The 2011 LP Traditional (Standard?) Faded Mega-Thread

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  1. LCPG282

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    Sure looks like it!
     
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    o_O Here is a very surprising price (most certainly by mistake) for a Faded, precisely a NEW Gibson Les Paul Classic Faded, satin ebony model LPCSSECH3, exactly the same model as one I own before the upgrades (LCPG-CF 001) Larry Corsa did on mine.
    The shop is: BestGoodsz, 4590 Seneca Drive, Portland, OR 97204

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    http://www.bestgoodsz.com/product_info.php/gibson-lpcssech3-guitar-p-1348

    :run: I wonder if the sale would be honored by the shop if someone in the USA ordered one?
    Maybe there's a US citizen here willing to try and possibly own the cheapest NEW Gibson Les Paul Classic Faded ever seen for sale?
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    I'll take 7 at that price.
     
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    Refinished 2008 Faded on Ebay UK.

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    IMHO it's OK for the refinished front, as it has no influence on the resonance of the instrument, but... :eek:
    :wtf: it looks like the back of the guitar has been refinished too (and possibly the whole guitar?) i.e. making this guitar a "normal" Les Paul Standard (with its thick finish) and no longer a true Faded (with its original thin finish.)
     
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    It looks to me like the guitar was refinished completely, front and back. Out of curiosity I asked the seller if he knew who did the refinish, but he doesn't - it was done by a previous owner. He did say he'd try to find out.

    Still a pretty nice guitar - I like that top - and it can be "fixed" if needs be. I'd really like to be able to A/B it against my Fadeds to see what it now sounds like in comparison.
     
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    Fadeds, Fadeds, Fadeds...
    Here is one I knew about (I had read this on Reverb: "Perhaps the most heralded member of the Faded Series is the P90 equipped LP Faded Double Cutaway. These guitars tend to be especially lively instruments and do not linger on the market for very long." [https://reverb.com/fr/news/buyers-guide-gibsons-faded-series-guitars] ) but hadn't seen yet (and moreover had the occasion to purchase) as they are not common... and (Fadeds GAS again) I couldn't resist temptation when this one winked at me.

    It's a 2005, as thin as an SG, extremely light (6 Lb 8 Oz) and yes the P90s do sound great. Not as versatile as humbuckers but they have that great midrange crunch & growl.:thumb:
    Here is the specs PDF: http://archive.gibson.com/Files/USA_PDFs/Faded Series.pdf
    and also: http://archive.gibson.com/en-us/Divisions/Gibson USA/Guitars/LesPaul/Double Cuts/Faded Double Cut/

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    What will come next on the GAS list? ;)
     
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    Indeed it also is a superb 2005 LP Faded Double Cutaway specimen :yesway:

    Will you also act like Oscar Wilde (“I can resist anything except temptation”)? :D

    (You can easily guess what I'd do...) :lol: :h5:
     
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    Well, I've been having some serious GAS for a P90-equipped guitar. These faded double-cut Specials look like just the thing the doctor ordered.

    What's the neck profile like on that one of yours?
     
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    It's supposed to be a 60's neck (that's what's on the specs sheet) but I find it beefier than the 60's necks on my 2005 Standard Fadeds, a kind of 50's neck with shoulders and depth but with a less rounded, flatter back in the middle, like 60's necks.
    Here are the measurements:
    Width: 43.18 mm (1.700 in) @ the nut and 52.44 mm (2.064 in) @ 12th fret
    Depth: 21.73 mm (0.8555 in) @ 1st fret, 24,36 mm (0.9590 in) @ 12th fret
     
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    Sounds good to me.

    I've always loved the 50's neck profile of my 2011 Trad Faded, which is quite a bit beefier than the other two (both also 50's profiles). But strangely, the more I play these guitars, the more I lean towards preferring the slimmer neck profiles nowadays.
     
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    Using the pic below as reference, I'd say the DC Faded has a neck closer to the U shape when my 60's necked Standard Fadeds rather have a D shape and my 50's necked Standard Fadeds a C shape.

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    I'd say my '05 and '07 both have the C shaped necks, but the '07 feels slimmer and has less shoulder.

    My '11 definitely has a more U shaped neck, compared to the others.
     
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    took more pictures of mine after playing and thought ide share 20170731_152945.jpg 20170731_152934.jpg 20170731_152910.jpg 20170730_221223.jpg
     
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    What year is that one? 2016, perhaps?
     
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    yeah its the 2016 faded 50s standard in honey burst. she has 57 classics and a slim neck and about 9.5 lbs. I got her on zzounds a few months back. really a good guitar.
     
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