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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    I think signed and aged on the left? It looks really, really good!

    Do they really vary in colour and burst pattern so much?
    To answer your question...the one on the left is actually Aged #12, the Sgined/Aged #43 is on the right.

    As for the color variation, I have heard that Gibson did the Signed ones in 2 different batches...so their formula in mixng the dye might have changed...

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Theyre all beautiful but #99 is just silly!.... that bald spot in the same spot is too cool!.... Id ask double for that one if it were mine..... imagine how much it would be worth if it was one of the aged and signed!
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed A View Post
    Theyre all beautiful but #99 is just silly!.... that bald spot in the same spot is too cool!.... Id ask double for that one if it were mine..... imagine how much it would be worth if it was one of the aged and signed!
    Agree...and there IS a Signed/Aged with baldspot...Signed #22

    See thread...
    Quote Originally Posted by 59gibson View Post
    SIGNED PEARLY #22 IN DA HOUSE
    I hope 59gibson doesn't mind me taking his picture:

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    I was involved with the signing of the first 12 Pearly models. I have front and back shots of all 12 and can post them if you all would like to see them.

    In the mean time here is a little video of the Reverend Billy G taking one for a spin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    I was involved with the signing of the first 12 Pearly models. I have front and back shots of all 12 and can post them if you all would like to see them.

    In the mean time here is a little video of the Reverend Billy G taking one for a spin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U

    Nice Vid!!...and yes...pls post the front and back shots for the first 12!!!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    The photos were taken the night before they were signed. Edwin had a label on each guitar's cover plate with each number which were then removed after Billy signed them.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Group shot


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Billy during the photo shoot with #8 and a near group shot lined up by number. Pat is on the right blocking #2.


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Awesome - nice one Ron!

    It's interesting how in the head-on shots they all look the same colour, but in the group shots they seem to vary. Lighting angle clearly makes a difference!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Hi Ron - thanks a billion your contribution to this thread - it is very much appreciated...!!

    And thanks to all who posted their beauties.....again- all the Pearlies are fantastic..!!!
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Thanks a ton! I'll take #12 please...

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    In the mean time here is a little video of the Reverend Billy G taking one for a spin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U
    That was great. Thanks for sharing.
    What amp is he playing through here?

    ... she was mumblin' to some howlin' wolf about some voodoo healin'

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Thanks for sharing!


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    ....I have front and back shots of all 12 and can post them if you all would like to see them....
    mh, no thx

    No really. How cool is that. Great photos, thx for sharing with us

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil 52 View Post
    That was great. Thanks for sharing.
    What amp is he playing through here?
    It's a Blackstar Artisan 15.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Here's #18 (not mine). I've played this one a bunch and it is the best non-vintage LP I've ever layed hands on. I wish I had that kind of coin to afford this.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    It's a Blackstar Artisan 15.
    Thanks Twinfan.
    I thought I'd heard a little reverb. But I guess my ears were fooling me.

    ... she was mumblin' to some howlin' wolf about some voodoo healin'

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    I think it's the large room - natural reverb

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    Very Cool, Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Btw, what happened to aged & signed #1? Billy's private stock?

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Thanks for the group shot Ron,

    I have #6 and is listed on the Historic Les Paul Database.

    All of the Pearlys are just beautiful and each one has different looking flame
    and unique.

    I am blown away by #6 and plays and sounds fantastic.

    Congrats on all the Pearly owners, V.O.S., Aged, and Aged, Signed owners.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by chinbb View Post
    Agree...and there IS a Signed/Aged with baldspot...Signed #22

    See thread...


    I hope 59gibson doesn't mind me taking his picture:
    Not at all . It's my friends guitar and it's just a GREAT guitar.
    Here's a few more pics





    Last edited by 59gibson; 02-01-10 at 05:24 PM.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    good info from ron, nice pics.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    Billy during the photo shoot with #8 and a near group shot lined up by number. Pat is on the right blocking #2.
    Stunning X 12

    Ron, thx so much for sharing!!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Ron, Thanks for sharing this with us man...really awesome...
    Since Skhan have presented us N 18 well......
    HERE COMES N 17
    I have to agree thats the best non vintage Burst I have ever played.





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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Here's VOS 153 (on the left) and VOS 240 again (on the right). I picked up 240 this afternoon


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    Here's VOS 153 (on the left) and VOS 240 again (on the right). I picked up 240 this afternoon

    CONGRATS Twinfan, you did well man...and there is only one thing better than a VOS PG's and thats 2 VOS's PG's.
    I wish I had bought 2 when it was possible.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Sorry - just to be clear, I don't own 2! These were both in the same shop and I picked 240 as it was better looking. Both felt and played the same, and sounded very similar.

    Mine, VOS #240, has been named "Francine"

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    pg240 looks nice.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Cheers! She's incredible!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    Cheers! She's incredible!
    Killer guitars, nice snag on #240!

    Now for the real Reverend Billy G experience, put a set of 8's on it. As Billy said "they make you play different". They really do as you have to really back off your right hand to not make it rattle. When I first played the ones we had for the signing I thought they played terrible. With in 2 minutes I adapted to the feel and everything turned blusey. Heck, even my manager who is a dropped D fiend was playing blues licks and he knows nothing about the blues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    Killer guitars, nice snag on #240!

    Now for the real Reverend Billy G experience, put a set of 8's on it. As Billy said "they make you play different". They really do as you have to really back off your right hand to not make it rattle. When I first played the ones we had for the signing I thought they played terrible. With in 2 minutes I adapted to the feel and everything turned blusey. Heck, even my manager who is a dropped D fiend was playing blues licks and he knows nothing about the blues.
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by zakkwylde74 View Post
    does randy still work at your gc.
    There has never been a Randy in my store, I am in Cincinnati.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Nevermind, for some reason I thought you was at the Towson md store.

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