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  1. I’m not so much looking to replace my Trad, just increasing the herd :)I’m in the US in Tennessee, not too many local options for Gibsons, so online is about my only option other than Craigslist. There’s something about the straight up appearance of the faded that I love, but the Goldtop, come on. It’s a Goldtop! Gotta have one at some point. I’m definitely looking for something satin for this next acquisition. Thanks for the responses!
  2. I’ve had my eye on another LP, but torn between two models. I already have a Traditional, Classic, and a Special, and was thinking a goldtop Tribute or a Faded in Worn Brown. I played a 2008 Faded at a local shop and it felt AMAZING with the satin finish, but he had it priced at $999 (ha!) and would not come down. I've seen them on Reverb around $600 and I would definitely prefer the older ones with satin, inlays, and covered pups. However, the 2017 Goldtop Tribute is just as desirable to me. Any advice?
  3. Thanks everyone! I love it!
  4. Thanks everyone! I love it!
  5. Many of us have switched out the circuit board with traditional wiring. It’s certainly up to you, but my 16’, ‘17, and ‘18 Gibsons are the best I’ve ever had, including a few from the ‘90s.
  6. How is the finish holding up? Is it rubbing off at all?
  7. I like the heritage cherry.
  8. Matty1976


    Those are great guitars. I love that finish.
  9. I definitely have to dial in my tone for whatever guitar I am playing. If I plug any of my Les Pauls in after my Strat it's going to sound awful. Those Epi pickups are definitely not 57 Classics, or EMGs or Dimarzio, etc. Every guitar I have sounds different, plays different, and definitely takes adjustment when going from one to the other.
  10. Thank you. Strangely enough, it's lighter than my Traditional Classic with weight relief. I must say, the tone on this Classic is phenomenal, especially with distortion. I love the in-between sounds on clean settings. I've always been a humbucker guy, but these p90s are great.
  11. My new Classic. Changed the knobs and pickguard. Love it!
  12. Noob here. I noticed that Phobucket is no longer a reliable source to host photos, so what do you guys recommend I use to post pics to the forum? Thanks!
  13. I've had to work on most of my Gibsons in one way or another after receipt: one a replaced nut, one has not perfect alignment on the tuners, and my new 2018 Classic has an ever so slight defect in the finish on the back of the neck. For me, I buy these guitars to play, not hang on the wall, so I'm fine with minor issues. Gibson gets a bad rap of late for "quality issues", and don't get me wrong I understand a complaint on an expensive instrument, but if the guitar feels right I fix and move on. I agree that over 2 grand is a lot and you should get what you want. I guess I'm either a sucker or maybe shouldn't look past certain issues, but my guitars are bought to be players and aren't going to stay perfect for long anyway. Make them fix the nut (if they are competent to do so) and love the crap out of the honey burst. That's the one you want, so go for it.
  14. I just got one in ebony and love it!
  15. I've been playing for about 25 years. I've been quite a Gibson nut for the past few years and currently have a 2015 Les Paul Traditional Classic (limited issue from American Musical), a 2016 Les Paul Special with Duncan Phat Cats, a 2017 SG Standard, and I just scored a 2018 LP Classic in ebony. Non-Gibsons I own are a couple 300 series Taylor acoustics, a Martin Dread JR, Fender 60s Baja Tele, and a PRS CE 24.
  16. Love the guitar and the bag is an absolute upgrade from previous offerings.
  17. All I can say is that my Sweetwater card already took a hit for a 2018.
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