Dg77 Posted January 24, 2012 Report Share Posted January 24, 2012 Well after much research and the help of the vets here, I've decided on the standard traditional plus in heritage cherry sunburst. I went to 3 different stores today and tried a bunch of LPs. I wasn't a fan of the slim 60s necks, and the asymmetrical felt weird to me, it had a "bite" into my hand for lack of a better word. So that narrowed the field. I love the tone of the 57s so narrowed it even more. The standard traditional plus just felt great in my hands. I almost walked out with one from the first store, but wanted to see all of my options so I went to some others. I also saw some blemishes,in the one there.....it had a few too many swirl marks in the finish for my liking, and it had a nice gash in the tailpiece. They were willing to knock off a few bucks, but I thought better of it and wanted it to be as pristine as could be considering the price. Long story short, I ended up ordering a new one from guitar center that will come from their warehouse. I'm nervous about the top, but if I don't like it, I can return and order something else, but I'm pretty confident that I'll be blown away based on all the pics I've seen here and the other forum. I liked the ice tea finish too, but looking at the pics of all the serial numbers available, nothing stood out so I decided to be surprised when I open the box next week. On a side note, I did so much research and learned so much here, I had to explain to the sales rep that the trad pluses he showed me with coil taps were a GC exclusive and although they were the same price, I don't need the taps and I'd rather have the pick guard....their exclusives dont have the guard. Also the heritage cherry was not available in the 50s neck,as an exclusive, the 50s neck was only available in ice tea, light burst and honey. I will post pics when I've it...... Thanks everyone for your help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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