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Is it my imagination, or did my new guitar get prettier today?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by johmica, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    I got my Les Paul via FedEx yesterday. Brand-spanking-new, straight from the factory to the dealer to me. Manufactured last month, according to the inspection card in the case.

    It sat in direct sunlight for three or so hours today (well within the house, so the surrounding air was climate controlled, and the guitar never got warm to the touch). I swear, the flame maple is more pronounced now than it was when I woke up this morning.

    Does that make sense?
     
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    No, but let's see her anyway!
     
  3. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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  4. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes, let us be the judge of that.
     
  5. johmica

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    I suck at taking photos - I still haven't figured out lighting, glare, etc. But here's what I've got. IMG_20210308_174336986.jpg IMG_20210308_174324592.jpg IMG_20210308_104808732.jpg IMG_20210308_104757514.jpg
     
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    Very nice! It's backwards!!
     
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    Hey, your guitar is backwards! I’d complain to someone if I was you.
     
  8. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Gorgeous!

    Orange working alright?
     
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    Whoa that is indeed pretty, Congrats!
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    They made your guitar completely backwards. It will only work if you play left handed. Nice, enjoy.
     
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  11. johmica

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    I posted a thread on it a couple of days ago. I've had some volume fluctuations since I bought it used a week or so ago.

    I called my ninja amp tech today, and he said that he's pretty familiar with the usual suspects on the AD30 (he's a cert Orange tech), so I'm dropping it off with him tomorrow.

    That being said, the volume fluctuation hasn't stopped me from playing it, and the new Les Paul pushed through Channel 2 is rock-n-roll heaven.
     
  12. johmica

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    Not completely. For some reason, Gibson insisted on wiring their left-handed guitars as if they were right-handed. So all of the pots have a reverse swell. It's annoying, and I'll likely get RS Guitarworks to remedy the situation in relatively short order.
     
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    Definitely sprung a leak and lost some stain there, you can see the spots on the floor behind the guitar.
     
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    Pretty sure that's either coffee or Bourbon. Depends on what time of day the original sin occurred.
     
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    I think it did get prettier. And it was already gorgeous!
     
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    That is pretty, and it could have maybe changed a little in the sun if it never before got any sun, being brand new and I presume nitro.
     
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    That would bug me, with the cutout on the top like that. I would have to learn to play like Stanley Jordan.
     
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    i love it.
     
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    Nice guitar. Never seen anyone play a LP Jimi Hendrix style.
     
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    Cool!
     
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