My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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I do not live in a legal weed state. I do live in a legal medical Mary Jane state, however. I have often wondered how the legalization of marijuana has effected or maybe changed life in states where its legal.
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For your viewing pleasure I will post some pictures and work steps regarding a Gibson Les Paul Swamp Ash from 2003. the guitar came into my possession in used not so good taken care for condition.
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The 70 year-old pop artist was onstage in Las Vegas, and was in the midst of performing "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", with a gob of fans on stage with him. One fan in particular came to really irk Mr. John-- apparently for repeatedly trying to get EJ to high-five it with him.
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I'm wondering if any of you guys have seen some of the newer Custom Shop specimens that have been released. What do you all make of this CC#30 Gabby with the newest iteration of the Custom Shop's sticker (and a serial number indicating it's pretty late in the run).
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The R8 is a cool old Jeep you've had forever and love. It has an attitude and enjoyable crudeness to its basic design. The PRS is a high end Audi. Beautifully designed and crafted, it is slick and refined in a different kind of way.
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Say Henry just got tossed out of Gibson and you were hired to replace him and you were told the budget only allowed for 5 Models of the Les Paul for production in 2019, what Model and finish recommendations would you give to the board to save the ship from sinking like the Titanic.
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This is a factory stoptail ‘55 with Burst correct factory neck set, weighs 8.6lbs with a perfect chunky neck, and very agreeable two piece flame top with figure suggesting a centre seam, and was previously poorly converted in the ‘70s with chopped down T Tops, a full pound of brass hardware and a crazy 18V fuzz system jammed into the control cavity.
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Not sure how long Gibson's stash will last. I'll be the first to admit it's not vintage correct even still, but here is a 2018 Gibson Brazilian LP Standard. Best sounding reissue I've had yet. Please show and tell.
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I bought a guitar on Reverb from a private seller and he shipped it February 12. The tracking shows it was dropped off that day. On the 13, 14 and 15 tracking updated to say it had left the next facility and was in transit to me, but none of those say where it was.
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"Up for sale is my vintage Gibson Les Paul 58 reissue. I purchased the guitar in 1978 from Strings and Things, one of only twenty-four guitars made by the Gibson factory. Only about half of these guitars had the curly maple flame top like this one..."