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2012 deluxe fingerboard

dlmorley

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Hi all
I am considering a used 2012 deluxe and am wondering if anyone can tell me wether the wood is Katalox or Rosewood?
My 81 Standard has Ebony and so I would like a rosewood board rather than something that apparently is closer to ebony (katalox)
I presume all Gibson RW boards are layered these days, no?
Any thoughts?
Usually I would rather go vintage but this looks like a nice guitar for a fair price
Thx

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PHILBERT

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Nope...back to one piece boards as of late 2012.

I have no idea what they used on the Deluxe, but somewhere the specs must be listed for that model.
 

dlmorley

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Thx
This one is june 2012.. so probably 2 piece rosewood or 1 piece Katalox? (Apparently Gibson changed at some point during the run)
 

PHILBERT

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Thx
This one is june 2012.. so probably 2 piece rosewood or 1 piece Katalox? (Apparently Gibson changed at some point during the run)

I looked for the specs on their website and couldn't find any. Google did find the old page:

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Deluxe/Specs.aspx

Says rosewood, but probably 2 piece. If I were looking for one, I would go get the real one from the 70's. They have to be going cheap. I just looked and a mint condition one on eBay is like under 3K.
 

dlmorley

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I looked for the specs on their website and couldn't find any. Google did find the old page:

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Deluxe/Specs.aspx

Says rosewood, but probably 2 piece. If I were looking for one, I would go get the real one from the 70's. They have to be going cheap. I just looked and a mint condition one on eBay is like under 3K.

I would like a 70's one in theory, but by the time I get one here to Europe or buy one here, it is more like $4k and this one is well under half that..
Also, a mahogany neck is different to the Maple one on my standard, so mini hums/rosewood/mahogany would be a compliment to my HB/Ebony/Maple standard.

Cheers
 

Big Al

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Which, or what '81 Les Paul Standard model had an ebony board?
 

dlmorley

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Limited run in blue.
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The heritage elite also had ebony boards iirc
 

dlmorley

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Here you can see the board better
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In any case, I'd like a minihumbucker LP to go with it but with a rosewood board.
 

Big Al

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Never saw that model before, I remember the CAR ones, (some with Kahlers), is this one like those? Elliot would approve I'm sure. I knew about the Heritage Elites, but no one ever refers to them as Standards. BTW from what I can see that is a ELITE body, it has the same unique shape and dish carve. Is the neck maple or mahogany? It is a very cool axe!
 
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