My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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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..."
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I don't know if this has been posted, before. I just finished watching this, on youtube, enjoy.
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"Why do you have so many guitars? You can't play them all at once." Too which I replied: "Does an artist use all their brushes or paints at once?"
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Gibson has released a new line of Custom Boogie Van Les Pauls. The models feature a three-tone paint job reminiscent of racing stripes, coming in five different aptly named nitrocellulose finishes: A Squad, Street Race, Bell Bottom, Super Hero, and Stardust.
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The recent 2017 Historic NGD posts made me think about what a weird year 2017 was for Gibson Historics: They’re all officially called Custom Shop Les Paul Standard, No Year designations in the COA, but R_ in the control cavity...
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Company faces big debt deadlines; CFO exits after less than a year. “Some type of restructuring will be necessary,” Cassidy said. “The core business is a very stable business, and a sustainable one. But you have a balance sheet problem and an operational problem."