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    Best repro tuners available for a vintage Gibson ... and 'Reverse Zebra' PAFs?!

    Greetings, LPMFr's! It is I, Cryptozoo, returned from the great cyber wasteland to mine wisdom of the collective vintage consciousness. I see you've changed the carpet around here, looks nice. Anyways, 1) In 2016, who makes the best reproduction tuners / buttons for a vintage 335? I know...
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    CS Maple Top Matcher Needs Glasses

    These two tops are weird... the first one might be the ugliest I've seen all year. http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/products/831008.php?CategoryID=10&n=2 http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/products/831011.php?CategoryID=10&n=0
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    Question: What Pick Do You Prefer with Your Historic?

    Weight? Type? Brand? Although I have a handful of fancy picks, my everyday type is the Tortex Orange (60mm, I believe).
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    Swamp Ash Junior

    http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/products/130320362.php?CategoryID=10&n=12# For the man who just can't bear a Fender logo on his Tele... I actually kinda like it.
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    WW Goldie

    This other limited Goldie run has me scratching the old noggin. How does a guitar that 'just left the factory' have a vivid top but a faded-out back? Must've been one of those that spent a lot of time in a store window... backwards...
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    Gibson Custom

    Another good example of WTF from the Custom Shop: http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/products/jbg004.php?CategoryID=10&n=1 A $4,299 weight-relieved Goldtop that's still almost 10lbs?! No comprende.
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    Take 2

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    Now that's light

    Wildwood's got one of the lightest non-chambered Historics I've ever seen: http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/historic_les_paul/91860/91860.php Anyone ever come across one lighter than this?
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    Mark Knopfler and Clapton

    This has probably been seen here before, but not by me. Pretty good vid of MK wailing on a vintage burst behind a solid band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2ThFddglk
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    Wraptail 335?!

    Was not aware these were coming: http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/6650/Gibson-Custom-Shop-59-Wraparound-ES-335/
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    339 Body Shape

    I don't know if it's a perspective illusion from the camera or the wine, but the two 339 Naturals that Wildwood has side-by-side right now look to have a significant difference in body shape: Love the look of these Ns, by the way. I'm glad they decided to put these out.
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    Les Paul Burst Historic

    I was waiting for G Custom to do something to honor Les, but this seems a little pricey: http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/historic_les_paul/90669/90669.php
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    55 R?

    Wildwood's got a bunch of new '55 R's in stock, including non-center seam bursts with a wraptail and 'bucker and a pretty cool Black Beauty. I didn't realize Gibson was doing a run of these this year. Anyone have any other info on them? It appears some have Tonepros hardware.
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    Can anyone recommend a good luthier in SC?

    I'm passing through Asheville, Columbia and Charleston on the way to the beach this week and I need to get a fret level done on two of my guitars. Does anyone here know of a good luthier in any of those towns?
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    Stiff pot question

    I've got a very stiff volume pot on one of my vintage Gibbys... works great, love the taper/sweep and it's not scratchy at all, but it's super-stiff. I have to grip it with two fingers to get it to turn, which makes riding the knob during a song a bit of a chore. Is there anything I can do to...