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    NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    I picked up a used Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s yesterday. I got a good deal due to it having several modifications. They’re all pretty good though- Duncan Alnico II Pros, CTS pots, ‘50s style wiring, copper foil shielding, bone nut and Tonepros bridge and tailpiece. There’s a little touch up on the headstock veneer where it looks like they were sloppy with the nut work.
    I put my gauge strings on it and set it up yesterday. It sounds pretty good and plays great. I like the feel of the un-filled satin neck. The neck is very small for what they call a ‘50s neck but I like the feel. The jury’s still out on the pickups. They sound really nice clean, but seem a little fizzy with the guitar cranked into a driven amp.
    Im away on vacation for a few days so setting them up better will have to wait.
    I’ll share a pic when I get home and get it hosted.

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Congratulations! Pics... ?

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    PICS! Sounds great.

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    congratulations! i sold the two LP’s i had. Regret selling both! Enjoy yours!

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Congrats man!

    So...

    You left without leaving us pics?

    Really?

    What happend?
    Who let the magic smoke out?

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Where be the pic?
    Guitar freaks of the world unite!

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Geez! Relax guys! I told you I was on vacation. We were on Cape Cod swimming in the ocean! I just walked in the door.

    Here it is!


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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    So beautiful.
    Guitar freaks of the world unite!

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Oh Yeah!

    Very Nice!
    What happend?
    Who let the magic smoke out?

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Looks like a cherry burst in the phtot. That's a beautiful guitar!
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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    YOWZA!

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    there's a great white in the ocean around the cape, you fool. you could have been a shark snack.

    nice guitar. One piece back? weight-relieved?

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    there's a great white in the ocean around the cape, you fool. you could have been a shark snack.

    nice guitar. One piece back? weight-relieved?
    I was thinking about that as I was floating around in neck deep water.

    I can see 1 seam on the back. These are weight relieved with a bunch of holes. It weighs 8 pounds, 3 ounces- just right.



    In case you were wondering, they've apparently made 42 variants of the Traditional.
    http://www.gibsontraditional.com/list-of-models/

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    what's the rectangle in the control cavity in the x-ray? battery?

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    Re: NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ‘50s

    Yes. A battery for the 10db boost. That has been removed from my guitar.

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