Yup, you guessed it...NGD

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  1. gball

    gball Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a lot of Les Pauls over the years, some good, some bad, a couple great. For one reason or another they have all gone away but there was one that really stood out and I kicked myself continuously for ever letting it go - it was a 1996 Standard, plaintop Cherry sunburst finish. I vowed to one day get another like it but have been turned off by the lurid flame tops that the guitars have had for about the last decade but then I saw the Sweetwater Limited Edition LP Traditional Plaintops and knew I had to have one.

    Cherry Sunburst, '57 Classics, '50's neck profile and best of all NO WEIGHT RELIEF. Anyway, it showed today and here is my crappy cellphone pic in my office:

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    And a full-body shot provided by Sweetwater:
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    Initial impression of the neck shape and overall "vibe" of the non-relieved body is that I got back what I was missing from that '96. Looking forward to plugging it in and trying it out in anger.
     
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    Congrats! That is really beautiful. But I must insist on more pics when she comes so that I can be sure! I imagine it will be a long wait!
     
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    ScottMarlowe Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we're gonna need some bigger better pics. Love that plain top! Great grain.
     
  4. gball

    gball Well-Known Member

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    It's here. Top pic is the guitar sitting in my office, just don't have a decent camera.

    My wife helped me choose the top. We both felt this one had the most interesting grain pattern of all the ones they had available. Looks nicer in person, kind of changes depending on the view angle.
     
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    my favorite Les Paul color.shes a real beauty congrats
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    YES THAT!!!!!!!!


    Well DONE gball .....G-darn G-Damn well GBALL done!
     
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    Dammit man! That's what I'm talking about!

    :dude:
     
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    SG_Island Well-Known Member

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    THAT is a nice top..... :cool:
     
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    That is one sweet Les Paul!
     
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    Sweet ride...lucky dog
     
  11. Bettyboo

    Bettyboo Well-Known Member

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    Some close up shots of the top will be required a.s.a.p.

    &, I'm rather fond of the soundclips too, just sayin... :dude:
     
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    I love it. Congrats.
     
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    gball Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all, it's a pretty amazing guitar and I have not had a chance to really put it through its paces yet. Absolutely loving the non weight-relieved body. It's just what Les Pauls are supposed to sound like in my opinion.

    Will try to get some better shots this weekend. It is gorgeous.
     
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