#1
Well this is my first true NGD in a while as I have been buying and trading for used stuff. But when I saw these and saw the price I had to have one. It is a 2011 Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute Goldtop. It is very nice. None of the crappy QC I have been hearing about the old Gibbo lately. The frets ends are slightly sharp, but that is the only little gripe I have. These are plek'ed as well. Haven't spent much time with it yet, but it plays very nice. It is very resonant and sounds great clean and can get quite raunchy when distorted. It is light as LP's go at just under 8 lbs. Definitely think it's a keeper. Got it from Wildwood. You can actually chosse from excellent pics of the exact guitar you are buying and their customer service was phenomenal. I highly reccomend them.









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#2
you got a 2 piece back too?


also, your is set up about as bad as mine was. lower the damn bridge pup.


congrats!
#3
Quote by gregs1020
you got a 2 piece back too?


also, your is set up about as bad as mine was. lower the damn bridge pup.


congrats!


Yeah it is pretty damn high. These pics were right out of the box.
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#4
HNGD! Nice to see someones still buying gibson..
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#5
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#7
Goldtops are so awesome looking.

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#9
I have one of those, but it has a 3-piece body. You lucky bastard.

I still love it though. The only thing I don't like it that Gibson used 300k volume pots. I'm going to change them out eventually. And Gibson didn't insulate the control cavity at all, so it get's too much hum. I can probably just glue some foil to the back-plate and be good.

The best tone, imo, is middle position, bridge tone and volume at 10, neck volume at 5 and tone at 10. Sounds thick and still bites. I love it.

HNGD!
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#11
How much did you pay? And still you get sharp frets? I would consider that typical gibson QC...

HNGD, I bet it has tone for days. Frets should be an easy fix
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#12
That is amazing looking. HNGD.
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#14
Happy New Guitar Day!

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How much did you pay? And still you get sharp frets? I would consider that typical gibson QC...


Going out of the factory i would have been fine, but changes in temperature and humidity during transport affect the neck and fretboard more than the fret metal, causing the sharp frets. It will happen to any non-finished fretboard (i.e. not maple), regardless of quality. It's not a "Gibson problem," its a guitar problem.
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#15
Quote by yellowv
Yeah it is pretty damn high. These pics were right out of the box.

i ended up lowering the bridge and stoptail quite a bit too. not sure why they set them so high. i set up lesters so the strings only touch the bridge at the saddles, keeping the bridge and stop bar as low as possible.
#17
Quote by Darkflame
yay =)
I received an email yesterday: mine FINALLY left the Musiciansfriend warehouse, after 6 months of backordering. I'll have the same NGD soon =)


PM me the link please

@TS: i hate the bridge pickup soooo high :S
and it's also really ugly

in the music store they had 0,008's with that high bridge....

in E standard when i want to do a Palm Mute, it really failed...

pooor EMG's, lol allthough i don't like EMG's.....

@TS: NICE GUITAR!!!! are you planning changing the pickups? cuz it's beautiful with gold pickups

HNGD !!! ^^

howmuch did you pay for it?
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#18
if that was to me, I ordered it for 850, and with the shipping and everything as I'm in Canada, it sums up to 914$. However, with the canadian dollar being much stronger lately, the actual price I'm paying is around 870$, which is one hell of a bargain seeing we get a light inflation on guitars. In a store, the guitar would've been 1100$ I guess if they hadn't sold out the day they all came in..
#19
Quote by Darkflame
if that was to me, I ordered it for 850, and with the shipping and everything as I'm in Canada, it sums up to 914$. However, with the canadian dollar being much stronger lately, the actual price I'm paying is around 870$, which is one hell of a bargain seeing we get a light inflation on guitars. In a store, the guitar would've been 1100$ I guess if they hadn't sold out the day they all came in..


is it the same guitar?
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#22
darn i gotta get myself a goldtop LP with p90's sometime!
HNGD dude play her well.
#23
Quote by kangaxxter
Going out of the factory i would have been fine, but changes in temperature and humidity during transport affect the neck and fretboard more than the fret metal, causing the sharp frets. It will happen to any non-finished fretboard (i.e. not maple), regardless of quality. It's not a "Gibson problem," its a guitar problem.

Being finished doesn't mean it won't get fret spout either. Its fairly common on Strats and Tele's with 1 piece necks, and using flatsawn neck blanks really doesn't help (flatsawn wood will expand/contract more width-ways, making it more susceptible to fret spout)

Anyway, HNGD yellowv!
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Last edited by littlephil at Jul 30, 2011,
#24
Quote by littlephil
Being finished doesn't mean it won't get fret spout either. Its fairly common on Strats and Tele's with 1 piece necks, and using flatsawn neck blanks really doesn't help (flatsawn wood will expand/contract more width-ways, making it more susceptible to fret spout)

Anyway, HNGD yellowv!
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Just because it's not not finished doesn't mean it won't not be susceptible to it either, it's just more common to not happen on necks with finished fretboards.
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#25
Quote by gregs1020

also, your is set up about as bad as mine was. lower the damn bridge pup.


Almost every Gibson I've played has had the bridge pickup super high. I think they want you to get the best of out their pickups, or their too lazy to screw in the pickup all the way...
#26
Quote by r0ckth3d34n
Almost every Gibson I've played has had the bridge pickup super high. I think they want you to get the best of out their pickups, or their too lazy to screw in the pickup all the way...

i'd like to ask them what amp they are using to test the tone.
#27
Quote by gregs1020
i'd like to ask them what amp they are using to test the tone.


Line6 Spider IV?

Oh jeez. Now you know I'm just trying to troll you.
#28
hello gibson?

yea, look....


you really need a new amp.




yellowv - sorry for the thread jack, we're just funnin'.
#31
It's a Beaut!! Just get those manky plastic tuners out of there and you're all good!

Happy New Gear Day!