Ngd: R7 w minihums

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  1. StanG

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    That is SO badass.

    A Goldtop with Mini Hums is on my wish-list.

    Congrats, and happy NGD.
     
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    thanks. I was figuring on paying between 1500 & 2K or so for an old one, one of the more recent reissues, or the new production lp deluxe. There are several of these custom shop r7, from a special run last year, out there new for like 3.2 to 3.6k, so when I saw this.....
     
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    Damn Gibson QC. Looks like a GM product of the 80's. Paints flying off that thing in chunks.














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    Beautiful guitar..congrats on the purchase.
     
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    your gibson needs to be refinished :stir:D:hide
     
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    No other NGD thread has ever made me so jealous. This particular guitar has been haunting me since I first saw one. Goldtop, mini humbuckers, walnut back, it simply doesn't get any better than that for me. And at that price...
    Lucky you! Enjoy and let us know how it plays when you receive it.
     
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    That's not something you see everyday. Very nice!
     
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    I tried one and didn't get along with the frets but the pickups were stellar.

    I think Gibson is doing a great job with their current mini's.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments. I am stoked. It is on it's way and due Wed.

    btw, the epi lp deluxe I got recently is up in the emporium.

    I really, really like minihums. Not really into full hum's, but I have caught the minihum bug bad recently.
     
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    I am very happy for you, and I mean that. It's going to be great. But why wouldn't you just find an old one??


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  11. StanG

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    Good question.
     
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    Because the one he got will probably be a much better guitar.
     
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    Considering we're talking a Norlin era "hit or miss" one vs a current production custom shop instrument, I don't really get your quote. There are folks favoring Gibson's contemporary offerings against vintage, let alone Norlin made.
    So, let's see : multiple piece body and neck, probably heavy vs <9 lbs (from the ones I've seen) solid guitar. And guess what, the Norlin might have cost him double what he paid, according to :
    http://vintage-guitars.blogspot.com/2006/01/gibson-les-paul-deluxe.html

    Stan, once again congrats on your new guitar!
     
  15. StanG

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    That was my thinking also. The I bought is 8 lb 15 oz and is a 57 historic with the long tenon but for the pickups and rout. I truly believe that for 2K I could get an awesome old one, but as I would not get to play it first, I would definitely be taking a chance on. There is always an element of chance when buying a guitar online, but I feel confident enough in recent Gibson Historics, and that is from my own hands on experience, that I feel good about the purchase.
     
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    That looks great, play the He!! out of it!
     
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    The back is as good looking as I have seen in my 40+ years of playing Les Pauls.
     
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    And you know that how?

    I am sure his guitar is going to be wonderful, as I said. But there is no better chance of it being great than there is of an old one being great.

    The reason R9's are such an outstanding deal is because the real ones pull in $150k or more. Just questoning why buy a re-issue of a guitar for $5-700 less than the actual guitar it was based on.
     
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    And again, I mean this, congrats on your guitar and no doubt it will be wonderful. Mini hums are killer.
     
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    I have a '69 Deluxe and a '05 R7 (with full size HBs.) An R7 with mini HBs couldn't be more attractive to me. Congrats!
     

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