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  1. Gary Moore can really make those guitars sing. Here are some more of my ideas. The louder a guitar is acoustically the less inherent sustain it will have. The sound you readilly hear is energy being taken away from the string. Therefore losing energy it will lose sustain. Think of a steel guitar. Low volume, long sustain. On the other hand a loud guitar acoustically will have a short sustain until an amp is used at a good volume. The same property that made the guitar loud in the first place (letting sound out) will induce feedback and sustain from the amp (letting sound in).
  2. I seem to have this figured out. My Classic with the high output 500T in it has been my main LP since I bought it new. It has been great with lots of output and crunch. I bought a 2006 Standard that came with Burstbuckers and I hated it, Changed them to 498Ts and now love it. I also have a 2005 ES-335 with 57 Classics, that guitar screams. I had tried a friends 2005 R8 and wasn't impressed, no punch. Fast forward to last fall, I paid a lot of money for the 2018 Historic '60 and love it, it has punch, crunch and it screams, it does everything and the detail is exceptional, one thing my other 2 LPs don't have as much. My 335 on the other hand is very similar to the R0. I think I know why, the R0 is very acoustically loud, like my 335. My other 2 LPs are not, being denser and stiffer. My theory is that if a guitar is resonant and lively unplugged, it can get away with low output pickups and still be a rocking guitar. A denser stiffer guitar will sound weak with low output pickups and will need higher output pickups to really have some punch. I think this is why as guitars became more denser high output pickups naturally followed suit. I think the recent Historics are as close to the originals as they have ever been and I am glad I waited and finally got one, it is like magic with Plexi heads and 4x12 cabs with Greenbacks in stereo.
  3. I have many 2016 Gibson Acoustics and the serial numbers are not different than what has been used for a long time.
  4. If this keeps bothering me I think I will shave them down a bit.
  5. I noticed something strange. The plastic pick guard bezels are way too high. The top of the Chrome pick up covers themselves are slightly below the plastic. This is a bit cumbersome to play as my pic keeps hitting them. Am I to assume this is the way they made them in 1960?
  6. I have a 2001 LP Classic and the serial number is 010648. Mine came with uncovered pickups, 500T and 488R. If yours is an early 90's it is regarded as the best years for these.
  7. Just played it again at higher levels. It really comes to life differently than my other 2 USA Les Pauls. I am going to try it soon in my studio through my Marshall 1959HW and 1987X in stereo. I think it may really surprise me.
  8. Shipment ended up in Boston. After many calls and some screaming FedEx delivered the guitar at Midnight Friday night. I was tired but anxious to see what is was like. I was first disappointed with the color, it was less ambered from the pictures online. It is still very nice and I'll have to get used to it. Acoustically it is vey lively in my hands. Compared to my 2001 LP Classic there is not much difference at low volumes but when I cranked the amp it really came alive. I dont think the price difference is really justified but I am glad I now have one of these historics.Sorry no pictures, I am tired of not being able to easily post pictures here.
  9. FedEx shipment stuck in Memphis. They left me waiting and waiting with no email. I had to call 4 times to finally get an answer.
  10. Guitar is arriving today, looking forward to being "Wowed" hopefully.
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