Tell me about your 2017 Classics

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  1. Raidersfan

    Raidersfan Senior Member

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    I absolutely love mine. It quickly became one of my favorites. Love the way it looks, feels and sounds. As much as I love my other Les Pauls, I’d have to say I’d rate this one #1. 0C2D6828-994E-403C-A4D4-3D9736D6E594.jpeg A4F2D7C6-6454-475A-A7CB-28FBBFA72647.jpeg
     
  2. Gary Marchese

    Gary Marchese Junior Member

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    I bought a 2017 gold top classic in April of 2017. It plays and sounds great, but Gibson is really failing in quality control. When I got the guitar it had a loud hum, turned out none of the ground wires were connected despite having the "inspected by" paperwork in the case. I called Gibson and was basically told its Guitar Centers problem, bring it to them. Fast forward less than a year later and the volume knob is cutting in and out. This was my fist new Les Paul and I was really disappointed with the electrical problems and lack of support from Gibson. On the plus side, no problems with staying in tune or intonation, the neck plays great and the pickups really cut thru the mix. I do have a 1986 custom that has no issues. Hopefully Gibson gets their act together.
     
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  3. Lkdog

    Lkdog Senior Member

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    I picked up a used 2017 Classic Plus here from a MLP member.
    He had made a few minor changes. I went with some aged parts I had laying around and picked up here.
    These are very nice guitars and I have had about 7 or 8 historics in recent years. Build quality is excellent and weighs 8.5 lbs.
    Mine came stock with the 59 pickups which measured out at around 7.6k each.
    They sounded great to be honest.

    I put in some SD Antiquities which are some of my favorites (including all of the boutiques which I have tried).
    This is a lot of guitar for a reasonable amount of money.
    It sounds like a good Les Paul should. I have been playing them since 1976.

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  4. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    What'd you do with the '59s?
     
  5. Lkdog

    Lkdog Senior Member

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    Sitting here. Keeping them in case I return it to stock.
    They were uncovered zebras.
     
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  6. JesseXGibson

    JesseXGibson Senior Member

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    Played one in Barrie, they feel and sound really good. They’re just under $2000 at l&m in Canada.. and I’m gasin for a gold top. Im planning for an sg by the end of the year, but one of these might squeak in my collection instead :naughty:
     
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  7. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    I keep buying SGs, then find I never play them.

    I love the sound of them, just not into drilling new holes in my guitar, to remount the strap. So I end up trading them. Only one I've ever bonded with, is the Angus. And that thing just straight up, kicks ass.

    '17 and '18 are great Classic years.
     

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