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Do ‘17 and ‘18 LP tribute GoldTops have the same shade of gold?

#1 User is offline   TXepi 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

I stopped by GC today and up high were two Gibson Les Paul tribute goldtops, side by side. A 2017 and 2018. It looked to me that the ‘17 had a slightly brighter shade of gold.
Does anyone know if Gibson is using the same shade of gold on both models or are all goldtops slightly different? I still want one no matter what.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:34 AM

The 2018 models are now up on the Gibson site. You should be able to see the paint used on the respective models there. My suspicion is that the 2017 color has slightly changed due to exposure to light and age.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:55 AM

I looked at 4 at a time on Sweetwaters website and there does seem to be variations in the shades of gold.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

I think you answered your own question.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 16 October 2017 - 09:35 AM, said:

I think you answered your own question.

Only after a little investigating and not hearing from anyone else on this topic.
I do prefer the darker shade of gold paired with a nice medium brown back. There’s one on there that almost looks like they forgot to stain the back. It’s really light, almost natural looking.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:37 AM

View PostTXepi, on 16 October 2017 - 10:53 PM, said:

Only after a little investigating and not hearing from anyone else on this topic.
I do prefer the darker shade of gold paired with a nice medium brown back. There's one on there that almost looks like they forgot to stain the back. It's really light, almost natural looking.
Check it out
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I've never been a fan of Gold Tops. I know people love them. The color Gold just doesn't do it for me. Maybe the batches changed from year to year at the plant.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

View PostTXepi, on 08 October 2017 - 11:00 PM, said:

I stopped by GC today and up high were two Gibson Les Paul tribute goldtops, side by side. A 2017 and 2018. It looked to me that the ‘17 had a slightly brighter shade of gold.
Does anyone know if Gibson is using the same shade of gold on both models or are all goldtops slightly different? I still want one no matter what.



Hey TX;

Since they are a metallic colour and sprayed by hand there will be variations in lightness and chroma even if they are using the same lot of paint. Typically if your are hand spraying a colour like the gold, the drier the application the lighter and more washed out the end result will end up. If the application is wetter the darker are more chromatic (richer) the colour will be. The difference can be because one operator sprays with the gun closer to the guitar during spraying than another, could be the paint was reduced with a wetter slower evaporating solvent. Of coarse there is no guarantee that they are supplied with paint that is exactly the same batch to batch either.
One a good day I could spray them all the same (or close enough to the naked eye), on a bad day they are all gonnna look a little different. Hope you can find the combination of colour and play ability that works for you.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

View PostJohnny 6 String, on 17 October 2017 - 04:00 PM, said:

Hope you can find the combination of colour and play ability that works for you.

Johnny


That’s another thing, I prefer the ‘16 tribute necks. The ‘17’s and ‘18’s are thinner it seems. I’m gonna give it a try with the 2018
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