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  1. Third Coast Guitars in Chicago or Marty Bell http://www.martybellfinishing.com/ Both have done Les Pauls for me and both do nice work. Marty Bell, by far, is the best deal in guitar refinishing Gibson restoration will change you more than the new price of the guitar....bunch of pretentious princesses (I said it, maybe they'll listen?) RS same thing ---- way way over priced ----
  2. Huh...so you're the person. I heard that there was one!
  3. The only '68 run guitar center ever did with a 60's neck were the triburst ones from 2006 (2nd pic). Believe me, if you're not sure if your neck is a 60's, than it is a 60's. The 50's neck '68's have always been undeniably chunky. he you have the '57's which are very chunky-baseball bat feel. a '57 Cloud 9 A GC '68 with the 60's neck Regular '68's Regular 'new' Customs
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    Les Paul Axcess

    You got some points there, Skip. My biggest issue is the two piece back...WTF? #1 this is a "nice" guitar with some positive attributes, but for the price a two piece back is an abomination #2 kluson are ridiculous on this guitar and just plain suck as tuners regardless of what they're on #3 The body need to be thicker...it's too thin. I think that brightens it up a bite. All-in-all it reminds me of the Les Paul Lite-Custom I had..maybe...15-20 years ago with a scalloped neck. Nothing really new, I guess. I've had mine for about a month now. Personally, I'm pretty happy with it. I like the floyd and I think it is a fun curio. Is it worth the money.....well yes and no. I got mine for about $2600 which is respectable. There's no way on this earth I would buck up MSRP $3500. No f'in way! I usually play this for 25 minutes and then go right back to my PRS Tremonti, which is a much better singlecut trem style guitar, in my opinion. Suprisingly, I've found this one to be made very well, which isn't the standard for Gibson these days. Mine had very few botches and flaws. I buy sight-unseen alot and in most cases I end up sending guitars back for stupid mistakes. I'm interested to see what happens with Gibson in the next 5 years. This is not a ground breaking guitar and Gibson is notoriously sluggish in the innovation department. Even the stupid dark fire is a rehash of the magic then hd 6.0 concepts. The days of people bucking up $7900 for a scuffed up '59 murph-special are over for a while. If this is the best they can do for a flagship Floyd guitar, I think we'll see them come close to going under.
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    Les Paul Axcess

    I ain't falling for the Gibson banana in my tailpipe. Smart money says: "there's a marketing plan in the works"...there's alaways a marketing plan at Gibson; that's what they really make...marketing. Guitars are just a tool for these people. Producing companies hire marketing firms' date=' not our friend's in Nashville. They're just trying to produce something they can market; hey....you got to do whatever pays for the boat. Musician's Friend spilt the bean's a few months ago when they went off half cocked... Click me! Gibson would serve up or re-issue yesterday's moldy french toast if they thought someone would buy it. Now why would they draw the greed line before pumping out a batch of Customs? No....there's 200 of these Axcess Customs somewhere sitting in a room right now. Then again, how hard is it to shift production from Standard to a Custom when they choose to do so? Actually, what's the real difference between the two? Not much. When you think about it what's the real difference between 90% of Gibson guitars...not much. Same old thing over and over again....just different marketing plans. Prediction......soon as the Axcess Standard sales hit the "late majority"; we'll see plenty of Customs. Now, I'm not saying that Gibson would use this forum for propaganda to expedite sales; I'm just a betting man. Do an inverse price ratio curve on that and see what you get.
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    Les Paul Axcess

    Whatever happened to the LP Custom version? Yes.......No.........Wait 'til the Standards sell and then offer them.......soon.......never? What's the story?
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    LP 68 Custom

    Call Guitarsale.com. They've got a bunch that have been hanging out for years. They did a special run of silverburst '68s. They also have a bunch of '57s -chambered-cloud 9's with three pickups. You could probably ink a pretty decent deal on one.
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    Les Paul Axcess

    Encounters with these things are rolling in like UFO sightings. "After I got probed; I heard a whilring, then I saw a bright light and then it levitaded for a second and poof it was gone!". You know I really don't undertand Gibson antics sometimes. Make the guitars, build them right and then give them to dealers to sell the guitars. See, I didn't go to Harvard and I figured it out on my own! You guys have too many stoopid rules. Backroom deals with this guy, "no pics policy" for that guy, MAP violation suspension here, this guy "can sell Custom Shop but not USA" there. I can tell you one thing. I'm happy to bust out the VISA/MC for a couple of these things. But no, no, no, no....you have to go jerking people around. Gibson...yo, Exec guys...Hello! You have more little games than a Senior Citizen day care center. You can go suck a can, if you think I will ever "special order" a Gibson guitar thru a Dealer. When it arrives all skrewed up, I'm the chump who's stuck with it. Is there some reason I can't just buy a couple of these things [Axcesses]? It's harder to find than a freakin Yeti-Sashquatch or whatever. What exactly is the problem? Everybody knows Gibson and Guitar Center are big buddies, but really...what's the deal? The longer I'm stuck waiting around the more Paul Reed Smith Tremonti's I end up buying. Take your pick.
  9. Was my 2002 GMC Sonoma LS Extended Cab 4x4 Truck Plek'd?
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