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    Did covid-19 increase the value of the 1960 60th Anniversary LP?

    I have a 60th Anny built in 2019 early in the year with a top, and color on it extremely similar to yours :) I wish I could post a picture, but I cannot. Your top is a touch nicer, I believe, but mine has very similar flaming, same basic angle of the flame, and width of the flame...
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    Custom Shop harness quality??

    I had a M2M 2018 R9 and a 2019 60th Anny R9. After playing both, I immediately sold the 2018 R9. The 2019 60th had it all over the earlier version, and the wiring was different as well.
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    Break angle on bursts

    I don't have a burst, but on all of my LP's I have owned in the last 64+ years, the break angle over the bridge has been approximately 17 degrees. I have tried top wrapping, and various heights from fully decked stop tail all the way up, and don't notice any difference in sustain or tone...
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    LP R9 grunge clean

    Yes it is around. There are two Virtuoso products. One is a cleaner and the other is the polish. I use both sparingly and it works just fine. I remember back in 1964, when Gibson sent me my custom made, 22 fret Super 400, and included some polish I had never seen before that. I used to use...
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    Gibson Murphy Lab...

    Thanks for the post Mike! Beautiful looking guitar. I hope you enjoy it. :)
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    Gibson Murphy Lab...

    Good video gentlemen! :) I am waiting on a ML '59 355 M2M UL in watermelon red. My main reason for getting the ML was hopefully that they roll the fret board edges a bit, and the color. The aging is nice, but I am neutral on that so long as it isn't too overdone. My guitars bought new, even...
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    .88 at first fret? Looking for a Custom Shop Les Paul 59/60 type faded flame but with a neck thickness first fret about .88

    Anderton's Guitar Shop in the UK is a stellar store as is Peach Guitars. One of these two stores will set you up.
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    Belated dual NGD

    Congratulations on getting a wicked pair of LP's!. I hope you really enjoy them for a long time. :)
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    Top wrapping? The really big question!

    I raise up the stop tail on my R9. I'm not losing any sustain or other tone from what I can hear, and my string gauge has to be 7-30 due to radial nerve loss. I tried top wrapping back in the 1970's when it first became fashionable, I think due to Duane Allman doing it, but I could be...
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    NVGD - ES-345 "First Rack"

    What a score! Congratulations. Enjoy playing it for many years to come. :)
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    do you think this amazing Murphy Lab ES-335 color would look good as a Custom ?

    I've seen similar LP Customs done in a heritage cherry red transparent which faded to a similar color as above. I liked it. I have on order a M2M '59 355 in ultra light aging in watermelon red. I would like to see this color pictured above, a bit darker on a LPC as it will fade and the...
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    Hi Guys My first gibson historic 1959 les paul!

    JayPark, That is a beautiful guitar! The advice offered in this thread is very wise. I would play the guitar for about 6 months and give it a chance as is. I have had a lot of R9's and never replaced anything. I found that playing it in a band, it just takes some time to make adjustments and...
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    lets talk about the nitro on the Murphy labs .......

    I ordered a M2M '59 355 in ultra light ageing, as I'm not really into the finish, but I like the watermelon red color and the rolled fret board binding it will come with. I have nothing against relic'd finished guitars at all, but when I tried to order just the color and the rolled binding...
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    lets talk about the nitro on the Murphy labs .......

    I'm liking what I am reading here about the Murphy Lab guitars. I have one on order but the delivery won't be for about 9 more months.
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    Gibson ES335 (2021) - QC issues?

    Very happy to hear your 335 is what you wanted and expected! The CS is really the only way to go for a more real experience, imho, once you have played a great 3X5, and want to be realistically sure you will get a great guitar upon ordering one.
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