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    Heritage core H-150 vs Eastman Eastman SB59/v ..... anyone do a shootout ?

    I have one of the Custom Core 150s and it is every bit as good as any of my Custom Shop LPs. The guitar is perfect and plays fantastic. I went for one knowing Edwin was involved. It's a lot of guitar for the money...
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    New 60th Anniversary LP Issues:

    Sorry but we disagree... 1st off many people remove the pickguard when there is a beautiful top... People should have that option. In addition, there are no marks under my toggle switch nor the tuners etc.... I can give you an example of exactly what you are saying.... How is this... 4 months...
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    Color question? Southern Fade

    I wondered that myself. I now have both and there is one distinct difference. The red and yellow are very similar but the BB has a darker edge color ...
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    New 60th Anniversary LP Issues:

    See how the screw goes past the bolt? If you hit the pickguard when playing, which I do, it will gouge a hole in the top of the guitar. While it isn't the end of the world, it will hurt the resale value down the road (been there once before). It is one of the things I check on a new LP...
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    New 60th Anniversary LP Issues:

    I purchased a new R9 and its the anniversary model... I was just curious if anyone else has noticed any of the issues below with theirs? 1) The pickguard profile is lower and on mine the screw is extending past the bolt and right into the top (not good) 2) When I check the electronics I have...
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    🍎 are good! 1957 LP Standard Candy Apple Blue VOS NH🍎

    Its beautiful....... Please don't get me wrong... I love it...But the Custom Shop has changed the color. That blue looks completely different from the Candy Apple Blue LPs they have been selling for the last 2 years. Several dealers have these new guitars with this new Candy Apple Blue and to me...
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    1992 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus

    1992 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus with fantastic flame. This guitar has not been heavily played. Frets are in fantastic shape (90%+) with very dark rosewood fret board. I have seen a lot of these and this one is in the best shape of any that have passed through my hands. The Rare Fuchsia has...
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    Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    If you are interested in a Donna I would suggest taking your time. I have seen a wide variety of tops. There are some really nice ones out there. The guitars themselves are fantastic. For that kind of money you want to get one that you really love ...don't settle. Gary's has a nice one. Its...
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    Collecter's Choice "Donna" has a double carved top?

    My Donna is the best LP I have ever played/owned. The top has a 3D Flame none of my others have. Tone for days... Just a great guitar... I have some other great ones as well but the Donna is off the charts and as close to a real burst as I will ever get lol ...
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    CC-34 Blackhurst Pickups

    Is it just mine or has anyone else noticed that the pickups in this model are off the charts fantastic? Mine are seriously powerful with no feedback and tons of thump. These are by far the best pickups I have ever played in any Gibson or any Historic. I usually change at least the bridge PUPs...
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    Just picked up this totally original 1963 Fender 6G2 Princeton... Never owned a brownface. I love this thing. The amps sounds fantastic. Now I want a Brownface Deluxe It was made 2 months after I was born... Has the original 2 prong cord. I am going to get that changed. SBS
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    New Norlin Guitar Day ... I was about to buy a Custom Shop 74 Reissue as most of the real 74's Customs I saw were all banged up....Then I came across this one at Gary's and purchased it. It is even nicer in person and it looks like someone bought it and played it for a couple of years and then...
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    Donna 034 Heading Home to NJ

    I just fell in love with this guitar and had to have it.... Cannot wait to get my hands on it...
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    Fender Antigua Stratocaster

    Vintage Fender Stratocaster in Antigua Finish w/ original case Player Grade 1979 Antigua Body with a 1984 Fender Stratocaster Neck. I have no idea why the original neck was replaced. Guitar has held the Antigua finish better than just about any other I have seen. No major issues or...