Gibson Vintage mahogany

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  1. jay66

    jay66 Member

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    I just pulled the trigger on a worn brown Gibson Les Paul vintage mahogany. Music 123 had a blem for $679 and I couldn't resist. We'll see how blemed it turns out to be. I have had good luck with blems so far. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Wow they just marked the new ones up to $899 and so did MF I guess that means all Gibsons are going to go up?
     
  2. Lt_Core

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    I love my cherry vintage mahogany, especially the Burstbuckers instead of the typical LP pickups. It's better on my back during our gigs as well. It's my number 1 guitar right now. Congrats!
     
  3. V-Mike

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    I have a brown one and wooo boy I can't put it down sometimes. I won't even play it, just look and marvel. The neck finish does something as you play it, but it looks pretty cool. Burstbuckers all the way. These p'ups really have some bite.
     
  4. Jon Silberman

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    Those are Burstbucker Pros (Alnico V/potted), not Burstbuckers. Which I didn't care for, BTW - midrange bothered me - replaced 'em with SD '59s. But that's just me. My further thoughts on this axe are in the prior very long VM thread accessible via the Search function.
     
  5. GuitarsFromMars

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    I think that's the model Wagner has the BetSet in...
     
  6. echale3

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    Welcome to the VM LP club! I flat love mine.... I'm considering, though, replacing the black trim with cream, because it looks nicer against the brown mahogany.... Other than that, it's a killer LP....

    Oh, when you get it, the finish will likely not be slicked up... Just take some 0000 steel wool and buff it back a little--that'll get it slicked up, and give it a very nice satin sheen....
     
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    Great bang for the buck - congrats on a good score. I've been looking for a LP and was going to get another VM, but scored an Epi Elitist LP Standard for a price I couldn't refuse so I'm going to try that one out. Never should have sold my first VM - oh well live and learn.
     
  8. jay66

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    I'm not sure what was blemed on it, couldn't find a mark on it. The only thing was the neck was back bowed a little and had a little fret buzz. Got my straight edge out and set it up right, now it plays great.
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  9. Jim Wagner Pickups

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    I play the hell outta mine. Got as a "beater" (it's name as well), and was very suprised. Best money I ever spent on an LP.
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    Just curious: what pickup set you have in it?
     
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    Anyone ever heard of taking one of these, and finishing it in another color?

    I'd love to get one of these on the cheap, tape it up, and spray it Antique white or metallic blue or something wacky.
     
  13. Jon Silberman

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    Why bother?! If you want white, buy a regular Studio. The attraction of this guitar to most of us, in the first place, has been the satin finish and the groovy, very '60's red w/black trim.
     
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    Love mine...pics and opinion from related topic:
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showpost.php?p=3561451&postcount=79

    By the way Jon, there you replied to me about replacement tuner. You wrote about some small size dunlops, but I guess I find ones that you don't need to drill new small holes for the attachment screws.

    Check it out and tell me your thoughts about it:

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/...ners/Gotoh_Vintage_Keystone-style_Tuners.html


    http://www.wdmusic.com/kluson_tuners_13523_ctg.htm
     
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    I love mine. I bought it with the intention of making it a "beater" guitar, but it's just too darn good!
     
  16. Jon Silberman

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    Not sure why you're interested in these as replacements, Alejandro, they look to be pretty much the same (if not the exact same) Kluson-style tuners as Gibson puts on the guitar stock. Unless those are broken, why replace them with the same thing? :confused:
     
  17. Jim Wagner Pickups

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    Hey now.........



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  18. Jon Silberman

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    Aiko, aiko all day ...

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    I changed the plastic over to cream and put Crossroads/Darkbursts that my wife got me for Christmas in. It's the only LP I need and it sounds great. Thanks Jim for hooking my wife up with the right pickups and covers.
     
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    I dressed up my VM with creme parts, and put a Tru-Oil laquer finish on it.
    Looks great, and most importantly plays and sounds great.

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