Gibson Standard Help

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  1. sT0rM

    sT0rM Member

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    Hello Guys!
    I need help, to decide on what to buy.
    I dont know, on which year i should choice.
    I can buy a 1988 standard or 1993
    the question is now, which year was better in building and craftman quality?! Because i‘m not sure, what i should take.
    I‘ve one more question, does anyone know, what kinda neck profile they have? i‘ve searched in google and i saw that it should has a 59 neck profile, but i‘m not quite sure..

    Thanks in regards and sorry for my english, its not my nature langauge.
     
  2. Inside Guy

    Inside Guy I am no longer @ Gibson V.I.P. Member

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    Play them both and consider the one you like better. As far as build quality, they are very close. You cant really say that the 88 is better wor worse than the 93. Let me ask you this: What is attracting you to these 2 guitars specifically?
     
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    well..I‘m not sure, i just want to buy my first Gibson and i would like to have one.
    I could test both, but i think they have the same neck profile or i‘m wrong?!
    And to be honest, the problem wirh testing is, they are far away for me each, so i would just go to one and buying it directly.
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    All things being equal, take the 1988. All things not equal, its a tossup.
     
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    Do u know what neck profile they have?
     
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    sT0rM Member

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    and do u know, how much they are worth~ i know it depens on wear...
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    First of all, :welcome:.

    I love that time frame. I believe that the neck profile is called "59 rounded." Not as thick as an R9, but not as thin as the "60's thin" either. For me, a nice comfy in between.

    If I could not play both ahead of time, my inclination would be the '93. But that's just me. Some people believe that '89-'93 is when the workers were really out to prove that they could still do it.

    But there are certainly dogs from that timeframe too.

    Is it convenient to play the one located closest to you?
     
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    thanks for ur answer.
    Well, i could test the 88 for the 93
    i would have a long road.
    The thing also is, i dont know what neck profile i prefer. I‘ve at the moment a epiphone slash afd and for me is the neck a bit to thick and i m
    not sure if the 59 profile will be thiner then my slash lp.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's something only you can answer.

    I know for me, those early 90s profiles have been the most comfortable. Even then, there is variability because they are hand- sanded.
     
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    The only Problem is maybe the Price.
    The seller asks 2000€ and i think what i‘ve seen that this is a bit over the normal sell Price or i m dumb?
    Do u think that the 88/93 will be thiner then my slash lp?
     
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    I'm sorry, i have never played a slash lp, so I have no point of comparison.

    As for price, they will probably be higher in Europe than here in the United States. If you can, check on ebay in a European country under completed listings to see what they sell for.
     
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    And you are NOT dumb for asking for help :)
     
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    Well, the slash lp has the so called D Profile if u now know what i mean.
     
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    and thanks for not pulling me under^^
     
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    Well, just looked on Reverb.com for how much they see selling. They sre selling from 1300-2300€ its a quite long range.
    and the seller for 93 asks actually 2200€
    and the seller for the 88 2100€ but i think i can get it for 1900-2000 for sure
     
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    I never have been able to understand the difference between C and D necks :laugh2:
     
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    I dont know either but what i know for me, the D profile or slash Profile is a bit to thick for me.
     
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    Well, let me say this: you might want to look at the 60s thin profile. Standards have been having the asymmetrical 60s profiles fot the last few years. In the early 00s (2000/01 through about 2004 or so) Standards came in both t0s and 60s profiles. I have an 04 60s profile Standard; pretty thin.
     
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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    @cherrysunburst00 is the resident expert and the one person I would go to regarding Lester’s from that era...

    90s Standards were awesome and each one I’ve seen feels different...in a good way

    But that’s how all Les Pauls are...play them until an “era” or model speaks to you...

    I’ve never met a standard that wasn’t awesome on some level...
    But I couldn’t afford them in those days...

    As a side note, I’ve never found Gibson to be totally accurate in a description of a model and what I actually get...take that for what it is...
    I’ve got a custom that feels like I’m shaking hands with a kitten but has a 50s fat neck...which I don’t believe but don’t ever measure thickness(because I’m crazy and it would bug me)

    Anyhow, when I think of late 80s-90s tone, it’s this 100%
    So when u hear this tone, buy it :h5:



    -Chris
     
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    Such kind words :cheers2: (diet soda for both of us). If'in I'm any kind of expert on anything, then we're ALL in trouble :rofl:.

    Seriously, I agree about Standards. My experience is rather limited, but I've never played one that I didn't like. In addition to those '90s, I REALLY like the 2008 Model Standards (I've had 2 from 2011, and suspect I'll be picking up a third :facepalm:)
     
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