The Most Beautiful Les Paul

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  1. Burny FLG

    Burny FLG Senior Member

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    What does it sound like and what amp are you using?
     

  2. Tommy.L

    Tommy.L Junior Member

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    My white Gibson standard is a candidate for the most beautiful les paul I think.
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  3. Tommy.L

    Tommy.L Junior Member

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    Or an odd and forgotten Gibson Artist

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  4. Guitpicky

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    That's a loaded question, in that there are loads of possible answers. It sounds like a Les Paul of course because it is. Comparing it to other Les Pauls I've heard/played it does seem to have a warmer, richer sound compared to maple tops. However, that could be my own perception based on the fact that it "appears" warmer with the natural wood and the sense of mahogany being softer, richer, and warmer than hard maple. It could also have something to do with mass, at 9lbs 12oz it's heavier than the maple top LP Standards of recent years. Since mahogany is less dense than maple, I can only speculate that it's not weight relieved. It could also be none, some, or all of the above :)

    In any case, I didn't just buy it for the looks, that's just what got my attention first. It sounded better to me than the maple tops I was able to try, but being more into blues, folk, and classic rock I tend to like a nice warm, full, rich sound more than bright, jangly, or sparkly. The sustain and volume unplugged also seemed better than the others I tried. Again, that could be due to just about anything. On top of that, the build quality was perfect, I didn't find any of the little flaws in fit and finish that I saw on some of the maple top Standards.

    I'm playing it thru an Orange Rocker 15 tube amp. It's perfect for me because I'm a strictly at home hobby player. It's a wonderful sounding small tube amp with high quality basics and no cheap frills. It gives me everything I want without overkill. I had a chance to get a new Marshall Mini Silver Jubilee for a steal price but I kept my Orange because to me it was a better sound and fit for what I'm doing.

    I don't honestly know if all that's going to answer your question one bit... but it ain't for lack of trying :)
     
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  5. Shadow Explorer

    Shadow Explorer Senior Member

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    In no particular order, I believe these are the most interesting visually.
    But all of them are beautiful in the end.
    Overall like most here, I like mine :D
     

  6. ddh101

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    Neck pickup is not oriented properly for Greenie. Did he “fix” it ?
     

  7. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky Senior Member

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    One of my favs of the entire thread :)
     

  8. EasyAce

    EasyAce Senior Member

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    I'm lucky enough to have four candidates . . . in order of acquisition . . .

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  9. endial

    endial Senior Member

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    My '95 Mahogany Custom Shop Custom has been getting some attention lately...

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  10. Burny FLG

    Burny FLG Senior Member

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    No that was very comprehensive thanks! Never played through an orange amp so that's another question about tone thee too!
     

  11. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    I will never find another like this one.

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  12. markbastable

    markbastable Strange kind of blues-coloured moon

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    This was for sale in the MIJ thread five years ago, or so, and it still haunts my avaricious dreams.

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  13. LiveSimply

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    My only Les Paul: 2011 Custom Shop Standard, Purple Edge Burst

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  15. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Nice tie too ;-)
     

  16. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks. Here's a full view of the tie:
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  17. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    No, because that is not 9 2208...
     

  18. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    shouldn't it be a 'Lefty' tie :lol:
     
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  19. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    :laugh2: :applause::applause::applause: Bravo!
    Even better than I thought.
     

  20. Christosterone

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    @PierM , that artisan is so good...

    Get the 3 pup...

    You may end up loving it...

    I don’t know about taking my advice though...
    This is what my brain wants:

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