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  1. herbalist

    herbalist Senior Member

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    My name is Bob, I'm soon to be 53 and I've been playing guitar on and off since I was 17. If I'd stuck with it on a regular basis, I'd be a lot better now than I am.

    All my life I've wanted a genuine Les Paul, but being the poor boy that I am, I couldn't justify laying down the money for one and settled for cheap copies.... Until now.

    A friend picked up a 2017 Les Paul 60's Tribute and I had an opportunity to play it a few days ago. I instantly fell in love with it. From that dirty, gravely tone that I've always associated with a Les Paul, to the slim taper, 60's style neck, It fit me from one end to the other and I had to have one. And at $899.00 I wouldn't have to sell my car to get it. Don't laugh, I've considered it more than once.:naughty:

    In my very humble opinion, It's a lot of guitar for the money. It may not have some of the frills and finish of other Les Pauls, but again, in my humble opinion, it sure plays and sounds sweet. And It's a LP

    I ordered one in faded honey burst yesterday.:D It's backordered of course, but I've waited all this time, another month or so won't kill me. Finally!!

    I found your site this morning and from what I've seen so far, it looks like a great place. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys and girls and I'm sure I'll learn a lot.

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Hi Bob and welcome to the MLP :)
     
  3. herbalist

    herbalist Senior Member

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    Thanks Johnny, I appreciate it. And I should add that I'm not a Gibson Les Paul snob. After re reading my post, I can see how it might look that way. It wasn't intended that way and I hope I didn't insult anybody. It's just that I've always wanted one and had to settle for some really low end LP's from other manufacturers in the past. Just wanted to clear that up and thanks again for the welcome.
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    No worries, it's all good. I didn't notice any snobbery.
    Anyway there is room for everyone here, enjoy the stay :)
     
  5. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    :welcome:

    Welcome to MLP Bob :applause:

    Enjoy the fun and information :thumb:
     
  6. herbalist

    herbalist Senior Member

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    Thanks for the welcome Donal, I appreciate it. That's a beautiful guitar collection. :wow:
     
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    herbalist Senior Member

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    Thanks AstroCat.
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    You should see the room they are in! :shock:

    If we're lucky he may do a show and tell! :thumb:

    If you look carefully there is a conspicuous absence of any bright red Les Pauls in his collection tho...:hmm:

    Just sayin...:D

    :welcome:
     
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    chupe442 Confused as ever..... Premium Member

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    Welcome, enjoy, acquire... :naughty:

    :welcome:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hi Bob,

    Welcome here @ MLP

    :wave:
     
  12. herbalist

    herbalist Senior Member

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    I'd love to see that room if Donal was willing to share a picture or two.:fingers

    Thanks DarrellV
     
  13. herbalist

    herbalist Senior Member

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    Thanks for the welcome chupe442 and Paruwi.:thumb:
     
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    herbalist Senior Member

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    Thanks artis_xe.
     
  16. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Aaah the room :laugh2:

    It`s getting a bit cluttered.

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    The others have to live in that press/rack to the right :(

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    Well I do have a red Gibson :naughty:

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    But yeah a Red Classic is missing :( as well as a 17HP Blue one, another GT with P90s (maybe a 50s) but have a few other things on the list first :D
     
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    Welcome to MLP.
     
  18. herbalist

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    Wow! Very nice, thank you! And if things are getting too cluttered for you Donal, feel free to send any part of that "mess" my way. I love clutter.:D
    Thanks again.:thumb:
     
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    Thank you HRC. :thumb:
     
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    When I ordered the guitar I mentioned above, I was told that more than likely, I wouldn't see it until the end of April. I got a call from Sweetwater last night and my guitar is already on It's way here... It should be here tomorrow sometime. :rock:

    I sense a new amp in my future too. :naughty:
     

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