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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    I promise not to do that! I don't like any noticable chevron to the flame top.
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    Fralin Pure PAF's vs Gibson Custombuckers

    I love my Custombuckers and they sound fantastic in my Les Pauls and a 335. But you can’t buy them a replacement pickups. They only come with a Custom Shop guitar. Just curious if anyone is making a pickup that is produced which is very close to a Custombucker.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hey Mat! Thanks again for the AMA. Next question…let’s say I pony up the dough for the M2M program to order the Les Paul of my dream… How much say to I have in picking the wood grain on the top? I ask as I don’t like too much chevron. I like a fairly horizontal grain.
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    Fralin Pure PAF's vs Gibson Custombuckers

    I wonder what after market pickup is the most like a Custombucker.
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    From 'God' to Rolling Stone Whipping Boy in One Generation

    I subscribed to RS back in college back in '87. After a few issues I started doing the same. Why anyone reads that rag is beyond me.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    I have a couple R0s and they are fantastic. I think it’s interesting that the customer (fans!) of the 1959 era Sunbursts want Gibson to close the gap on the originals from 99.9% accurate to 100% accurate reproductions. I’m kind of the opposite. I’d like to see Gibson take the position that they...
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    anyone disappointed that their Les Paul Historic is a pre 2013 ?

    I read somewhere that they were designed based on the pickup(s) from one of Jimmy Page‘s Les Pauls. Since I’ve listened the entire Led Zeppelin catalog 14 million times, there’s no wonder they sound epic to me. I own three pairs in guitars and an at large pair that went up for sale.
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    Got some Custombuckers, comparing to Burstbuckers, Tim Shaws, Antiquities, SH55

    Good feedback! I’ve struggled with Shawbuckers but I love Custombuckers.
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    Fralin Pure PAF's vs Gibson Custombuckers

    Bump. I don’t know that I’d replace Custombuckers but Fralin Pure PAFs seem like a great pickup from what I’ve heard.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hey Mat! Just curious… Has Gibson ever offered a solid rosewood neck as a custom option for Les Pauls or an ES series model?
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hey Mat! I tried to DM but the 420 character limitation is so severe that I can’t encompass the message… Here’s most of the e-mail I sent to service@gibson.com on 9/15… Gibson Les Paul Standard 2013 Edition Full Specs Mat Koehler suggested I could get an answer to the following question by...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hey Mat…no response from Gibson custom service on my email…
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hmmm…your answer rang a bell and I did a little digging into the archives….whatcha know…I’ve actually got that book. I must’ve bought it a long time ago.
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