Post Your Black (Beauty) Les Paul Customs

frater106

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So, what difference would there be between a modern LPC and say a ‘57 two pickup non-Bigsby re-issue? Weight relief and neck profile?
 

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Ok, I will play.

Here is my 1976...........



This has gold T-tops with embossed covers from a 1972 Custom installed in it.



Here is my 2016 Custom Shop version..........



The 2016 has a new pickguard installed yesterday. That is the reason for the sticker on it.
Lw comes in with the double whammy bang! "Holy Cow" as Phil Rizzuto used to say!!!!

That's a pair that will beat a full-house any day!!!!


Thanks for playin' Lw and the post! :cheers2:
 

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So, what difference would there be between a modern LPC and say a ‘57 two pickup non-Bigsby re-issue? Weight relief and neck profile?
The modern would have a maple cap, weight relieved and I believe a slimmer neck (not 60ish though), where as the '57 would be all mahogany, no weight relief and a chunky neck profile.

I'll take one of each.


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At least! And a P90 model to boot!!
That one I have. :laugh2:

I'd like the new Frampton model, except that I'd want it to look how it looked when he was with Humble Pie:



Like his signature model, the new "Phenix" is weight relieved, which I'd prefer not to have. His original wasn't weight relieved (of course), but Frampton said it was lighter than a normal Les Paul, which he attributes to Mark Mariana (the gentleman who gave it to him, in case you don't know the story?), having sanded it down.

Maybe I can do an M2M the way I want it?


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I added a 57 Custom to the quiver recently. It's the one with the aged pickup covers in the front. It's a 2019 version. The one with the gold knobs is my trusty 2005 Custom. The 2005 sounds snappy and aggressive. The 57 Custom is more mellow and honky sounding as it should be with the all mahogany body and lower output Custombuckers (lower compared to the 490r/498t on a normal Custom). Both are a joy to play as are all the other guitars in the pics. I'm a fan of black or mostly black guitars with ebony fretboards obviously.

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I added a 57 Custom to the quiver recently. It's the one with the aged pickup covers in the front. It's a 2020 version. The one with the gold knobs is my trusty 2005 Custom. The 2005 sounds snappy and aggressive. The 57 Custom is more mellow and honky sounding as it should be with the all mahogany body and lower output Custombuckers (lower compared to the 490r/498t on a normal Custom). Both are a joy to play as are all the other guitars in the pics. I'm a fan of black or mostly black guitars with ebony fretboards obviously.

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Now that's what I type a Harem!

Congrats wjlim, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!


Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
 


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