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  1. Hey Gibson... I've sent you multiple emails (service@ Gibson.com) and have posted this in multiple threads and forums... Anyone going to answer me???? Bueller????
  2. Thanks for comments - I saw the LP295, but if I remember correctly, it had the mahogany back like a regular standard.... Also, the LP295 did not have the multi-ply binding (7 layer on front, 5 on back, which is a signature of Supremes)... I also agree, that even if I can't it's provenance, I'm keeping it because it is different and cool! Best, Chris
  3. Looks like imgur worked... Seems like a real Supreme (I own a number of LPs including 3 Supremes, so I have something to compare to...), but I've never had a situation where I can find literally no information about a guitar.... Here is photo link: https://imgur.com/a/jpXXa
  4. Looks like imgur worked... Seems like a real Supreme (I own a number of LPs including 3 Supremes, so I have something to compare to...), but I've never had a situation where I can find literally no information about a guitar.... Here is photo link: https://imgur.com/a/jpXXa
  5. Hi all, need some help here... Just acquired a 2014 Les Paul Supreme Florentine with a Goldtop finish. All appears original, but there is some odd stuff going on. The serial number is 105540300, which would indicate very early in 2014 (before the numbering change). Interestingly, the photo on the Gibson site for the 2014 Supreme (which they only list as available in Caribbean Blue) is 105540303. The page is still up so you can look up. The Supremes came only with 490R/498T pickups, but mine has a 57 classic in the neck and a super 57 in the bridge. Markings show a matched pair - neck is 860-31682-L with a date of 1/23/14 and the bridge is 860-31683-L with a date of 11/27/13. These are the right dates for an early 2014 guitar. The only thing is I can't find any reference to a goldtop finish in the Supremes anywhere. I am wondering if this is a very early "practice" run or even prototype of some sort. Any help would be appreciated. I have also sent a note to service@gibson.com, but have had no response... As for pics, I don't have photobucket - is there any other way to post pics?
  6. Hi all, need some help here... Just acquired a 2014 Les Paul Supreme Florentine with a Goldtop finish. All appears original, but there is some odd stuff going on. The serial number is 105540300, which would indicate very early in 2014 (before the numbering change). Interestingly, the photo on the Gibson site for the 2014 Supreme (which they only list as available in Caribbean Blue) is 105540303. The page is still up so you can look up. The Supremes came only with 490R/498T pickups, but mine has a 57 classic in the neck and a super 57 in the bridge. Markings show a matched pair - neck is 860-31682-L with a date of 1/23/14 and the bridge is 860-31683-L with a date of 11/27/13. These are the right dates for an early 2014 guitar. The only thing is I can't find any reference to a goldtop finish in the Supremes anywhere. I am wondering if this is a very early "practice" run or even prototype of some sort. Any help would be appreciated. I have also sent a note to service@gibson.com, but have had no response... As for pics, I don't have photobucket - is there any other way to post pics?
  7. Hi all, I just purchased this 2012 custom shop LP STD F in a washed blue finish. I was wondering if anyone knows about the "F" series - was it 2012 only or an ongoing thing? I can't find much information on this series of guitars and what I do find is contradictory. Thanks!
  8. Loved this thread as it brings back memories of 78-79 for me. Played a 77 RD Custom (wish I still had it) when no one knew what they were...
  9. OK, I know I'm way late to this party, but I just spent the last 45 minutes reading this thread - hysterical, fun way to spend a bit of the evening... So I collect and play (not professionally) and I have 2014's and 2015's. My story is I love them all. They're different, but as was mentioned by one poster, it's the player - not sure Mark Knopfler would have issues with any of them.
  10. Total trekkie here... Original is best, but also loved NG, DS9 and Voyager - Enterprise didn't do it for me. The way I look at it is that Star Trek is now a world or universe in which to set stories or series. They each need to stay true to the precepts laid out by Gene Rodenberry, but they are essentially independent stories and have to stand on their own. It seems most have worked. We just need to have writers that have been infused (indoctrinated?) properly with Rodenberry's worldview. It's interesting - his work can be viewed as liberal or progressive, but it is much deeper than that - it's a full worldview and for a series to succeed it can't simply follow the slogans and formula, it needs to believe in the universe... Hopefully there will be many more Star Treks to come...
  11. I used to play 30 years ago and wish I never sold those - a 77 Gibson RD Custom, a 60's era Fender Mustang, an early 90's Les Paul Studio and a few others... So now I don't sell - maybe I'm a packrat - my signature might indicate so. Interestingly as was mentioned in another post I have sold off a few lower dollar acoustics... It's odd I don't get as attached to them (although I'm in love with my two current Taylors). But I have specific uses for each of the electrics - probably not logically justifiable, but I'm OK with that. I do pull every one out to play at least once a month - I think that's what I like about having them - there are stories and memories that come with each. Just my thoughts...
  12. Hard to find, but worth the effort... 1985's Morons From Outer Space.... A Mel Smith creation - always loved his work (RIP)... He had a small part in Princess Bride among many others. MFOS is so bad it's beautiful!
  13. There's a light beyond these woods (Mary Margaret) - Nanci Griffith
  14. I've got 2 Traditionals, a Standard and a Supreme. The most comfortable workhorses and the Tradtionals - these are 2014 with no weight relief. Maybe it's just my age, but I really love 10 lb. guitars... The thick neck is quite comfortable. But I also love my Standard - 2015, but with Grovers. Neck is quite nice, and sound is just different than Trad - Can't explain. Supreme really only gets played on special occasions. Love the different thicker body (maple top and bottom). Sort of a chunky feel and sound. Really it's taste, and that may vary from time to time. Cheers...
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