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2015 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul CS7, '57 Reissue VOS

Les Paul CS7, '57 Reissue VOS
Case:
OHSC
Color:
Gold
Condition:
Exceptionally Fine
Price:
$3,195.00
Description:
We bought this Goldtop along with several other guitars from a client about a month ago. Being lax in my duties lately, I've just now got it cleaned, restrung, set up and photographed so before listing it, I brought it into the office the other day to see if the Tall One would give it a spin. "Hey man," I said. "How about giving this Goldie a whirl before I list it?" He ignored me, so I walked behind his desk with visions of taking a swing at him since he was sitting down and just about at head height. I got behind his desk and what was he watching? The McGregor/ Mayweather fight and since I was long asleep by the time it actually came on the first time, I sat down to watch it with him. Man, we both hated to see Connor lose, but you know how it goes. Gettin' paid is gettin' paid- right?

After the fight was over, Lee looked over to me and said, "Now what did you want Cub?" "I want you to check this thing out so I can get up a story about it," I replied. He looked at me like I had two heads and said, "Dude, are you ever going to learn to play guitar so you can do these things for yourself?" but I shook my head no. "Nope," I smirked. "Y'all are the laziest bunch of people I've ever seen, so if you don't mind your highness, I'll be needing you to get on a few licks so I can get to work." Here it came- the 'ole stink- eye that's so often passed around here when I ask somebody to do something but remember folks; I get them so often, I'm literally immune so at this point, nothing phases me anymore. "Man, just play the damn thing," I insisted and handed him the guitar. Here's what happened next...

Lee plugged this '57 into our newly- acquired '56 tweed Super and even as a bass player, I had to admit that the pair instantly sounded great. Pure Les Paul straight into a vintage amp- it just didn't get any better than that for me and I was real happy with what I was hearing until Lee hit this one chord and stopped playing. He played the same chord again and made a scowl. His hand looked like it was doing some stretched out, Holdsworth/ Petrucci thing and while it sounded fine to me in a progressive, Jazzy sort of way, Lee said something was wrong. "This thing's got a short neck tenon, don't it?" he said and while I stood there, flabbergasted that he could know such a thing, I found myself nodding. "Uh-huh," I mumbled. "How the heck did you know that?" He shook his head. "Do I have to explain everything to you? Oh, that's right- you're just a bass player. Dude, when I do an E 7th Stygian Carpathian 11th minor in G#, the C major note should resonate in opposition to the Ab note. Well, it doesn't so that means this guitar has a short neck tenon. Man, can I get back to the fight now?" he said as he handed me the guitar. I just stood there in the middle of the room, looking like a goober, trying to figure out how he knew about the tenon on this guitar. Personally, I think he already knew about these CS7 Goldtops- he just wanted to bust my balls a little.

So, after wearing me out for a minute, it turns out that he was right yet again. This "CS" series of reissues was a short run of guitars put out in 2015. Everything is the same as with a normal Custom Shop '57 reissue and this particular guitar weighs in at exactly 9 lbs. It's got a fat neck and is ready to rip, so have a little pity on an old bass player that can't tell the difference between the sound of a guitar with a short neck tenon and a long one. The fact of the matter is, any bass player I ever knew didn't care about such things. All we did was plug up and start playing. Maybe that's why we got all the hot chicks...

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