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just pulled the trigger on a new guitar a 68 Les Paul in wine red body color and all gold hardware...

custom shop delivery time is 12 months..
 
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Wooooohoo!


I'm excited for you! That's going to be mighty, mighty sweet!

What pickups are you getting?


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Why the 68 in particular?

Red and gold should look pretty sharp.


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the neck and bridge pickups are both 68 custom humbuckers

I'm also getting a custom plate made for the engraved toggle switch

the top position will say More Paul and the bottom will say Les Paul
 
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Just for fun, here is Les Paul with Paul and Paul's Les Paul.



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I'm also getting a custom plate made for the engraved toggle switch

the top position will say More Paul and the bottom will say Les Paul


Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
 
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Very nice. I love your toggle plate engraving choices. Big Grin

Be sure and post some pics when you get it so we can all be jealous... I mean, congratulate you. Wink

Nothing else smells like a brand new Gibson, savor that moment when you open the case for the first time! Oh, and wine red with gold hardware is possibly my favorite look for a guitar. Transparent finish? Burst?
 
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just pulled the trigger on a new guitar a 68 Les Paul in wine red body color and all gold hardware...

custom shop delivery time is 12 months..
that's my favorite color scheme.
 
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It’s the darkest red they make. Solid color. No burst.
 
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Definitely need pics when that baby my gets delivered!! Sweet!!


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It sounds very similar....same to the one I have that I hardly pick up. I was even thinking of selling it, but now your buying that is giving me second thoughts.

Enjoy it, Greg!




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Nice! The translucent red? Regular top or the figured maple?
 
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This dark?




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It sounds very, very nice!
 
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Can’t wait for the pics!! Congratulations!!!!!!!
 
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it is going to look like this but in deep wine red

https://www.sweetwater.com/sto...custom-reissue-ebony

delivery as of yesterday is 12 months and after talking with the rep, I don't expect it to get shortened by very much

PRS is now 24 months out on custom shop work
 
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Congrats on the LP, a great playing guitar at that. I purchased a 69' Sunburst LP Custom with the gold hardware and grover machine heads like the one Paten posted above.

The humbuckers were classic for that year and sounded great and would sustain what seemed like forever. Gibson crafted a wonderful guitar back in those early periods. My neighbor Jack begged his parents for one after I loaned him mine for a few months, his parents purchased him the mahogany/gold like yours, he probably still has it today knowing Jack. Good luck and enjoy yours!

Oh, and I remembered it was the first guitar and amp combo I actually purchased and financed. The 69' Les Paul and an Acoustic 155 head with a 105 bottom. The LP cost $700 new back then and $450 for the amp. Have fun with yours.Please posts some photos also.


Regards, Will G.
 
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It will be a great guit for you. Love your toggle switch choice.

Post pictures when you get it.




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Oh, in 69' I had also purchased a Les Paul Deluxe that came with the mini-style humbuckers for those old guys like me remember. If I remember they offered the Les Paul Customs, the Deluxe, the Standard, and a few years later the Les Paul Recording guitar which you didn't see all too often.

I wish I had the sense to take photo's of those guitars and rigs. Smile


Regards, Will G.
 
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Please forgive the "guitar nut" in me nhtagmember. I just remembered too a great Gibson LP not forgotten, the Black Beauty. One that was first played by Jimmy Page at his Royal Albert Hall concert in 1970. He mentioned it was one of the best LP's he's ever played. And most recently updated and produced as the Peter Frampton model LP.

I hope you enjoy the LP as much as I did. I joined the Les Paul forum many years back for a lot of great friends and knowledge. One of those members purchased my last LP with the vintage paf's, that was a very special LP. I'll look forward to your photos and your opinion on your new purchase.

The Peter Frampton Black Beauty model..



Regards, Will G.
 
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