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NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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I've been looking into a post-2014 '68 LPC reissue for a while, which supposedly have more "correct" specs but there weren't a lot of them made. So I settled with this 2010 '68 LPC "Authentic". No idea what "Authentic" means, maybe it means the VOS finish which wasn't too common on older 68RI's. It's in very good shape, nearly brand new apart from the factory aging. Very light for an older '68 at 4.1kg.

First thing I noticed is the neck is huge, definitely not a 60’s profile. Probably closer to a '57 LPC. It has a bigger neck than my '55 LPC reissue (which has R9 neck profile). Sounding chunky so far but the 57 Classic pickups are pretty uninspiring. Probably gonna get some Suhr Aldrich or BKP Cold Sweat for it. Also have a set of Gotoh locking tuners on the way (hopefully it fits lol).
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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Looks like Rock and Roll to me!
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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Very nice

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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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Beautiful. Hard to beat a good LP Custom.

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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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Congrats, very cool indeed.
Solid pickup options too.

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Very nice. Every modern custom I’ve owned has had a really focussed sound. Upper mid dominant.

Looks great, and yes, these have huge necks.
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Oooh! Very nice

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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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I love the look of LP Customs, this one is no exception. Aren't they suppose to weigh enough to bend space-time too?

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:15 am I love the look of LP Customs, this one is no exception. Aren't they suppose to weigh enough to bend space-time too?
Tone is in the compressed vertebrae :mrgreen:
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Oh, dibs!!
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:20 am
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:15 am I love the look of LP Customs, this one is no exception. Aren't they suppose to weigh enough to bend space-time too?
Tone is in the compressed vertebrae :mrgreen:
Wait... is that how guitarist achieve "natural" squishy compression? I thought that's from toobs and such?

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:27 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:20 am
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:15 am I love the look of LP Customs, this one is no exception. Aren't they suppose to weigh enough to bend space-time too?
Tone is in the compressed vertebrae :mrgreen:
Wait... is that how guitarist achieve "natural" squishy compression? I thought that's from toobs and such?
Yep! Add in a diet low in calcium, never exercise, do oots of jumping, you're good to go.
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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GrantB wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:55 am Very nice. Every modern custom I’ve owned has had a really focussed sound. Upper mid dominant.
I think it has something to do with the lighter mahogany they use nowadays? They mostly seem to weight in at 4kg even without weight relief nowadays.
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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Now I have all 3 major food groups of LPC: 50's (all mahogany), 60's (mahogany neck/body with maple top) and 70's (mahogany body, maple neck/maple top).
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Re: NLPD: '10 68RI LPC

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higainer wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:56 am Congrats, very cool indeed.
Solid pickup options too.
A friend lent me a pair of Aldrich but the hole has been drilled for direct mount. Still trying to figure out how to mount it to a pickup ring lol.
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