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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by BramptonRob1958, Feb 27, 2021.
Her name is Christine.
A friend of mine has one and it’s my favorite Les Paul I’ve played.
Nice guitar, congratulations!
Heck yeah! Play it ‘til your fingers bleed! Congratulations!
It’s the first Les Paul I’ve owned that had no issues and and played well out of the box!
I love 50’s vintage and since I’ll never be able to buy an original 57, this will do very nicely!
That looks terrific! Give us some details on it, I want to live vicariously.
Nice. Love the wood grain on the back!
All the Paul you’ll ever need right there! Enjoy!
I love how they do the gold on these newer reissues. More greener like the originals. I have a 2018 R8 in faded lemon burst. I want to trade it in for a 57 gold top, then I don’t, then I do, then I play it and it makes me want both!!
Gorgeous. Nice choice!
Gibson, calls it Double Gold I guess that’s a reference to the price lol.
1957 is one year before I was born.
First year for humbuckers in the Les Paul fro what I’ve read. Custombucker Alnico 3 unpotted in bridge and neck.
Tuners are Kluson. Bridge is No-Wire ABR 1. Saddle is nickel and brass with an aluminum stop bar. Strap buttons are also aluminum.
Pickup covers are Nickel Silver. Everything is aged but not relic’d. The Nitro finish is one stage short of high shine polished.
The guitar looks like you would expect a closet queen at 64 years old to look like but without the checking in the finish.
Even the strings showed signs of tarnish. Although I’m not sure if that was intentional, or just QC issues at Gibson.
The body is a one piece Mahogany with a 2 piece Maple cap. Narrow Tall frets, 12” radius. The grain on the back is spectacular up close and personal.
Neck is Chunky C. After years of buying Slim neck guitars, even with small hands, I fell in love with a recent Tele CS with the largest neck I’ve ever played so I figured this wouldn’t be a problem. It’s not. In fact the Tele may be a little bit larger but not by much.
Action is low, stays in tune and the intonation was spot on.
I think I covered the details. If you have any questions, just ask.
The colour has a tendency to change with the lighting. The pictures also make it look a lot greener than it is. But, I’m very pleased
That's gorgeous, congrats!
I appreciate your comprehensive description. That is tremendous, I would love to have one someday.
That is a newer one. I love the Custombuckers and those narrow tall frets. I really dig the understated VOS look. And on a goldtop. Just has it all.
Wow, that's a beauty!
Sir, Yes Sir........... Wow
That’s an heirloom guitar, I can imagine how jazzed you are to own that!
Lovely Lester, HNLPGTD!
Christine is a looker for sure. I have a 50s Std I picked up in '19. Fantastic guitars
That's a beautiful guitar.
I'll have to find the thread about "naming your guitars" to see if you posted about Christine in that thread.