Submitted June 14, 2019 by Scott S in ACCIDENT, MD
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Ok, I guess I will be the first to review this one. I have been trying to buy one from zZounds since they came out, but they sell out fast than you can pull the trigger on it. I finally was able to get one ordered two days ago and it arrived this morning. The finish is beautiful, just like a LP should be. I bought the heritage cherry sunburst. There is a small blemish on the side of the upper bout, but nothing to make me send it back or even bother customer service with it, as well as a tiny nick in the neck binding by the nut, but again, to me it is no big deal. Mine, is heavy, just under 10lbs. It is nice to see a non-wired ABR bridge, and the stop-tail piece is snug to the top. The action, out of the box was perfect as was the rest of the set up. it plays better than any LP I have, and I have a lot of them. I have heard people say "it is just a traditional" I can assure you, it is not. I have a traditional and side by side, the quality of this is noticeable. Now the sound, man, it has the classic PAF tone with sustain for days. I have not had time to really give it a good workout, but man, what I can tell so for, this thing is freaking nice. The neck it chunky, it is about the same as my 2016 50's tribute neck only a tad smaller, but thicker than my 2017 traditional neck. The neck feels really comfortable to play. It comes with the normal leather strap, multi-tool and other case-candy, but they also send a blank truss-rod cover in the case as well. I notice a big difference between the 2018's and this one. You can feel that Gibson paid more attention to detail. It hand wired, but it is modern style wiring, I figured they would have went with 50's style but that is no biggie. all-in-all, you cannot go wrong with this standard.
40 years lead and rythm guitar, some bass and assortment of other instruments. I have been a Guitar Tech for 35 years.
Classic rock, metal.....
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