Where’s the cheapest dealer to buy a Gibson Made to Measure Guitar from?

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  1. Rod

    Rod Active Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Hi all.. Basically, I want to purchase an R7 , 1957 Gold Top reissue with a 59 spec neck and the weight under 8 lbs .Can be weight relieved or chambered....
    .. god, these histories get expensive. No flame tops, don’t care about vintage specs, just a good lightweight Gold top with a neck in the .86” to .96” thickness range.....
    Any ideas? Thanks......
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it might be easier to pick up a r7 and just shave the neck. Wouldnt be hard to mask off and recoat just the neck. Then youd just have to find one in your weight range.
     
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    My guess is a Custom Shop build would be arpund the same amount of money regardless of dealer. I could be wrong but CS seem to have a fairly fixed price from what I have seen necause it is custom made. A few hundred here or there.
     
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    Prices are pretty firm all around , then factor in that you are talking about a made to measure which means more $ Maybe check out stores like Wildwood , The Music Zoo , and Dave's Guitars , also Chicago Music Exchange , and look for Goldtop Custom Shop Les Paul's with slimmer necks which they do carry as not everybody likes fatty necks . Believe me they are out there and start checking inventory lists from the stores i mentioned . Also depending on budget you can't go wrong with the newest offering from Gibson USA as the "60" models have the slimmer profile necks , so that could also be an option . Also depending on budget you could also scan Reverb.com for used offerings as i went thru like 60 pages yesterday in the Gibson section alone . There are Les Paul's out there that will make you happy and satisfy your needs and preferences . Best Wishes and happy hunting !
     
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    A Billy Gibbons perhaps, but a Custom Shop Les Paul Standard under 8 pounds..
    Never seen one. Does not mean they cannot do it.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Gibson makes a 50's Tribute, Studio, Traditional and Classic Lite models in goldtop that are very affordable. No need for custom built guitars, look online at all the usual places I see them all the time new and used. Good luck and happy hunting! :yesway:
     
  7. Rod

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    Thank you all. Good suggestions.........no, great suggestions
     
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    My Goldie is a 2016 Standard, has weight relief and 60s slim taper neck. Can't say weight for sure, gotta be under 8 lbs.
    In fact, I should use that Sunday for rehearsal.
     
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    I had a tribute 50’s neck model.. It sounded horrible...bad wood... should have tried some others, but it was used and all I could afford at the time......tried 5 different sets of pickups...yuck.......
     
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    Does it have to be a Gibson?
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Wow thats terribly frustrating, Tributes are great looking guitars and sound good at least the ones I've tried. So what do you have now?
     
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    I have a Corsa Manaleshi LP. Amazing hand built guitar . No complaints, was just looking to add a Gibson at some point
     
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    Rod Active Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Well kind of.. I have a Corsa Manaleshi LP that’s amazing. Under8 lbs. and a one off Swaim LP made of black Limba with a maple top... another amazing LP.. was just wondering about a gold top.... I really don’t need any more guitars........ and my Airline guitars by Eastwood get played a lot as well..] Thank you all for your great suggestions! :applause::fever::agreed::p
     
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    I have an Eastwood Hiflyer, I dont play it that much but not a terrible guitar :yesway:

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    Their guitars have gotten way better over time.....the newer the better when it comes to Eastwood... the Rivolta line is amazing, designed by Dennis Fano
     
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    I know Johnny A has a CS LP that weighs 7lbs 5oz...no chambering.... but that’s Johnny A..
     
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    thanks, very helpful
     

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