My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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We do not get to see many early '57 GT's with Black Plastics here, so I thought Members here might enjoy seeing this Mint example. This was previously owned by INXS's Bass Player, Gary Beers, when Dom bought this in Sydney.
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The maker of Gibson guitars, omnipresent for decades on the American Rock 'N Roll stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt.
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He spent years cultivating his own sound and you should too. Quit robbing food out of your kid's mouths by spending thousands on guitars, pickups, amps, bone nuts, bridges and other assorted parts trying to chase his sound down.
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Tronical, the German company that developed Powertune automatic "robot" tuning systems back in 2005, is suing Gibson for $50 million.
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All original 1956 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with its original four latch Lifton case and guitar strap. Clean, lightweight (8lbs 5oz) and resonant. It has a nice comfortable neck, screaming P90s, and all original parts. If you look hard enough, you can see some flames under the gold finish. :yesway:
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Huh? Funny stuff! They're more comical than ever.
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As this is one of the cheaper Pauls, I expected some corners to be cut in the fit and finish department. I didn't, however, expect the Gibson logo to look like it was printed on the headstock with a sh*tty dot matrix printer from the 80s.
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Another one I used to own, now being played out regularly in New Orleans, paired to my old 1962 Vibrolux. 3-2495 is a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Standard, and the best sounding Les Paul I have ever owned or played.
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I recently purchased a really nice 2006 R8 and I called Gibson to see if I could get all the specs on my guitar and the customer service agent was really rude telling me to just go on the website and find it myself...
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Gene Simmons has had easily one of the most recognizable roles in rock and roll over the past 45 years or so. Many of the songs he's written or co-written have stood the test of time as rock solid hits. Love him or hate him, his persona is locked into rock history forever...