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  1. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    18 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

    My creme poker chip arrived today, while i was at GC trying a standard and a traditional. I think this looks tons better, but I will also try with the black plastics once they arrive.

    I was so so tempted at a LP Supreme in white that had a headstock repair. It was still $1500 however. I figured I would save my money and make sure I stick with this, and down the road, if i keep progressing and don't just let the studio gather dust in it's case, then I will treat myself.

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  2. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    17 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

    View PostPinch, on 17 November 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

    I re-iterate: don't fix it unless it's broken.


    [lol]
  3. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    17 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

    View Postdeeman, on 17 November 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

    If you are leaning toward the 490/498 pups, you can probably find a set with the gold covers (that would have been originally on the guitar) being sold on ebay. You could probably get a pretty good deal. It seems people either love or hate that pairing of pickups so you can take advantage of someone who is not a fan and selling theirs. I happen to be a big fan of those pups. [thumbup]



    So a GC about 100 miles from me has a 96' Studio in Alpine White, but has the original gold hardware and pups. Same price as what I paid so I am tempted to drive out and try that. It LOOKS like ebony, but unsure.
  4. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    17 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

    View PostMichaelT, on 17 November 2017 - 08:18 AM, said:

    It won't hurt anything to try out other guitars. I love all four of my Gibsons and they each have a unique sound but play similarly on the neck and fretboard. I still go out every few weeks and play other Gibsons, just to play them. The guys at the music stores I go to call me "the Gibson guy" because I go in and play all their Gibsons. I occasionally pick up a few others. If and when I find another guitar I really love, it will come home. I think putting the black plastics on that guitar will make it look amazing and gold pickup covers will be the icing on the cake, so to speak. I wouldn't worry about the little scratches and dings too much because you can't see them in the picture. You might try that polish and see if you can buff some of the swirls and pick scratches out but if not, the guitar looks great. I love the white Les Pauls with black plastics and gold hardware.



    My problem is I keep drooling over pictures of the customs, haha. I am going in tomorrow just to noodle around as I had not tried any classics, standards, etc. If I were to spend a tad more to get the 490/498 set, it would still be far less expensive than the custom, but a few hundred more could get me into a standard. Then a few hundred more could get this, etc etc, until I end up with a guitar worth more than my life. [rolleyes]

    I told myself that I would wait for the plastics to come in and try those on before I make any rash decisions financially.
  5. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    17 November 2017 - 07:36 AM

    View Postpippy, on 17 November 2017 - 04:39 AM, said:

    Most folks here swear by Virtuoso Cleaner / Polish;

    http://www.virtuosopolish.com/

    Lastly;
    Nice-looking Studio! With black plastics (and, IMO, a pair of gold p'up covers) it will look even better!
    Play long and in good health!

    Pip.



    I checked out the Virtuoso cleaner and polish and ordered them both. I had some Gold Gibson pickup covers on order which I cancelled when it occurred to me that they may not fit the pups, and even then, the silver polepieces would show. That is why I was planning on going with a 498T/490R set or the SH-PG1 set (I too love the factory gold look).

    Thanks again for all of the helpful replies!

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