Thanks! I'm sorry, I have to add the guard
(I had another Les Paul last year with no pickguard, but they look unfinished to me without them. Much like a Stratocaster, the pickguard simply completes the picture and adds such beautiful lines to it.)
Please forgive me! Lol
I agree. The 60s model did nothing for me. That being said, I wasn't even interested in the 50s because any pics I saw looked "meh".
I hope I start seeing more examples of figured tops from this line...
I think that's the same run as the one I bought...although the specs I read say "exclusive" (100 for Canada, if I'm not mistaken) I think there was a similar run for Sweetwater.
(I'm not sure which pickups are in mine?)
I understand both sides...yes, guitars are meant to be played. But ho boy, when it comes to selling them, a practically like-new Les Paul with one "Ding" in the top? People will offer you $1000 less for the ding.
I don't know what it is about Les Pauls, but they're a difficult investment as...
Weighs 10 lbs.
Another thing to note, although the 2022 50's faded are not pictured with pickguards (and, on Gibson's site, the specs say: Pickguard - none) inside the Gibson case they do include a pickguard and mounting hardware...
I know I didn't need another guitar, but it's my dream to have three or four iconic Les Paul finishes (iconic colors, tops, etc).
The 2022 Standard Faded series haven't been on my radar because I enjoy a gloss finish, and also I really hadn't seen any pictures that captured me.
Actually - not a bad suggestion! If money were no object, I would love that. I do covet the aged nickel hardware, checking, etc... and can look at pictures of old Les Pauls all day.
I "might" consider getting some aftermarket nickel brige, tailpiece, and P.U. covers to try and age them...
(someone also asked earlier about the weight, it's 9.8 lbs.)
I had some financial challenges during the end of last year because my wife became ill (she is recovering now) so I was only thinking of selling-off gear. I was down to two Les Pauls, but I couldn't say no to this one.
Very interesting. It's the shipping part that worries me...but yes, maybe I should try MLP? Reverb seems so high-priced to me, and now that they are collecting Provincial Tax (for us Canadians) it immediately sours the sale for me.
Don't get me started about taxes! ....ha ha
I typically list my guitars on a local selling site similar to Craigslist. I also sometimes use Facebook Marketplace, but I find I get requests from farther away using FB. (They ask if I'm traveling their way 2 hours away)
Perhaps it's the economic climate, but I find people just...
They're still out there! At least I assume they are? This one was traded in at my local music store. I wasn't even sure what model/year it was, I just knew it had a color combination I liked. And the maple figuring sure helped too...!
I'm not sure? For me, personally, weight does not factor into my buying a guitar - but I'll have to weigh it sometime...
(To be honest, I have never, ever heard of weighing guitars until I started reading on forums about Les Pauls.)
Ha ha. Well, it comes at a cost!
I've learned to be careful what you pay (not great resell value), but if you see what you like, just do it.
I can't enjoy them when I'm dead!
And now, with every post I read (and any pictures I see) I have slowly been working my tastes down to a fine...