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And the person at the other end was from Gibson Custom Shop and they told you that were selected to have your dream Gibson guitar built for free and delivered for free provided it didn't include any animal parts or radioactive material, what would you have built.

I would have them build me a Les Paul with one humbucker,  placed dead center and have it painted a deep purple top bound in a ivory white with an ebony fingerboard bound in ivory white  with the Gibson logo at the 12th fret in mother of pearl. Grover Roto's  for tuners, bone nut.   A push pull Volume knob with coil split. Tone knob  and my name etched on the truss rod cover. Tan Gibson case with deep purple interior.

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Yeah! I'd go for one of those too 😉

 

 

Well, no I wouldn't spoil the exclusivity of your build. 

I would ask for a v light stain natural finish L5. Normal grained; no flame/no quilt etc. The version with floating mini HB at the neck. A maple neck with a scarf jointed headstock with volute.  Ebony board with side dots only (no inlays). Old curvy Gibson logo on the headstock. 

Tan case with integral shroud and personalised gold name plate next to the handle.  Perfection.

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1 minute ago, TheLeadFlatpick said:

How about a gold top Les Paul with a solid Gold top? Actually, I’m not sure my back could hold up to play a guitar that heavy

 

If you like, I could weight relieve it for you? 

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I'll take a Non Reverse Firebird (the butt ugly one) in Seafoam Green. the body would be roughly 1/3 thicker than a standard Firebird. cream pickguard.  57 Classic humbuckers. Steinberger tuners. ebony fretboard with binding. 50's neck. Dunlop strap locks. bone nut. 

if they could toss in a radioactive Honey Badger that would be a plus. 

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Another L4S......or a transparent gold LP Custom.

Which does exist; there's one up for sale in the UK for £(GBP)2850, too bad I can't afford it!

OTOH they have ALWAYS made some of the finest archtop and acoustic guitars in the world......

#-o:-k

Tough call.

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2 hours ago, Navy Vet. said:

And the person at the other end was from Gibson Custom Shop and they told you that were selected to have your dream Gibson guitar built for free and delivered for free provided it didn't include any animal parts or radioactive material, what would you have built.

I would have them build me a Les Paul with one humbucker,  placed dead center and have it painted a deep purple top bound in a ivory white with an ebony fingerboard bound in ivory white  with the Gibson logo at the 12th fret in mother of pearl. Grover Roto's  for tuners, bone nut.   A push pull Volume knob with coil split. Tone knob  and my name etched on the truss rod cover. Tan Gibson case with deep purple interior.

Anything like this?  🙂

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2 minutes ago, Rabs said:

Anything like this?  🙂

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Oh hell yea.  Hey grandpa what's for dinner?  We have a deep purple Les Paul with a single PAF,  with ebony fingerboard  served on a tan case with deep purple interior. Yum!

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1 hour ago, Karloff said:

they have them ! lol

Not for free 

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16 hours ago, brad1 said:

Not for free 

you've got a point ...

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1 hour ago, Navy Vet. said:

Oh hell yea.  Hey grandpa what's for dinner?  We have a deep purple Les Paul with a single PAF,  with ebony fingerboard  served on a tan case with deep purple interior. Yum!

There was a similar thread not so long ago you might like to check out

 

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I would be overwhelmed and not know what to do.. 

 

My gut instinct would be some kind of amazing LP custom, similar to what Tman got recently. But is that really the guitar I would play all the time? I have no idea. I like ME’s idea of the L5

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First, I would love to receive that phone call! 🙂

My dream guitar ain't too fancy and is easily doable.  A Custom SG in mahogany, with three pups, two PAFs, and a T-Top at the neck.  Done in Aged Cherry, an Ebony fretboard with abalone split diamond fret markers, and wrapped in a cream binding ( or maybe abalone 😜).

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Sadly for me, it always seems to be the one i don't have yet.  Right now this '54 Custom is the one:

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3 hours ago, Black Dog said:

Sadly for me, it always seems to be the one i don't have yet.  Right now this '54 Custom is the one:

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um.... what is going on with that neck pickup?

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I'd like a new P90 LP with the thick neck. However those are Goldtop.  I'm really not a Goldtop guy. But Desertburst , yeah, I want one like that

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A 335 with a skinny neck and a pair of fluffy dice hanging off the headstock.  With an pull-out ashtray on it somewhere.  I don't smoke, I just want the ashtray.

I don't want a two piece back.  I want a one piece or zero piece back.

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