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Jerry Evins

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  1. One last thought.... Do not detect a smell from this wood and the one word I would use to describe the tones is "bluesy."
  2. Great question.... My Gibson history has been solely with the Les Paul Custom and ebony fretboards. So, first off, it's not smooth as the ebony, with a fretless wonder feel. I do like the Obeche. Feel like I am digging in and pulling out sweet tones with some work. Have heard some rosewood neck aficionados mention that favorable quality about rosewood. The action on my Studio is excellent, so it's a win. As far as the Obeche being inferior and too soft, do not sense that. Have tried to scratch it with my fingernails pretty good, but it is not giving way. Tones are there, raw and growl, which is why we buy Les Paul guitars. I cannot get that tone with the prettier singlecuts from other manufacturers. This guitar is a superior value friends. I am really pleased at the Gibsons coming out for under $1000. Aesthetically, the darker fretboard with the blue stain is pleasing to the eye. So what are the negatives, what would I change? Would love some natural maple top binding, but then would want to gloss the top. So nah, let's keep it satin stain and call it.
  3. Made 6 modifications: Grover locking tuners, silver speed knobs, 5 ply pickguard, Dunlop straplocks and a plain black truss rod cover. Sold the gig bag and bought a $120 Les Paul hardshell case at GC for $43 shipped to my door. Was not comfortable with that 17 degree neck in a gig bag. She has the growling, snarling Les Paul tone, and plays well, so am very happy with her. Have a total of $825 invested in this axe. A thank you and kudos to Gibson.
  4. Made 5 modifications: Grover locking tuners, silver speed knobs, 5 ply pickguard, Dunlop straplocks and a plain black truss rod cover. She has the growling, snarling Les Paul tone, and plays well, so am very happy with her. Have a total of $825 invested in this axe. A thank you and kudos to Gibson.
  5. ** Added Grover locking tuners, a 5 ply pickguard, silver speed knobs, Dunlop straplocks and a blank truss rod cover.
  6. Here is my Faded Les Paul Studio in blue stain with five modifications....
  7. Here's my Studio Faded in Blue Stain with 5 modifications.... Can you name the mods?
  8. Just got my RD last week in trans amber, at a ridiculously low price from Musician's Friend. Having never played one, was a bit hesitant. After having gigged it and shown it to some guitar friends, all the reviews have been positive sonically and visually. My 40 year old plus friends are going crazy over it, no kidding. It is a pleasure to play and is Les Paul like in tone. Les Paul lovers will dig the neck on the RD. It feels like home. Am enjoying classic tones from the 70's era and can get quite bluesy with it. The rosewood neck is perfect, lots of chrome and the burstbuckers are everything I could want. No problem playing licks in high A. The 3+3 headstock was the right call and is beautiful. It is a blast to play and has a magnificent vintage vibe. It is comfortable sitting and balanced while standing. So what it weighs up to one measley pound more than other guitars, come on, don't be a girly man and get in the gym and strengthen your back. I seriously doubt the 70's models and the 2007 reissue are better. Those pointy headed, plastic encased Gibson Marauders outsold those 70's RD models by 5 to 1. Gibson has had 30 years to think about how to make this guitar better and they did and made it affordable. I would not trade this one for any 70's RD out there even if you have block inlay. Absolutely love the new, improved, exciting, electrifying RD Standard Exclusive!
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