- Sep 12, 2014
Very cool, did not consider that!I said this in a post quite a while ago.... 1. I am sure that Gibson had to purchase a large quantity of A3 and therefore need to use them. 2. Cobalt was in high demand during the Vietnam war... A3 does not have Cobolt so it would make
sense that around that time Gibby would have had to use A3 for a few years..
1. Yes but you can only go up with pricing for a given platform -- i.e. no price reduction for using plain instead of the standard flame spec on a '59 Reissue LP. Our grading categories are a little different at Custom, although I'm not sure if this is consumer-facing: R for handpicked highly figured, B for highly figured, A for lightly figured and P for plain. Continuing the example, a '59 Reissue LP is already spec'd for R or B while a '58 Reissue is spec'd for P.Thanks so much for your reply Mat. So, so helpful!
Two follow up questions for you.
1. Are there different grades of maple you can ask for with M2M? For instance, plain, slightly figured, A, AA, AAA, quilted, etc? I’d assume price would increase with grade?
2. Aside from thickness, is there any difference between the 58 and 59 profiles? Are the shoulders any different?
It is all Central American mahogany as far as I'm aware, but double-checking.Hi Mat
Do you use african mahogany on Gibson USA guitars.
Also remember that narrow/tall frets are standard on a '58 as is historically accurate.
You guys are awesome big time for coming thru with the color !
Okay I get the picture, and not to preempt anything that Mat might reply with.I bought a brand new guitar last weekend and one of the pickups did not have any label or decal on the back of it. I’m just a bit worried about it.
That's hot and I love the color because it's different in a good way . Make it metallic and it's twice as hot . Also it looks really good with the gold hardware .
I got a reply! From the M2M director: we can do trans purple (stain), plum crazy (metallic), and purple sparkle (metalflake).