New other G Day

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Uncle Daddy, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    After a month of waiting, and it's here. And it's nice. Really nice. Gibson are definitely getting it together after the car crash Henry years of late. Flawless finish and fretwork.

    The 50s neck is a bit of a handful though, and may take some getting used to. Much like a proline modern C over the first few, but chunkier around the 5th and onwards to the dusty end. Feels a bit odd with a fat neck and a 12" radius, along with the vintage skinny frets. They are described as medium jumbo, but no way are they. Vintage skinnies, definitely.

    No neck dive, Kluson deluxe tuners and no Bigsby, for a nice change, which makes bends way easier, and weighs in around 8lb, much the same as my chambered Duo Jet.

    Soundwise, the twin P90s sound much like T-Armonds, with a bit more punch. This may become a bit of an issue, as I basically have that tonal landscape covered, but I can live with if for a few days before finally deciding on keeping it. It's going to take some getting used to the lack of a master volume too.

    All in all, I'm impressed.

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  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    That’s nice!!!!! Congrats..
  3. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    I really like this guitar! I’m holding out for one of the TV Juniors to make it over my way, but I love the LP Special as well. Best color, too, IMO.
  4. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    I've always wanted one of those. Enjoy!
  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Very nice, congrats. For sure a Beauty!
  6. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    May 11, 2011
    Exactly the guitar i'm gassing for… color and everything

    Happy NGD! It looks stellar
  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  8. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Comes with a top flight TKL case too. And a polaroid of it being born!
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice.

    I don’t understand the purpose of the two tone knobs. Other than vintage correctness, why does Gibson still do it?
  10. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Very nice, Congrads
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Awesome, can't beat a good Les Paul.
  12. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    So you can have a preset tone for each pickup.
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats! I love P90s too.
  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Real smooth , congrats
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    One of my regrets is not snagging a '76 special RI some years ago, it was soooooo killer but i let its headstock repair bug me........stupid! I don't care about that stuff now.
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Another P90 enthusiast here.
  18. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Mahogany slab and P90s are the bestest!
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I realize that's the intent, but why would you want that? There are already is a preset tone for each pickup, and you adjust it by the using pickup selector switch with the separate volume controls and a master tone. I can't imagine wanting to roll off the tone of the neck pickup ever. I can see the bridge being too bright and maybe wanting one there, although the volume knob can do that trick. The Guitar Nerds podcast discussed this last week and none of them could understand who wanted that feature. (Actually they all said there was no need for a tone control of any sort.) Note that most other guitar brands don't use those 4 controls, unless they are explicating aping a Gibson model, and not always even then.

    The Gretsch Dyna layout makes much more sense - master volume, individual volumes and master tone. The biggest problem with the Gibson layout is that there is no master volume.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
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  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice, congrats!
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