I just sat in front of the TV, noodling without an amp. Just connecting with the new kid in town.
I love the nickel hardware and I love the trapezoid inlays.
I love the grain on the maple cap. It’s not really enough to call it a flame, I don’t think, but it is freakin’ groovy.
None of my other Gibsons have the little knob position pointer thingies. I can’t remember if my poor, stolen Les Paul Deluxe had them or not.
The back is a different color than my ‘78 Custom. I like the lighter shade this has.
I adore the 50’s style tuning pegs. I think my much missed Deluxe had those. My Custom didn’t (I changed the tuners on the Custom in 2006, I think, and I have no clue if the ones we took off were original or not.
I’m happy to see the poker chip. My SG came with one but it wasn’t installed. I haven’t put it on because it’s a royal pain in the ass to do.
You can’t see it in the picture (I tried and failed) but it’s definitely a two piece cap. My eyes could clearly see where they join.
Like I said, I have a new best friend. What a killer birthday present, right?