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Jericho-79

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On Gibson's site, they describe it for the '61 RI guitar under the specs link as:

Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo with Crown Logo

On the SG Bass (with the same inlay design) they call it, on the spec page:

Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo + Holly

 

So I guess that means you could call it crown or Holly.

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I thought the word "holly" referred to dyed black veneer of wood from the holly tree that was used as an overlay on the headstock. Gibson USA uses synthetics these days.

 

The inlay design/shape is called a crown or split wheat.

 

 

NO, NO, NO! You're WRONG! HOLLY means the "crown" as YOU call it!!! [flapper]

 

Kiddin' you man! I believe you're right. Here are the specs from the Gibby website. It is called the crown logo on there.

 

Neck

Species Mahogany

Nut Corian

Nut Width Standard Gibson: 1.695" +/- .050"

Headstock Inlay Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo with Crown Logo

Truss Rod Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod

Truss Rod Cover Black and White Antique Bell

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NO, NO, NO! You're WRONG! HOLLY means the "crown" as YOU call it!!! [flapper]

Kiddin' you man!

 

HA !

 

 

BTW, Custom Shop still uses holly - if you check some listings for Custom Shop Gibbies, I'm sure you'll see some of those include the words - "headstock holly veneer"

 

In the text - http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/7182/Guitars/Electric/Gibson/60_Les_Paul_Special_Double_Cutaway_-_TV_Yellow.htm

 

Above the pic - http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBLP59

 

In the specs - https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/gibson-custom-shop/1959-les-paul-reissue-vintage-red-vos/HB236C/GB

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HA !

 

 

BTW, Custom Shop still uses holly - if you check some listings for Custom Shop Gibbies, I'm sure you'll see some of those include the words - "headstock holly veneer"

 

In the text - http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/7182/Guitars/Electric/Gibson/60_Les_Paul_Special_Double_Cutaway_-_TV_Yellow.htm

 

Above the pic - http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBLP59

 

In the specs - https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/gibson-custom-shop/1959-les-paul-reissue-vintage-red-vos/HB236C/GB

 

That must be where I heard "holly" then. Because I do own a custom shop. I probably saw that in the specs or heard it when I was buying. Anyway, it is what it is, an inlay on the headstock. I like it though. It looks classy to me.

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