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    Les Pauls you’ve SOLD? And why?

    I had two Les Paul's that I regret selling. "77 and '78 Customs. Both had three pickups and gold hardware. The former was black and the latter was wine red. I was nineteen in '78 and sold them to pay my auto insurance. Believe me, my list of regrets goes on. That's why I own seventeen Paul's now...
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    Do you believe in owning a Second "Beater" Guitar?

    Great point! Current market value is a very important. Just look at what Silverbursts are going for since the Adam Jones was released. I scored an '85 for 3K and could easily flip that for a profit. But I won't do that.
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    Do you believe in owning a Second "Beater" Guitar?

    I specifically searched for a 'beater' LP and was fortunate to find a Custom that someone treated very badly. I just couldn't see having a few beers and playing a $4,000 guitar, for fear of damaging it. To me, a guitar is visual art as well. I gave it some well deserved attention and now it...
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    So...am I not a fan of pick guards on some Les Pauls is this cheating ...

    I wouldn't dream of having pick guards on these Customs.
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    String Brands....

    You rock, man!
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    String Brands....

    I see many great suggestions here! Due to a nasty table saw accident, I prefer to stick to lighter strings. I cut off the ends of three fingers on my fretting hand. Luckily, they were able to reattach them, but I lost most of the feeling and range of motion. I use the D'Addario XL 9's on my...
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    Chibsons seized at airport

    Thank you!
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    Chibsons seized at airport

    That was absolutely profound.
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    What is your honest opinion about the LP Modern?

    Agreed. I had a 2012 Epiphone Joe Bonamassa LP that I paid $600 for, while the same Gibson model was over 5K. Excellent guitar! Gold top with black sides and back.
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    What would your wife do with your Les Paul(s) if you died?

    Right? And one doesn't get jealous when you play another.
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    Plain vs Flame. Less is More ?

    1993 Chet Atkins SST
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    Plain vs Flame. Less is More ?

    !997 Standard.
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    NGD Brazilian bought from Dave’s

    Good for you, Mate! Gorgeous guitar!
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    Got a new Gibson

    Gorgeous! Congratulations!
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    What’s the deal with guitar collecting addiction?

    Truth told. I'm there.
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    What’s the deal with guitar collecting addiction?

    Investing in Les Paul's to leave to my son when i kick. And about 70 other guitars. I used to stack them under my bed, but every time I rolled over, I would scratch my face on the ceiling.
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    How Many Les Pauls is Too Many?

    When you need a screw driver, you buy the whole set. You don't use them all at once. My sympathy to you.
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    How Many Les Pauls is Too Many?

    I'm at 16. They are things of beauty. Here are three. My 2018 R7 Black Beauty... 2014 Custom Shop Custom 2001 DC Standard
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    Killer, Killer Deal At The Wrong Time

    Congrats on that killer deal! No wife...19 Les Paul's...happy life!
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    What's The Best Sounding Les Paul You Played?

    '97 Standard on the far left.


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