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    Would you buy a Gibson Les Paul with poly finish?

    I completely agree, though I'm okay with a poly finish on an Epi, in the same way I'm okay with lesser-quality woods and a veneer top. If I'm paying Gibson $$$ for an old-timey Gibson guitar, I want an old-timey Gibson build, with all the subtle pros & cons that go with it - even if some of...
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    Epiphone '59 Les Paul Standard Owners Club

    Ooh, ours are almost twins
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    Epiphone '59 Les Paul Standard Owners Club

    Mine has a March serial with the flat guard. But maybe yours is newer?
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    Epiphone '59 Les Paul Standard Owners Club

    Interesting discussion - and I loved your reaction when you pulled out the bags of pots & caps :) BTW, your videos helped to push me over the fence when I was debating putting in an order on my '59 - thanks!
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    Epiphone '59 Les Paul Standard Owners Club

    NGD for me came earlier this week! I'd been on the Sweetwater list for an Aged Dark Burst for a few months now, but then I noticed that some popped up in stock on zZounds last week. I took a chance and ordered the 2nd to last one (at a small discount to tempt me away from my Sweetwater...
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    Hello from a (former) lurker and Les Paul wannabe-owner

    Thanks, all! Yeah, I've been GASing for an LP since day 1, and whenever I stop by GC I just can't help but reach up over the Epiphones to grab a Gibby. Logically, I'm an 80/20 rule guy... I know that, objectively, the Epis get me at least 80% of the way there. But, subjectively, even a...
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    Hello from a (former) lurker and Les Paul wannabe-owner

    Hi all, I've read and learned a lot about LPs here over the past year or so. Mid-40s rock & blues fan in MD with about 2 years' study on the guitar -- basically I'm a pentatonic hack at this point, but enjoying the process. I started my learning on a Strat (because Jimi, SRV and Gilmour), and...
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    Chris' Epiphone 59

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