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Amazing finish on that one.

 

 

Oh,my!What a nice flame on that desert burst.I'm buying a Tradtional Plus next week,and the two available are a 9.5 lb desert burst and a 9.10 lb honey burst.Both are so nice looking and sound/play superbly...decisions,decisions...

 

 

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Oh,my!What a nice flame on that desert burst.I'm buying a Tradtional Plus next week,and the two available are a 9.5 lb desert burst and a 9.10 lb honey burst.Both are so nice looking and sound/play superbly...decisions,decisions...

 

 

Ed

 

Thanks Ed.. I got that as a replacement from Gibson for my 2009 traditional that had issues. They were nice enough not to install the pickguard, so no holes!!

 

John

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Thanks Ed.. I got that as a replacement from Gibson for my 2009 traditional that had issues. They were nice enough not to install the pickguard, so no holes!!

 

John

 

 

Wow!That was really big of Gibson to give you a replacement with such a sweet deep flame.I'm still waiting to buy mine,with the IRS taking their sweet time getting me my refund.

 

 

 

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Count me in.

 

Having been a LP aspirant since Led Zep fandom in the 70s, and learned along the way the joys 'n' mysteries of the axes of Brand F, I finally got myself a HCS LP Trad. The recent price drop locally combined with a planned sell-off of equipment that has fallen from regular use, drove me to try a few out. I chose the Traditional o'er the Standard because of the neck profile (also why I like 52 RI Teles over current Standards), the sound (the cleans, which is all I play)was preferable on the Trad and as it happened both the finish and price on the latter sold it to me. Now? I can't put the thing down.

 

I spent some time on the setup (different proposition to setting up Fs)and it needed a bit. The action was too high and the neck relief needed a slight bow and intonation was slightly off. Once those were treated I had something wondrous. The tone on this thing is beeyewtiful, the neck pup fills the room with a big shiny boom, the mid position twangs brightly and the bridge just chimes. I plug into a Bassman LTD, just me and the LP for the most part which is enough but the guitar likes its reverb and some delay which I'll add, or some shimmery tremolo. Yum.

 

My worry was that, having got so used to using behind the nut bending on the Tele, the shallowness of string height on the Gibson behind the nut wouldn't be enough. A decent half hour of playing the Lester in the shop cured that as I discovered how easy normal manual vibrato was on the flatter fretboard radius and shorter. I have played Gibsons before but that was before I developed those country techniques. Some bending of the type I can't easily do on my Tele gives a really nice lap steel sound.

 

I don't think I've made my Tele redundant but I have added something very powerful to the quiver. MAn I dig this thing.

 

Here's a pic.

 

Peter J

 

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