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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By KenG
Some original Bursts have lost their nibs from...

Some original Bursts have lost their nibs from fret jobs performed later in their lives. No big deal IMO and I'd have no issue with the frets going over the binding instead of having nibs.
The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By KenG
I went through this exercise some time ago and...

I went through this exercise some time ago and concluded that for me a travel style guitar was a waste of money! Many came with gig bags offering no real protection and cost as much as a standard...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-23-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By KenG
The back in the one with the visible grain is...

The back in the one with the visible grain is done by applying a colored grain filler. It's allowed to set for a bit and the excess is wiped off. Then there's usually a couple of coats of tinted...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By KenG
Gibson does stain the body and neck using...

Gibson does stain the body and neck using coloured filler that's allowed to soak into the pores before the excess is wiped off. It was an aniline dye that faded.
The tops however really aren't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By KenG
This is unfortunate really. IMO opinion only a...

This is unfortunate really. IMO opinion only a Les Paul (Gibson or Epi) should be called a Les Paul, the rest should be called LP copies (for clones like Burny, Tokai, Greco etc) and "LP Like" or "LP...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By KenG
Actually Gibson burst tops are done a bit...

Actually Gibson burst tops are done a bit differently than other guitars. There is a yellow/amber shader coat (coloured/ tinted lacquer) that is applied over the bare maple top, since it's thinner it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By KenG
A guitar rack system is a conglomeration of...

A guitar rack system is a conglomeration of components (pre-amps, effects, power amps etc) that allows different combinations to be selected together via switching to give different sounds. One...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-11-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By KenG
Depends on the condition as well. Could actually...

Depends on the condition as well. Could actually be worth more if all original (which it isn't).
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By KenG
Just so you're aware Gibsons come stock with...

Just so you're aware Gibsons come stock with Switchcraft and they are good quality if not abused so hopefully all you'll need is some contact cleaning.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By KenG
Not a rip off price by any means. I guess if...

Not a rip off price by any means. I guess if someone wants something.... :y:
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By KenG
I think (IIRC) the Axis is also a...

I think (IIRC) the Axis is also a renamed/rebranded version of EVHs guitar MM did for him years ago. One he ended his association with MM the name was changed but I believe the design remained...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By KenG
While you can't see the back of the headstock to...

While you can't see the back of the headstock to check for wings the diamond inlay looks good. I've yet to see a fake get this correct. The asking price for a used Custom that is not CS specs is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By KenG
I honestly don't see how mom & pop shops can...

I honestly don't see how mom & pop shops can compete in today's market period! Any small stores I've seen post prices that are unrealistic on everything from strings to guitars and amps.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By KenG
I can't see the pics but assume it's some sort of...

I can't see the pics but assume it's some sort of TOM (Tune -O-Matic) bridge.
Gibson did have a preferred direction depending on the type of TOM. An ABR1 style generally has the adjustment screws on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,250
Posted By KenG
An Epi Custom Model is not a better guitar than...

An Epi Custom Model is not a better guitar than the LP Standard. You`re basically paying more for square inlays and cheap gold flashed HW and some additional binding. Epis been known to use tops that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-26-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By KenG
Trems have other challenges that add some...

Trems have other challenges that add some complexity and additional knowledge to setting up and playing guitars. Certainly if you're into and use what a good trem can do it's worth learning how to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By KenG
This....many factors affect a good setup.

This....many factors affect a good setup.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By KenG
This! :y:

This! :y:
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By KenG
I got 4 - two are high end and no 3 is a PRS SE...

I got 4 - two are high end and no 3 is a PRS SE and the 4th a Taylor Acoustic 100 series. If I had the money I'd round out my collection with a Custom Shop Principal Skinner in VOS. IMO there's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By KenG
Once you hit EVH and Avenged in your list of...

Once you hit EVH and Avenged in your list of songs and mentioned thin necks I immediately thought "this person may be attracted to the looks of a typical LP but really it won't do."
A Gibson with a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By KenG
Don't go by Reverb. Used Standards can be had for...

Don't go by Reverb. Used Standards can be had for the prices I mentioned all day long on the MLP Members sale forum. You can get used Re-Issues (except Flame Topped R9s/R0s) from 2000 - 2600. I own...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By KenG
I wouldn't call sharp fret ends a real problem,...

I wouldn't call sharp fret ends a real problem, they often occur when the guitar wood drys a little in low humidity and the shrinkage exposes the fret ends. A good guitar tech can dress then down to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By KenG
My advice is to sell the guitars yourself and add...

My advice is to sell the guitars yourself and add in the cash. $2000 for a used Standard is too much. Depending on year and condition $1400- max $1800 (near mint) is much more realistic but that's a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By KenG
How low is your action set to?

How low is your action set to?
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-09-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By KenG
If you're the kind of person who leaves their...

If you're the kind of person who leaves their guitars out on stands all the time you may have cause for concern. It'd be only a matter of time before someone accidentally knocks it over and possibly...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,850
Posted By KenG
I'm not rich either darn it! :) All I really...

I'm not rich either darn it! :)
All I really meant is you get the impression on this forum that people's scale of what is deemed very expensive doesn't match the reality. Considering PRS USA models...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By KenG
If your heart is set on a Les Paul then I would...

If your heart is set on a Les Paul then I would recommend the Epi Tribute + to check out. My understanding is it's the best non-MIJ production LP model Epi makes. USA electronics & PUs, HS Case to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,850
Posted By KenG
An exec or lawyer is likely to buy a 10K guitar...

An exec or lawyer is likely to buy a 10K guitar not a measely 2K guitar. When someone thinks 2K is top of line it says something about that person.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,850
Posted By KenG
Who buys just one $2000 guitar? :haha:

Who buys just one $2000 guitar? :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By KenG
900 is 75% of 1200. Your 50% estimate is what Roc...

900 is 75% of 1200. Your 50% estimate is what Roc was taking about, a 25% discrepancy is more than a little rough.
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