- Jul 15, 2011
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I don't frequently come across (non weight relieved) LPs in the sub 8 lbs range but was fortunate enough to acquire this fine example. She is a 2023 Custom Shop 1957 Reissue Double Gold Darkback and weighs just a whopping 7.8 lbs. I haven't purchased a new Gibson since my 2006 R8 (I have several golden era vintage pieces), but this one is what I imagine a "good one" to be. It's loud and super well balanced tonally. It's just stellar. The pickups in this particular guitar are very "airy" and articulate. Running on edge of breakup, with volume knob rolled back a hair is really a sweet spot, especially with the neck pickup. Just had to share!