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Dam, these are nice..

 

should have not watched this video........ nope not a good idea..

 

It's worse than porn!

 

At least we do not have to turn the screen off quickly when the wife walks in.

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Those were the original Classics, I had one. A few guys here have them, I know Pip and Rabs do.

 

They had 9 hole relief though, these new ones don't. I have a 2003 light burst Classic in my collection which is an absolutely beautiful guitar, but I won't be trading it for one of these new models even though they look great.

 

Edit: this was meant to be a reply to scales' post

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Those were the original Classics, I had one. A few guys here have them, I know Pip and Rabs do.

Yup.. I don't think they were on the first ones.. The one Pip and myself have are slightly different as they are a LP Classic 1960 which have snot green inlays (which everyone moans about)... It gives you tone for years..

 

[rolleyes]

 

Or it would If I hadn't have removed the pickguard :D

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Yup.. I don't think they were on the first ones.. The one Pip and myself have are slightly different as they are a LP Classic 1960 which have snot green inlays (which everyone moans about)... It gives you tone for years..

 

[rolleyes]

 

Or it would If I hadn't have removed the pickguard :D

 

I kind of regret selling mine, I couldn't get past the snot green inlays. Yeah yeah it sounded great and that's all that matters, but its like dating an unattractive person just for the ride.

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Haha!, the snot green never bothered me...neither did the more powerful pickups that a lot of people moaned about. The only thing that does and always did bother me is that the waterslide decal says 'classic' and not 'model'.

 

Btw, I don't think they took 1960 off the pick guard until around 2008. My 2003 has 1960 on it. They also widened the headstock on later models which I never liked.

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Haha!, the snot green never bothered me...neither did the more powerful pickups that a lot of people moaned about. The only thing that does and always did bother me is that the waterslide decal says 'classic' and not 'model'.

 

Btw, I don't think they took 1960 off the pick guard until around 2008. My 2003 has 1960 on it. They also widened the headstock on later models which I never liked.

 

The one I saw was a 1990 - first year I believe - and I don't recall the inlays being green, they might have changed them a bit later on? Thing looked more like a genuine vintage LP guitar (well gigged) than any 'modern' releases I've seen since,and I'm not sure it was even trying to that much. Think I'm going to start watching for one.

 

Sorry to go slightly off topic and thanks for the info gents.

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I traded two guitars in and I got a Standard 50s. Mine is flawless and plays phenomenally well. Gibson Custom are definitely on another level, but these Gibson USA just became much closer to the RI than they were before. If you were planning on going R8, R9 or R0, and you can afford it, I’d suggest sticking with your original plan. My R0 just plays a bit smoother than the Standard 50s. However, the Standard 50 was just ridiculously good in all aspects, sound, comfort, playability, cosmetic perfection etc.

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I traded two guitars in and I got a Standard 50s. Mine is flawless and plays phenomenally well. Gibson Custom are definitely on another level, but these Gibson USA just became much closer to the RI than they were before. If you were planning on going R8, R9 or R0, and you can afford it, I'd suggest sticking with your original plan. My R0 just plays a bit smoother than the Standard 50s. However, the Standard 50 was just ridiculously good in all aspects, sound, comfort, playability, cosmetic perfection etc.

 

Thanks for posting. That's good information. I have three Custom Shop guitars and I'm really attracted to these.

 

I'll probably be able to resist, for a while.

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Oh, one very small detail I forgot to mention. The nut edges on my Standard 50s has been rounded off. No sharp or pointy edges like you sometimes experienced with 16-18 models.

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Nice video, Rabs, but I'm afraid you've been a bit naughty by giving an old man a bad case of GAS. Love that guitar! 4GYC5Im.gif

Well isn't that the point on here.. A bunch of old men sharing their GAS :D

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Thanks for posting. That's good information. I have three Custom Shop guitars and I'm really attracted to these.

 

I'll probably be able to resist, for a while.

 

You know, the funny thing is that I cannot even rationalize why my R0 is slightly smoother to play then my Standard 50s. My Standard 50s is virtually perfect. Frets are perfectly done, neck is straight, nut has been slotted even better than my R0 when I first got it, everything on it is just, well, perfect. Yet for some reason, my R0 just plays marginally better and I don't know exactly why. I can't rationalize it. To be fair, my R0 has been played in, which in my experience should by default make it play better if properly maintained. To put it into perspective, it's like going from a Core PRS to a Private Stock. Maybe the R0 has a thinner lacquer, or maybe it's the played in feel of the R0, or maybe I still need to wait for the lacquer on my Standard 50 to fully cure in a couple of weeks/months, or maybe it's some fraction of a millimeter differences that I can't discern with a naked eye, but it is somewhat felt by touch.

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