Gibson Standard Help

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  1. sT0rM

    sT0rM Member

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    Well, does anyone know then, on which year gibson made awesome
    60s neck gibsons?
    I just went to 88/93 because i heard, that these where like there golden eras and ye, i like the fat sweetie warm tone from Slash, i would like to get close a bit to it, but also with my own sound, because i dont want to just copie.
     
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    Thanks for giving me such informations man, realy kind of you.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    The '90s Les Paul Classics had slim necks. Our resident Classic Expert @Christosterone can chime in on those.

    As for Standards with 60s necks, as I said earlier, early '00s (Either 2000 or 2001 through about 2004). Those years are also highly desirable to some people.
     
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    Well, i should maybe go to a Music Store and testing those neck profiles, because i would know then, what i like....
    If i still would like the D Profile, i will for sure go for the 88/93 if i like the 60 slim, i will get a earlier Standard in Ebony. I will also buy later a Wine Red LP ;)
     
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    Does anyone know lf the 70s had maybe slim necks on the standard ?
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Yes, YES, and YEEEESSSS! I think that is an excellent idea. There's no reason to rush into a purchase. It will be your first Gibson Les Paul, and that is something very special. Don't settle; get exactly what YOU want.
     
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    I will do this of course first, then i will know what i like.
    I‘ve just bought last year a Taylor 614ce 2011 modell in black, a Gibson will realy fit to my Collection ;)
     
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    A Gibson will fit in to ANY collection nicely :)
     
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    Thats true hahah :)
     
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    Aaaaaaggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It cannot be said that ANY year is better or worse in build quality. There are good, average and bad builds in every year. Just like there are good sounding, average sounding, and bad sounding, Gibsons in every year. And that rule applies across ALL breands of guitars, not just Gibson...
     
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    scozz Senior Member

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    This is very true for sure @John Vasco.

    I think that some folks, especially the ones new or fairly new to guitar, think that guitars are like wine...some good years and some bad years. Its good to point out that that is absolutely not the case! Also like you said...this holds true for ALL brands of guitars.
     
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    Except for 2015...
    :naughty:
     
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    :laugh2:
     
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    Well, i´m not that new on guitars, i play since 7 years now. I just never bought a Gibson yet, thats why i opened a Thread.
    I´ve used Google first, to find some answers for me and a lot of people are saying, that the Gibsons made in 90s and 80s are kinda good in craftman and building quality.
    Thats why i thought, i should buy a 80s or 90s Gibson.
     
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    Well you’re right...Gibson produced some great instruments in the 80s and 90s....as well as many other years. I believe one of the reasons folks look for these LPs is the look and feel of a well loved vintage LP.

    I wouldn’t limit my search to just these years unless you have your heart set on a vintage LP. If you’re only concerned about finding a great LP, consider other years too. There are plenty of great LPs out there.

    In your position I think it would be in your best interests to play before you buy. Although this not always possible, the second best thing is to be able to return the guitar if it doesn’t measure up.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Such sage counsel, Brother @scozz
     
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    I´m actually open for any year, as longer as it will be a good one.
    I just heard about that, and i thought, i should buy then one from the 70s 80s or 90s
    especially the 90s since they have actually Ebony fretboard!?
    And thanks for the Answer! In the next couple of weeks, i will go to a
    Music Store and will take a look of the neck profiles, on which i feel more comfortable.
     
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    Well if you’re referring to Customs, they all have ebony fretboards ...right up to and including 2011 I believe. If I’m not mistaken, 2012 was the year they started using richlite on Customs.
     
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    I´ve heard that the 90s Standards has also Ebony freboards, but it doesn´t matter for me.
    I like also the Customs but i´m always afraid to buy one, because of the fat profile´s.
    Thats why i will go to a Music Store :D
     
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    No not true, 90s Standards have rosewood. Also I’m pretty sure most Customs have a slim profile neck, I know mine does...although I’m not positive about this.
     
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