NGD - LP Traditional Premium

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  1. auburn-grad

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    I took a vacation day from work to drive to Atlanta to check out some guitars....ended up at the Atlanta Guitar Center since they have a large selection of Les Pauls AND they have a nice Platinum room.

    I went throught a bunch of LPs before I found the one below.....and let me tell you....it is fantastic.

    It is an LP Traditional Premium. I am not sure if thats a new model, but I had never heard of it before I went to the store. It was in the Platinum room and the manager said he had gotten the guitar only a few days prior. If anyone knows more about these, let me know.

    The specs are below:
    - light burst
    - a 50s fat neck
    - a rosewood board
    - a flamed-out top that makes most 59s cry...there are really cool mineral streaks running through it too.
    - I was told the pups are a 57 in the neck and a burstbucker in the bridge (not sure about this because I havent located any info on this model)
    - the pups tap similar to the PRO models.

    Unfortunately, since I bought this one, I have to sell me ES-335...so, if anyone is interested...here ya go...

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1034360

    AND NOW FOR THE PORN...

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  2. SG_Seth

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    Wowzas! That's an incredible top. I thought my traditional plus had sweet top, but that is insane.

    Sounds like its a hybrid of the specs of a traditional and a pro. My guess is the crazy sweet top is what makes yours a premium.

    Traditionals must gaining popularity and they are creating an option for folks who want premium tops.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much was it?
     
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    nnnnniiiiiccccceeeeeeee!!!! Congratulations, sir!
     
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    It was the same as the Traditionals.....about $2250ish...
     
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    Incredible deal for that top. Congrats
     
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    Beautiful burst, congrats!
     
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    SCHWEET!!!! That's a top worthy of a R9!!! Phenomenal score!
     
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    VERY nice...by the way, you come up here to go guitar shopping and don't give me a call?

    For shame old buddy, for shame...
     
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    I almost bought one of those the other day at a GC. It was very different than the other Traditional Plus models. A little lighter too. The one I had weighed in at a light albs. Had it been heavier I absolutely would've purchased it.
     
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    I tried to research the model a little last night...there isnt much out there yet......but what I did find.....

    I think the fretboard is Curacao de Negro......which I think is a cousin to Pau Ferro...not sure. Its very dark, dense, and heavy. It is supposed to be one of the hardest woods available. I inspected the guitar last night and it does appear to match the description of this type of wood.

    That being said, it still has the reddish figuring like Rosewood, but not as porous. I like it though.

    I'm still not positive about the pups.....I think they are Burstbuckers but I dont know which model.
     

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