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  1. AMAZING!! One of the most beautiful Vs I have ever seen...The diamond at the jack was a nice artistic flair. The only V I would prefer to yours would the Randy Rhoads "Concorde" Reissue that Jackson came out with.
  2. Any sale of a Rickenbacker guitar is the worst selling mistake you can ever make ~_^ Which is why they will never be for sale =)
  3. So I'm still in the market for a Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1960 Reissue. I want one with a classic fiery burst though the pictures I have seen on the Gibson Custom Facebook page seem to be hit 'n miss for "Washed Cherry". I'm looking for a burst with that nice deep red on the outside, the yellow Sun on the inside of the burst, and maximum number of color gradiant in between. So far, "Heritage Cherry Sunburst" is looking like the best candidate. However, my dealer informs me that the Custom Shop no longer accepts custom orders. I hear this is because they are trying to work through their backlog and hopefully it will be temporary. I suppose I can settle for "Washed Cherry" (or is settling bad on a guitar this expensive?) if I can get the 1960 in GLOSS, but when I called Gibson's customer service line, they said they can only offer VOS on the 1960s but do offer choice of VOS and GLOSS on the 1959s. Does this make any sense? I'm getting sick of the hard push for VOS. Are they just trying to save cost/time by omitting a step in the finishing?
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    When I rock out in the bedroom, I prefer to plug into a cheap date....I thought this was an easy question?
  5. I know this post is a longshot, but has anyone ever been able to do a side-by-side comparison (Tone, Construction, Aesthetics, Playablilty) of a real vintage Gibson vs a high-end Custom Shop Historic Reissue? How close are they? I know from my 1965 Firebird VII Historic Reissue, which is my first (of hopefully many to come) Custom Shop guitars, that you are getting serious quality. Honestly, I would prefer a historic reissue due to advancements made by the Gibson master luthiers. Could you argue that you are actually getting a better guitar than what the original 1950s/1960s lines could have ever been? Logically, you would have to think that since those guitars were made by hand back in the day, you could pick from a batch of 30 and only have one may been that EPIC axe that everyone lusts after and there would have also been a few lemons just like any other manufacturer. I suppose one could also argue that vintage guitars sound better as they have had many decades for their wood to cure. Maybe that is another debate in itself. Am I wrong?
  6. Would you say the tuning is more stable than a Maestro?
  7. My Floyd looks great on my Jackson Rhoads V, but I think they look cheap on an elegant instrument like a Les Paul. The Maestro on my Firebird makes me have to retune every 2 or 3 songs and I put very little pressure on it. I've tried graphite which seems to help a little bit. I was wondering how Bigsbys were on Les Pauls and if anyone had any experience with them. I really want to tryout Collector's Choice #3 "The Babe" but it's not like I can just walk into Guitar Center and try one. Our local GC is absolute ****...They have 9 Trad Pros and a few Studios to play - That's it for Les Paul selection.
  8. Don't usually bump my topics but I could really use some advice here as this guitar would be quite a fortune
  9. NEVER underestimate the power of a 12-string guitar ;) This particular one of mine is very special and when I play her, she sounds like Heaven on Earth!
  10. What's the difference between a 2012 and 2013? One year and a higher price?
  11. So I am definitely in the market for my second epic new relic from the Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection!! I want the 1960 Reissue in "Washed Cherry" (or some kind of fiery sunburst with maximum amount of color variety between red and bright yellow), but I would be lying if I weren't tempted by the mystique and rarity of the Collector's Choice #3 1960 "The Babe". The only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger is the Bigsby. Ironically, it's what drew me to the guitar in the first place, seeing how much Neil Schon and Neil Young love their trems. Bigsby's are my preferred tremolo aesthetically AND functionally (Sorry, a Floyd Rose looks cheap/tacky and the Maestro is just barbaric on my 1965 Firebird VII Reissue). The Jimmy Page Signature Custom is absolutely godly as well - The QUEEN of the "Black Beauty"s. My only issue with it is TUNING. Les Pauls are enough of a ***** to keep in tune, I get it. But are they even worse with Bigsby's on them? So am I making a big deal out of nothing as far as tuning issues or is it warranted? Those familiar with Bigsby systems on Les Pauls, how many songs can you expect your tuning to hold up for before you start cringing the audience with your dissonance? Note: I am NOT planning on doing Eddie Van Halen dive-bombing on this pretty gem - That's what my Jackson Rhoads RR24 V is for \m/ \m/
  12. Posts that capture the excitement of new Gibson owners are my favorites on the forums - Cheers!!
  13. Well, they PLEK it twice for good luck and one of the Gibson Custom Shop elves takes a lookzee at it anyway, right??
  14. Hey buddy! Glad to see you still living at these forums, R9! It's been wearing on me for months and I REALLY want a 1960 Reissue in gloss....But I hate guitars that are a ***** to keep in tune, even with my Peterson StroboRack tuner (which is accurate to 1/1000th of a half-step). So how bad is it? It can't be as bad as my 1965 Reissue Gibson Firebird VII with Maestro Vibrato!! LOL!! I would just like to know before I bomb $5,000+. I know most LPs have tuning issues of some kind.
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