

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Looks awesome. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences buying from the forum classified. Congrats!
 

J557

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Looks awesome. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences buying from the forum classified. Congrats!
I was really happy and it wasn’t weird at all meeting Tyler. Common ground does that I guess.
 

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Huge win!!! I like your approach to purchasing a Les Paul - one and DONE.

Since you procured an amazing instrument, then your blues fest got canceled, I propose you coordinate your own mini festival. Go for it!
Thanks, I’m really happy with this guitar. I can’t imagine they could get much better but that could be my blissful ignorance. For now I’ll go on thinking I’ve got a fantastic guitar. Satisfaction is bliss.
 

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Looks great and sounds great! What amp were you playing through?
 

J557

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Looks great and sounds great! What amp were you playing through?
Thanks, I am playing through my modded blues jr that has some old tubes that a friend of mine gave me. I also am using a 12AU7 instead of a 12ax7 and I like to tone better.
 


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