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NGD - 1989 Les Paul Custom Lite in Sunrise Metallic

Tollywood

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I am playing in a hair band cover band but I do not have a guitar with a Floyd Rose. Neither does the other guitar player; we both play Les Pauls. I decided to get a Les Paul with a Floyd but I wanted a Lite because we stand there for four hours and Les Pauls sure do get heavy. I had been watching this guitar on Reverb for months but it was way overpriced. The seller dropped the price 30% so I pounced on it.

1989 Les Paul Custom Lite. The color is perfect for the 80s music that we play. I am beyond excited. The guitar hasn’t arrived yet.

https://flic.kr/p/2nKJBqx
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One of the pickup rings is cracked. They both look flatter than the usual Gibson pickup rings. Does anyone know where I can buy replacements?
 

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Nice score! Perfect guitar for what you want to do. I've got a 1989 LP Standard and an ES-335 and I love the neck carves they both have. I wonder if yours will be similar (a nice happy medium between a 60s and 50s style).
 

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Nice score! Perfect guitar for what you want to do. I've got a 1989 LP Standard and an ES-335 and I love the neck carves they both have. I wonder if yours will be similar (a nice happy medium between a 60s and 50s style).
We shall see. I like both neck carves but I prefer them on the fat side. I will be happy either way.
 

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I just ordered a set of black Sheptone Wanker pickups, F spaced. I think they will get me where I need to be with this guitar.
 
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I just ordered a set of Sheptone Wanker black pickups, F spaced. I think they will be perfect for this guitar.
I accidentally quoted myself and I don’t know how to delete it.
 
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So, I bought it Thursday night. Then, on Sunday the seller said he didn’t want to drop it off at UPS over the weekend and he created a shipping label at that time. On the UPS website the current status is “label created - the delivery date will be provided as soon as possible”. I think that means that he has not dropped it off at UPS yet.

I don’t want to be pushy since he lowered his price by 30% and I fear that he may have seller’s remorse and if I say anything he might just cancel the sale…but today is Tuesday.

Your thoughts?
 
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Tollywood

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Whew, false alarm. Tracking now shows that it will arrive on Thursday. I am taking the day off from work so that I will be here for it’s arrival.

I suspect that he just dropped it off at UPS this morning.
 
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jb_abides

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The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part!
 

Tollywood

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While looking up this model online, I have noticed that some people call the color Sunrise Metallic and some people call it Sunset Metallic. Does anyone know which is accurate?
 

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One of my pickup rings is cracked. I called Gibson Customer Service about buying these pickup rings. They don’t have them but told me to sand down a modern neck pickup ring to be flat.

Paul Reed Smith guitars with a tremolo have flat pickup rings so I am going to use those.
 

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Delivery day is today. I went to bed early so that today would get here faster. I am not working today so that I can be home when it arrives.
 

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I feel for you.

iPhone 14 Pro was supposed to be delivered today but Apple put out a notification to all shippers to delay until Friday, so first wave all arrive in one feel swoop.

Grrr... I planned today around signing for it!
 

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I have the same in white and although it is a Lite , it is not particularly light, btw absolutely no need to change the original pickups, these are Bill Lawrence designed when he was working for Gibson and they are brilliant , this is mine when the previous guy had it
 

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It's super cool - here's another:

1989-gibson-les-paul-custom-lite-metallic-sunri.jpg

 
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