How about Gibson Custom Shop Reissue '54?

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  1. Unn

    Unn Supporting Member

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    My friend asking me about 2000$ to sell it.
    I'm very interesting about P90 so I thinking to buy it.
    I have a chance to try it for few minute and I think it so muddy at neck and a middle , bridge is ok.
    Maybe I have a little time to try it and I can't decide it good or not.
    So Help me guys .
    Please share your experience about Re '54 for me.
    Regards,
     
  2. DC1

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    Trust your instincts. If it does not sound like you, if it does not fit your music, if you do not bond with the guitar, don't buy it.

    Spend your money on guitars you love.

    dc
     
  3. Jim S

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    Goldtop or the Custom?

    No matter, I have both and they are phenominal. The Custom is a bit darker and meaner sounding in a paradoxically beautiful way. The goldtop plays better (I like the neck shape more) and the wraptail bridge add some special sustain, harmonics, and pixie dust.
     
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    Can you intonate the guitar with the stoptail? Ive been curious about this model myself but have not had the chance to play one.


     
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    Bluestar Gold Supporting Member

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    IMO, yes, and my Peterson strobe tuner agrees. For those who don't think stoptails can ne intonated, kindly provide any recorded example which supports that claim, and anything specifically from Blow by Blow, by Jeff Beck, where he used a stoptail '54 Les Paul modded with Humbuckers.
     
  6. DC1

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    Intonation is not measured with music, it is measured with static notes.

    Now, you can make the case that it doesn't matter, since some rock star used one, but I don't care about that. What I do care about is that I need very accurate intonation for the way I play and the inversions I use. A 1/4 turn on a saddle adjustment makes a measurable difference, and when everything is right, it flatters my music. A non-intonate-able bridge can only be dead on at the 2 E strings. Anything else that is correctly intonated is sheer coincidence.

    No, they cannot be intonated. Does it matter? Perhaps. Sure does to me.

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  7. pedalcr8z

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    I've never heard a "muddy P-90" in any guitar..........makes me wonder what's going on with your friends guitar.
     
  8. Unn

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    Thanks guys.
    This model is custom not goldtop and today I have a chance to play it again ,
    So let see I will like it or not :)
     
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    I've got the Custom - and I can't imagine it being muddy. It sounds like a really gigantic tele. Quite a bit of twang.
     

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