Unofficial MLP Slang Dictionary

MarshallH

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MIM - Made in Mexico (more of a fender thing)

Gibby - Gibson (duh.)

FM - Flamed maple top/veneer
 

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Good thread. :)



I knew a girl who didn't...even crazier. :shock:

Saw this asked, but not answered;

YMMV = Your Milage May Vary. Meaning you may experience different results with the same product.

Saw Top Hats, but didn't see;

Witch Hats = Another common type of volume/tone knobs.

B.
I don't like chocolate, well that's not true. I don't like MOST chocolate :laugh2:
 

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had a good laugh about the term corksniffer too !

what stuck in my craw recently was that the term NEW OLD STOCK (NOS) was used in another way than to name unused parts held in stock over a long period of time.

any opinions on this ?
like the thread...
 

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"Vintage 59 burst"-Used goldtop stripped and refinned.
Biddlin ;>)/
 

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LESTER= Les Paul guitar, affectionately nicknamed for it's namesake, Les(ter) Paul

The aforementioned Quilt/Flame/Plain= This is the appearance of wood grain depending on the type of wood, where it is harvested, and way the wood is cut for production. It is quilted or flamed as bare wood, though the finishing process does bring out the figuring of the wood and make it much more apparent and appealing. A plain top has a standard wood grain, and is the most common for painted finishes, though it's used a lot on sunbursts as well.

Pancake= As applied to Les Pauls, a four piece body used on many Norlin era LPs consisting of two thicker slabs of mahogany, a thin piece of maple between them, and a maple top piece. Seen from the edge, they are "pancaked" together to form the body.

Split Diamond= The inlay below the logo on a Les Paul Custom, self explanatory when you see it.

Waffle Backs= A type of Kluson tuner used on Gibson guitars, with a squarish slotted back that sort of looks like a waffle.

NOS= New Old Stock, new and unused items that have been around the dealers shelves for an extended period. Often items no longer in production or an older model of a current item.

Fretless Wonder
= (just experienced this for the first time recently) A Gibson guitar with very low and wide frets, so much so that you barely feel them. Contrary to some thought, they do actually have frets. :naughty: Used on Les Paul Customs and a few other guitars in the 50s, 60s, and up to about '74 I hear.

Noob= Or Newbie, someone new to something, often referring to myself.

Barrel, Witch Hat, Top Hat, Hat Box, Chicken, Reflector, Speed, Belled, Domed, etc= Different kinds of knobs used on guitars, generally referring to their shape or appearance.

Vintage
= Someone else's idea of what is old enough to be valuable, unless you own one, which makes all the hype true. Or if you are selling one, and then it is a guitar allegedly built from the wood of the actual Calvary cross. To everyone else on the planet, an item more than 20 but less than 100 years old.

Volute: An area of the neck roughly beneath the nut, shaped to be thicker than the surrounding wood, intended to make neck breaks at that location less likely. Though they never bothered me, some hate them. Not sure they actually did what was intended. Neck repairs are awfully common on Gibson necks.

SWAG= As it relates to opinions... scientific wild a$$ed guess. Normally made by joining a number with a percent sign in the complete absence of facts. :)

I'm sure more will come to me, I've been playing guitar since the year of the Framp (1976). Love fun threads.
 

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Double Whites- PAF pickups with both bobbins being white or cream color. Appeared on late 1959 to early 1960 Les Pauls, the double white bobbins are thought to give good contrast to the flame topped sunburst bodies.
 

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Twanger banger- Guitar guys who are obsessed with there guitar to the point of talking to it.

Guitarded- Term or definition coined by the great H.E.L Shane " when you find a guitar part in your pocket and think about guitars 24/7".

El cheapo- A cheap ass guitar mostly used for experiments, Mods or guitar smashes.

Chicken pickin- Country style of playing guitar


G.A.S- Gear Acquisition Syndrome ( we all have this don't worry)

Beater guitar- Typically a Parts guitar that has no price tag typically a Parts guitar that you won't cry if you get it scratched, Burnt , or pissed on.

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cheers keep this going i need to print out a copy for my girlfriend so she can speak the language.
 

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BRW: Brazilian Rosewood
IRW: Indian Rosewood

What is "NGD" and "NAD"?? :hmm:
 

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another for NAD is new amp day.
and GIT....guitar of course.
 


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