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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Here is VOS N 102







    Tone to the bone....
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    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by andreja marovic View Post
    Here is VOS N 102




    Tone to the bone....
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    That one is Outfreakingstanding!!! Congrats!!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    A tweaked version of #240 - shows her off a bit better!


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    VEY NICE TWINFAN.
    TO THIS DAY I NEVER SEEN A PG'S I DIDN'T LIKE.
    BESIDES THIS BEAUTIFUL MAPLE TOPS THE TONE IS AWESOME.
    BEST COLOR OF ALL THE REISSUES
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    I have to agree. There are a couple of very 'ordinary' looking VOS PGs here in the UK, but most of them are absolutely amazing.

    The tone is really good with loads of overtones coming out. I can't wait to hear mine with fresh strings on - I haven't had chance to put any on yet!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    A few new pics of VOS #240, taken by the artistic Mrs Twinfan...










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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Mrs Twinfan is a great artist...you are a lucky man Twinfan to have them both the guitar and the artist.Great Perly from UK land.Congrats.
    How much did they charge you in UK for it? My friend in London said that they were very $$$$.
    Anyway they are everywhere pricey by now, unless you have some support from above.
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    I paid 5499 at a dealer called Coda Music. Yes, a lot of $$$. I'm very lucky that I could juggle some finances and stretch myself to buy it. After seeing it, I just HAD to have it. She's a real looker, don't you think?

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    I paid 5499 at a dealer called Coda Music. Yes, a lot of $$$. I'm very lucky that I could juggle some finances and stretch myself to buy it. After seeing it, I just HAD to have it. She's a real looker, don't you think?
    Man this is worth every penny.I saw one on eBay that got sold for almost 10K
    also a VOS. So enjoy this baby I am sure she is a Monster.Does Coda have any PG left?
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    They have one remaining, on the left in the pic below. It's #153, mine is on the right.

    http://www.coda-music.com/product_in...7c2c882a9926f3


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    They have one remaining, on the left in the pic below. It's #153, mine is on the right.

    http://www.coda-music.com/product_in...7c2c882a9926f3


    ummmm, i dont know how they sound but based on the pic...i think you made a nice choice!!!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    They sounded very similar, hard to say on dead strings.

    Someone turned mine down - said it was too flamey! - and bought a plain one??????

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    well, i sometimes like more subdued flame too but yours has a much more Pearly vibe going for it - which i would think you would want on the signature model??

    its beautiful - congrats!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    They have one remaining, on the left in the pic below. It's #153, mine is on the right.

    http://www.coda-music.com/product_in...7c2c882a9926f3

    I like it Twinfan.Yours is more flamy and looks wild but there is lot of chem in the subtle flame of the second one.Do you know the weight of the remaining PG's.I am big fan of the Perly and besides owning 2 of them a third will be welcome...is this is the last available in UK?
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    BG #153 weighs 4.02KG (8.86Ibs) - this is the info I got from the dealer.

    There is one other in the UK:

    http://www.andertons.co.uk/Gibson/pi...LesPaulVOS.asp

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Here is my UK Pearly #025


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by curtizloew View Post
    Here is my UK Pearly #025

    What a beauty!


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Gorgeous! Which dealer did you get it from?

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Lucky bunch you all are - congrats on beautiful guitars !!

    There is no such thing as too much flame !!!

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    that pic of #25 doesnt even do it justice....even nicer in person....my friend even lets me play it!...haha......a real beauty.............

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    Gorgeous! Which dealer did you get it from?
    I imported it from The Guitar Shop in Canada

    Here is a better pic of the top


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Nice one!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    i just got BG-117 VOS. BG-118 VOS is still hanging on the wall at Fuller's Vintage Guitars. but, i still want an 'aged' one!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonTX View Post
    i just got BG-117 VOS. BG-118 VOS is still hanging on the wall at Fuller's Vintage Guitars. but, i still want an 'aged' one!
    Signed/Aged #18 is for sale below the MAP...although its top isn't very Pearly-like...

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Top has some flame

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by tvmalsv View Post
    Top has some flame
    Sorry...I didn't meant to bash on your guitar

    I actually think that its top is very nice and flamey...just that its figures isn't closest to the real Pearly...

    But still...if I don't already have a Signed/Aged myself...or if its price goes even lower...I might already been all over it

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    No worries, It is almost down to what the regular aged sell for. Thanx dave

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Amazing thread! Thanks to everyone! I'd love to have one someday...

    Imagine what that felt like if you walked into a room full of guitars based on your favorite! Wierd and humbling, I'd reckon.
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    My very best (tone & feel & weight) Les Paul reissue I've ever owned.
    this is #073


    Gaston
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonTX View Post
    i just got BG-117 VOS. BG-118 VOS is still hanging on the wall at Fuller's Vintage Guitars. but, i still want an 'aged' one!
    I'd like to see pics of both, because I've got #119 and like to compare more or less?


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GastonG View Post
    My very best (tone & feel & weight) Les Paul reissue I've ever owned.
    this is #073


    Gaston
    Oh Gaston..this one realy looks nice...CONGRATS
    enjoy it man....
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by GastonG View Post
    My very best (tone & feel & weight) Les Paul reissue I've ever owned.
    this is #073


    Gaston
    Gaston,

    Great picture!! I have to say that I feel the same way about mine... #061 I still can't get over the top carve either. This really shows how nice and flat the deck is and the more dramatic fall off toward the switch. And the tone of these pups through an old Marshall is really killer too! Mine just has the bald spot on the wrong side! They probably should have made one lefty version with this wood!


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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    I have to agree with Gaston and DoubleBoogie - My BG058 is the best of my best in tone, weight, feel (although I just installed a pair of Throbaks in my 2004 StanleyBurst and that neck P/U is just unbelievable). I love this guitar through my JTM45 - it is the Killer combination. I will be taking this guitar to my grave...
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains
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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by fjminor View Post
    I have to agree with Gaston and DoubleBoogie - My BG058 is the best of my best in tone, weight, feel (although I just installed a pair of Throbaks in my 2004 StanleyBurst and that neck P/U is just unbelievable). I love this guitar through my JTM45 - it is the Killer combination. I will be taking this guitar to my grave...
    You need to scare up a nice old 8x10 cab for that rig.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    These things are seemingly becoming much harder to find - at least in the areas that I visit here in Canada.

    Not to worry though, I've had my eye on this one for a short time now. At least whilst I was figuring out a way to come up with the readies.

    At last it is now my very own. No additional wear and tear or rough edges. No Billy signature (- too bad, that would have been nice!). Just a damn nice guitar.

    I actually love this thing. It has a certain presence.

    Last night an old guy (me) went to bed with a very 'happy tummy', - well that's how my grandkids describe THAT feeling.

    Allow me to proudly introduce my VOS edition of 'Pearly Gates' - number BG 083.








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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    tony - i LOVE that top!! i'd be tempted on looks alone, let alone if plays and sounds good!

    you guys are starting to cause some rumblings inside...ive never been a huge gibbons fan but some of these look so sweet.

    id have to somehow pry gaston's away, since i was born in '73

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    That really is a sweet one - congrats!

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    "proudly introduce ".....and ur right. What a fantastic top

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Come on more PG's...
    where are the aged non signed? we didn't seen lot of them.
    Actually none here....where are they?????????
    Turn it louder please...
    Hendrix is God on guitar.

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    Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

    Great one!


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