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  1. What the title says. How similar or different are the neck profiles of a Gibson Custom 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue compared to a Gibson USA Original Collection SG Standard '61 or a R0 V2 neck? My USA original collection (2019 SN) SG Standard '61 has a neck that in pure depth measurements are very similar to my V2 R0/G0. The difference is that the V2 R0/G0 have slimmer shoulders than the neck on my SG. I'm entertaining the idea of upgrading my original collection SG with a custom shop SG. What's stoping me? My SG sounds absolutely amazing. I can't get a bad tone out of i
  2. The 2016 Studio Faded were great. Like you mentioned, the mahogany neck and BB pros, which were used on Standards. Also, the trapezoid inlays and pickup covers. That was truly a Les Paul Studio with a satin finish. It was also refreshing to see a neck carve other than the slim tapper, which Gibson overused it in some recent years. In 2017 Gibson dropped the Studio Faded and put in place the Faded. That’s when you see the maple neck and dot inlays. Now for two things that I think needs clarification, regarding pickups and neck material. The price on Gibson pickups were ident
  3. Where are you getting your info? It’s always been cream jack plate cover. https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USA1R6524/Les-Paul-Standard-60s/Iced-Tea I’ve never seen anything stating it was the chrome jack plate cover. edit: and here is a screenshot of the promo video. I magnified the jack.
  4. Congrats. That’s a great guitar. I have one of these in satin blue. At one point I wanted to buy back an R0 that I had sold to get my R9. I was at the store with a couple of guitars. At one point I plug in the Les Paul Special and it just sounds so good, I end up trading in a PRS instead. Maybe started as a junior, but I got the pickguard of a special and a neck P-90 and converted it into a Special. Just an aside is that the name of the model of your guitar is Les Paul Special Tribute DC. Special is a Les Paul with slab body and two P-90s, Tribute refers to the satin finish and that it be
  5. I believe I was able to answer my own question. All the 335 models have the same bridge mounting with bushings under the new management. The 2019 models with studs drilled directly to the top were spec’d by the previous management. Thus it seems the only differences across Gibson USA 335/345 models are purely cosmetic.
  6. I’m looking into 335s. The spec sheet on 335 Figured vs 335 (Dot) vs 335 satin show that they are virtually the same guitars apart from some cosmetic differences if we disregard satin vs gloss. However, it seams like most 2018 or older models I find with ABR-1 bridge, the bridge studs are drilled directly onto the body. However, I can’t find any rhyme or reason for how the how the bridge is mounted on 2019 or earlier models. The Figured 335s I’ve come across so far have studs drilled directly to the body, granted I’m not sure they are the new management original collection models or old manage
  7. I don’t usually work on bass guitars so take what I’ll say with a grain of salt. I’d try to adjust the pickup height to get similar volume from both pickups.
  8. I wish the 335 got those new headstocks.
  9. They come with Schaller strap locks. That’s cool.
  10. Maybe somebody else can confirm this, but I believe the neck profile is different. I believe the 61 has a slimmer neck. However, I’m not entirely sure so take it with a grain of salt.
  11. These sound awesome. Your images aren’t showing, but when I googled for these I found the Vermillion Bursts to be particularly awesome. I also really like the November burst. The other two are not my thing, but I can understand the appeal. Awesome addition to the lineup.
  12. My understanding is that VOS stands for vintage old spec, but I think vintage old stock would make more sense. A guitar with VOS finish is mimicking the looks, both in the actual finish and hardware, of a guitar from the 50s and early 60s that do not have any play wear whatsoever, but has some aging due to the elapsed time. In other words, the finish is not as shiny and hardware comes with a aged patina. Another finish option is Gloss, which tries to mimic how a guitar would have looked like coming out of the factory back then. R2, R4, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R0 are available/were in both
  13. That’s an excellent choice. Year in, year out Studios and Classics are great options. They seems to have a bit more attention to detail than Faded & Tribute, but you still aren’t paying a premium for cosmetic features. I’ve played Studios and Classics that sounded better than your average standard. With that said I‘ve played standards & tributes that sound-wise got into custom shop territory and this is coming from a Gibson Custom fan.
  14. Edit: What you posted is NOT a Studio. It is a Studio Tribute, which is a considerably different guitars. In short the Studio Tribute was Gibson's attempt of simplifying the lineup. They replaced the two lower trims, the Faded and Tribute, with one that combined elements of both, the Studio Tribute. Why on earth they bring back the double named models from 2016 that created confusion is beyond me. My suggestion is they should never ever use the word Studio in any other maple/mahogany body singlecut LP model other than the Studio. I've seen my fair share of Faded being sold as Studios in the us
  15. R4s and R6s have Custom Soapbar P90s, which is different than what’s found in Gibson USA with P90s. With that said Gibson both USA and Custom have nailed P90s down. They’re absolutely phenomenal.
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