- Apr 26, 2016
Yes, I thought that was a nice touch for added protection during transit , and as you can see from the top photo the brown case has been improved as well which makes it that much more snug and tight and the headstock area as well . So kudos and compliments to Gibson Custom for the upgrade and improvement as well .Glorious. Love the pillbox hat on the switch.
My very first sunburst was a 1994 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus and I special ordered it Halloween 1993 and got it at the beginning of August 1994 . I played the crap out of it and the board darkened greatly . So I always liked that color of the rosewood where I liked it Black ( insert joke ) , almost as dark as my Ebony board childhood Les Paul Custom ( which I still have all of my instruments as once they are in the herd they never leave ) So then in 2019 when I got my 2 Braz Board R9's same thing really dark boards , along with my wacky top 2019 R8 . So I always request dark rosewood boards and Gibson does have them .This color of rosewood has caused me to pass over many guitars the past 40+ years .