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  1. I've started to see a lot more multi-piece bodies on the SG Standards, where as they used to be more or less 1 or 2 at the most.
  2. Could be just some buffing compound needing scraping off. It's usually more visable on the white binding on LP Customs. Post some pics.
  3. LPLTDFBCHP Remember that part number.
  4. They're like this. My buddy has the exact same guitar and the serial is a bit wierd and unlike any other one I've seen but it's legit.
  5. Chances are the either.. A) The necks on that day were stamped and are just sat in the bins waiting to be fitted to guitars. They've been squirted onto guitars already and they're moving their way through the factory and will be finished in the next week. Either way Gibson can find out where every guitar has been shipped to so I'm sure if you ask really nicely to find which store has been sent an SG built on that day, they'll tell you.
  6. Yes, yes it is. But apparently it won't be around until August. But you didn't hear it from me. And if asked under interrogation, I'll deny the whole thing and delete this post and pretend it never happened.
  7. Bumf from Gibbo.. "On the shop floor of the original Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the earliest Gibson “Patent Applied For” humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with varying degrees of output and tone. The BurstBucker™ line of pickups represents Gibson’s drive to recapture the magic of the original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. First introduced in the early 1990s, the Gibson BurstBucker™ — Types 1, 2, and 3 — successfully captured the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone with historically “unmatched” bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. They produce an airy, full tone, and when overdriven they achieve a magical distortion with the slightly enhanced highs that made the originals famous. BurstBucker™ Type 1 features a lower output, excellent for the neck position. BurstBucker™ Type 2 features medium output, and is perfect for both positions. BurstBucker™ Type 3 is overwound and hot, which is typically ideal for the bridge position. None of the BurstBuckers™ are wax potted, and all feature vintage braided two-conductor wiring" Basically the BB1 is underwound, BB2 is kinda average, BB3 is overwound. non are wax potted. All have Alnico 2 magents. Another alternative is BB Pro. Potted for less squeal and have Alnico 5 magnets. These are found in current LP Standards.
  8. Gibson only advertise the following colours that the 335 is available in. (All with Nickel Hardware) Ebony Cherry Light Burst Vintage Sunburst Antique Natural What else is actually available and being produced but not advertised (except on a very small bit of text on Gibson.com) Ebony with Gold Hardware Wine Red (Nickel & Gold Hardware) Brown with Gold Hardware (Nickel probably available) Beale Street Blue Cinnamon Burst Tri-Burst Text from Gibson website... "Ebony is available only in plain maple. With the figured maple top, back, and rims option, Cherry, Tri-Burst, Antique Natural, Light Burst, and Vintage Sunburst colors are available. Wine Red, Trans Brown, Beale Street Blue, and Cinnamon Burst finishes are also available in limited quantities, along with gold hardware, for figured and for plain maple models"
  9. I'm guessing it's a 57' Custom Shop Junior Singlecut you're on about if you're comparing it to a Billy Joe or a Satin. In which case it'll be a VOS model so yeah, the finish will be a little duller than a Gloss finish. The 'Aged' finishes you see advertised on some Artist Limited Run models are completely different to the VOS finishes, the VOS finishes are designed to be as though the guitar has been very, very well looked after with do dents or dings. Where as the 'Aged' finishes are Gloss Models that have been given the full ding & dent plus lacquer checking/cracking treatment. The Aged finish is never usually offered on models unless as I said it's an Artist Limited Run or some sort of Tom Murphy Aged Run. Also Aged Finish models usually run at least £1000 more than a VOS, minimum. In terms of which model I'd go for, how much is the Jnr plumping for? With the MAP pricing I'm guessing (looking at GoogleShopping) the going rate is looking around £1699. And low and behold, 5 entry down is a Jnr @ £1299 from Dawsons. Looks very nice. If I had the cash to burn I'd probably go for the '57 over the Billy Joe. The Satin doesn't really come into it as it's a bit cheap looking and feeling guitar, but it is just that... cheap. How much are the Billy Joe's these days??? £900/950? I'd spend the extra £300 and plump for the '57. Plus you get bragging rights that it's Custom Shop :P
  10. Rushview

    WTF??

    No pics, auction ended, although the title of it 'Epiphone Les Paul, Re-Inlaid Rename' says it all. I can only imagine what sh1te had been produced by the moron that decided to auction it off.
  11. Yeah, I prefer the Jim Dunlop ones. The Schaller ones always put me off the way they slot in and out on the it's side. Apparently the Dunlop ones are tested to 800lbs.
  12. I was thinking "That's a nice LP Classic"... then I saw the Dot Inlays and was like WTF? The he turned it round and it was a bolt-on. And all was revealed.
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