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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: Stomptown on April 15, 2018, 10:18:32 AM

Title: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Stomptown on April 15, 2018, 10:18:32 AM
So I pulled the trigger on a 2018 Les Paul Classic body and neck from Stratosphere (no affiliation) after falling in love with the guitar at Guitar Center last month.  I was pretty nervous about potential issues with the guitar but it came as described in mint condition with no issues! The guitar retails at $2,299.00 but I was able to buy all the parts and put it together for $1400.  All the hardware, etc. came off the guitar or another 2018 LP Classic except for the Grover tuners (I'm not a fan of the kidney style tuners that come on the guitar) so it is pretty much stock. I also replaced the truss rod cover with a blank cover for a more I vintage look. I need to get it set up but it plays great and the neck is perfect.  The P90s sound really nice for stock pups.  I was initially going to use a set of P90s that Timbo wound for me but I couldnt find covers that fit the routing AND has the correct pole spacing.  So here are the pics:

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Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: jimilee on April 15, 2018, 10:42:14 AM
Oh wow, Iím jealous man, nicely executed.


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Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: gordo on April 15, 2018, 11:11:05 AM
Beautiful!  That's my favorite combo: gold top/P-90's
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Adam_MD on April 15, 2018, 11:23:19 AM
Awesome goldtop FTW.
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: pickdropper on April 15, 2018, 12:25:48 PM
Just beautiful.

I love my goldtop (although it's got buckers, not P90s). 
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: culturejam on April 15, 2018, 01:02:27 PM
That's a real looker you got there.  8)
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: HamSandwich on April 15, 2018, 02:18:24 PM
Gat dang thatís a beaut. Goldtop and P90ís, a classic combo. Lovely.
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: blearyeyes on April 16, 2018, 04:00:46 PM
Wow that's beautiful! 

That’s a guitar worth looking at a few times.
I just had to look at it again...
I have an epi gold top that is a remarkable guitar (swapped out the PUs and Nut) but not a guitar as pornful as yours.
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: selfdestroyer on April 17, 2018, 02:15:26 PM
Damn, that's slick!
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Leevibe on April 17, 2018, 06:48:28 PM
There's just something about goldtops! This looks as perfect as can possibly be man. I'm definitely feeling a bit jealous over this one.
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Matmosphere on April 17, 2018, 10:05:36 PM
Honestly Iím not a Les Paul person, Iíve nevee thought about buying one. but thereís something about a Les Paul with p90ís thatís just cool.

Congrats man seems like it was a sweet deal.
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Stomptown on April 18, 2018, 09:08:11 PM
Thanks guys!

Honestly Iím not a Les Paul person, Iíve nevee thought about buying one. but thereís something about a Les Paul with p90ís thatís just cool.

For whatever reason LPs just work for me.  I couldnít play a strat to save my life!  My initial goal was to get a new workhorse Les Paul to replace my 1972 Custom.  Ive has that guitar for 25 years and absolutely love it but Iím getting more and more reluctant about taking it out of the house.  Plus the frets are considerably worn down. In the end I fell in love with the P90s when I was trying out the different models so I went with that.  Unfortunately itís not a substitute for a humbucker LP so Iím finding I need both guitars to cover the material Iím playing with my band. So basically I need ďone moreĒ guitar and I will be set.  :P
Title: Re: NGD: I took a gamble and it paid off
Post by: Leevibe on April 18, 2018, 10:51:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Honestly Iím not a Les Paul person, Iíve nevee thought about buying one. but thereís something about a Les Paul with p90ís thatís just cool.

For whatever reason LPs just work for me.  I couldnít play a strat to save my life!  My initial goal was to get a new workhorse Les Paul to replace my 1972 Custom.  Ive has that guitar for 25 years and absolutely love it but Iím getting more and more reluctant about taking it out of the house.  Plus the frets are considerably worn down. In the end I fell in love with the P90s when I was trying out the different models so I went with that.  Unfortunately itís not a substitute for a humbucker LP so Iím finding I need both guitars to cover the material Iím playing with my band. So basically I need ďone moreĒ guitar and I will be set.  :P

Funny. I also need exactly one more guitar.