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  1. Thanks, Captain Obvious. Hopefully you didn't spend too much time researching that. Maybe time for some decaf, eh?
  2. Wow. I hope that we ALL are playing for fun. LOL
  3. Before there was a Custom Shop, I always thought of a "Custom" as being only a model, a model that was above a "Standard" and which included (at a minimum) gold hardware, 3-ply binding including the headstock, and the split diamond.
  4. Chasing the perfect guitar solo ... When I am not playing regularly, that perfect solo gets much farther away. Playing regularly keeps me much closer than not.
  5. I have two fairly nice non-Gibson guitars that each had their own myriad of setup issues which have resulted in each of them being overly neglected. So I went through and resolved both guitars' issues including fixing a number of fret-edge and dead-fret issues which is definitely pushing the envelope of my limited skillset. Along with a number of other setup tweaks, I also changed strings on both of them, and then intonated them. One of them is my only P-90 guitar, and that led to ripping on that one for quite a while -- restoring my neglected relationship with P-90s. I was pretty happy with myself as I am far from being as knowledgeable as some of the luthiers and near-luthiers in this forum.
  6. I think your guitar looks awesome. Going for a 70s look is especially cool as it really provides some uniqueness. And ... yes, definitely black over cream for the pick-guard. If you do go the pick-guard route, post some more pics. I know that I would love to see it.
  7. I think it was the now-defunct Traditional model that was non-weight-relieved which was supposed to be like an old Les Paul. But the Trad Pro was different than that which was intended to be like a "modified old Les Paul" model and also sold only through Guitar Center. There were lots of variants of the Trad Pros, but I thought they all shared: antique binding, 60s neck, uncovered zebra pickups, high-gloss top with satin sides/back, PLEK setup, coil taps, and 9-hole weight relief (non chambered). Then the different Trad Pro model (depending on which variant) came with different top-shelf Gibson pickups, flame or plain maple top, passive or battery-boost, regular Grovers or locking Grovers, MoP logo or sticker, and (on some) the ability to select the specific coil when in coil-tap mode. With the brand-new Trad Pro V out this year, this current edition comes in two flavors: satin plain top or flame top (and separated by a shocking $700 in price) , and both with new "Tradbucker" pickups which reek of a cost-cutting cheaper pickup instead of the previous major model pickups previously offered. I have a 2010 Trad Pro so that is why I know more details about this model than I do other Les Paul models. But that is how I see it anyway ...
  8. So, the new studs are for the ABR bridge, correct? You changed knobs and added pickup covers, too ... correct?
  9. I remember seeing a Joe Walsh interview -- not on this topic exactly, but that he is finicky about having the tailpiece and bridge both as low as possible down to the guitar. He said that he feels that they flex a bit when they are not all the way down to the body. He also said the the best examples the way he likes it is in original '59 Les Pauls, and the Gibson replicas are still not the way he wants it even though he said he has specifically tried to work with Gibson directly to get it right "but even they could not recreate it properly".
  10. The gold plating is wearing off. The amount of gold plating is extremely thin and wears away. The same thing happens to the nickel-plate ones; you just don't notice it as much. All you can do is apply some light metal polish. Whatever you are left with after that is it -- you restore parts of it but not all of it, and it will stop the existing corrosion that is currently eating away. After every time you play it, wipe it down to get the sweat and oils from your hand off the guitar (contains salt which is corrosive). Once it gets to the point that it truly displeases your eye, just buy some more gold hardware to replace and look all new. But keep the old original hardware with the guitar ... it is part of its mojo.
  11. Very good -- quotable even.
  12. Jane's Addiction Kettle Whistle ... I haven't listen to them in a while. They still sound so fresh ...
  13. Yes ... A Gibson Les Paul Standard can save your life, bro. Nicely done.
  14. The 2016 Les Paul Standard is a higher level model and newer. So, if it is just between that and all other items are equal (condition, both come with HSC, bone stock, etc.) the Standard is an easy decision. And I say that as a Trad Pro owner who loves his Trad Pro.
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