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New 60's Standard AAA top

larrykwilliams

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Just got this in yesterday from Sweetwater.

I rarely play my R9, but I wanted a Heritage Cherry Burst LP for a long time. So, on a leap of faith, I had them send this one.

I have to say that I am impressed with the newer Gibson output. My last 5 Les Pauls and ES-335 were all Historic models. This compares very favorably with my R9 guitars.

I am not loving the 61R and 61T pickups. I find they are quite brittle sounding. So, I am in the hunt for a set of Custombuckers to go in this guitar.

For a Les Paul that you can buy new for less than $2400, this is really quite amazing.


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larrykwilliams

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She's a looker for sure; Congrats and enjoy.

What are the specs? I'm not familiar with them.
This is a Sweetwater exclusive specified model. The AAA top and color are not a Gibson "catalog" color for the 60s model.

The main specs are:

NON weight relieved body
Silm taper 60s neck shape
61R and 61T pickups
Grover Rotomatics
ABR-1
AAA maple top
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
 

Tollywood

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Yes, MAP is 2899.99 on these. But if you are a regular SW customer with a good sales rep, you can get discounts.
Oh my god, I have spent many, many thousands over the years with the same rep and I have never been offered a discount. I buy things on a very regular basis. Thank you for telling me that. I cannot wait to bring that to her attention. Wow.
 

jb_abides

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Oh my god, I have spent many, many thousands over the years with the same rep and I have never been offered a discount. I buy things on a very regular basis. Thank you for telling me that. I cannot wait to bring that to her attention. Wow.

You are "supposed" to ask... and this is stock/market conditions pending. Doesn't always happen.
 

Tollywood

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You are "supposed" to ask... and this is stock/market conditions pending. Doesn't always happen.
I just did the math. I think I have spent $20,000 there. I’ve had the same salesman since day one, so probably ten years. I’m pissed off that she didn’t mention it to me. I will address it with her.
 

larrykwilliams

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Interesting to note: Sweetwater's 50s AAA version is equipped with 57 Classics.
The big box stores change a few things on their "exclusive" models. I would rather have had 57 Classics in this one.

I had an SG with stock 62R & 61T pickups. I hated them then. I guess they are not for me. But that is an easy fix. I can then sell the 61 pickups. Someone will want them.
 
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