Hi Tim. How's things? That is a super strange one. I've seen quite a few of these listed over the last couple years and LA Music had one for sale for a long time. Pretty sure they all had ABR's. (as they should being a reissue from the Custom Shop) But I can't believe someone would intentionally go to the trouble of doing the bushings thing and putting a Nashville on it. Unless the post holes were damaged in some way and the CS fixed it that way? (you'd think they would just throw it away at that point) I think the only guitar the CS puts a Nashville on is the regular non RI Les Paul Customs. (could be wrong on that) Did it come with COA? If I find another like it in my searches I'll let you know. Very weird.
Sucks that Gibson couldn't tell you more. If you have a relationship with anyone in sales at Long & McQuade you could ask them to look it up and see if they have any info on it (repair record etc.) And the honeymoon continues with Shanks! So ... Thanks!
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