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    Les Paul Forum Member DrRobert's Avatar
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    Explorers: Bartlett vs Custom Shop

    I'm interested in getting a slightly more accurate one than I currently have. The Custom Shop is cheaper, Dave says it's quite accurate. The Bartlett is probably more accurate, nicely aged and has better pickups. Any thoughts about which might be closer to the real thing?

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    Les Paul Forum Member P.Walker's Avatar
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    Re: Explorers: Bartlett vs Custom Shop

    based on your post I think you already know the answer.

    But if you're asking for personal opinions, I think I'd take the CS, for legitimacy's sake.

    Any hardcore replica down to the most minute details is just a nicer name for fake/forgery in my opinion, regardless of the logo on the headstock.

    I like vintage stuff and vintage correctness as well, but for me, some other things precede it.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Luke Gibson's Avatar
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    Re: Explorers: Bartlett vs Custom Shop

    I don't think you could go wrong with either......
    Last edited by Luke Gibson; 05-30-18 at 05:54 PM.
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    Les Paul Forum Member DrRobert's Avatar
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    Re: Explorers: Bartlett vs Custom Shop

    Someone has been sending me Explorer temptation by email. Naughty, naughty!

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