NGTD - Original Collection Les Paul Standard 50s in Iced Tea?

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So I traded my 60s Original Les Paul for a 50s Original Les Paul. I stumbled across a local ad on the Canadian Guitar Forum where the OP was looking to trade his 50s for a 60s for the slimmer neck. We got talking and bam. Trade done. I remember now (I purged all this from my memory after I got my 60s) that I actually preferred the fatter neck, but I LOVE the ice tea finish which isn’t available on the 50s.

Or so I thought.

Turns out Long & McQuade had a special run done, with a $225 USD upcharge for the colour and AAA top. This is the exact guitar I wish they had made when I was first looking. I didn’t mind the neck on the 60s, but I really like the neck on the 50s. I am generally a fan of Alnico 2 pickups too, but I really liked the 61 pickups in the 60s. I have a set in a 2018 SG Standard and they are meh in that guitar, so I can always swap them.

Anyone know if these are available anywhere else?

So here it is… An Original Collection Les Paul Standard 50s in Iced Tea. I plan on emailing my contacts at L&M to find out more.

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Looks nice, congrats!! I know at the Sudbury location they had the same limited run in stock for $3599 when I bought my 60’s a couple weeks ago. They did it for Gibson month, ended yesterday
 

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Looks nice, congrats!! I know at the Sudbury location they had the same limited run in stock for $3599 when I bought my 60’s a couple weeks ago. They did it for Gibson month, ended yesterday

That makes sense! I wonder how many they had made?
 

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That makes sense! I wonder how many they had made?

“May not be a limited enough run to be deemed “rare” one day, but you never know.” That’s what the manager said when I asked about it. I have a limited run daphne blue American pro Strat that I bought during a fender month and was told something along the same lines. At the time there were 17 in stock in Ontario alone, That seems to be how these lps are aswell, a lot of stores have stock. Theres currently 32 in stock, in Ontario

That being said it’s a good find, and a great colour! My 60’s is an iced tea
 

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My word, that’s stunning. I wish these made it to the US.
 

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I think this is the listing. The colour is buried in the specs, I would guess about 100 were made. Don’t care about rarity. I am under no delusion that this is anything special or of much extra value in the long run.

The picture makes it look like a heritage cherry burst.

 

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My word, that’s stunning. I wish these made it to the US.

Our dollar is terrible compared to the USD right now, so you might do well pursuing one. I don’t think L&M ships internationally, but if you know anyone in Canada, you could probably make it happen.
 

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Our dollar is terrible compared to the USD right now, so you might do well pursuing one. I don’t think L&M ships internationally, but if you know anyone in Canada, you could probably make it happen.

I lived in Ottawa for almost three years sometime during my childhood and early teens. Thus, I know from experience that you’re probably just trying to be nice. However, please don’t enable my GAS.:rofl: This pandemic is making the acquisition pull so much stronger and harder to resist.

Edit: In all seriousness, the limited numbers, and how sometimes Canadian markets get overlooked, it’d make me feel bad about taking an exclusive guitar from Canada. I’ve read of people waiting almost a whole year for a regular production core PRS, for example. I’d be taking away a guitar that could be in the hands of a Canadian resident, and all because of superficial cosmetics. I already own a Standard ‘50s in Heritage Cherry. On principle, I’d rather pay extra for a Slash November burst.
 
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So I traded my 60s Original Les Paul for a 50s Original Les Paul. I stumbled across a local ad on the Canadian Guitar Forum where the OP was looking to trade his 50s for a 60s for the slimmer neck. We got talking and bam. Trade done. I remember now (I purged all this from my memory after I got my 60s) that I actually preferred the fatter neck, but I LOVE the ice tea finish which isn’t available on the 50s.

Or so I thought.

Turns out Long & McQuade had a special run done, with a $225 USD upcharge for the colour and AAA top. This is the exact guitar I wish they had made when I was first looking. I didn’t mind the neck on the 60s, but I really like the neck on the 50s. I am generally a fan of Alnico 2 pickups too, but I really liked the 61 pickups in the 60s. I have a set in a 2018 SG Standard and they are meh in that guitar, so I can always swap them.

Anyone know if these are available anywhere else?

So here it is… An Original Collection Les Paul Standard 50s in Iced Tea. I plan on emailing my contacts at L&M to find out more.

AznHTjc.jpg
You may already know by now but Sweetwater.com in the US has the Standard 50s in Iced Tea AAA flame top, and they upgraded the pups to Classic 57s. $200 bucks more but so worth it.
 

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