Members GreatDane Posted June 28, 2010 Members Share Posted June 28, 2010 hey y'all. i won this off of eBay last weekend and it arrived on Wednesday (one day early!). it's a very well-worn, well-played 1989 Gibson Les Paul Special DC Junior in weather-checked tobacco burst finish. i've been on the lookout for one of these rare guitars ever since i saw pics of a fellow HCEG forumite posted pics of his (can't remember his name, and i don't think he hung around after HC v2.0, but i think he's in ireland). as you can see, this is no museum piece. it has been gigged a lot and seen some serious action. everything is stock except for the bridge (seller thought Schaller, but I am not positive) and the straplocks. it's had a strap button moved to the upper horn and the original hole is unfilled. there is a ton of nitro checking throughout, which i actually find somewhat appealing. there's a section about an inch and a half long up by where the forearm would rest over the body of the guitar that is worn completely to the mahogany. all the important aspects IMO are there; frets in great shape, no structural damage, no neck or headstock cracks, no reset neck. the fretboard is a flatter radius than i'm used to seeing on a Gibson, but it's only slight and doesn't impact my playing at all. i haven't had a chance to clean her up, change the strings or oil the fretboard, so what you're seeing is how she arrived. i have had a few hours of playing time with her though and can say that the tone is amazing. there's a lot that can be done with a single pickup once i start working the tone control. and even with the tone on '10' she still sounds nice and sweet with a little bite to cut through. i usually prefer my guitars to arrive to me as prom queens, but with the way this one sounds and plays i ain't complainin'. enough words; here's pics. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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