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  1. I don’t know about the special, but in 1961 the regular SGs were called Les Paul. Eric Clapton has one if I remember correctly. Also there is this one displayed at the Play it Loud exhibit that was at the MEt and is now in the process of moving to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. I know it’s a bit hard to see, but if you zoom into the truss rod cover of the white “SG”/Les Paul Custom, you’ll see Laster’s signature.
  2. Nice. I’m glad the problem was solved.
  3. Oh I see, sorry I for the misunderstanding. You’re not talking about the low E side of the bridge being farther away from pickup than the high e. If I understand you correctly, you’re talking about the actual location of the saddle slots? If so, I might have old eyes as well, because I’m seen the same thing. That’s or, like you said, some photo optical illusion.
  4. Wait, are you being serious? All two piece tails that I’ve ever seen, the bridge was slanted (yes that includes Eclipse and 594). Anyway, I think it’s not working for OP because the string spacing of the A string is a hair off. The slot was made a bit towards the D string.
  5. Arguably the most common reasons a guitar, of any kind, won’t stay in tune is the nut or strings that are either too old or that haven’t been properly stretched. Sometimes the nut slots are a bit too narrow which causes the string to catch.
  6. I don’t know if you’re joking, but the offset is deliberate. Interestingly, I’ve heard a person who authenticate vintage LPs say that because modern LPs, including historic reissues, have a more of an offset, they are easier to intonate than original bursts. OP, it’s hard to determine it from the pictures you’ve sent, but it seems like the string not going through the middle of the saddle is making the A string a hair closer to the D string. Could also be an optical illusion from the picture. As other suggested it could be the tuner (forgive my ignorance, but is that a phone app tuner?). Personally I’d keep the guitar. Maybe try to negotiate a new bridge, or even just a new saddle, with the seller.
  7. I love reverb, it’s my wallet who hates it. I’d say much better than eBay. However, for certain instruments I prefer to play it before I buy it, but that’s just my personal preference. I have taken the gamble a few times and was successful in all but one instance. There was nothing objectively wrong with the one guitar that didn’t result in a successful purchase, it was just one that I didn’t gel with it well.
  8. That’s an amazing story. Thank you for point it it out. The MET lists the guitar as the one used to debute his electric band at the Newport Folk Festival in July 25, 1965. The folk purists didn’t appreciate the move to electric. It appears to currently belong to Jim Irsay, which I just noticed is the same guy you mentioned owned Tiger.
  9. It is listed as still being part of Jimmy Page’s collection. However, it’s my understanding that this exhibition is moving to Ohio as we speak to be permanently at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. The ones that gave me a sad feeling were the pieces of Pete Townshend’s SG and a small chunk of Jimmy Hendrix Strat. The other one for quite the opposite reason, was Bob Dylan’s 1964 Strat. That thing is pristine, not a single scratch. Only a crack on scratchplate near a screw, that’s it. That guitar looks like it got very little playing time and 0 playing when it switched hands to a collector. The other instruments in the exhibit looked like they were properly played in abundance. Yes that is SRV’s Strat and Tiger in the back. Wolf was also in this exhibit. There were so many, dare I say it, iconic instruments. Chuck Berry’s ES-350, Clapton’s Blakie, EVH’s Frankenstein, Clapton’s The Fool, Page’s Dragon (Telecaster), Clapton’s 000-42 used in the MTV unplugged, among others. It was a pretty amazing experience.
  10. Anyone visited the Play It Loud exhibition at the MET? I’ve had the opportunity to go and it’s absolutely amazing. My favorite was being able to see Jimmy Page’s #1 Les Paul in person. It was also the first real burst I’ve seen in person Here are some pictures:
  11. Here is Jimmy Page’s #1 headstock for comparison.
  12. I this depends on the year. However, since 2015, they Gibson have been using 500K pots. For instance scroll down to the Control Pocket Assembly section of the following 2015 LP Standard, where it lists the pot values as 500K. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/USA/Les-Paul-Standard.aspx
  13. That’s the same adapter that came with my HP. There are some generic ones available on Reverb.
  14. I’m currently on the tail end of a vacation trip in NY. It was my wife’s birthday wish, which I forwent a practice playing session with some friends and a Mark Knopfler concert. To compensate for the things I had to forgo for this trip, I’ve been to the play it loud exhibit at the MET three times and I might be going for fourths later today.
  15. I had a 2018 SG Standard 61 that I sold to get and Original Collection SG Standard 61. There was something about my former 2018 SG that felt like a constant battle with the guitar. I couldn’t find anything objectively wrong with the guitar. Perhaps a tiny and subtle twist on the neck, but not enough to affect playability or sound. The Original Collection one blew the 2018 out of the water. The thing almost plays itself. Not to say that 2018 sucks. Quite the contrary, I have an amazing 2018 LP Faded. However, every 2019 Studio Tribute that I’ve picked we’re absolutely atrocious. I’m glad Gibson got rid of that aberration and brought back the LP Tribute. I also had amazing luck with 2017. The new original and modern collection are on a different level though. I deliberately not play them in stores to prevent myself from spending more money. Those LP Special Tribute DC are very tempting.
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