The 2013 is the first Gibson USA model to not have any weight reduction of any sort since the early 80's.
The 2012's apparently had 2 piece layered fretboards. Some of the the 2013's might still.
Other upgrades are Sprague Orange drop capacitors, and Tone Pro's /Kluson Deluxe tuners, which they...
Finally someone deserving of a signature model, and a truly unique one as well!
It kinda annoys me when you see a sig guitar, and all it is a production model with a Seymour Duncan pickup and a flat finish or something along those lines
Funny you say that, cuz these new 2013 LP's smell like vanilla.
One of the techs in SF told me that Gibson started making them smell like that, because it hides the true smell of the laquer. I don't mind either way, there's nothing like new guitar smell!
If you are buying online, and want a heavy one make sure to buy it from a site that posts the weight, like Sweetwater and Wildwood.
I've seen some of these new Trads coming in at as light 8 lbs 6oz.
That's great for those who like them lighter but you might be disappointed if you like em' beefy.
I got mine from Sweetwater around 4 months ago. Had a great and very unique top. Everything about it was great except it had a defect in the binding where the high E string kept sliding off and getting snagged into a small groove.
I took it to my local authorized Gibson repairman in San...
I made a statement not an excuse.
Younger generations have had the internet to their disposal to witness greatness of the past.
I know many young kids, that wish they could have seen a lot of the bands that have come and gone.
We're actually lucky to still have Ozzy with us. None of these guys will be with us much longer. They are at least giving younger generations a glimpse of rock n roll greatness. I don't know many 60+ plus year olds who are willing to stay up late and stand in front of massive stacks of high...