Greg Koch at WW compares '17 Modern Standard to '17 Historic (Standard)

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  1. Thunder Dump

    Thunder Dump Senior Member

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    Thanks to the PR stunt Wildwood Guitars did a few weekends ago, I received my very own comparison video from the Man, the Myth, the Legend himself--Greg Koch. I asked him to compare their '17 Modern Standard (Chambered, BB2/3) with their '17 Standard (previously known as an Historic) (solid, Custombuckers). I'm really digging those Modern Standards.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzlnUlI4d-rDUHh0OHNRMTQwcWs/view

    Enjoy!
     
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    Very cool that they/he would do this for you!
     
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    ...plus that guy can just flat out play some guitar!
     
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    I could watch his videos all day. Oh, wait, I have...
     
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    Yea....Great Player!

    they both sounded great!

    but me thinkz.... he left but more questions than answered!

    Are you getting one or both?

    I liked the custom buckers with the less output....The red one sounded a bit thuddy to me in comparison ....
     
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    Thanks for this!
     
  7. mudface

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    Very sorry, but my personal opinion on this is ........it just proves you can't just have one Les Paul.

    Gotta have one of everything!

    Great vid by the way:thumb:
     
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    Gregory Gregory Gregory.....:rofl:
     
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    I liked both but overall liked the red Standard better. IMO it depends on your playing style/music preference.

    The red Standard seemed primed for hard/heavy rock, which is more my style. The '17 Standard (Historic) seemed more tame and more primed for bluesy and less overdriven rock.
     
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  10. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Thanks for posting this.
     
  11. Sct13

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    My thoughts exactly, just didnt write it that way
     
  12. marksoundguitars

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    I thought the second one sounded more "woody" probably due to the chambering. If I had to pick one it would be the first, because it's just so pretty. :)
     
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    Greg is so good it's just not fair.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I really enjoy watching Greg's Videos. I have been fortunate to have met him & he's quite a character, great sense of humor. He's awesome live.

    :cheers2:
     
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    It sounds more "woody" because it has less wood?

    :facepalm:
     
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    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer MLP Vendor

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    Koch said something about it sounding a little 335ish. So, yeah. ;)
     
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  17. Thunder Dump

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    This was my feeling too. I'm digging those chambered Standards and this didn't help my GAS.

    And yes, I think Greg is one of the most versatile, talented players I have ever seen. His playing can touch just about any style/genre you can imagine.
     
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    Great vid from Greg,man!!! His sense of humor shines in his playing......I tell ya what,I want both of them,however,if I could only have one,I do believe I would go with the Modern Standard...no wait,the Standard. Ahh hell.....
     
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    I prefer the first one. Both in looks and tone. More bite and definition to my ears.
    It appears they are both close in price. So this would be an easy decision for me.
     
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    Red one looks beautiful. The first one sounds like a Les Paul should , much more character.
     

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