I ain't dead yet! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me - Alpine White Les Paul Custom

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  1. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer Well-Known Member

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    Finally scored the White Custom for me. I'd browsed on occasion, but nothing really lit a fire. They were either too expensive, or too beat.

    On a whim, with my birthday/Christmas coming up, the kids are all grown and empty nest... I decided to finally give it a serious look.

    Extremely happy with my choice. Sounds and plays amazing, and that's before it gets setup to my liking, and CLEANED (fretboard is filthy). I'll pick it up tomorrow.

    I was going to go the full Randy route... but I think I'm just going to throw some gold speed knobs on it, and be done.

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    About the only checking (between/around the knobs), so far. Certainly expected, on a 15 year old white LP. Picture doesn't show it well... but GC lighting sucks.

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    Bit of hook rash... probably happened at GC, before it sold.

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    Also considering a EVH III 5150 6L6 50 watt head, as its been offered at a very fair price. I'll probably buy it... but not 100% on that yet. Its certainly a different beast, from my Marshalls (and Orange)
     
  2. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Is thar anything on that guitar that is not gold. Real nice
     
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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    Nothing beats a white Custom! Nice score!
     
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    HNGD, looks great, bet it plays fantastic :applause:
     
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    Georgiatec Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Nice Custom.
    Half the fun of getting a used guitar is cleaning and setting it up. Then put on a new set of strings and lose yourself for a couple of hours.
     
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    John BNY Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Congrats! I've always wanted a white Les Paul. It looks to be in great shape, once cleaned up. Enjoy.
     
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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! She is a beauty.
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    It has a Art Deco look to it. The vision it takes to build something like that is a real gift
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Congrats! She’s beautiful! I cant see the hook rash in the pic which is a good thing!
     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    More Congrats! :dude:

    Damn fine work of Art it is!!

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you! :cheers:
     
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    Beautiful guitar - congrats!
     
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    And Merry Christmas, that thing just got play me written all over it
    Thanks for sharing your new to you guitar...
    Mitch
     
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    Headache Well-Known Member

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    That's beautiful!
     
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    Got it setup,and home where she belongs. Finally! My Oreo!

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  18. wmachine

    wmachine Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Not being dead yet is the better of the 2 gifts, but that LP does rank high. Really nice shape. Perfect condition means no playing and no character. That one is just right.
     
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    Happy Birthday ,Merry Christmas ! Congrats on a fine new Gibson Les Paul , she is a beauty !
     
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    Beautiful and congratulations!!!
     
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