Has Anyone Else Here Never Played a Gibson Les Paul?

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  1. Gold_topped

    Gold_topped Senior Member

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    I was part of this group, until I started playing one. THen I sold off a bunch of cheaper guitars to fund my Gibson Standard LP. Believe it or not it had nothing to do with brand. If that were the case I'd have owned one many years ago. Now I can afford one. Also, I joined this forum specifically for the Epi section back in the day.
     
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    bungle Senior Member

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    That's what music stores are for. I've always tried the guitars that are currently available. You don't have to buy one, but it gives you a good perspective on things.
     
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    LP121 Senior Member

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    The only Gibsons I've played were in GC. Played a Custom Shop LP.

    Didn't feel like a $5500 guitar. But I'm a troglodyte, what do I know.
     
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  5. OldBenKenobi

    OldBenKenobi Senior Member

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    I've been tempted, but I always feel like a dorky tire kicker playing guitars at a music store.
     
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    MikeyTheCat Senior Member

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    And often these days they're not setup.
     
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    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    If I ever find a Spearmint with P90s at the right price, I'm buying it! I have grown past my trapezoid requirement.

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    Does a Junior count?
     
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    Yes, as a Fender. Jeeze these guys and their Juniors, it's like it's some kind of kick ass guitar or something.
     
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    Dot inlays are fine for Jr/Special/Melody Makers. That looks normal.

    A Studio Les Paul (and up) needs trapezoid inlays.
    A Studio with dot inlays is offensive! #delicateSensibilities
     
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    I'm playing for years already on chinese LP's. One custom ordered, and one self assembled kit. I've been on holidays in the USA, and I've visited the Gibson Memphis factory, and there is this shop within the complex that's full of nice gibby's. I played quite a few of them and it was shocking how wel my chinese kit guitar performs compared to the real deal.
     
  12. OldBenKenobi

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    A Studio with traps is stupid.

    The point of a Studio is it's a Standard with all of the aesthetic stuff removed. No figured top, no binding, no pearl, no fancy finish. Traps fall under that same umbrella.
     
  13. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Guess you guys are just gonna have to hate on this one. I will say right out I like it alot.

    Go ahead and hate on it now....:laugh2:

    1986 Studio Standard!

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  14. hobbyman

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    The only time I've ever held one and attempted to play a little on one is detailed here:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/a-personal-wish-come-true-thanks-to-a-cl-seller.151765/

    Summary: I bought a used effects pedal and the seller had a Gibson LP set up to demo it.

    Other than that, I'm happy with my Epi LP Custom and my other two semi-hollow body Epis.

    I do, however, own a Gibson Melody Maker Flying V, along with some assorted bolt-ons...BUT no Fenders in the bunch either.

    I just realized, reading this thread, that I have never even held an actual Fender either! The closest I've come is playing my son's old MIK Squier.
     
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    It's ok to be wrong. Inlays aren't an expensive upgrade like binding or a flamed top.

    Studios with Traps are beautiful.
    Studios with Dots look like Specials.
     
  16. OldBenKenobi

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    I don't know if traps are or aren't an expensive upgrade. The point is that the Studio is supposed to be a Les Paul without the bling. Dots are pure functionality, traps are bling.

    Personally I think all Studios are ugly, traps or not, and they're supposed to be. But at least a Studio with dots makes sense by adhering to its own design philosophy.
     
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    Psh...


    Psh I say. :laugh2:

    Studios aren't ugly. The only ugly Gibsons I've seen were Fireturd X's.

    You've never even touched a Gibson your opinion is moot. :laugh2:

    (mmm, this is good cork. hahaha)
     
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  19. MooCheng

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    never played one I liked enough to keep,
    no reflection on Les Pauls, they are fine instruments, they just have never felt as right to me as a Tele.

    even though, its still a joy to see and hear others playing Les Pauls
     
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    As of now I have a Telecaster and a Strat. My first real guitar was a 78/79 Musicman Sabre2.
    Now I knew a guy that had a 74 Les Paul standard that in 76 was in a hurry to get out town. He wanted 400.00 for it and needed the money that night. Well this was way before money machines and cell phones and back then banks closed at 2 in the afternoon. Well I scrambled around and eventually came up with 300.00 and a qtr. lb. of good (not great) weed:hmm: but by the time I made it over to his house that night he was gone. :doh:

    His mother said I missed him by about 20 minutes.:mad2:

    So I stuck with drums for a few more years...
     
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