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Post by BJG145 »

What do people think of this dinky model?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtpitOVpdqw

Always thought a Trini would look nice in the rack. The only problems are, that they're fearsomely expensive, and people might think you only bought one because of Dave Grohl. Maybe this could be a way round it.

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(Trini died of Covid last year.)
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From the early 1980's I wanted a Trini Lopez.

Nice Epi though.

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Post by Humble Bee »

Yes! That’s a nice one! But the “live clip” don’t have any audience...

May be at Christmas...

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It's nice but I've just never been a fan of gold hardware. I like the video though.
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Dynamic Mike wrote:It's nice but I've just never been a fan of gold hardware.

I'm not a fan of gold plated hardware either, so it has frustrated me for a couple of decades that I've ended up with a couple of guitars with unwanted gold plate. I've had to knuckle down and refuse the temptation to replace the gold hardware.

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Post by DC-Choppah »

I got around the Trini Lopez problem by playing a Gibson ES-195. You should check it out.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

Post by Wonks »

There are a few guitars where gold hardware looks appropriate.

But I did replace the gold hardware on my LP Jimmy Page model with nickel. Just looks so much better now.

The bridge (especially T-O-M types) is the one thing that normally actually needs replacing. Most of the other bits can be easily de-plated using metal polish and a rag. As long as you can reach the finish, you can rub off the gold plating, as it’s mainly applied over nickel (rather than chrome). But bridge saddle slots or the notches in the saddles are hard to reach and so it’s hard not to leave gold remnants behind.

It can leave a very faint yellowish tinge to the underlying finish, but I’ve done that on a few parts that I couldn’t easily get replacements for.

I know some people are allergic to nickel, so buying chrome-plated hardware would be the only option. However, as gold-plated hardware tends to wear through over time, those people are probably best avoiding gold hardware in the first place unless they know what the underlying metal is.

Diamond-shaped sound holes aren’t my cup of tea, (just too angular on a very rounded guitar shape I think), but a lot of people will like the guitar and it’s certainly good to see more female players get signature models.
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Wonks wrote:But I did replace the gold hardware on my LP Jimmy Page model with nickel. Just looks so much better now.

If you'd stopped half way through you'd have this!
https://reverb.com/uk/p/gibson-les-paul ... nniversary
What were they thinking?
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Post by Dan LB »

BJG145 wrote:What do people think of this dinky model?

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I like it! A lot! But yeah, +1 to not liking gold hardware.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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Interesting about the gold hardware; hadn't realised this was often considered a bit, what, blingy...? I guess it's a bit much, though a bit of gold bling is cool sometimes.

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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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Dynamic Mike wrote:
Wonks wrote:But I did replace the gold hardware on my LP Jimmy Page model with nickel. Just looks so much better now.

If you'd stopped half way through you'd have this!
https://reverb.com/uk/p/gibson-les-paul ... nniversary
What were they thinking?

They were simply thinking that silver = 25 years anniversary and gold = 50 years anniversary. But in reality they were listening to the cocaine and not concentrating on what would make a great looking guitar.
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Post by arkieboy »

I love me a bit of bling. Doesn't last long though

Perhaps Wonks would share a photo of my Wilkinson Locking Trem in situ in its bath of WD40 as a cautionary tale? Or do you think that might be too horrific, oh caped one?
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Post by Sam Spoons »

I have a couple of guitars with gold plated hardware, my 1975 LP Custom and my Brian Eastwood L5/ES175. I bought the LP new (old stock) in 1978, I don't especially love gold hardware, it was just the best available LP I could afford at the time*. TBH the 'bling' really does work on the black LP and I've never regretted buying it.

* I worked for a retailer at the time and had a choice of 5 or 6 at 'cost + 10%. There were a couple I couldn't afford as they were recent stock and the black custom was the 'best of the rest'.
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Post by BobTheDog »

The first electric I had was black with gold hardware, a black beauty knockoff.

It definitely looked better than it played!
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Sam Spoons wrote:TBH the 'bling' really does work on the black LP and I've never regretted buying it.


BobTheDog wrote:The first electric I had was black with gold hardware, a black beauty knockoff.

A black vintage custom LP with gold hardware is a bucket-list item for me. :D Sam's squeeze sounds like a beaut.
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