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    Les Paul Forum Member buyusfear's Avatar
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    Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    So, I finally made my way down to the shop where I used to work to show the guys my Les Pauls all tricked out, especially the new inlays I installed. My Boss said he'd bring down his '57 to show me, since I never got to see it when I worked there.
    So, he was nice enough to bring both his '56 and '57 in.

    He asked me not to post pics, I begged pretty please, and he said ok. However These guitars are from his personal collection, not for sale, and he asked me to stress that, as he's not in the mood to be dealing with phone calls.
    He was nice enough to show me them, and as a result we get guitar porn, at least we can respect that. So thanks in advance for not asking, who, what, when, where, or how much.

    AND, if my R7 bleeds into a few pics, don't wine, I figured these pics belong here more then in the Historic district.

    AND, if a handsome dude happens to pop up in a few pics, again, it happens.

    And, finally, I had a hard time with A) space, and B) POOR lighting, so I was happy I took a couple lenses and made the best of the situation.

    ENJOY.



















    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))



















    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    >>> them thar are
    "I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did before.".

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))



    THANKS! Something about a PAF Goldtop makes my heart beat a little faster...

    nice photography, too
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    all gold goldtop = mmmmmmhmmmmmmmmm

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    I'm still buzzing. After the doors closed for the night, we plugged 'em in and started a/b'ing. And I'm pretty happy to say that my Historics held their own, all things considered.
    Last edited by buyusfear; 06-12-08 at 11:52 PM.
    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Whooaa!!!!
    Kalle

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Nice!!!!!!
    thanks for posting

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Quote Originally Posted by buyusfear View Post
    ...And, finally, I had a hard time with A) space, and B) POOR lighting, so I was happy I took a couple lenses and made the best of the situation.

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    ...how would pics look like if you have perfect conditions...
    thanks for sharing the beautys

    Cheers
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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Quote Originally Posted by pit_s_xroad View Post
    ...how would pics look like if you have perfect conditions...
    thanks for sharing the beautys

    Cheers
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I would have liked it if I didin't have to use such fast settings on the camera. Granted some of the shots look really nice, with the depth of field, but thats mainly sue to me having to stop down the lens so as to eliminate shake. The by product is a greater depth of field. I tried using flash and that looked like crap on my mini lcd, so i decided on shooting a higher ISO and an f2.6'ish (a little more noise but resized at the sizes above it's hard to tell).
    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    No flash! Unless its a Burst...
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    .wow.....great photos and presentation.!!......thanks for the pics!!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Sweet!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Thanks Alex. Great photos and very interesting subject matter. Don't worry, I won't violate your confidentiality.

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Thanks Marvin.
    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Hummmm wHAT YA THINK i THINK












    Top carves are sexy

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Great photos!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    looking at that '57 and the wear just above the low E string reminds me of the relicing Historic Makeovers did on one of their GoldTops...
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Glad everyone likes the pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    looking at that '57 and the wear just above the low E string reminds me of the relicing Historic Makeovers did on one of their GoldTops...
    Thats exactly what I thought.
    And it's like its chipped, like from a banjo thumb pic or something.
    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    That PAF goldtop is as nice as Charlie's avatar!! Thanks man.

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Wow! Good for you, to get to visit with those killer guitars! Thank your old boss for sharing the pics. Very nice..........

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    i love beat up looking guitars like that. thanks for the pics!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Very nice pix. Mojo aside, how close was the tone of the reissue.

    Was it.... tone on the original is nice, but I am satisfied or...

    How much can I sell my car for tomorrow?

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    Quote Originally Posted by opdev View Post
    Very nice pix. Mojo aside, how close was the tone of the reissue.

    Was it.... tone on the original is nice, but I am satisfied or...

    How much can I sell my car for tomorrow?
    Honestly, and this is a typical expected response from a "non vintage owner", but I was pleasantly surprised as to how close the two of them sounded. Definatly not a, " how much can I sell my car for tommorow?" kind of sound.

    (the '56 on the other hand sounded like HEAVEN imo)

    The R7 has paper in oil Luxe caps, RS cts pots, stock BB's and stainless steel bridge studs. The taper on the pots, tone and volume, was very close between the two guitars, as was the general output when A/B'ing back and forth. I've A/B'd guitars back and forth where you go, " oh, OK yeah huge difference" not the case with these. (My R8 actually sounded closer to the '57, as the pups in it aren't as hot as the R7, and I swear they're unpotted ('cause when I swapped covers I couldn't see any wax, whereas the R7's pups had quite a bit of wax)

    The overal feel, vibe, and inspiration you get from just holding the '57 is what sets them appart. That, and a certain sweet spot, when the amp is singing just right, that the PAF's have is another huge difference. It's that harmonic overtone, droool.

    So, yes, I am satisfied with both my guitar's tone.
    Do I wish I owned the '57?
    Of course.
    But it's a world I will most likely never be a part of.
    Take'er easy..............and if she's easy......just take'er!

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    Re: Gold top PORN X 2 ('56 & '57) (PICS, and more pics))

    OMG.
    Freakinī awesome!!

    GTīs = simple & beautiful
    Very very nice.

    Thanks for sharing!

    BTW@buyusfear: I donīt know if I mentioned it earlier , but your R8 is smoking hot.
    Donīt ever sell that one - please!

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