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  1. Great looking LP. I don't know if they're the same, but I have one for sale on the trading post. Mine was built in '08, yours looks to be from '00 Mine is a GC special run with the slim '60's neck '57 Humbuckers If yours is not a GC run, it's probably a little more valuable http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/97116-wts-gibson-les-paul-custom-68-ri/
  2. Nice to see and hear Mr. Boak. He's done favors for me in the past digging stuff out of the Martin warehouse. Real nice guy.
  3. I just bought one and it works great! Thanks! p.s. - I had zzsounds do a beat this price from another website and got mine for $17 and some change delivered.
  4. I'm sure these guitars will be in a higher price range.
  5. I currently have my '68 LP RI listed over on the trading post. It's a great playing/sounding guitar and the flame is really good looking and it's in great shape. If you would, look at it and give me some honest feedback so I can decide to adjust the price or put it in the closet. I just don't play solid bodies much anymore and when I do I grab my Fender Tele. I'm too old and this LP is too heavy for me. (10.6lbs) It has the thin neck like my Gibson Chet CG which I love. I bought in at GC in Jan '08. They listed at $5999, retailed at $3999, had it on sale for $3499, I got it for $2825. I'd rather sit on it than take too big a loss. Thanks (P.S. - I love Gibsons and have 4 other Gibsons besides this one)
  6. I checked Maury's and he's doing 76%, he's usually 60% on standard models.
  7. I'm not certain what the beefy neck is. Is there a new model out that I can go out and try with the profile you're mentioning or is something I have close? My least favorite is the Martin Modified V. Feels okay, but I couldn't play it all night. Starts huring my left hand. I'm thinking about having my D41 shaved down and getting rid of the other ones. My favorite - Gibson '60's slim taper & Fender Modern 'C' Of the guitars I have, these are the neck profiles specified. Martin - Modified V Low Profile Gibson - Round Slim Taper '60's slim taper neck Fender - Modern 'C' My other guitars do not specify neck shape
  8. I'd like some kind of aging in the trim, hardware and finish.
  9. You may want to read the reviews and listen to the sound samples at Maury's http://www.maurysmusic.com/pickups_amps I've got the K&K mini on my 000-28 and it sounds real natural. I have the LR Baggs M1 plugged into my Cool Tube PreAmp on my Takamine. It's a monster combination, but it's far from that natural sound. My J200 has a Fishman Ellipse Aura that came that way from the factory. It sounds okay but I don't use it plugged in.
  10. Don't know if it'll help, but check this past topic. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/94547-locking-tuners-for-lp-classic-custom/page__p__1286959__fromsearch__1&do=findComment&comment=1286959
  11. Sounds like a great forum to release this book. Looking forward to it.
  12. There was a topic a while back that may help you. I don't know what you have now but I put some locking grovers on my 2005 Chet Country Gentleman and 2008 Gibson LP Custom with no modifications. Grover's website has all the dimensions you need to tell if they're a straight swap out. I like them so far. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/94547-locking-tuners-for-lp-classic-custom/page__p__1286959__fromsearch__1&do=findComment&comment=1286959
  13. It would be nice if someone with better skills and more knowledge of historical guitars than I have start another thread and set up the options on an opinion poll. I could take a stab at it but would probably miss too much.
  14. Dave F

    Ugly Burst

    I would call this a banjo burst
  15. Dave F

    Ugly Burst

    This one has more than two colors
  16. I know beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, bust this is one of the ugliest burst I've ever seen. Looks like someone added the dark color to the edges of a natural. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-USA-guitar-Vintage-1955-southern-jumbo-SJ-acoustic-/170978105168?pt=Guitar&hash=item27cf16d750
  17. you may want to also check the bow of you neck. If you do all the adjustment with the saddle you may wind up with a higher action than you're after.
  18. Just for reference, I've bought a new j200 this past year for $3000.
  19. Dave F

    This normal?

    I remember the post you're talking about. They showed that the bridges are normally thicker on the bass side. Sounds like yours is they way it's supposed to be.
  20. I bought a guitar via the trading post from gratedmb21 . It was at a great price and the guitar exceeded my expectations. As long as the member has a good reputation I think I would trust it more than Ebay.
  21. I've got an Elvis, Eric, Chet (3) and a Les. Makes it easy when I talk to them, I don't have to make up names like Lucille, Trigger or Blackie.
  22. Was sent back to the factory for evaluation.
  23. Went back and checked it. Needs neck reset, fret job and truss rod needs modified to get a little more out of it. Absolutely no cracks. I made them an offer but GC did not want to budge on price so I passed on it.
  24. I had the salesperson do a mirror inspection inside with the understanding that I will do one when I stop back this coming tuesday. He said the entire inside looked great. No cracks (even under the pickguard) and all the bracing looked good. He adjusted the trussrod and said it helped but the action is still a little high. When I go back I will - - mirror inspect the inside looking for cracks and checking the braces. - tap on the top to hear if any braces sound loose loose - measure the action and saddle height to see if there's room for adjustment - bring up the replaced pickguard and try to get the price down - play it some more and try to make a decision. Thanks for all the input, I'll post an update later in the week.
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