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2017 Tribute Plus, HCS A Beauty without make-up

#1 User is offline   212West 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:16 AM

I'm very pleased with this guitar. Great playing neck
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Thick Maple Cap
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One piece body, no seams
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

Nice guitar!
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

Very nice indeed. Congratulations and enjoy!
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:10 AM

View PostMarky Forrest, on 11 April 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

Very nice indeed. Congratulations and enjoy!


Interesting sticker/protective sheet on the fretboard.

What does it say?
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

View Postdeeman, on 11 April 2017 - 11:10 AM, said:

Interesting sticker/protective sheet on the fretboard.

What does it say?


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:53 PM

Nice LP, where did you find one in that finish?
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

View PostMegafrog, on 11 April 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

Nice LP, where did you find one in that finish?

Thank You!
It showed up last week at
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after the Iced Tea Burst sold out

View Postkidblast, on 11 April 2017 - 12:03 PM, said:

"Only a Gibson is Good Enough"

slight fix
I should've shown the slip
sorry-didn't even think about it
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

How are you liking the Tribute? I was looking at a Goldtop Tribute the other day at (hesitates to say it) Guitar Center. There were a couple of younger kids there detuning their guitars so they could play chords with one finger and generally making a lot of noise (I definitely remember those days), and a couple of bassists and others, so I didn't actually plug it in. The neck felt good though and the action was nice. The Tributes are pretty much the same as a Standard but without binding? What else is different?
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:13 AM

View PostMichaelT, on 12 April 2017 - 07:04 AM, said:

How are you liking the Tribute? I was looking at a Goldtop Tribute the other day at (hesitates to say it) Guitar Center. There were a couple of younger kids there detuning their guitars so they could play chords with one finger and generally making a lot of noise (I definitely remember those days), and a couple of bassists and others, so I didn't actually plug it in. The neck felt good though and the action was nice. The Tributes are pretty much the same as a Standard but without binding? What else is different?


Maybe it' just the pics, or the absence of binding, to me, the bodies look a bit thinner..
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

View PostMichaelT, on 12 April 2017 - 07:04 AM, said:

How are you liking the Tribute? I was looking at a Goldtop Tribute the other day at (hesitates to say it) Guitar Center. There were a couple of younger kids there detuning their guitars so they could play chords with one finger and generally making a lot of noise (I definitely remember those days), and a couple of bassists and others, so I didn't actually plug it in. The neck felt good though and the action was nice. The Tributes are pretty much the same as a Standard but without binding? What else is different?

It's a great playing guitar
I haven't even plugged it up it is really great sounding acoustically
and has this vibe coming out of it
good strong feeling when strumming chords but it picks the middle notes a bit more than my others
which is a nice touch.
This guitar is heavy, about 9 lbs with the weight relief
It's body is thick so there isn't anything thin about that
Very smooth finish, no rough spots
the neck is the best part, super fast and I just love the feel
I prefer no binding here
reminds me of my SG Special from 2010-just super quick.
This guitar has the Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups and Grover locking tuners,
there was a nice Gibson Leather strap (planet waves type), multi-tool, polish cloth,
bench photo, QC card and gig bag (no pickguard). The gig bag is the same Good one I remember,
but eventually I will need a hard case.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

"but eventually I will need a hard case. "


When you're ready, check out this one.

https://www.sweetwat...detail/GWLPSBRN

I will eventually need to replace the case for my 95 LPS, the case is still sound but really showing it's 22 years of use.

This will be the one I try first.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

View Postkidblast, on 12 April 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

"but eventually I will need a hard case. "


When you're ready, check out this one.

https://www.sweetwat...detail/GWLPSBRN

I will eventually need to replace the case for my 95 LPS, the case is still sound but really showing it's 22 years of use.

This will be the one I try first.

Thanks I'll give it some thought
but this case is basically the same as my Epiphone 100th Anniversary case I found out:
https://www.amazon.c...s=Les+Paul+Case
but I do like how the Gator case has front support past the compartment. Very important
Here's another option:
https://www.amazon.c...s=Les+Paul+Case
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

View Post212West, on 12 April 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

It's a great playing guitar
I haven't even plugged it up it is really great sounding acoustically
and has this vibe coming out of it
good strong feeling when strumming chords but it picks the middle notes a bit more than my others
which is a nice touch.
This guitar is heavy, about 9 lbs with the weight relief
It's body is thick so there isn't anything thin about that
Very smooth finish, no rough spots
the neck is the best part, super fast and I just love the feel
I prefer no binding here
reminds me of my SG Special from 2010-just super quick.
This guitar has the Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups and Grover locking tuners,
there was a nice Gibson Leather strap (planet waves type), multi-tool, polish cloth,
bench photo, QC card and gig bag (no pickguard). The gig bag is the same Good one I remember,
but eventually I will need a hard case.


Thanks! I know I'll get killed if I get another one just two months after my last. I'm really wanting a Goldtop and a Cherry burst. I was liking the Tribute Goldtop and either a Classic or Traditional Cherry burst. I can wait a bit on the more expensive one but at $899.00, why not go for the Tribute first? Yours looks great. I might have to shop a bit and play some more Tributes to find "the one."

After doing more research, yours is the Tribute Plus and doesn't come in Goldtop and the Plus includes the Burstbuckers instead of the 490's and locking tuners.

Definitely let me/us know how it sounds when you plug it in. I didn't plug my Standard in for a few days after the purchase. I just loved the feel of it and took some time setting it up the way I wanted it. Your guitar is cool and inspiring. Thank you for the comments.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:08 AM

View Postkidblast, on 12 April 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

"but eventually I will need a hard case. "


When you're ready, check out this one.

https://www.sweetwat...detail/GWLPSBRN

I will eventually need to replace the case for my 95 LPS, the case is still sound but really showing it's 22 years of use.

This will be the one I try first.


I'm coming up on replacing my LP case too. I'm afraid.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:02 AM

but I do like how the Gator case has front support past the compartment. Very important

! exactly !


I'm coming up on replacing my LP case too. I'm afraid.

yea, yours is prolly like mine, while it's gotten a little beat up, it is still doing the job.

Pricing Gibson cases, Good lord, they are nuts! ~ 300 clams...
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:54 AM

View Postkidblast, on 12 April 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

but I do like how the Gator case has front support past the compartment. Very important

! exactly !


I'm coming up on replacing my LP case too. I'm afraid.

yea, yours is prolly like mine, while it's gotten a little beat up, it is still doing the job.

Pricing Gibson cases, Good lord, they are nuts! ~ 300 clams...


I know right! It works, still carries it, latches all work but a little rusty-ish. Still stenciled. I have two of my original cases, 25+ years old, that one and the Tele. My #1 Tele case is barely a case anymore. I'm workin on it. There's always something more important, like strings, or a new garlic grater or something.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

My poor 81 V's case is quite ragged, the bottom wood crushed, bumper stickers and such all over it, battered to hell over the years and travel. It's functional but I'd love to replace it someday. Finding a hardshell V case from that era is difficult and expensive as well.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:20 AM

View Postrct, on 12 April 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

There's always something more important, like strings, or a new garlic grater or something.

rct


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:24 PM

View Post212West, on 11 April 2017 - 06:16 AM, said:

I'm very pleased with this guitar. Great playing neck
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One piece body, no seams


That's one fine looking Gibson, I am impressed, and congratulations on your purchase.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:49 PM

View Postkidblast, on 12 April 2017 - 07:13 AM, said:

Maybe it' just the pics, or the absence of binding, to me, the bodies look a bit thinner..


From the photos it appears that it may not have a maple cap? Just the mahogany (which is cool)and thus also looks a little thinner than other LPs. I couldn't find the "Tribute Plus" on the website to see how they described the body. [confused]

But nice looking guitar hope you enjoy it. And c'mon man get that thing plugged in and cranked up [drool]
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