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  1. Platte City Paul

    NGD: 2021 Standard 50s in Iced Tea Burst

    That is a NICE looking guitar!
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    The Les Paul is MORE versatile than you think

    The Holy Triumvirate...
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    Why do people say or act like Gibsons are overpriced ??

    A Gibson Les Paul in 1959 retailed for $265. According to an inflation calculator I used, that's $2486 today. Gibson lists a 60s Standard at $2499. Whether that really corresponds to a $13 price bump over the past 62 years, adjusted for inflation, I can't say. You'd probably have to ask an...
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    How many Les Pauls have you owned and what are/were they?

    I've only owned four. I still have the '94 Standard, but I've modded it a lot and had it repainted. I have a 2019 satin Les Paul Classic. It has a big old fat neck, and I still prefer the neck on the '94. Ive had and traded or sold a 2008 Standard and a 2008 Traditional.
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    Trying to figure out what Gibson color this is

    Nice! Congrats on your gorgeous guitar!
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    1st Time Refinishing

    Congrats! That looks great, first refinish or not.
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    Refinish is Back

    There are a few spots on the binding I'm going to go back and scrape. As for the confidence, I've changed so much on that guitar already. It's a tool. I know that sounds crass to some ears here, but if it doesn't feel or look right, I'm gonna change it. That said, I'm not dumb! If this was a...
  8. Platte City Paul

    Got my first LES PAUL!

    Whoa nice! I'm happy for you!
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    Refinish is Back

    I wonder if that's because mine was solid colors all around and not a burst finish. That said, is the cherry type finish you want a burst?
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    What is "it" for you....?

    My '94 Standard is it, but it took a lot of work to get there. I replaced the pick-ups twice, because the stock 490R/498T did not sound good to me at all. Their output was around 8K and 13 (yes) K. I moved through a set of Seymour Duncans, and then a set of Zhangbuckers. (Duanebucker in the...
  11. Platte City Paul

    Refinish is Back

    Thanks Brek. The burst was just a little too orange for me. I really like how this one turned out.
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    Refinish is Back

    @Phillycheez402 $300 here: https://www.backwoodsguitar.com Really nice folks down in Sedalia, MO. That's only about an hour and fifty minutes from the sprawling metropolis that is Platte City! :)
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    Refinish is Back

    My 94 plain burst was pretty beat up, so I had it refinished. I was looking for a bit darker green, but I'm happy with how it turned out! It is ding free, and my prediction is that will last a day or so. :) Before and after.
  14. Platte City Paul

    Gibson Exclusives Collection - who needs olive drab?

    The guy doing my refinish shoots clear coat this weekend. Two weeks or so to cure then buffing, then reassembly.
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    Gibson Exclusives Collection - who needs olive drab?

    I have a '94 HCSB in for a refinish - olive top over black sides and back. The burst on this one was too orangey. We'll see how it turns out!
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    60's Standard 61 pickups?

    Check out Trogly's review. Around the 8:25 mark, he says the 61s are Burstbuckers.
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    Any differences in tone when/after you had your guitar re-finished?

    I'll let you know. I have one getting refinished now.
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    What Is It About The Les Paul That Makes It Special?

    Totally shameless Jimmy Page fan from my youth, so I HAD to have a Les Paul. It's weird. For acoustics, I don't care about the brand on the headstock. I just searched for playability and tone within my price range. For electrics, I guess I'm a snob, and had to have a Les Paul. OK, two... (I...
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    Plek

    I have had two Pleked out at Mass Street Music in Lawrence, KS. When they re-fretted the 94 standard, they Pleked both the fret board and the new frets. I also had them to round the profile and Plek the frets on the '19 Classic. Love 'em both now.
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    What was your worst...

    I'm 6 feet and change. I used to be 6' 1" but my ass has shrunk. Heaviest was 235. Goal weight is 190. I've been down to 196 in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm 212 now. I need to lose 12 of those.


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