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BY bender
#817631
Been a big week. My Jag, Larrivee and Fender Reverb unit left the roost, and these two lovelies arrived:

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I tried this one around at Oleg's place a few weeks ago and we formed a rather solid attachment. It's a 1954 Martin 00-17 that's had a bit of a hard life, but it's as light as a feather and absolutely sings.

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Quite a few battle scars
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Lovely old wood.
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This one made its way north while my jag went South. They must have passed each other in Wellington or Picton, because they arrived at their destinations at about the same time.

Gibson Custom Shop Jeff Beck Oxblood R4
(BG - you'll be pleased to see that there are no coloured ball-ends here)
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I haven't owned a Les Paul, other than a Double Cutaway Special, so I don't have much of a point of comparison, but this one is an absolute beast. The neck is absolutely huge, the finish is thin, and it resonates like crazy. It's been so long since I've had humbuckers in the house that I'm still getting accustomed to the extra grunt, but they sound superb. I had been hoping for one with p-90s and a Bigsby or a 335, but this may just scratch that itch. If I can find a way of adding a Bigsby without adding any holes, I will. Otherwise it's pretty damn awesome as is.
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BY KNNZ
#817633
congrats!!! they both look awesome!!
I feel we may have similar guitar taste! :mental:
I have a Martin 000 that looks very similar to that, probably sound different but I love the tones
I also recently acquired a Cherry Red Gibson LP from Mr Oleg, that I would like Bigsbied without drilling extra holes :lol:
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BY jimi
#817634
Very cool!

Bit worried you might get thrown out of hipster club if you show up with that LP though. Better let me look after it for you ;)
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#817637
Both look gorgeous, congrats. That’s your weekend sorted :-)
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BY AiRdAd
#817638
Please amend the header to 'EPIC DOUBLE NGD' - the les paul is so awesome you should be SHOUTING!!! :-) Well done!!!
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BY GrantB
#817650
Well done on both. I can attaest the Martin is lovely...so close. The R4 is the sme as my old R7...they are massive guitars in every way.
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BY Bg
#817654
I have to call dibs on the LP, particularly as those ball ends are unmolested.... bring to curry night!!!!! Meh to the old wood, at the age of 38 I get enough of that first thing in the morning.
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BY bender
#817675
Bg wrote:I have to call dibs on the LP, particularly as those ball ends are unmolested.... bring to curry night!!!!! Meh to the old wood, at the age of 38 I get enough of that first thing in the morning.


Noted. Although you’re not the first...
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BY Bg
#817676
I won't have the cash anyway , it's more a wish list dibs ;)
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BY bender
#817699
My word... the pickups in the R4 are something else! Tyson Tonelabs Preacher Humbucker. So much character!