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Picked her up last night for £1150 second hand. Made in June 2013. Feels a good weight, not crazy heavy, but not light either. Barely been out the case by the looks of it. It wont stay that way for long!

I took the pics using my phone last night so thay aren't great;

 

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VERY sharp! love the grain & flame together !!

 

yeah, only 1 yr old.....quite a bargain !!

 

thanks guys! you have made me even happier about buying her [biggrin]

love this forum

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Congrats, HNGD! Very beautiful catch - a real looker. [thumbup]

 

Nice grain and incredible figuring for a top basically rated AA - beats lots of AAAs in my opinion. Also love the teardrop Honey Burst over the rim New Honey Burst. B)

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Funny...

I keep coming back to have another look at this one......

 

Living (as we both do) in London I'm glad I didn't see it advertised first, J.A., otherwise I'd have had some explaining to do to the wife........

 

In the first picture especially it reminds me of the ex-Robert Johnson '59 'burst. The 'negative' chevrons and faded shading are rather similar.

I fell in love with the R.J. guitar the very first time I saw it - pictured in Ian C. Bishop's book "The Gibson Guitar from 1950...".

In a funny way I feel like I've 'known' your LP all my guitar-playing life...lol!

 

I'll scan the image and let you see what I mean...

 

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Funny...

I keep coming back to have another look at this one......

 

Living (as we both do) in London I'm glad I didn't see it advertised first, J.A., otherwise I'd have had some explaining to do to the wife........

 

In the first picture especially it reminds me of the ex-Robert Johnson '59 'burst. The 'negative' chevrons and faded shading are rather similar.

I fell in love with the R.J. guitar the very first time I saw it - pictured in Ian C. Bishop's book "The Gibson Guitar from 1950...".

In a funny way I feel like I've 'known' your LP all my guitar-playing life...lol!

 

I'll scan the image and let you see what I mean...

 

P.

 

Interesting! yeh I would love to see it. This one was for sale in Woking which is only 40 mins up the road from me.

Loving the comments about the top glad everyone seems to like it!

I can stare at guitars all day and not get bored.

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Here's the ex-Robert Johnson 'burst (a different R.J. to the Delta Blues man, obviously!).

The original reproduction in the I.C.B. book was pretty iffy and the scan/repro process to paste it here hasn't helped matters either but I hope you get the idea!

 

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In the caption it's called a '58 but in fact it's a '59.

9 0592 to be precise.

 

P.

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That one's certainly an eye catcher.

 

First off is the flame pattern is opposite of what you normally see (pointing toward the butt end). And the flame is beautiful.

 

Really nice looking burst too.

 

Congrats. . B)

 

 

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That one's certainly an eye catcher.

 

First off is the flame pattern is opposite of what you normally see (pointing toward the butt end). And the flame is beautiful.

 

Really nice looking burst too.

 

Congrats. . B)

 

 

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I didn't realise the flame pattern is the opposite or the norm until you pointed it out. The flame on my vermillion is horizontal, would you say that is more common, or do most have the flame pointing towards the headstock?

 

Pippy you are right it does look similar the R.J model. The pattern really jumps out on that one geez

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I didn't realise the flame pattern is the opposite or the norm until you pointed it out. The flame on my vermillion is horizontal, would you say that is more common, or do most have the flame pointing towards the headstock?

 

Pippy you are right it does look similar the R.J model. The pattern really jumps out on that one geez

Don't know if there's an orientation considered as a norm. I have seen figures with chevrons up, chevrons down, horizontal and wavelike structures. There are also transitions between flamed and quilted tops. In my opinion it isn't always predictable for the luthier how it might turn out after carving, for rating the grade as well as the look when finished.

 

The look of a bent veneer is foreseeable while carving will always reveal some surprise. So every single Les Paul top is unique in it's own way, and I guess that's why we love them. [thumbup]

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Here's the ex-Robert Johnson 'burst (a different R.J. to the Delta Blues man, obviously!).

The original reproduction in the I.C.B. book was pretty iffy and the scan/repro process to paste it here hasn't helped matters either but I hope you get the idea!

 

RJLP01003_zps0d6307c6.jpg

 

In the caption it's called a '58 but in fact it's a '59.

9 0592 to be precise.

 

P.

 

He played that guitar on the ''Whistle Test''.......instant love! (guitar!)........mind.RJ could play,...very fast,...if thats your thing........thought he looked a bit like John Denver,sadly i've checked yootoob,no clip.

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Thankyou! I had a good night of bonding last night.

I think I am going to change the bridge pup. Possibly for a Bareknuckles Mule.

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Thankyou! I had a good night of bonding last night.

I think I am going to change the bridge pup. Possibly for a Bareknuckles Mule.

 

 

What don't you like about it?

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What don't you like about it?

 

I am finding there isnt enough low end and it seems to go mushy when I add a fair bit of overdrive. I find the tone a little flat over all too.

 

I love the neck pup. Thats staying put.

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I am finding there isnt enough low end and it seems to go mushy when I add a fair bit of overdrive. I find the tone a little flat over all too.

 

I love the neck pup. Thats staying put.

 

 

Could it be worth trying different caps first?

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Could it be worth trying different caps first?

 

Even on '10' on the tone pots I find them to be as previously described. These trad's come with orange caps too.

 

I guess the 57+ is just not for me.

 

I love the BB3 in my BFG but I feel like I should get something different for the Trad.

 

Toying with a Mule.. dunno..

any suggestions?

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Even on '10' on the tone pots I find them to be as previously described. These trad's come with orange caps too.

 

I guess the 57+ is just not for me.

 

I love the BB3 in my BFG but I feel like I should get something different for the Trad.

 

Toying with a Mule.. dunno..

any suggestions?

 

 

Well I love the 57's,so I dunno,.....but as far as I understand a capacitor only effects tone when you lower the pot,if you play full out it has little or no effect,but you may be right,57's just not your bag...

 

I have all versions of BB's and I love them all so a Burstbucker would be my first choice if I was to replace,....I have never had Mules so I can't say..but plenty of people love em'

 

If it was mine i'd try a S***Load of different caps first,even cheepy caps,possibly change the pots,and even swap magnets,...but this could just waste your time and money and leave you where you are now,

 

Plenty of pickup ''gurus'' on here,...sure somebody will give you better advice.

 

I must be easy pleased,i've never had a Gibson pickup I didn't like :( ....feel abnormal.

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