- Feb 23, 2011
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I think that greening was based on one particular guitar from the late 50’s that had experienced the exact conditions needed to green up like that, and the marketing of aged stuff just got caught up in it.
I’m not even sure if it was a Les Paul ...
Sidenote I do have a set of '59 Parts aged knobs laying around as well if anyone wants them. They showed up not looking exactly as they do in the advertising photos. Don't really like the greening pattern under the knob skirt. It just looks obvious that the gold paint was purposefully wiped away. They appear, to my eye, to be hastily aged common gold bonnet knobs. Didn't have the look I was after. Didn't bother to return them either.
Shape of the '59 Parts knob is identical to the standard off the shelf Gibson knob with the exception of the top corner that looks to be rounded off by sandpaper from the frosted edge.
Four knobs from '59 Parts on the left. 1 Knob from a 2009 R8 on the Right