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    what is a guitar center Go ?

    What is a guitar center Go and our they different or inferior in anyway ? Is this referring to ones made just for guitar center ?

    I saw a 1958 lemon drop top that looked really good in one of the stores . Looked really authentic and was wondering if these are exclusive to guitr center .

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Yes exclusive, not inferior, although their resale value is amongst the lowest of all Historic LPs.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    The G0 (gee-zero, not gee-oh) is a plaintop R0, especially spec'd and ordered from Gibson Custom by Guitar Center.
    G= Guitar Center
    0= 1960 Reissue

    1958 Reissues are not exclusive to Guitar Center

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cryptozoo View Post
    Yes exclusive, not inferior, although their resale value is amongst the lowest of all Historic LPs.
    How is resale on these any different than an R7 or R8?
    R7s have lower resale, if you ask me.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by R9. View Post
    How is resale on these any different than an R7 or R8?
    R7s have lower resale, if you ask me.
    Yeah, R7 is probably neck in neck. I see G0s as going for a little less, mainly because they're regularly available at GC. This means anyone can go on there and finance one, then get in a bind and have to unload it to pay rent.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    I'd say potentially realistic 'score!' level prices would be

    GO or R7 - $1800
    R8 - $1900-2k

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    I have a 2005 G0 and this was a web page GC had up at the time with the specs. Mine is pictured below.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2108814/LPG0.pdf

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    From the link you posted:

    The GC '60 Les Paul features a thinner finish and uses the purest form of Nitrocellulose that is available.
    I too have a 2005 GO which really is a stellar guitar.

    the purest forum of nitro ?

    I left the guitar in 27 degree weather, brought it a very warm room by the hot stove and not a single check ?

    How pure can it be ?

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    My first Historic was a 2006 GO. I wish I had it back, it was a great guitar. Light and had great tone and I traded it for an R9 which turne out to be a dud. Now have an R8 that is close but still not as good as the GO I had.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Kharrison, that's the Keith Richards Burst from the HRC in Boston in your avatar, isn't it? I was in there last month and was excited to see that one and Martin Barre's 00-18.

    Oh, back on topic. I have a late '06 G0 that is lightweight and has a very vintage, hollow tone. The percussiveness of the neck pickup is almost Strat-like. I have felt at-home with a lot of Historic-series Les Paul necks, but I think the G0 necks are my favorite.
    There is no substitute for sound pressure level.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Here is thread I started on my 2006 G0:

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=171407

    Much like others have posted, I bought this guitar because the neck was the best I had ever felt on a Les Paul. Well under 9 lbs too, so it's also rather light.

    I don't know about the nitro being any different than any other Historic, but it has already checked in some spots..there are plenty of pictures in my thread that show the checking.

    Either way, these are generally great guitars in my experience.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    The G0s will eventually earn appreciation. Good bargain now if you want a player guitar. I shopped a lot of LPs with crap tonewood or bad fretwork until I found my 2006 G0. Very toneful woody sounding guitar with excellent feel. Tried three others at different GCs, all were consistently good which is sorely lacking from production LPs today. The G0 is a custom shop guitar made for GC that is modelled after a honeyburst 9-0299 which is in GC's possession and is pictured on page 120 of BOTB.


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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    I picked up a 2006 G0 not long ago and I love everything about it...all stock, light and above all sounds great, plays and sounds in tune..

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    2006 G0 here too.
    I love it.


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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Bought a 60 os GO plain top darkburst a couple of years ago and Ive played all sorts of guitars far back as the late 1950s and that GO I bought from the Guitar Center is one of the best Ive ever played .

    Only second of course my ES 335 my all time favorite .

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewB View Post
    Kharrison, that's the Keith Richards Burst from the HRC in Boston in your avatar, isn't it? I was in there last month and was excited to see that one and Martin Barre's 00-18.

    Oh, back on topic. I have a late '06 G0 that is lightweight and has a very vintage, hollow tone. The percussiveness of the neck pickup is almost Strat-like. I have felt at-home with a lot of Historic-series Les Paul necks, but I think the G0 necks are my favorite.
    It was actually Mick Taylor's just looks cooler to call it Keiths

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    I like the idea of it being Mick Taylor's way more than Keith's. It's a shame that Mick is practically anonymous to the general public.
    There is no substitute for sound pressure level.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Just a quick poll for all those participating in this thread, is your G0 your only Historic Les Paul?

    For me it is

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by captaincanada View Post
    Just a quick poll for all those participating in this thread, is your G0 your only Historic Les Paul?

    For me it is
    Mine too...and my first.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    a G0 is a Gibson Beano Signature guitar without the ten dollar alnico 3 magnets.

    Actually, one of the best ever historics I tested was a G0 about five years ago. Great bang for the buck, if you find the right one.
    Last edited by 55Custom; 12-12-10 at 09:25 AM.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 55Custom View Post
    a G0 is a Gibson Beano Signature guitar without the ten dollar alnico 3 magnets.
    and the Grovers...and the erased G...

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    I 'm afraid bringing the "Beano" in here is going to mess this thread up..I hope not. All I know is that I'm very excited to have a Les Paul that I truley enjoy. For some reason the all the one's I've played (3 before I found the one I have) have this "fat tele" thing about them that I love on the bridge pick up and great front pickup "Brother's and Sisters" thing going on...

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by captaincanada View Post
    Just a quick poll for all those participating in this thread, is your G0 your only Historic Les Paul?
    My G0 is the ONLY LP I have owned, historic or otherwise.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Quote Originally Posted by captaincanada View Post
    Just a quick poll for all those participating in this thread, is your G0 your only Historic Les Paul?

    For me it is

    My first and only Historic. I'd like another Historic for sure.

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    Re: what is a guitar center Go ?

    Here's my 2008 Darkburst plaintop! Best neck I have ever played!



    I also owned a 2005 R8 that I sold about a year ago, now I miss it!

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