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ekwatts
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Gibson thread. Guess what I'm going to say. Reply with quote

So Gibson released this and I had a nice, close look at it in the shop today.



It has ceramic pickups, cheapo Fender amp knobs, no proper binding, a shitty sunburst.. about the only thing it got "right" in my opinion is the lack of scratchplate.

I love it. Don't know why. It's like I finally found a Les Paul I like. I like nothing about the individual components but altogether I really like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah it looks like an epi les paul special ii

they are cool
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the design/concept of an LP and would be perfectly happy with a plain 'burst or black, but the quality of the finish and build of Gibsons these days never makes the price tags justifiable to me.

I guess there's not a lot of cosmetic stuff for them to balls up on this one, so it's probably really nice...and more affordable. I quite like the 'minimalist' approach they've taken with it actually.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it a flat top?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
is it a flat top?


No, it's arched.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well it can fuck off then
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it have a baked garbage fretboard
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:

same
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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same


This site will always make me laugh with a tea-thru-the-nose reaction...absolute class...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dirty Fingers pickups. Just awful.

I do however love the new Natural Burst SG...

Looks and feels great.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
does it have a baked garbage fretboard

I think Gibson has finally gone back to using rosewood for fretboards. I bought an SG a few months ago and it's definitely not baked maple anyway.

But I don't know what Gibson's deal is with releasing all these cheap-o LPs and SGs. Epiphone standards are nicer guitars. I guess people must enjoy paying too much just to get the Gibson name.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

because they make hundreds of dollars off of shitbags that need a 500 dollar gibson sticker on the headstock
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

othomas2 wrote:
Dirty Fingers pickups. Just awful.

I do however love the new Natural Burst SG...

Looks and feels great.




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirty fingers in the bridge fucking rules. owen, you're whacked.

however, this guitar is about as attractive as a boo-urns.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it have that ridiculous tuning system on the headstock? I've been seeing that on a lot of the newer Gibsons and it's fucking ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it's an option.

If you want to turn a £600 guitar into a £1000 one, probs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£600

considering what you can get for that money...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tuning option is another £150, as is the gold paint now...
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