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  • New guitar Day

    It's actually round! I think that's 2 roundies in a row now....

    Today I bought a new guitar! So I needed to post it with a Riff.
    2017 Tribute Les Paul. Mahogany, maple cap, rosewood board.
    I got it home, lem-oiled the board, wiped it all down, pulled the pickguard, installed Schaller Straploks, new beefy slinky strings, set it up low and drop B
    It sounds pretty meaty and wonderful to me!


    But is it as good as Givson Toon Wood?

  • #2
    Sweet guitar, and whatever you're plugged into sounds killer.
    "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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    • #3
      Cool finish.
      I believe I have a small, dim ember of musical talent glowing within me. I catch a glimpse of it now and then; it is enough to keep me going.

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      • #4
        Very nice and killer tone!


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        • #5
          Thanks guys!
          The finish is called honey burst.
          It's plugged into my TSL100 thru a 909 clone, that's it.
          I think it sounds great too!
          I've never had a guitar with this much sustain.
          I haven't ever been impressed with 490 pickup, always swapped it out for a distortion or a black winter or something, but this one may stay for awhile.
          80's_Thrash_Metal
          Slightly_Glazed_Believer
          Last edited by 80's_Thrash_Metal; 10-02-2021, 09:10 PM.
          But is it as good as Givson Toon Wood?

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          • #6
            Congrats on a really awesome Les Paul!
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              Great score, congrats! I've always dug honeyburst.

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              • #8
                Congrats man!
                The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

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                • #9
                  Has the neck pickup been turned around?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CaptainWhizz View Post
                    Has the neck pickup been turned around?
                    It has a neck pickup? Hmmm I'll have to do some looking into that question.

                    I was told by the shop owner that it is untampered with. Has original tags, manual, warranty card, etc, no marks anywhere on it. Zero fret wear. Zero buckle rash.... he Said the original owner bought it new and it sat in a closet. I believe that, it's mint.

                    but ya! The neck pup IS backwards! Maybe mines a 1 off and worth millions! Yes!

                    Good eye brother, an attention to detail!

                    now it's going to bother me.... (Getting a screwdriver)

                    Pfff cue the Gibson QC chatter
                    80's_Thrash_Metal
                    Slightly_Glazed_Believer
                    Last edited by 80's_Thrash_Metal; 10-03-2021, 08:09 AM.
                    But is it as good as Givson Toon Wood?

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                    • #11
                      Honey burst, desert burst, and ice tea are my favs.

                      Sorry to burst your bubble...not worth millions. But nice anyway. No binding? That's a good thing in my book.
                      Could I ask how much you paid?
                      What's a 909? I know TS 9, and TS 808. But not familiar with 909 (unless you're referring to an early Beatles song).
                      Originally Posted by IanBallard
                      Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                      • #12
                        Totally joking about the one off.
                        No binding, I generally don't like the binding either.
                        808, typo on my dumb phone.
                        I paid under 1k for it with a new set of Straploks.
                        But is it as good as Givson Toon Wood?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 80's_Thrash_Metal View Post
                          Totally joking about the one off.
                          I know. Me too.


                          Originally posted by 80's_Thrash_Metal View Post
                          No binding, I generally don't like the binding either.
                          808, typo on my dumb phone.
                          I paid under 1k for it with a new set of Straploks.

                          Ah, OK. I personally like the 808 better than the TS 9.

                          So with no binding it's essentially a Studio.
                          I have to admit that I DO like body binding on most guitars, but I absolutely HATE the way Gibson does neck binding. I won't buy a Gibson with neck binding unless I get a really great discount to pay for all of the work I'll need to put into the neck to fix the poor Gibson quality...the way they do neck binding with nubs that aren't intimate with the frets.

                          Under a grand sounds like a great price considering its like-new condition. Big congrats.

                          I actually like it better with the pick guard on. Just me.
                          Originally Posted by IanBallard
                          Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                          • #14
                            Did the Tributes come with the cryogenically treated frets?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CaptainWhizz View Post
                              Did the Tributes come with the cryogenically treated frets?
                              I'm not positive, maybe someone with great knowledge will chime in.

                              from what I can discern, 2014 is when cryo frets were introduced, and they've been using them on all les Pauls ever since. From what I know about knife making, sounds like a worthwhile endeavor.
                              Thanks for asking, I learned something today!
                              80's_Thrash_Metal
                              Slightly_Glazed_Believer
                              Last edited by 80's_Thrash_Metal; 10-05-2021, 07:03 PM.
                              But is it as good as Givson Toon Wood?

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