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Les Paul Sunken Treasure

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/USA/Les-Paul-Sunken-Treasure.aspx#LPSST16NANH1

$3999

A mythical Les Paul with tonewoods that were sunken for decades before rising back from the depth as exceptional instruments. Limted quantities! 150 pieces only!

Tuners: Green Keys

Nut: Tektoid nut

Fingerboard: Reclaimed Bullet Wood

Body and top: Reclaimed Mahogany

Inlays: Trapezoid Mother of Pearl inlays

Neck: Traditional Les Paul rounded neck

Pickups: '57 Classic humbuckers

Electronics: Classic controls

Hardware: Nickel hardware

Carrying case: Classic Gibson brown hardshell case

 

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"Here, let me use all the same stuff we use on all the other ones and this wood I found in the trash. That'll be twice the price thank you."

 

rct

 

 

Levity filter on:

 

and the sheep rejoice!

 

you'd think this was a subsid of apple or somethin.

 

Filter off:

 

I kinda like the looks of em all the same..

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Levity filter on:

 

and the sheep rejoice!

 

you'd think this was a subsid of apple or somethin.

 

Filter off:

 

I kinda like the looks of em all the same..

Yeah ive got to a point where I just look at the pictures :)

 

If I do read the blurb I certainly pay no mind to it... HOWEVER im all for repurposing wood so I like that idea.. I just hope they dried it out first ;)

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I don't see how the other one is called Honey Burst. Looks green to me.

It is. River Green according to the page Rabs linked to.

 

Looks very nice but I don't see the point of getting "incredibly dense" mahogany and then 'modern' weight-relieving the body so it only weighs 6lbs.

 

OTOH it's comparatively cheap compared to some........

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Yeah ive got to a point where I just look at the pictures :)

 

If I do read the blurb I certainly pay no mind to it... HOWEVER im all for repurposing wood so I like that idea.. I just hope they dried it out first ;)

 

my posts on my tablet got messed up

 

I was joking Rabs, I think they look great, but I'm not sure the wood, regardless of where it's harvested, makes much of a difference, expect in this case, the price will way up on these is my assumption.

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I really like the look of the green one, too.

It's even got nibs...

And as jdgm has said it's not too deep into the realms of the fairies as regards price.

 

In my day-job I work with quite a few antiques dealers who specialise in selling old tat.....ermm....unusually uncommon artefacts.

The thing which sells the piece is often not the piece of itself but the story which accompanies the piece.

"You don't sell the steak; you sell the sizzle."

Gibson are doing much the same thing here.

Wasn't Fender selling Strats made of old barn doors or some such a year or two ago at twice the usual fare?...

Yes; Strats and Teles from old barn beams etc. of a Michigan dairy farm.

They, too, weren't actually that badly priced either. More than a Standard Strat but still much cheaper than most Sig. models and half the price of the Custom Shop stuff.

One of the forumites here has one and it's gorgeous.

I went into town after he posted his and tried one out myself. It was really, really nice. There are still a couple about in the UK;

http://www.gak.co.uk...ark-stain/98258

 

Pip.

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I really like the brown one. Sure the price makes it prohibitive for me, but I could actually see myself buying one if I had the cash to spare.

 

I read an article way back in the late 80s or early 90s about a shipwreck on the bottom of the Great Lakes that was discovered with a huge load of perfectly preserved logs. Is this the same load that they are just getting around to using?

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Here is an interesting discussion regarding the sound quality and materials of the Stradivarius violin.

 

In short, various professionals at different times have failed to distinguish the Strad from other modern violins in blind tests.

 

Can a similar comparison be made to Gibson's in that the vintage or unique wood models have more to do with scarcity and not the quality of sound?

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I don't buy 'tonewood' in the least for electrics, but I thinks it's nice they used the reclaimed timber to make classy looking Les Paul's. Nice looking timber on nice looking guitars. And $3999 is about the same as you'd have been paying for a 2015 Standard a year ago so it seems a lot less extortionate than many of these limited runs.

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