Pickguard Bracket Screw Scratched My Les Paul's Body

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i can't believe they don't put a pic up of the back plates blinged out. Like you said, some of those parts will bring stupid money one day (starting today). I've sold a few of the cream rings/PG and was surprised what people would pay for them. With your gold rings... a really really nice steak dinner and a few bottles

but that model is a great example of Gibson realizing that not everyone wants a PG or switch washer.
That's a gorgeous LP moni,....is that a Caramel Burst?
No, that’s an iPad camera that can’t self adjust In bright daylight to a gold bullion burst.
 

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i can't believe they don't put a pic up of the back plates blinged out. Like you said, some of those parts will bring stupid money one day (starting today). I've sold a few of the cream rings/PG and was surprised what people would pay for them. With your gold rings... a really really nice steak dinner and a few bottles

but that model is a great example of Gibson realizing that not everyone wants a PG or switch washer.
I just took these for you to see because you’re interested in the pickup rings, pick guard and back plates which are gold plated.

The frets are gold which are great, I wish all Gibsons had these cryogenically treated gold frets.
I’m in the “I love Richlite” club because, well, it’s great. Look at it ... once you use it it darkens like Ebony. Gorgeous.

Another note on this guitar is the tinted binding to have a gold hue as does the clear lacquer on the headstock which has a gold Tint look as well mixed in it.

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I just took these for you to see because you’re interested in the pickup rings, pick guard and back plates which are gold plated.

The frets are gold which are great, I wish all Gibsons had these cryogenically treated gold frets.
I’m in the “I love Richlite” club because, well, it’s great. Look at it ... once you use it it darkens like Ebony. Gorgeous.

Another note on this guitar is the tinted binding to have a gold hue as does the clear lacquer on the headstock which has a gold Tint look as well mixed in it.

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My 2017 Nashville BB 3 pup had the cryo gold frets p
gibson should use them on more guitars
absolute butter

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-Chris
 

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I didn't get it when you said it but I see what mean about the black rings, they're just gold on the top.

but that thing is definitely an eye catcher and I bet the frets look even better in person
 

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Moni, perhaps you already posted it and I missed it, but I'd love to see some shots of your whole collection. I've seen you post guitars here and there, and it seems like you have a really interesting collection.
Maybe I do have some strange oddities perhaps in the collection. ASG was a guitar company around for a little while that had their guitars made in both China and Korea in which they would apply custom graphics. I have a few of those with cool themes like Night of the Living Dead, Alice Cooper signed, Rob Zombie signed with album graphics on the guitar, The Walking Dead Guitars which were limited 8n number on the official Walking Dead website a couple of years back.

They went bankrupt after the manufacturing agreement they had fell through.
I’ll make a note of that and perhaps will post more guitars.

Thank you for the interest in them.

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i want to agree, but I really can't think of a single LP with a factory installed PG that didn't have a dimple. And IME, its a longer screw than necessary that does the damage, not the nut. And my avatar pic guitar has a screw cut off clean with the nut and still touches with enough pressure

you'd think they'd figure it out that some don't want to have them and they could make more money by less labor, heck don't even put them in the case and make the customer buy it after the fact.... but it is Gibson, so....
My custom pro (avatar) had the PG factory installed, and it didn't mark the top. In fact, the screw is trimmed just below flush with the nut, and there is a 1/4" or so gap between it and the top.

I think I am going to glue a bit of felt to the nut, though, just in case.



Tangent: I've been thinking of removing the PG long-term. Is it necessary/good idea to put a drop of clear nitro in the worm holes to keep the finish from chipping there?

I don't think I've ever heard anyone mention it, but it got me thinking the other day.
 

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My custom pro (avatar) had the PG factory installed, and it didn't mark the top. In fact, the screw is trimmed just below flush with the nut, and there is a 1/4" or so gap between it and the top.

I think I am going to glue a bit of felt to the nut, though, just in case.



Tangent: I've been thinking of removing the PG long-term. Is it necessary/good idea to put a drop of clear nitro in the worm holes to keep the finish from chipping there?

I don't think I've ever heard anyone mention it, but it got me thinking the other day.

i just put the screws back in the holes. That way I knew where they were and i think it looks better than empty holes. I keep mine in their cases, so I pull them out, play, then put them back, so I honestly never really notice the screw heads in the holes unless I look for them, and in a band situation, unless you were front row, they wouldn't notice them either.
 

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Maybe I do have some strange oddities perhaps in the collection. ASG was a guitar company around for a little while that had their guitars made in both China and Korea in which they would apply custom graphics. I have a few of those with cool themes like Night of the Living Dead, Alice Cooper signed, Rob Zombie signed with album graphics on the guitar, The Walking Dead Guitars which were limited 8n number on the official Walking Dead website a couple of years back.

They went bankrupt after the manufacturing agreement they had fell through.
I’ll make a note of that and perhaps will post more guitars.

Thank you for the interest in them.
I remember those. Never had the chance to play one, but it seemed like every major band had a limited graphic guitar or two available a while ago. Shame to hear they went out of business.

If you have a picture handy, I'd love to see one of that Alice cooper guitar. I got into Alice cooper after seeing Wayne's World as a kid. After seeing Alice live for the first time in my teens, I started telling all my friends that I was going to play guitar for him some day. Knew how to play pretty much all of his songs at one point. Still a huge fan, but I've long since realised that my dreams were a bit lofty. Settled down now with a wife and two kids, so my musical goals have went from "I want to make this my career" to "I just want to play live and have some fun". Might try to start an Alice inspired band, or a cover band at the least. A cover band is something I never thought I would do, but those songs are really fun to play, so why not?

Funnily enough, while playing with my two year old earlier tonight, he asked me to listen to "Alice Coopoo". We ended up listening to the whole rock in Rio concert from 2017 while playing with his Duplo/trains.
 

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I remember those. Never had the chance to play one, but it seemed like every major band had a limited graphic guitar or two available a while ago. Shame to hear they went out of business.

If you have a picture handy, I'd love to see one of that Alice cooper guitar. I got into Alice cooper after seeing Wayne's World as a kid. After seeing Alice live for the first time in my teens, I started telling all my friends that I was going to play guitar for him some day. Knew how to play pretty much all of his songs at one point. Still a huge fan, but I've long since realised that my dreams were a bit lofty. Settled down now with a wife and two kids, so my musical goals have went from "I want to make this my career" to "I just want to play live and have some fun". Might try to start an Alice inspired band, or a cover band at the least. A cover band is something I never thought I would do, but those songs are really fun to play, so why not?

Funnily enough, while playing with my two year old earlier tonight, he asked me to listen to "Alice Coopoo". We ended up listening to the whole rock in Rio concert from 2017 while playing with his Duplo/trains.
Per your request I dug out my Alice Cooper ASG signed guitar with COA and hand numbered 28/50 pieces. There was a video online now gone of Alice Cooper signing these and playing golf with the CEO of ASG. He signed them in the back of an SUV tailgate. Very cool, I love Alice, seen him live several times over the years.

There’s one for sale on eBay for almost $5,000 which is ridiculous, more like $1,500 I would think ... maybe more if AC should pass which I hope doesn’t happen for quite some time.

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That's a really nice collectible. Thanks for digging it out and taking pictures. I hope it wasn't too much trouble.
 

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That's a really nice collectible. Thanks for digging it out and taking pictures. I hope it wasn't too much trouble.
She is not against taking pics when asked, and good pics too
 
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That’s just gorgeous, what a beauty.
it’s bananas....such a versatile guitar...
3 pup models are entirely under appreciated...
I wish they’d make more like my Nashville black beauty...
ive routed a 3rd pup cavity on every new guitar I’ve gotten the last 3 years except the 2018 p90 Classic
 

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I was in the grocery store this past weekend, and thought of you.

You're the only person I know who still uses "bananas" as slang for "a good thing".

OMG, that just gave me an idea for Gibson to produce!!!!!
A banana burst classic with a bigsby whose handle is a cast banana....
(Inlays would be bananas obviously)

they could even do a ripe burst that has a greenish tint...
man, if only I worked for Gibson :h5:

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