Blue Gibson Les Paul

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  1. Lunacy the Faded

    Lunacy the Faded Member

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    Hey NGD! 1997 Les Paul Studio "Gem Sapphire"

     

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    Gotta love P90s and I love that finish too. Sounds awesome!
     
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    That's a really cool color, makes the soapbars really pop. Congrats!
     
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    VERY pretty, HNGD!
     
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    that's beautiful... I'd feel like playing blues on that one.
     
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    "Amos, I smell a fire..."

    "Is it a wood fire?"

    "No, it's a SAPHIRE!"

    "HOLY MACKEREL there, Andy!"
     
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    That’s a great color color combo. Everything pops
     
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    She's a beauty! are the pickups P90s or p100? I have an LP special with one or the other, seems to cut thru the mix better than my humbucker LP, especially on rhythm..
     
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    :D

    Nice guitars!! I want a special badly, I would trade my 1989 SG G400 for one if I could. Now that I think about it I might offer it to the owner of this les paul special for sale not too far away in my state Screenshot_20180628-191501.png
     
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    The pickups are stock gibson ones from 1996 I think advertised as p90s
     
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    Lovely LP. Congrats.
     
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    Hail Lunacy,

    That is one awesome instrument.
    If its anything like mine - It is really well built and plays itself. And the world doesn't know how great that guitar really is.

    What strings are you using on it and how does it respond?

    Some of these GEMS were actually made in the Custom Shop. True story. A local music store owner was a personal friend of the old Gibson Custom shop manager. He would give the store owner a list of guitars that he had for sale - some customer orders that fell thorough or ones they made just because. I was told they did a run of the blue ones to use the paint. My Sapphire was one of those guitars.

    Had to pull mine out to compare colors. Seems the picture looses something on the monitor. The blue is really a magnificent metallic.

    And seriously, we both went to cream colored pick up covers.

    There aren't many of these guitars. Please take great care of it.
     
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    I'm using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky (10s)

    Set up with slight relief in the neck and 4/64ths high E at 12th fret 5/64ths at Low E 12th fret

    P90s are set low, all the poles brought up a turn on the neck and three turns on the bridge

    The guitars got a full bodied resonance the notes spring out into the air with more top end clarity, harmonic definition and overtones acoustically than any other electric I've played. It does play itself, and that's what really matters...

    Here's my first recording with it, hopefully it will be my tool of the trade-- I promise to take great care of it--

     
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    Sounds great, and nice playing, too!
     
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