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New Wildwood Spec 50's Les Paul

herb

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Been hankering for a new electric and decided to try out one of the Wildwood Spec 50's models. Just arrived a couple of days ago and I'm very pleased. Fit and finish is top notch. Full disclosure: just a couple of very minor glitches. The salesman at WW actually had his crew inspect the guitar and they sent me pictures of what they found, which I would have not detected at all if I saw the guitar in the shop.

The guitar immediately reminded me in sound of a 2007 R8 that I had and regrettably sold; nasal, almost quacky. A little on the underwound side. Neck profile is very R9ish.

8.5 lbs! My shoulders are digging it. Not really into fancy tops but this one has a vintage, wavy fiddleback look that I wouldn't feel embarrassed about taking to a gig. I've done
a little minor tinkering with pickup height and got it sounding pretty darn good. It came with new strings and I'll probably do a few more adjustments once I get my type of strings on it.

1995 R8 on L, WW Spec 50's R

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Tollywood

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I love it. Nothing wrong with having a pair of bookends. We like what we like and I love the top on the new one. Congrats!
 

herb

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Congrats on the peek-a-boo, enjoy in good health 🎸
Much appreciated! I have to admit, I'm out of the loop. What's the peek-a-boo?

PS I looked it up. Yes, it does have a top that changes in light/angle. It is pretty cool! Thanks.
 
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LeonC

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Very nice! I love the low output Custombuckers in my '54 Oxblood, same spec as yours, I imagine. Get the heights set up just right and it's a fantastic humbucker, IMO.

Enjoy!
 

El Gringo

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Super congrats on a fine new Les Paul day . Awesome color and figure ! I notice in your last image you removed the pick guard . That is the way I like my figured top Burst Les Paul's . How do you like the pickups and her tone ? Play her in great health and rock out !
 

herb

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Super congrats on a fine new Les Paul day . Awesome color and figure ! I notice in your last image you removed the pick guard . That is the way I like my figured top Burst Les Paul's . How do you like the pickups and her tone ? Play her in great health and rock out !
Thanks, man! The photos look a lot greener than the guitar really is. I used my old iPhone to take the pics. The tight, small wavy figure is my favorite type so I was lucky finding this Paul, especially at this weight. I haven't owned too many Les Pauls in my lifetime.

I really like these pickups. They have a nasally snarl and bite. Don't know if that's all due to the pickups (could be a combo of that and top wood). I've yet to take a reading on the output but will post that when it happens.
 

El Gringo

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Thanks, man! The photos look a lot greener than the guitar really is. I used my old iPhone to take the pics. The tight, small wavy figure is my favorite type so I was lucky finding this Paul, especially at this weight. I haven't owned too many Les Pauls in my lifetime.

I really like these pickups. They have a nasally snarl and bite. Don't know if that's all due to the pickups (could be a combo of that and top wood). I've yet to take a reading on the output but will post that when it happens.
That's awesome ! Best Wishes .
 

herb

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Decided to put my type of strings on today and noticed the fretboard was extremely dry so I've been rubbing some oil into it. It's soaking it in like a sponge. I also did the same to two of my other guitars and all they needed was one application. This new one has easily taken 3-4 already. Can I apply too much? I'm using woodworker's lemon oil.

Picture taken right after application. In less than 5 minutes it was almost completely dry. P1010633.JPG
 
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