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#1 User is offline   Gitarpik 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:59 PM

I got this used in 2002. There was no case or certificate.I've wondered before if it was hot, but Sylvan in Santa Cruz CA is highlyreputable. There's no sign of it being anything other than completely original.No pickguard was ever mounted, all solder joints look original. Serial #92010358. "MADE IN USA" inked beneath Serial#, didn't really come out in pic.At the base of the headstock is a scroll motif around "Custom Shop Edition".Body and neck are single pieces of mahogany. Bridge is Nashville. Weighs 9.5LB

"Pat. No. 2,737,842" is stamped into the metal base plate ofboth pickups, with no ink stamp. I measured DCR at the output jack withoutlifting any connections: Neck: 6.9K – Bridge: 12.7K

I haven't gotten a photo that really conveys how beautifulthis is, take my word for it- the maple has qualities of both flame and quilt,and has extreme holographic dimensionality. And dig this, it's pretty much justlike new.

Can anyone tell me if this is a re-issue of some sort, orsomething special?

Full front: shows best color

https://cslp1990.shu...com/pictures/12

Full front2: shows depth of maple figure

https://cslp1990.shu...com/pictures/11

Rear view: color is deep red

https://cslp1990.shu...com/pictures/13

Headstock front:

https://cslp1990.shu....com/pictures/9

Headstock rear- note Custom Shop logo at base

https://cslp1990.shu...com/pictures/10



Any further pix or info needed just let me know. And, Thank You

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

Frets are 'over binding' which is not a good sign for a 2002 Gibson.
Either the guitar has been re-ftretted (in 16 years?) or it's a fake.

We need more detailed info.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:36 PM

View Postpippy, on 01 May 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Frets are 'over binding' which is not a good sign for a 2002 Gibson.
Either the guitar has been re-ftretted (in 16 years?) or it's a fake.

We need more detailed info.

Pip.



By the serial pic the guitar is a '90. The CS logo is consistent with that time period. Hopefully the OP will report back on the re-fret.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:44 AM

Thanks, Pip - good eye, the fret ends are over the binding,with no nibs. Maybe it has been re-fretted, but this is something that hasperplexed me: assuming it dates from 1990, when I got it in 2002 it was twelveyears old, but seems to be very near to brand spanking new, not like a guitarthat would have been played enough to need a re-fret.

I am glad to answer any questions you ask. Meanwhile, here’sa little more-

Pickup plates, PAT. NO. 2,737,842

https://cslp1990.shu.../pictures/20#20

Control cavity:

https://cslp1990.shu.../pictures/20#22

Here are numbers from the pots:

Volume: 440-70034, and R1379025 (both of them)

Tone: 440-71079A, and R1379018 (both)

The caps are brown disks – does that mean ceramic?

Under the neck pup is ink stamped: HCSB – I can guess whatthat means, and underneath looks like someone scribbled initials- I couldn’tpossibly decode them:

https://cslp1990.shu.../pictures/20#23

Under the bridge pup July 19 looks like 1990 to me, but theyear part didn’t press down as hard and I can’t be certain:

https://cslp1990.shu.../pictures/20#21

With the pups removed I can measure the maple cap at ½” atits max thickness.

Tuners are stamped “Gibson Deluxe” on rear. Nashville styleTOM bridge has “made in Germany” underneath.

Thanks for your help, let me know of any more questions.






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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:15 AM

OK, thanks for the update. No red flags and everything is in its proper place. Round-point traps are correct for a 1990 Custom Shop Standard. The caps are, as you say, ceramic discs (3M?). It does seem to have been refretted. Perhaps an earlier owner preferred slightly meatier fret-wire?...

As it is a Standard which has been made by the CS my guess, FWIW, is that it's an example of what we now call a 'Pre-Historic' LP Standard. These were instruments made by the Custom Shop to closely replicate the '59 Standard in the years before the re-issue program was finally set up in what was known then as the Historic Division back in 1993.

Nice guitar!

Pip.

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:05 PM

Pip, thank you very much. I've always thought that it was my lucky day when I came across this LP in a local shop- it's fulfilled my long standing desire to have a great Les Paul.
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