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    What has happened to The Used Guitar Market Pricing?

    Factories shut down for about 6 weeks. People getting stimulus money and extra unemployment, so they had buying power still. People bought up what was most of the remaining inventory . Everyone turned to the used market making the law of supply and demand tip in favor of the seller. I recently...
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    Custom Shop Relics

    CS 59 Journeyman Relic NAMM 2015 Because it had the specs I was looking for and when I played it , it was the best guitar Ive ever played.
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    Les Paul Tribute vs. Les Paul Studio

    Ive had both and presently have a Tribute. Difference is strictly finish. QC of both are good , hardware is the same . Maple cap on both . I was prepared to dislike the Tribute after a couple of months . Ive had several Traditionals , a Studio Deluxe and a Classic . The Tribute can hang with any...
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    Classic vs Standard: what would I be missing out on?

    I sold a Classic that was a great guitar in most regards, but was a boat anchor . It weighed about 11 lbs. Most do seem pretty hefty.
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    Is the Tribute the Best Value Les Paul?

    Ive had several Traditionals , a Classic and a few Studio Deluxes . I now own a 2020 Tribute . The Traditionals were nice enough .as was the Classic. The Studio was ok. Ive had the Tribute since February . I also own a 335 and a SG 61 Standard for my Gibsons. Normally I would say if something...
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    Im a strat guy on a lp forum

    My LP is my least favorite guitar . Come to think of it , its my least favorite Gibson , but LPs still rock.
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    NGD - 2016 Fender 59 American Vintage Strat (plus an unexpected Strat journey)

    Im glad you found your strat. I have 2 59 reissues. I have a AVRI 59 thin skin and a CS 59 ri. I find for me the vibe of the 59 is what I m after. Ihave had alot of strats and I havent looked at strats for over 5 years. Congrats.
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    Les Pauls vs SGs- Price

    I have a LP Tribute and SG 61 Standard. Obvious to me is that the selecting a maple cap , gloss finishing a LP and the binding around the body are the biggest factors. 1799 vs 2499 , more work involved in the LP. Leave the binding off the LP, no gloss finish , MOP on the headstock and no hard...
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    NGD: 2019 (2018) Memphis ES-335 DOT - A Journey

    Vey nice. I have had 3 335s so far and presently have a 2016 Figured. I like the neck alot. These guitars can take some tweaking to get that balance between playability and tone. Glad its working for you.
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    I Bought a Les paul Traditional and i kinda regret it...

    I had a 2013 Traditional with a fat fat neck and didnt care for it. Sold it and moved on to something that suits me better . Lifes too short to get all twisted up about stuff like that. You bought something that you found out later you didnt mesh with , you sold it after realizing fat necks...
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    Hum when volume rolled down

    I had a similar problem with a Classic . Mine was more static related though. I could hear static when my hand slid up and down the neck. All the wiring was ok. I ended up shielding my control cavity and selector swithch cavity with copper tape and the problem disappeared.
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    Gibson Les Paul Standard - Should I Send Back Again?

    Yeah I would send it back. without hesitation.
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    Guitar Center Financing

    Ive financed through GC just a few months ago with no issues. Same for SW.
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    Do You Humidify Your Electrics

    They are in the same space as my acoustics , so they are humidified/dehumidified too. I believe they receive the benefit of stable environment as well.
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    2019 LP Standard 50s - Quality Issues or Just Me?

    Ive had those flaws on several guitars Ive owned. I have also sent several back. I have a 335 and had several LPs WITHOUT those issues , so I know first hand it is possible to get a Gibson without those issues with the binding . Those pics are an example of bad workmanship. I would send it back...
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    Does lack of binding bother you?

    I have been playing strats and acoustics forever. The binding doesn’t really seem to be a factor other than looks imo. My favorite acoustic is a Martin D35 which does have a bound neck , but that isn’t why it’s my favorite .
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    Does lack of binding bother you?

    I have had some nice Gibsons. Ive had a Classic , 2 Traditonals , 4 335s, a studio deluxe and now a Tribute. I love the Tribute in honeyburst. It has most of the specs of a proper lester with the exception of a thick gloss finish , hog neck(its maple), 500k pots and of course binding along the...
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    What version of 335 is this?

    The fake kind.
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    Favorite Year LP Classic & Why?

    This ! They got the specs right on this one . Sounds as good as any traditional Ive had too. Love the Goldtop.
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    Purpose of the tribute model line?

    I have a 19 Tribute in honeyburst.. The maple neck is a non issue to me. Satin finish is cost saving feature. It feels and sounds like a real Les Paul, which it is.

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