Which guitar will you buy: Early 90s Classic or 90s Standard

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by DylanLP, Dec 6, 2018.

Which guitar will you buy: Early 90s Classic or 90s Standard

  1. Early 90s Classic (Les Paul Model)

    17 vote(s)
    45.9%
  2. 90s Standard

    20 vote(s)
    54.1%
  1. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    Excuse the title, can’t change it too late. All Gibson les Paul models are top class except for minor variations to suit personal needs and affordability.

    Please ignore the main title of the thread and refer to the title of the poll instead. If you get the chance to purchase one, which one will it be and why?
     
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  2. boola1

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    If you send them to me, I'll play them and then I can participate in the poll.
     
  3. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    Thanks for your feedback! I made changes to the poll so it can cover a much wider spectrum lol. But I’m not able to change the title to the thread only the moderators can (I think)
     
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  4. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    There is no better guitar when you're considering the issue so incredibly broadly. Not only is every guitar variable due to wood, but you ask for personal opinion....another thing which will be variable between people.
    The only thing that you can say with certainty is that the pickups are super hot in the classic, the neck will be super thin, and it will look more vintage accurate.
     
  5. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    Thank you. Absolutely both great quality Gibson les Paul models. I replaced the word ‘better’ with ‘buy’.
     
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    Macronaut Silver Supporter

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    I’m fairly certain that you can edit the title. If I recall correctly, I have done it before.
     
  7. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    Either way.....you'd have to try the guitars in question. There are still too many personal and instrument variables to make a judgement. With guitars of that age, condition will come into it too.
     
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    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    All things being equal, I'd take the Standard. Bigger neck, "normal" color inlays, probably a nicer top.
     
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    azzapeel Senior Member

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    I would take the classic if it's got the slimmer neck.
     
  10. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    I’ll look into that thanks
     
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  11. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    Early Classics came only with slim tapered 60s neck :)
     
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    DylanLP Senior Member

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    Early Classics came with slim necks only so the standard is your best bet :)
     
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    Do you not care what type of neck you play? Otherwise, I would've thought you already know the answer to your question.
     
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  14. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    For some people it doesn’t matter slim or thick neck but for others it does.
     
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    SGeoff Senior Member

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    asking for opinions you'll get a few. your question will remain. buy the one that floats yer boat
     
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    frozenotter Dumbed-Down Premium Member

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    I've have/had both. The Classics have a razor thin neck and the Standards have a '59'ish neck that is probably the most comfortable ones in existence, IMO. :)
     
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    other than neck sizes, its way too general of a question/poll... might as well ask if the PG should be on or not.
     
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    Yes, I was asking if it matters to you.
     
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  19. DylanLP

    DylanLP Senior Member

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    I always dreamt of owning a Gibson les Paul standard to the point I had no interest at all in knowing what other les Paul models out there. I started gathering some cash lately so while hunting for one I had to try few before I pull the trigger. The neck thickness caught my attention to the point where my small hand couldn’t comfortably strum the lower E-string. That’s where I had to come back home and do my research to see what Les Paul neck can suit me better and that’s when I started discovering of all these beautiful Gibson les Paul models out there. After months of extensive online research i came to believe my best bet would be a Les Paul classic. I also came to notice that early Classics were most desired. Today I’m a happy owner of an early 90s Classic.

    It would be interesting to read what others have to say about their own personal experiences and what les Paul model is best fit for them and why.
     
  20. Tobaccoburst83

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    There is no "better" unless you play them.
     

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