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Unread 12-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here purchase the new Gibson Les Paul Recording II

As featured here: Gibson Les Paul Recording II | Sweetwater.com

It isn't listed on Gibson's site but us being sold (or was being sold) at various vendors worldwide. Limited run tribute guitar to Les supposedly perfectly modeled after the one he played at the Iridium in NYC for so many years but it looks like they took the liberty of changing the control plate, layout and functionality. It's written up like a V1, has features if a V2 but appears to actually be neither. I'm curious if anyone here bought one or had an opportunity to play one in store. If you have would you mind giving us all a full review and uploading several high res images? I'm really curious to know how well they did, the build quality, construction, circuit design, playability and tone comparison. I own a 1972 Recording v1 which I love. It's a sleeper and greatly unappreciated guitar.

Anywho, looking at the posted images it looks like your benigiting from modern construction practices (no pancake body for example) but it is solid, weight relieved or chambered? Who knows. It should have an ABR-1 or later SG style TOM but has a newer Nashville bridge. The control kayout as mentioned is changed and even though it's written up as having a Decade switch I don't see one. All I see is what looks like the controls of just about every new LP spread out. Look at the Sweetwater pictures. There are four knobs (two volume, and two tone instead of Volume, Decade, Treble and Bass) and the switches are Hi-Z and individual coil splits for each pickup. The Hi-Z switch is like V1 but is already has a built in transformer and dual outputs like V2. All sorts of stuff is odd to me. I could go on and on but would love for someone who has one to tell us what they think about it.

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Unread 12-29-2013, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone here purchase the new Gibson Les Paul Recording II

I think they are awesome. Seems typical of Gibson to take liberties when recreating a LP.
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Re: Anyone here purchase the new Gibson Les Paul Recording II

Gibson's "Reissues" often (mostly?) don't really recreate the original guitar; if you want what the original had, you need to find an original.

The "reissue" L6S, for example, had a different headstock and neck width. More importantly, neither the pickups nor the sound controls were the same as the originals (and these were really the reason the original guitar existed).
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I once owned a Les Paul Professional.
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Re: Anyone here purchase the new Gibson Les Paul Recording II

That's a cool guitar
Love it
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