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Old 02-04-10, 10:43 AM   #81
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Re: Pearly Gates Registry - Aged and VOS.

Here is VOS N 102







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Old 02-04-10, 12:11 PM   #82
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Old 02-04-10, 02:35 PM   #83
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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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Old 02-05-10, 05:58 AM   #84
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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
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Old 02-05-10, 06:48 AM   #85
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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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Old 02-13-10, 04:56 AM   #86
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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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Old 02-13-10, 05:51 AM   #87
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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 $$$$.
Anyway they are everywhere pricey by now, unless you have some support from above.
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Old 02-13-10, 06:51 AM   #88
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I paid 5499 at a dealer called Coda Music. Yes, a lot of $$$. 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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Old 02-13-10, 07:01 AM   #89
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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?
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Old 02-13-10, 09:16 AM   #90
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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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Old 02-13-10, 10:44 AM   #91
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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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Old 02-13-10, 10:48 AM   #92
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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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Old 02-13-10, 12:04 PM   #93
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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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Old 02-14-10, 06:20 AM   #94
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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?
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Old 02-14-10, 08:28 AM   #95
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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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Old 02-15-10, 01:54 AM   #96
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Here is my UK Pearly #025

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Old 02-15-10, 04:44 AM   #97
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What a beauty!

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Old 02-15-10, 06:17 AM   #98
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Gorgeous! Which dealer did you get it from?
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Lucky bunch you all are - congrats on beautiful guitars !!
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Old 02-15-10, 10:26 AM   #100
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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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Old 02-15-10, 12:37 PM   #101
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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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Old 02-15-10, 02:24 PM   #102
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Old 02-16-10, 12:04 AM   #103
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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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Old 02-16-10, 01:16 AM   #104
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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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Top has some flame
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Old 02-16-10, 02:08 AM   #106
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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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No worries, It is almost down to what the regular aged sell for. Thanx dave
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Old 02-16-10, 03:25 PM   #108
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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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Old 02-19-10, 06:55 AM   #109
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My very best (tone & feel & weight) Les Paul reissue I've ever owned.
this is #073


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I'd like to see pics of both, because I've got #119 and like to compare more or less?
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Old 02-19-10, 07:19 AM   #111
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My very best (tone & feel & weight) Les Paul reissue I've ever owned.
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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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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...
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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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Old 03-03-10, 11:14 AM   #115
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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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Old 03-03-10, 11:37 AM   #116
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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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That really is a sweet one - congrats!
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"proudly introduce ".....and ur right. What a fantastic top
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Old 03-04-10, 12:42 PM   #119
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Come on more PG's...
where are the aged non signed? we didn't seen lot of them.
Actually none here....where are they?????????
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