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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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robthemac wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:51 pm When I think "1959 Les Paul", I think of this


https://www.ishibashi-music.jp/category ... /pid/73955
Yikes! Really? Were quilt tops common among 59 LPs? I thought they were mostly just flame tops. Something about the quilt top patterns makes me feel uneasy/queasy.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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codedog wrote: Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:38 am
robthemac wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:51 pm When I think "1959 Les Paul", I think of this


https://www.ishibashi-music.jp/category ... /pid/73955
Yikes! Really? Were quilt tops common among 59 LPs? I thought they were mostly just flame tops. Something about the quilt top patterns makes me feel uneasy/queasy.
Especially when they come from planet Pandora.

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Check out LP 8 5388 if you want to look at a really curly different top, it's a stunner.
Doin' that scrapyard thing.

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If this is truly an R7 makeover, this deserves its place in the Gibson shocker thread.

https://historicmakeovers.com/product/tayler-rds/
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robthemac wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:33 pm If this is truly an R7 makeover, this deserves its place in the Gibson shocker thread.

https://historicmakeovers.com/product/tayler-rds/
I think any maple with mineral steaks etc would be covered under a solid finish in the custom shop. Although I really think they should just send it to the USA factory and get it on a Standard instead.
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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godgrinder wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:42 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:33 pm If this is truly an R7 makeover, this deserves its place in the Gibson shocker thread.

https://historicmakeovers.com/product/tayler-rds/
I think any maple with mineral steaks etc would be covered under a solid finish in the custom shop. Although I really think they should just send it to the USA factory and get it on a Standard instead.
Bloody hell, I'd pay Gibson good money for something with modest flame but huge mineral deposits. I think they're they best-looking tops.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:52 pm
godgrinder wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:42 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:33 pm If this is truly an R7 makeover, this deserves its place in the Gibson shocker thread.

https://historicmakeovers.com/product/tayler-rds/
I think any maple with mineral steaks etc would be covered under a solid finish in the custom shop. Although I really think they should just send it to the USA factory and get it on a Standard instead.
Bloody hell, I'd pay Gibson good money for something with modest flame but huge mineral deposits. I think they're they best-looking tops.

I agree!

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robthemac wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:52 pm Bloody hell, I'd pay Gibson good money for something with modest flame but huge mineral deposits. I think they're they best-looking tops.
Yes, ditto
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Reckon this is an aggressive interpretation of "light ageing", or was it dropped on it's face after birth? My guess is the latter.

https://wildwestguitars.com/electric/gi ... -tea-burst
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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It's got 2 chips(as it seems) on the upper bout of the body........are you looking to buy it.
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goldtop0 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:15 pm It's got 2 chips(as it seems) on the upper bout of the body........are you looking to buy it.
Not unless I won the lottery with the ticket I didn't buy.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:31 pm Reckon this is an aggressive interpretation of "light ageing", or was it dropped on it's face after birth? My guess is the latter.

https://wildwestguitars.com/electric/gi ... -tea-burst
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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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godgrinder wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:30 pm
robthemac wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:31 pm Reckon this is an aggressive interpretation of "light ageing", or was it dropped on it's face after birth? My guess is the latter.

https://wildwestguitars.com/electric/gi ... -tea-burst
Early run of Murphy Lab had some issues with the lacquer chipping away since they were using a new nitro formulation at the time which was crispier. It has been fixed now but these early ones are a PITA for dealers to get rid of now.
I wouldn't mind it. It'd start looking pretty old pretty quickly.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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