2017 Les Paul Classic - NGD

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  1. Babylon

    Babylon Senior Member

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    I typically fall for flame maple tops, but this HCSB plain top really won me over -- especially after I plugged it in. Plays and sounds killer. I love the new rolled fretboard/binding edges and the Grover locking tuners. This is such a welcome change from the old 3-knob version with the goofy dB boost switch. Now it's really "classic" -- just just pure, vintage humbucker growl without the push-pull pots.

    The '57 Classic Plus bridge humbucker really roars, and is less spikey than the Burstbuster Pros in my Standard and Studio. The electronics package also features orange drop capacitors -- pretty cool. Fairly light, too, weighing in at only 8.4 lbs.

    These are definitely worth a try if you're in the market for a new Lester
     

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  2. rjwilson37

    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    HNGD, beautiful top on that, so clean and smooth looking, just gorgeous!
     
  3. SG_Lefty

    SG_Lefty Senior Member

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    Congrats!
     
  4. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Les Paul classic = my favorite Lester of all..
    57 Zebras = pure unadulterated greatness....only pups I leave uncovered
    HCB = part of the holy trinity of finishes....goldtop, black beauty, HCB

    In short....great purchase....she is a stunner :drool:

    So happy for u

    -Chris
     
  5. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Really nice :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
  6. tazzboy

    tazzboy V.I.P. Member

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    Very nice looking LP
     
  7. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Love them plain-tops!! Beautiful guitar! Happy New Guitar Day,brother!!!
     
  8. nadzab

    nadzab Senior Member

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    Really really nice. A "classic" Classic.
     
  9. sarphim

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    Happy NGD! Nice looking guitar man, enjoy it!
     
  10. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    I'm tellin you, that is a Fine looking Lester. I dig both tops: plain/flame. Occasionally I'll see a quilt top too that I really like

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  11. Nippon

    Nippon You looking at me? Premium Member

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    The Classic is the best of 2017. Congrats.
     
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    That is a nice looking guitar congratulations i hope you love it!
     
  13. 1all's Pub

    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    What Nippon said... Classic is the model to have in 2017... congrats and HNGD!
     
  14. Babylon

    Babylon Senior Member

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    Thanks guys. I agree that the Classic is the best buy for 2017.
     
  15. laterider

    laterider Gold Supporter

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    This year's Classics are amazing!

    Congrats and enjoy!:slash:
     
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    I know I've posted it before, but it's so cool ... here's mine!
     

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    rich85 Senior Member

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    Damn. Thats awesome. Plain tops are the best. They just wanna be played! It wouldnt take much to give it a gloss R8 look either! Enjoy!
     
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    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Nice! Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
  19. TexasLP

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    Awesome plain top! It looks very classy, begs to be played.

    Hope it provides you with long hours of entertainment and happiness!
     
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    3.jpg mine Les Paul Classic 2017 with chip 3.jpg
     
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