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  1. You mind posting pics? Guitar Headstock and full body. Sounds odd to leave the factory like that not to mention a dealer probably would have second thoughts about selling it that way.
  2. Didn't do it on the Les Paul yet, but did on my 225TD. Also sprung for the semi-hemispherical fret ends. By far my best playing guitar. The only complaint I've ever heard is that they CAN add a slight edge to the high end frequencies. I personally had no problem and will be doing them on the LP when the time comes.
  3. It's difficult to actually have a clear resolution to the immediate issue of the OP when there are a host of factors coming into play. Gibson really only has a few options when it comes to offering these models. One is to NOT offer them. Keep Gibson as a more elitist brand out of reach of the average musician. If people want one they have to move to the standard line or above. That keeps some people happy...but not everyone. The second is to change to a different finish like poly. That just doesn't feel right, and I'm not sure that it would increase the quality of the finish. The last option is to stick with what they're doing now. Some customers may not like how it wears, but they get the essence of what an American built Gibson is about. It sucks for the player that is not aware of the surrounding issues, but hopefully they are in the minority and still creating great music with a great playing instrument. Seriously feel for the OP in this.
  4. Why not look into a Les Paul DC? Beautiful guitars. Great sound. Has upper fret access...just a possibility. Good luck on your search.
  5. Actually the truss rod cover is perfect… the rest of the guitar is crooked ;-). Jk. It is sad that such a small, but highly visible detail would get overlooked. If it sounded and felt great though I'd still get it if they marked it down. No excuses, but musical inspiration comes mostly from the ears and hands for me.
  6. Perhaps a 330 with P90's. Blend between humbuckers and single coil.
  7. It would take a lot of work to screw up a neck just changing the strings. You don't have to worry about it.
  8. 335 or 330 depending on the how far to the hollow body sound you want to go. Try them and then you'll know.
  9. Congratulations! She sure is pretty. I think your search is the longest I've heard of so far, but at least you finally found it. Enjoy and hope to see you around.
  10. brantobrien

    Auto Tune??

    It's just another option for tuning. It bothered me that it wasn't presented as an "option" last year, but the idea of it isn't a problem for me. The comments on real guitar players learning how to tune their guitars is kind of odd to me. I've seen very few guitarists play live without a tuner at the head of their pedal board or between their guitar and amp. What amount of skill is involved in turning a tuning peg by hand compared to a machine doing it? No disrespect meant towards opposing view points, but the music matters way more than anything else.
  11. Too many rules for this one… good luck in your quest as it sounds like you are aware of your options. Let us know how you like the results.
  12. Sounds like you are having quite the struggle finding the right guitar for yourself. As P90's go, which I happen to love, Gibson is making some really really great ones right now. Neck profile is purely a subjective experience and varies a lot between guitars. You know what you want, which is good, now just take the time to search and find the right one. Another player I got to know spent the better part of 8-9 years looking for the right Les Paul. In that time he bought and sold a bunch of them until he found the one that felt right. When he found it though he sold a couple off from his collection to get it. Be willing to look around and wait for it. Then be willing to pay the price to get it regardless of the case it comes in. A great guitar is worth the cost (potentially) if it inspires you
  13. I'm usually a let it be kind of guy, but for a first ding/dent it's a bad one. I personally would get it repaired by a very competent luthier with photographic proof of their abilities. Or you could put a sticker on it…jk. What a bummer.
  14. I've always subscribed to the keep it in the case philosophy, but recently another player pointed out that his only heartbreak happened with an acoustic that barely got played. He kept it in the case only to one day discover that it had dried and cracked the top. If it was out and on his wall it would've been seen and cared for (and probably played more). My opinion now is changing to keep them out and use the cases for maintenance and when the guitar will leave the house. Truth is do what you're comfortable with and in a way that inspires you to play…better out than in...it just feels better.
  15. Perhaps you'd like the Semi-hollow Les Paul model. Personally haven't played one yet, but saw a couple favorable reviews.
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