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any photos of Historics that look fantastic but after trying everything you could think of still dont sound so great ?
this could be due to things like a loose neck joint or a "clunker " piece of wood for the back
( maybe the wood has too much silicon )
the most interesting would be the...
after having a Historics with both Lollars and Custombuckers I wonder how Gibosn let the Burst Buckers pass thru to production - to my ears they sound really bad .... with both the un waxed low wind Lollar Imerials and the stock Custom buckers blowing them out of the water
what were they...
the 1959 reissue historics are so " 2010 " .... now its all about the 58s which IMHO have always been more vintage looking.
and the new list price reflects this too .... its almost like one of the big wigs at Gibson finally noticed this and asked the question something along the lines of "...
so my first Historic was a 2003 57 goldtop reissue from Saul in a store that was called "Center City Music" in southern California
bought the guitar brand new in 2003 for $1350 tax included
Saul begged me to buy the one with BRW for a few hundred more and I passed thinking he was full of it...
if I recall there was a Dude named Fred Pine who had the most amazing collection of authentic looking Historics
is that collection still intact and if he is still on the forum could I see photos of the collection ???
recently I have noticed many different colors on the Goldtops.
From a classic greenish bronze color ,,,, to a much more pure copper color on a new Murphy to a crazy lime green copper historic at Guitar Center this week.
that last one was really wild and the tag claimed it was a gold top...
From a tone perspective lets say you took a really good Explorer with the historically correct Korina wood ( a clone of a 58 vintage ) and you had the same PAF clone pups in the Historic LP 57-60 how would they compare ?
so for example would the explorer have the mid range "honk" like a good...
any idea of who on the forum owns the most realistic looking Historic ?
lets have 3 categories
1) stock non aged Historics
2) factory aged at Gibson
3) special aged guitars from Historic Makeovers or similar custom shops
I was in Guitar Center today and noticed that 70 % of the Historic Lesters STILL are being produced with a yellowish brown rosewood - to me it looks like arse.
I dont know about you guys but to me the boards should be DARK
if the boards cant look like BRW at least have them be a nice chocolate...
this is going to be a little hard for me to explain.
from the perspective of a dealer in Gibson Historics which of the models or types of tops make a dealer smile when they get one in, knowing that it will be a fast mover or even better there will be good customers who have told them :