Gibson Custom Shop VOS series

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  1. Robert1950

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    Seems like the historics were allready doing all those things.....marketing? Sooner or later the historics would be as close as possible, then what.
     
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    I played a bunch of VOS last week, great stuff
     
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    I think they look pretty cool. But, I would not buy any new guitar with "relicing" or "fading." Just my personal preference. I like my new guitars minty fresh.
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things from the guys who've played them. I'd rather have one not relic'd but I guess from now on that is gonna be an upcharge. I'm planning on getting an R7 goldtop later this year, the factory plek, and rolled egdes are both interesting. Can't wait to play one.
     
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    they look perfect to me, not a relic but not a new look, very inviting and vintage looking , I LOVED the 61 SG reissue in VOS
     
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    Correct...they're more "aged" than relic'd.
     
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    I saw them at namm, They looked great especially the Black Beauty and goldtops. The 59 they had there was amazing also. I want one bad
     
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    Really digging the 1960 Standard. Nice flame!
     
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    It's a bit of repackaging. They used to call them Custom Authentic. Change a detail or two, and presto...VOS is born! Hey, I'm still mad about Doritos changing 'sour cream and onion' to 'cool ranch'! Sure worked for them, though. AC
     
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    Yeah, and what the hell ever happened to Taco flavored doritos???Those were my favorite when I was a kid...then ??? they're gone. Stinkin doritos execs....
     
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    They are/were one in the same. I was addicted to that variety. And to echo Thwap...those Doritos execs are as bad as the Gibson execs! Messin with a man's Doritos...now THAT'S personal! AC
     
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    My Slash LP has a "Custom Authentic" finish on it. I'd say it's somewhere between Fender's NOS and Closet Classic finishes.

    The nitro on the body is thin, but there's no cracks or checking. The neck is finished perfectly, showroom-new. The hardware is a little dull, but not corroded.

    Basically, it's broken in but not beat to death.
     
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    The original 50's customs had 1 piece mahogany bodies, I wonder why Gibson chose not to do that with the reissues, money-saving? These guitars go for alot of money called - vintage original spec, you would think they were 100% accurate. Not to speak about old-growth wood etcetera.
     
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    As far as I know, both my '60 and '61 RI guitars both have one piece mahogany bodies, in fact, on some guitars, they specify that.

    What's weird is that my '60RI just says Gibson Custom on the case, the '61RI says Custom Art Historic. I'm pretty sure it's one big marketing gimmick ;)
     
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    They look pretty cool to me. I love all varieties of LP/SG Juniors and P-90 Specials, so this is right up my alley.

    EDIT: The website is great! I love how it's set up with the zoomable photos and sound clips.
     
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    Your guitars also have maple tops, the 50s Les Paul Customs (black&gold) were 1 piece mahogany, so no back and top, just an entire single piece of mahogany
     

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