Has Anyone Else Here Never Played a Gibson Les Paul?

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  1. OldBenKenobi

    OldBenKenobi Senior Member

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    Had something of a shocking realization today on my walk. In almost fifteen years of playing, and of idolizing many Les Paul players, I've never played a Gibson. I've played my share of Epiphones and I own a very nice MIJ and I've played a couple Gibby SGs, but I've never had the opportunity to sit down with a real Gibson Les Paul.

    Despite this fact, I've been a member of this forum for seven years. So I wonder if there are any others like me here, or if I'm the only Gibson virgin on the board.
     

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  2. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    A good Epi can be good enough.
     
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  3. lancpudn

    lancpudn Senior Member

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    No I've never played one, I haven't even handled one:wow:
    They're outside of my pay dirt.
     
  4. OldBenKenobi

    OldBenKenobi Senior Member

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    My Edwards has never left me wanting something better. But I do get curious.
     
  5. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I like mine. I don’t really need to get my hands on a bunch of guitars.
    I did when I shopped.
    I’ve got the ones I need.
    If you’re curious, play one. The good ones are pretty great, and it doesn’t really separate by price as much as you think.
     
  6. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    The only Gibson I've ever owned was a Midtown Custom
    I've owned some nice Epi Les Pauls
    Sure I did play some Gibson Les Pauls but did not buy them for multiple reasons

    I am happy with what I have now
     
  7. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Quite the opposite - been playing Gibson LPs, since I was 5 years old.
     
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  8. NewDayHappy

    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    I hope that those people here who haven't owned a Gibson Les Paul or whatever dream guitar you wish to own, I hope one day you do. Music is important and you shouldn't overlook or underestimate it's value. To me, music is a light in the darkness and it has guided me through some really dark places.
     
  9. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    So very true.
     
  10. Pop1655

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    I had never touched one until just a couple of years ago. Been through a few since. Haven't found the holy grail for me personally yet. I like them more than they like me. I love em and respect em, but they're just not my thing. I started out a 335 guy. Been all the way around the block the last couple of years. It looks like I'll end as a 335 guy.
     
  11. 05jrock

    05jrock Senior Member

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    Never even held any gibson made guitar. I have a nice 1970s Greco les paul that does the job for me
     
  12. MikeyTheCat

    MikeyTheCat Senior Member

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    Good enough isn't good enough.

    Now where is my cork, the Turnip God needs to sniff.
     
  13. Chester Drawers

    Chester Drawers Senior Member

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    Nope, never played one, never played a (proper) Fender either.

    Handled a couple, but being a lefty, they're few and far between.

    I have an Epi LP, a Squire Tele & a Freshman acoustic. For my level of playing, quite adequate.
     
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    Bigfoot410 Premium Member

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    You know, you can live a long time without food. Go buy a Gibson Les Paul.
     
  15. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    It would be nice if you can play one for the experience and feel. Drop by nearest guitar store and try one out. But needless to say, you don't have to own one. Epis are cool guitar btw.
     
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    I own one, play it 99% of the time, but the reality is that my Epi 339 plays pretty great too. I'm glad I own a Gibson LP, but I am not sure I'd own two.

    I consider it a luxury item. There are times I do think seriously about buying a second one, but then I think I can use that money more wisely elsewhere, so the guitar has to wait.

    They're nice. But at 4 times the price of an Epi are they 4 times as nice? I don't think so.
     
  17. Gmal

    Gmal Senior Member

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    Go play one. If only just to have done it. I currently own two (+ a jr.) and love them to bits.
     
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  18. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    I have one of each (Epi, and Gibson), and from '02-'07, my Epi LP Standard was my #1 (next to my Strat, which has long since been sold). Once I got my Classic, the Epi took the back burner. Never looked back.
     
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  19. Bytor1958

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    I've held one, but never played one. It was before I started playing. I have a Epi 60s T+.
     
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  20. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I play a Les Paul Special, which, according to some, is not a real Les Paul. :dunno:
     
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