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  1. Its a sort of dark natural wood colour, plus the thing is that it’s sort of indented.
  2. Oh, I totally agree with the character ideas... however this particular guitar is the only one out of the other Gibsons I have (which are plenty dinged and “characterised” from live shows and stuff) stays at home all the time and I baby it, so I’d like to fix it.
  3. Hi guys, I remember a few years ago, not sure if on this particular forum or a Les Paul specific forum, I remember having someone answering a question, which really helped me out. I had a 2009 Gibson LP Custom Silverburst which I bought brand new. One night while changing the strings, instead of removing them completely, I splitted then 3 to each side of the neck (while being almost completely loose) and I started piling the fretboard. The issue was that holding the strings at the sides with light pressure from my hand made them leave an indentation on the necks paint, and it drove me crazy. A user suggested to use friction on the nitro as nitro will “re-arrange” or sort of “melt a little” with the heat provided by friction. He suggested I grabbed a cleaning cloth and rubbed the hell out of the neck area with the indentations repeatedly to creat friction and heat. IT WORKED!! It totally solved the issue and the lines disappeared within 30 minutes of rubbing, I remember the neck felt warm and even sort of sticky right after I was done and quickly cooled off and hardened, I guess. I have a “new” problem with my 2014 Firebird. I accidentally made a chip on the headstock, a tiny little speck - it didn’t break the laquer or wood but it is noticeable in my eyes. I was wondering if you guys would suggest me trying to do the “friction” thing on this... will it be sort of the same? I definitely don’t wanna go the repair way, meaning, the sanding and stuff. Thanks!!
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  5. LOL, we all have our crazyness, right? It's worth trying, I'm sure there are other crazies like me on here too.
  6. I thought about buying a truss rod cover from Gibson since probably the screws will be the same, however, the screws on the Firebird are black, little and have a flat head, while the Les Paul truss rod covers have usually chrome or gold screws with a round head... perhaps someone knows if a different truss rod cover shares the same screw type with the Firebird?
  7. Thanks for your reply! Actually, the price will not be the issue, as a matter of fact, I don't need the truss rod cover, just one screw. And yes, I would like this screw to match the other 2 and keep the guitar as original as possible, that's why I wouldn't wanna source parts other than from Gibson, but, they apparently don't reply any emails, is there a better way of contacting them?
  8. Hi guys, I've been trying to contact Gibson via e-mail for a few weeks now with no success. I was adjusting the action on my 2014 120th Anniversary Gibson Firebird and unfortunately lost one of the little black screws that hold the truss rod cover in place. Is there a way of purchasing these as an accesory from Gibson, maybe by buying a whole new truss-rod cover for my Firebird or such? Can't seem to find it. Is there a better way of reaching Gibson? I'd like to maybe order these directly from them. Thansk so much!!
  9. Hi guys, I've been trying to contact Gibson via e-mail for a few weeks now with no success. I was adjusting the action on my 2014 120th Anniversary Gibson Firebird and unfortunately lost one of the little black screws that hold the truss rod cover in place. Is there a way of purchasing these as an accesory from Gibson, maybe by buying a whole new truss-rod cover for my Firebird or such? Can't seem to find it. Is there a better way of reaching Gibson? I'd like to maybe order these directly from them. Thansk so much!!
  10. Awesome, then cherry it will be! Looking forward for it, I'm on a hard rock band so I'm guessing it will add a nice twist to it.
  11. Oh cool! I thought the Pelham Blue was it, but now Inknow it's cherry. What's the deal with that blue? I seem to see it pop up quite a bit on the ES's?
  12. Merciful, the finish IS nitro on both the T and HP guitars, so no difference there. Marin2112, don't get me wrong, actually, unlike your initial doubts about the HP line, I think I would love an HP over a T because of the exact features some people dislike. I would love the e-tuners, the coil tapping, the neck joint and the removable pickguard. That being said, I would use it as my "recording" Les Paul. My main and only issue is the fact that Gibson is a brand that has achieved a legendary image for almost all of their models and those images reflect specifically to classic and vintage looks. A Les Paul looks like a Les Paul because of all the specific little details that allow you and most people who don't even play guitar recognise a Les Paul: the pickguard, the fonts used, the specific colors, etc. Same with almost everybody Gibson model out there... it's an old and great guitar company, and the models they provide are the classic ones. If I wanted a super modern and high tech guitar I'd get a Strandberg or a Skerverssen, or even a Jackson or an Ibanez, ESP... Most people who buy Gibson guitars or Fenders (both are probably the oldest and most iconic electric guitar makers) come looking for exactly that: the classic traditional looks. SURE, we love a better performing guitar (no matter if it looks old or high tech) and that's exactly what I was trying to say. I love the looks of a vintage muscle car but I wouldn't mind the reliability and tech of a new car. That being said, this is what I think: Gibson would score a great achievement if they had the HP line and T line, look exactly the same. I mean "look", and by that I mean that both guitars look as good and classic as always except the HP part of things goes behind curtains like it should. Robot tuners and coil tapping? Of course! Just make sure they use the same kind of tubing pets so you can't really tell, no giant chrome knobs, pickup rings and truss rod cover that reminds you of the horrible Firebird X era of things... make the tapping happen with your trusted and correct looking top hats or speed knobs. Replacing the truss rod cover with a piece of metal saying "high performance" instead of the classic script fonts over a black background? Hell no! It's as iconic as the Gibson logo or the Les Paul logo. Might as well make the Gibson logo different, big block italic letters or something! See my point? I (and I think a whole lot of users) who are looking for a Les Paul not only because of its iconic sounds and feel but also because you really like the shape and looks (like all things in life), would buy a HP in a heart beat! I know I would choose a 2017 LP Classic Goldtop in HP if it looked exactly like the T version but with all the upgrades behind curtains, I'd gladly pay the extra 400 bucks, it's a much better guitar in every way, there's no denying that. Unfortunately it does come to looks some times, and sometimes you don't feel like having to buy replacement pickup rings and knobs and truss rod covers on a 2500 dollar guitar, maybe on a 1000 guitar...
  13. Hey guys, I'm looking into buyin my first ES-335. I like getting my guitars in their most known or "famous" colours and configurations, specifically the ones they started with. For example, I like my Les Paul's to be Goldtops or Heritages Cherries... my Strats to be 2 or 3 color burst with the maple board, and so on. I'm new to he ES world, looking at the colours they have available today for 2017 (for the non-figured tops) I see that it's basically either Cherry or Pelham Blue and I think some orange burst. I really like both the cherry and the blue, but I wonder, which of those two are best related to the 335?
  14. Lol! In my opinion, it all has to do with looks to an extent, otherwise we would be playing blocks of wood with no designs or colors. That being said, when I think of Gibson the first hint that comes to my mind is a vintage looking guitar, a classic shape with classic appointments. I think the Hp series are great as a solution for the Gibson player who needs a do-it-all guitar for the studio, but I would be much more comfortable playing a classic looking LP with the nitrocellulose finish and the cream pickup rings etc hehe. If they made the HP versions to look pretty much the same as the T versions, loosing the extra chrome and stuff, I think it would be much better IMO.
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