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The next time you find a flaw in your Gibson, just remember

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  1. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴ ✴- - - - - TEH - - - - -✴ ✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴ Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Jimmy Page's No.1 has a crooked truss rod cover.

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  2. playloud

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    And people called him "sloppy" all these years... He was just using the tools he'd been given!
     
  3. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That's 1 million worth of crooked truss rod cover gentlemen...............
     
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    El Gringo Well-Known Member

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    Those 2 Les Paul's delivered the tones and sounds of my youth that brought me so much joy and happiness . Yielded by Jimmy Page !
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    dont forget his tele made him famous.
     
  6. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴ ✴- - - - - TEH - - - - -✴ ✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴✴ Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Yeah? Well now he just plays a stupid ugly old Gibson Les Paul from the late 50's with dents in it and faded paint and a crooked truss rod cover because he obviously didn't make it as a Rock star and can't afford a new guitar. In fact, I bet the main reason he doesn't even gig anymore is because the truss rod cover fell clean off and pinged across the floor under a moth-eaten couch on his back deck. I wouldn't want to be seen playing some old truss rod cover-less Gibson Les Paul either, especially one that looks like it's been polished 42 hundred times with a dried orange peel, or whatever citrus fruit they have over there in Boleskineville.

    Crooked truss rod cover. Gimme a break. :facepalm:

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    colchar Well-Known Member

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    "They say an old guitar is all, he can afford
    When he gets up under the lights to play his thing"
     
  8. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    pickguard fell off too huh?
     
  9. TheToneDig

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    I suppose it's a good way of identifying a stolen guitar. Billy Corgan lost (was stolen) a Fender Stratocaster of his. It was covered in scratches, dents, imperfections. Someone made a replica that was virtually identical in every way to it and gave it to him, but Billy had the brains to keep some little things a secret about his guitar that only he would know. It was enough for him to realize it wasn't his despite the effort gone into it. When the real guitar showed up he was able to know for certain it was his because of them.

    The moral of the story is a guitar with quirks and blemishes gives it character as long as it does what it promises on the tin and keep some details about the little bits of hardly noticeable things to yourself. It is especially good if someone confuses your guitar with theirs.

    Of course, having the serial number also helps a truckload there too. :agreed:
     
  10. Vinsanitizer

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    Did it? It figures.

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  11. El Gringo

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    I'll be danged but very true :headbanger: For example , How Many More Times ,Good Times Bad Times , You Shook Me ,Dazed and Confused (with the Violin bow ),Communication Breakdown , I Can't Quit You Baby . Now just based on this track list , I think everyone should own a Tele or 2 or 3 or 4 .
     
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    The pic I see still has the pickgaurd
     
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    Who cares? Fact is most of us will never have the success that Jimmy has or will ever play in sold out stadiums as he did. The largest venue I played was an 8500 venue as an opener. Whether he is sloppy or not, the guy is an icon. There are tons of technical guys out there, Yngwie, Gilbert, Satch, Vai, all who will ever reach the success Page has.
    So being the best guitarist in the world realistically only gets you bragging rights.
    YouTube is filled with really great players and the best they can hope for is endorsements on their YouTube channel. Most of those guys don't even play in bands and just do shows from their home studios.
     
  14. WellBurnTheSky

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    Virtuosity is irrelevant unless you're YJM (hint: chances are, you're not), and even then, not that much either.
    What made Page is, he's a master songwriter and arranger and band leader, was at the right place at the right time, and made the right choices. As is the case for most (if not all) of the very successful players.

    And I 100% get what @Vinsanitizer is hinting at: small defects are of little importance if the guitar plays and sounds good (as long as they don't get in the way, that is), and even iconic guitars such as Page's #2 wouldn't make the cut for most people these days, for the wrong reasons.
     
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    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    So basically QC has been a struggle for Gibson the whole time.
     
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    Eddie Van Halen proved otherwise. Though he was an exception.

    RIP
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    a shadow of its former self. :agreed:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i like a clean looking guitar but man, a dents and dings really dont bother me.
    you get that fresh guitar and piss all over yourself when it gets that first ding.
    buy one that comes with complimentry dings and who cares right?
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    In the one photo he has black open coils on the bridge pickup....
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I am smelling a rat. Prolly has relics made to go on the road with at this stage and leaves the original in a vault for home or studio use.
     
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