Were 2014 Traditionals ALL fret over binding?

morepowder

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Hey all. I am looking at an online 2014 Traditional. The Only thing that gives me pause is the binding on the fretboard. It appears to be binding over frets. I understood they were all frets over binding. Thoughts? And thanks.

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That’s how my 2014 Traditional is. The 2014 SG I used to own, however, had frets over binding. But my LP Traditional is exactly like your picture.
 

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Traditionals had traditional gibson binding over frets
 

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The LP classic that year had fret over binding.. I had a seafoam green one
 

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There were nibs as standard, but :
There was a version, can't recall the name now, that had an extra flamey top and if I remember correctly a 60s neck.
Perhaps it was called the "120"version.
That version had no nibs like a lot of Gibson's USA standard production of the time (2014-2015).
For some reason they did fret over binding and then went back again in 2016
 

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There were nibs as standard, but :
There was a version, can't recall the name now, that had an extra flamey top and if I remember correctly a 60s neck.
Perhaps it was called the "120"version.
That version had no nibs like a lot of Gibson's USA standard production of the time (2014-2015).
For some reason they did fret over binding and then went back again in 2016
I think that the Peace models also had fret over binding.
 

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There is a 2014 Traditional currently for sale in my local classifieds and it has fret over binding.
 

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I have two 2016 LP Traditional (Honey and Light Bursts) guitars with the nibs. If I ever need refret, it will be done with frets over binding like my Ibby AR guitars. I would also go with SS frets. I never could understand the logic of the nibs in the first place...seems to require a lot more work to get less fret space. However, I am very happy with my 2016 Traditionals otherwise. Both have great necks/neck profiles, play very well and have very nice finishes. One small complaint from those of us that go without a pickguard. With one of my 2016s, the PG was mounted so low that the metal nut (mounting bracket) under the pickguard gauged the surface a bit :mad:...a real 'duh' moment at the Gibson factory. Geeze...use a spacer under the PG when mounting/drilling PG holes! The only blemish on an otherwise beautiful Light Burst.
 


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