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WW Goldie

cryptozoo

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I think you might be right, which is a little embarrassing :wah

I can imagine the conversation:

WW: "We want to do a limited limited run of Goldies for our shop, only they won't be gold in color, they'll be sunburst-new-from the factory! Sure, makes no sense based on the namesake alone and has about as much in common with the original as any run-of-the-mill R, but people will buy this!"

Gibson: "K. Got it, top like new, rest of specs like Goldie."

WW: "Yes, that's it! By jove, we're going to sell the crap out of these 5 overpriced R9s!"

*Guitars arrive*

WW: "Yay, these look great! Go ahead and post the press description online!"

*Turns over for photograph*

"D'oh."
 

Tom Wittrock

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I think you might be right, which is a little embarrassing :wah

I can imagine the conversation:

WW: "We want to do a limited limited run of Goldies for our shop, only they won't be gold in color, they'll be sunburst-new-from the factory! Sure, makes no sense based on the namesake alone and has about as much in common with the original as any run-of-the-mill R, but people will buy this!"

Gibson: "K. Got it, top like new, rest of specs like Goldie."

WW: "Yes, that's it! By jove, we're going to sell the crap out of these 5 overpriced R9s!"

*Guitars arrive*

WW: "Yay, these look great! Go ahead and post the press description online!"

*Turns over for photograph*

"D'oh."

Why would they color a Burst gold? :wah
 

poon99

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The CC#2 Gloss is badass.
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Tom Wittrock

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I should've said GOLDEN, as in honey, lemon, etc. Not a friggin' goldtop, lol. Don't you own the original?

I used to. Been gone more than 15 years now.

Wasn't the another Historic, that was called Goldie and was a goldtop? Maybe a Betts or Allman signature model? :hmm
 

jhmp

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Howdoya like that - the body is listed as Mahogany and the neck is listed as Genuine Mahogany. ???
from some of the factory photos posted here, I have never seen real mahogany as pale as what they are using. The species has a lot of cousins that are lighter but not technically mahogany.
 
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