Question about Gibson "Plain Tops"?

Tommy71

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Hi,
i recently bought Gibson Les Paul classic 2016 "Plain Top". The guitar feels and play excellent and i love it. However, there is one thing that I've wondered.. is it normal that on "plain top" have these so called "bird eye" on it? I dont know if its poor quality, or not, but on some lights, they looks annoying.. of course, a matter of taste!





 

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That's what a lot of us Plain Top fans love, along with mineral marks.
 

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nah, it's normal. My 1990 Standard has them. Is it going to bother you?
 

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Love me some plain tops!
Looks great to my eye, no pun intended at any light!
 

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i dont think so ..get used to them.. wondering whether they could affect the resale price..
By themselves, they shouldn't impact the resale price. Would be other factors like dings, swapped out parts, etc.
 

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p.s. That is a BEAUTIFUL Lester, and Congrats!!! I'm a big fan of speed knobs too.
 

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These little "imperfections", as some would call them, are full of "The Mojo".
 

Tommy71

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actually, when looking in daylight, even started to like them.. :cool:

 

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"My guitar is awesome and it looks awesome and it plays awesome and the light hits it awesome. Will that affect resale?"

;-) all kidding aside, I love those marks. They add the little bit of depth that plain tops can sometime lack. I love plain tops and this one rules.
 

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Lovely looking guitar- just seems to be saying " play me ", and " can you do me justice and make me sound as good as I look?"
 

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Awesome looking LP! Bird's eye maple is a good thing along with some nice distinct mineral streaks to highlight the grain of the wood. :thumb:

If you've ever looked at Norlin LP's with their typical three piece tops, I've always wondered why they never used two plain pieces with a single bird's eye piece in the center or a top with two bird's eye pieces with a plain piece in the center. IMHO, it's just an awesome look.
 

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How do you even find a definition of normal for wood, where every bit is unique.
 

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If you don't like imperfections in the wood then buy a painted guitar.
 

Tommy71

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If you don't like imperfections in the wood then buy a painted guitar.
I dont know much about these plain tops so the idea was that, if there is something to the criterion of how "clean" the "plain top" must be, or if it has a "bird eyes", whether it is good or bad, when considering the resale price of the guitar .. the answer already came..
Thanks for comments, guys!
 


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