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I've decided what my next Gibby will be


duane v

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I was really gonna get a historic lemon burst, but my Trad pretty much cures the historic jones for me...... I'm going with the Gibson Les Paul Supreme LE ...... It has the pups I like (490 Series)but they wont start delivering until June so I'll need to wait..... Looking forward to meeting her [thumbup]

 

 

 

 

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The Supreme is a bit like my 25 / 50 except that the split block markers go all the way up the neck on the Supreme and they don't on the 25 / 50 for some strange reason.

 

I think the Supreme is chambered whereas the 25 / 50 is solid (and very heavy.

 

I read somewhere that the 25 / 50 has the original "dirty fingers" pickups but not sure how true that is. It does have a mini toggle coil tap switch.

 

And of course that particular Supreme is three pickup which would, in all honesty, put me off it.

 

Lovely looking guitar.

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As with all Richlite fretboards I know of including that of my SG Supra, the Les Paul Supreme's inlays are genuine mother-of-pearl, not acrylic ones like on the wooden boards.

 

 

Yep... I like the idea of MOP [thumbup] .... Once I get it, I'm gonna get a cream pick guard and pup surrounds and gold bell knobs..... I know Gibson makes a cream pick guard for three pick up LP's, but I cant find em anywhere [confused]

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Yep... I like the idea of MOP [thumbup] .... Once I get it, I'm gonna get a cream pick guard and pup surrounds and gold bell knobs..... I know Gibson makes a cream pick guard for three pick up LP's, but I cant find em anywhere [confused]

Really? You would mount a pickguard over such a gorgeous top? [scared]

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As with all Richlite fretboards I know of including that of my SG Supra, the Les Paul Supreme's inlays are genuine mother-of-pearl, not acrylic ones like on the wooden boards.

 

It is genuine mother of pearl (and ebony fretboard) on the 25 / 50 but of course it is from a different age (mine is a 1978).

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Really? You would mount a pickguard over such a gorgeous top? [scared]

 

I have a tortoiseshell pickguard on my pretty reasonable flametop. Some people use them to help play with especially over the top of the neck pickup where I play a lot of the time.

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Yep... I like the idea of MOP [thumbup] .... Once I get it, I'm gonna get a cream pick guard and pup surrounds and gold bell knobs..... I know Gibson makes a cream pick guard for three pick up LP's, but I cant find em anywhere [confused]

Well from what can see they offer two different sets..

 

1/8 and 3/8" rings and the historic 1/4 and 1/2" rings.. so maybe you gotta buy two sets and then mix and match :)

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=gibson+pickup+ring&Go=Search

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Yep..... But the pick guard is gonna be a challenge

Lol.. you know what I completely misread your post.. for some reason I got it into my head you wrote pickup rings.. man I must be tired :)

 

But I did find this on Ebay.. only $199 :blink: (and the wrong colour)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990s-GIBSON-LES-PAUL-CUSTOM-3-PICKUP-CUSTOM-SHOP-HISTORIC-5-LAYER-PICK-GUARD-/390804554870?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item5afdc44476

 

It looks like your gonna have to get a standard cream one and cut the middle bit out :blink:

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Lol.. you know what I completely misread your post.. for some reason I got it into my head you wrote pickup rings.. man I must be tired :)

 

But I did find this on Ebay.. only $199 :blink: (and the wrong colour)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990s-GIBSON-LES-PAUL-CUSTOM-3-PICKUP-CUSTOM-SHOP-HISTORIC-5-LAYER-PICK-GUARD-/390804554870?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item5afdc44476

 

It looks like your gonna have to get a standard cream one and cut the middle bit out :blink:

 

lol.....

 

Gibson does produce them...... see link...... I may call in my first favor to Gibson CS [blush]

 

CREAM PICK GUARD

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Be prepared for all the haters of richlite to tell you the guitar is garbage without a wood fret board, lol. I have a LP Custom Florentine with a richlite board and its the best playing Gibson I have ever played. Let the haters hate...

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Be prepared for all the haters of richlite to tell you the guitar is garbage without a wood fret board, lol. I have a LP Custom Florentine with a richlite board and its the best playing Gibson I have ever played. Let the haters hate...

 

I dont worry about that...... I've purchased 6 new Gibsons since 2010 and all of them have kicked *** [thumbup]

 

If they start talkin crap.... I'll just ban them....lol j/p [laugh]

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Be prepared for all the haters of richlite to tell you the guitar is garbage without a wood fret board, lol. I have a LP Custom Florentine with a richlite board and its the best playing Gibson I have ever played. Let the haters hate...

 

I don't think I heard anyone say they were garbage.

I believe most people said they didn't think it belonged on a $5k guitar.

 

I don't think anyone ever said they were garbage.

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Be prepared for all the haters of richlite to tell you the guitar is garbage without a wood fret board, lol. I have a LP Custom Florentine with a richlite board and its the best playing Gibson I have ever played. Let the haters hate...

 

Its not "hate" it's just a "preference" brother [rolleyes]

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I think I'm still itchin' fer a simple Custom myself...

 

I can't make my mind up what color I wanna chase yet...

 

I'm also, now, not opposed to a Richlite fretboard...

 

But that is a sharp lookin' axe! Congrats!

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