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    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    the title says it all ....................................
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    does the gold in a goldtop stifle the tone ???

    Does the bronze powder have a notable effect on the tone of a Historic reissue ? ( I am posting this because I think it does - but my sample size of guitars I tested is small - I do understand that a vintage 54 burst would be amazing tho )
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    Heritage core H-150 vs Eastman Eastman SB59/v ..... anyone do a shootout ?

    I am looking to buy one of these 2 guitars. Anyone do a shootout .....? which one sounds the most like a real Burst or at least like a 59 historic reissue ???
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    Regrets .....

    might be fun to talk about Historics you passed on or sold and now regret I kick it off 1) Not buying 2003 Brazilians at rock bottom prices in 2003 when Saul at Center City begged me to - "they will be great investments " 2) Not buying Rossingtons with full blown display case at the same...
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    90s "good wood " era vs post 2013 era ....... ?

    I jumped into this game in 2003 missed out on the 90s good wood guitars completely and have never even played one so my question for you Les Paul nuts and gurus is how do the good woods compare to the hide glue custom bucker models ???????
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    How often is an unknown Burst found ?

    anyone of you dealers / gurus have a ruff approximation as to how many previously unknown Bursts are found every decade ? and if its a diminishing number every decade what is the trend looking like ?
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    which Historic had the largest baseball bat neck ever ?

    I recall trying a few Goldtops in 2003 and there was a particular one which I believe was a 1956 reissue with P90s . It had an absolutory massive neck which was shaped like a " U " and as big around as the head of a Louisville Slugger. I dont recall seeing necks like that ever again Was...
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    a Tonebender is a thing of beauty .....

    its amazing how a properly tuned 3 germanium early British Tonebender can turn a simple guitar and small tube amp combo into a fire breathing Dragon I am getting these type sounds out of a Fender duo-sonic - an Tonebender 2 clone and a tweed champ ..... its insane ( if you freeze this led zep...
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    anyone disappointed that their Les Paul Historic is a pre 2013 ?

    ...... without all the goodies like hide glue , custom buckers and no truss rod condom ?
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    lets identify exactly how a good vintage burst sounds different than a Historic .....

    let me preface this by saying that I have not played a vintage burst myself but I have heard them being played and talked to Billy Gibbons in person about them. (he told me that a vintage burst was hands down what he would want to play when recording in the studio ) so with that and...
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    How do you pick a great Les Paul historic ?

    the most basic of all questions : " how to pick a great Historic " most are sold based on how the tops look... for example a killer Bengal Tiger top is a an easy sell for a dealer but if you are buying based on tone - not looks - where do you start .... what do you base a purchase on ??? do...
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    question about 54 Goldtop Historics .......

    back in the day there was a noted issue that when the 54 goldtops were looked at from the side the pickup heights and the relationship between them "height wise" was not correct and in keeping with the vintage pieces. This created a non optimal spacing between the pickups and strings. Basically...
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    are there any ESP guitars which come close to a Historic ?

    any of you guys who have played or owned ESP guitars .... anything come close to a Historic Les Paul tone wise ? ( and for a lot less money )
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    played an acoustic that blew my mind ......

    1942 Banner Southern Jumbo reissue - not vintage Oh my God was that an amazing guitar - it was a cannon and the Adirondack top was amazing .... the guitar was at least double the volume and tonal quality of anything I have ever played except a froggy bottom I tried years ago before they...
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    greatest historic limited edition names from Gibson ? .....

    what are some of the most over the top or cool names Gibson has ever given a limited edition ??? my vote : "Chicken Shack Burst " try to top me !
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    who makes the absolute best vintage Firebird mini buckers ?

    years back on this forum there were a few vintage firebird gurus who talked about how there was no true vintage sounding after market Firebird pups has this changed ? did any pickup winder crack the code and start producing a proper 60s firebird mini ????
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    I had an interesting chat with a Lady who sold bursts in the 50s and is still at it ......

    I had a chat with a Lady who owns a music shop in southern California. She has been the owner since the 50's and is still at it ! I had been in the store a few times and did not know she was the owner although it did strike me that she seemed well pass retirement age. So this time I made a...
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    Oh boy ..... I have heard there are problems with the Murphy labs.

    Turns out there is a lot of talk on the internet about the marquee Murphy labs finish giving out. seems its turned into a little bit of a disaster for Gibson and Murphy the man himself. anyone have first hand knowledge about this and can dispel it ? word has it some folks like the tone so...
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    do you think this amazing Murphy Lab ES-335 color would look good as a Custom ?

    what do you guys think of this color as a all mahogany - ebony board - aged Murphy lab custom ? (I am talking a plain top ..... not a Bengal tiger fancy top )
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    most vintage looking Historic top ever ? ....

    what do you guys think of this Murphy lab historic as far as looking vintage .... have you ever seen better from the factory ? IMHO they are killing it now .... I would buy this with my own money I dont have any historics at the moment .... when I get one you can bet your bottom dollar it will...
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