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#1 User is offline   Nando BluZ 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

Can you guys help me to identify a gibson custom shop? I want to know if this gibson is a VOS or not.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

That model appears to be one of two things: It can be 1.) A 1968 Reissue Les Paul Custom (I'm pretty positive that was a VOS Model) or 2.) If it is brand new, it could be a Les Paul Custom in a custom colour. Right now, there is a run of 25 Customs in Pelham Blue but that colour is antiqued with means that it may have more of a greenish cast to it. There have been a few runs of the Pelham Blue over the years (Atleast according to my understanding). Unless it is specifically a 1968 Reissue, it is probably your run-of-the-mill LP Custom.

Hope this helps!!

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EDIT: Post Script: After reviewing the pictures again, that is more-than-likely a regular custom in a custom colour.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

ty dude!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

View Postrossington88, on 05 March 2013 - 02:50 PM, said:

EDIT: Post Script: After reviewing the pictures again, that is more-than-likely a regular custom in a custom colour.



Yep; serial number, Nashville bridge - regular Custom.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

It's hard to say if its a VOS finish from the pics. My guess is that it is, I'm going by the aged pickup covers but spanking new looking tail piece and bridge. Something I see on a lot of VOS guitars. Why they can't age the bridge and tailpiece to match I don't know.

VOS is simply a thinner, harder, less shiny lacquer coat and slightly aged hardware. It is also cheaper than gloss. It can also be polished to look like gloss. The pups can be polished up using the planet waves fret polishing paper too.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

Here´s a pic of very likely the same model, with similar ser.No.,
the VOS treatment on the stopbar can be seen better:

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EDIT: in fact, VOS is not even a lacquer, it´s just some sticky gunk with lots of mojo [tongue]

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

View PostTomV, on 06 March 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Here´s a pic of very likely the same model, with similar ser.No.,
the VOS treatment on the stopbar can be seen better:

Posted Image


EDIT: in fact, VOS is not even a lacquer, it´s just some sticky gunk with lots of mojo [tongue]


Sticky gunk on hardware which is supposed to look like, and promote, tarnishing AND a thinner lacquer, with less plasticiser and the final buff is omitted. Hence it's cheaper than the same model in gloss, less work.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:30 AM

Hello! No, it's not a R.I., but seems to me, - from the condition of the hardware - that it's got the V.O.S.-treatment.

There were two Pelham Blue V.O.S. Les Paul Custom reissues: the '57 R.I. and the '68 R.I. It's neither. If it was a '57, then it should have plastic tulip pegheads, the '68 should have kidney-shaped ones, and reflector pot knobs.

It is this one: http://www.rockpalac...Pelham-Blue-VOS

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:05 PM

View PostTomV, on 06 March 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Here´s a pic of very likely the same model, with similar ser.No.,
the VOS treatment on the stopbar can be seen better:

Posted Image


EDIT: in fact, VOS is not even a lacquer, it´s just some sticky gunk with lots of mojo [tongue]


OMG that is drop dead gorgeous! Davey like! [thumbup]

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

Loosen the strings and pull the neck pick up out of the cavity. Does it have a long neck tenon? If it does, then its a 68 Custom RI. If it doesn't, then it's a Custom. Doesn't get any simpler than that.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:54 AM

The Pelham Blue is simply gorgeous in person. Beautiful guitar either way.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:05 AM

View Postroadhog96, on 18 April 2013 - 09:24 AM, said:

Loosen the strings and pull the neck pick up out of the cavity. Does it have a long neck tenon? If it does, then its a 68 Custom RI. If it doesn't, then it's a Custom. Doesn't get any simpler than that.

Yes it does. You just need to look.

As TomV said back in post #4, the Nashville bridge means it's not a re-issue.

Gorgeous guitar, though.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

View PostNando BluZ, on 05 March 2013 - 11:01 AM, said:

Can you guys help me to identify a gibson custom shop? I want to know if this gibson is a VOS or not.
Thanks in advance

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This is a Customshop Les Paul Custom.....not a RI but built by the Customshop. It is probably not weight relieved like the regular USA models.
I would suggest that you contact Gibson with the serial number and get all the info from them.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:52 AM

View Postkleinman, on 22 July 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

...It is probably not weight relieved like the regular USA models....

You didn't check out the specs, I'm guessing, otherwise you would have seen this;

"...The body is (made) with strategically routed holes to lessen the weight of the guitar..."


With the exception of the vast majority of Re-Issues, from approx 1982 until the arrival of the 2013 Traditional ALL LPs have been weight-relieved in one form or another.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

Ok, between the Pelham Blue with black plastics and chrome hardware, and the multi ply binding and pickguard, that could be one of the best looking guitars I've ever seen..........totally different look, but 100% classy.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

In June, 2013, I saw one of these at Thomann personally. I am pretty sure it had a Richlite™ fretboard. According to the Thomann website,
http://www.thomann.d...l_custom_pb.htm
it's a 25 piece limited run.
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