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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:11 pm 
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How do, haven't posted for a while and I think last time I posted about these too!

I really fancied one of these from last year when I first heard about them and saw the goldtop. These came in 5 colours, but it had to be the goldtop for me! I didn't really think I could justify another guitar! But.....they were a great price - (for a Les Paul), hard to find though as were limited edition....anyway I found myself tracking down a store - which although had pre sold all their alloted stock, had had a couple of people pull out, as Gibson had a flood and these were taking ages to arrive over here, so some folks got pissed off waiting. So I put a deposit on one of their spare ones months ago, but didn't hold out much hope of actually getting one, as they weren't 100% that they ever get their requested stock.


Anyway - I got a call day after boxing day, they'd arrived at the store - had one with my name on and next day it arrives at my house! What a fab Christmas present! - fucking hell this is a proper guitar! - the nicest I've ever played. I'm really blown away by it and am loving playing it. Just been too bloody ill to really go for it, but flu is disssapearing slowly and I'm playing it loads now - I feel pretty lucky to have got hold of this - Its pretty much my dream guitar - Love the feel of it, the sound of the P90s. I can't imagine ever wanting to get rid of this! It's fucking ace!

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These arrived today ....

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And half an hour later....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:50 am 
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Wow, that looks great 8)

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really stunning guitar - the addition of the Bigsby is genius
Every Guitar forum raves about these guitars and what good value they are you are a lucky man indeed
re the bigsby - where did you source the parts for this - I have a Epiphone Sheraton I would love to put a bigsby on
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Lovely guitar! Bigsby looks great on it

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Cheers guys - I'm very pleased with it! There are still some of the other finishes of these guitars available - but the Goldtop is totally sold out, so feel very lucky - though it still cost me money!

The Bigsby I got in UK from WD Music and Vibramate from Allparts - They are lots cheaper in the US and I thought about ordering from there, but to be honest when you get stung with import and having to wait a couple of weeks to get it I don't think its worth it. Its quite pricey, Bigsby was about £130 and Vibramate about £60.

Its so easy to fit a Bigsby with the Vibramate though - and no drilling, totally reversable - a piece of piss to do! Highly recommend it.

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oh that is niiiiice

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That is beautiful!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:06 pm 
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i want one!
P90's are ace aren't they? i've got a korina flying v with a pair fitted. lovely tone.

Love to hear it in action! you got the same amp as me by the way.

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