My Les Paul Forum

'58, '59, '60 Bursts and R9 Comparison

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In this video Simon Karlsson and I compare a 2008 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue R9 to three original Bursts from 1958, 1959 and 1960.

My Les Paul Defect Burst - Beauty or the Beast?

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I would like to present you my new Les Paul R8 from 2018. I called her the Defect Burst because of the strange wood grain on the top.

Aged True Historic - Factory Buckle Rash or Not

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Purchased sight unseen an Aged True Historic from an authorized dealer. Upon delivery, I immediately noticed that there was significant buckle rash that did not look consistent with the rest of the aging of the guitar.

Nitro and Humidity

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Let’s say humidity is 50% for 3 hours around noon. But is a lot higher in the morning and evening. Can i do three coats in one or two hours while the air is dry and then let it sit over night?

Post Your Pedal Board Order

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I thought it would be interesting for posters to post what they put in their pedal board with regard to effects.

Tube Amp Myths

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You don't need to wear a hazmat suit to pull tubes. Nor any kind of gloves to protect the tubes from 'skin-oil'.

September 2019 BTOTM

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We'll have a go at a Blues for this month's MLP Backing Track of the Month...

Question for Intermediate Guitar Players

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What did you do to take your playing to the next level? When talking intermediate, I mean the things mentioned here can be done.

CITES Restrictions on Guitars to be Over Soon!

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Since 2017, the CITES treaty has become one of the largest bugbears for the guitar industry, but that seems likely to change.

Echo Park Guitars Building Gibson’s Now

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Echo Park Guitars is now licensed to build Gibson flying bees and explores in Michigan. Interesting that Gibson is licensing another builder to produce their guitars.

New Family Photo - Wall of Brazilians

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I’m building a guitar room and finally got all the hooks up, so was able to display all my LPs together.

R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

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I purchased a R8 online (2017) for a good price, and now I'm in the return policy window.

Famous Plain Top Burst Players

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My dad and I recently bought a plain top MIJ LP and it made me start thinking of iconic plain top bursts, but I couldn't think of any.

Duane Allman's 1957 "Layla" Gibson Les Paul sells for $1.25 million

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The Goldtop 1957 Gibson Les Paul guitar which Duane Allman used to record "Layla" alongside Eric Clapton, has sold for $1.25 million at auction.

Gibson Les Paul With a Poly Coat, Has It Been Done?

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Anyone know of any examples of Gibson Les Pauls that have a poly finish? I'd love to see how they turn out.

Post Your 60th Aniversaries

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Share with us your beloved 60th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul!

I Unhate JB

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Not a fan of his music as he's too good, too clean. One of the best guitarist technically. Just sterile to my ears.

An Even Better Guitar Polish

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A short time ago I posted recommending Meguairs Super shine — an automotive product — to polish guitars. It is good, but I have found something much better.

For The Love of Flame...

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Let's see some flame by posting a picture for all of us to see!

1960 Brazilian Les Paul - Golden Poppy Burst PHOTOFEST

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Here's my new gem with photos below that leave little to the imagination: 2018 1960 Les Paul with a Brazilian Fretboard.




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