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  1. Yeah, that’s the USA not the Custom Shop. Small style pickguard, smaller lightening bolts etc.
  2. I know these rarely show up for sale, but has anyone seen one of these come up for grabs lately? Specifically, the 1 of 200 version. Not one of the 50 Aged & Signed. http://es.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/gibson-angus-young-sg-11-12.aspx
  3. Well... The Gibson AFD is a real Les Paul model. It is based on a Les Paul copy built by Kris Derrig. So: The Gibson AFD Les Paul is a real replica, of a non Gibson-built Les Paul copy, of a real Les Paul.
  4. Specs on Mr. Rhoad’s Les Paul here: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/the-guitars-of-randy-rhoads-1 “The Les Paul Custom, per 1972 spec, had a four-piece body: two layers of mahogany with a thin layer of maple in the middle and a carved maple top. It was white when new, but the nitrocellulose lacquer yellowed over time. It was also heavier than fifties era Les Paul Customs. Randy made only a few cosmetic alterations to the guitar, replacing the brass toggle switchplate and substituting the Grover tuning machines with Schallers. The most noticeable marking on this guitar was Randy’s name engraved on the pickguard. Pickups during this era of construction were Gibson-produced “T-Buckers,” named for the T-shaped tool marking made in the forward bobbin of the pickup”
  5. Maybe the Stopbar is stock, but the studs have been changed
  6. Yeah. The AFD “replica” is a copy of a bootlegged copied Les Paul
  7. 2011 Limited Edition Gibson SG Special Humbucker
  8. One of these may solve the problem. And without drilling. I put one on a Flying V with plain old stock Vintage tuners and have never had a tuning issue once it's restrung correctly and the strings stretched properly. And the guitar can be returned to stock condition with no drill holes if you'd like. GIBSON TP-6 Fine Tuning Tailpiece- https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Hardware/PTTP-Stopbar-Tailpiece
  9. The Axcess first came out in 2008. Just about the time the pictures were taken. They were offered in two colors: Gunmetal Grey & Iced Tea Burst. http://archive.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/NewModels/les-paul-axcess-standard-the-s/
  10. The most obvious difference between the Bucket Head Les Pauls and the usual Les Paul model is it's bigger 27" scale. And I would imagine an original Bucket Head Les Paul case would be hard to find if you need one, since a regular aftermarket case or gig bag would be too small.
  11. New Gibson models sometimes have a "model lineup" name or category associated with them to distinguish them from previous or other new models. Recently, there had been an "HP", or High Performance line with certain specs, and a Traditional line with more "vintage" specs. etc. Here's a page with some 2019 Gibson "Modern" collection models. https://www.gibson.com/Guitars/Les Paul
  12. So you knew the scratch would be there? You sounded surprised at the condition in the original post. Photos from their "Gallery" show the exact guitar with serial number that you will get. As opposed to just a standard picture of a guitar when you click on a unit under "Electric Guitars". At least that's the way it used to be. If the picture/serial number you saw in their Gallery and ordered doesn't mach the actual condition or serial number of the guitar you received, then that's a problem worth returning it over.
  13. Wow! That's pretty cool that you can find out so much info about your instrument and talk to actual previous owners. Good luck.
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