- Mar 29, 2009
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I would like the addition of a cup holder.
Gibsons been going crazy over the past couple years. Just keep the les paul, sg, explorer, flyin v, lp junior, MM, firebird, 335, 175, and specials. No need for all this exotic uglyness.
From what I understand one of the changes will be in "push / pull" pots ...4 of them on the LP standard..coil tapping,reverse phasing,cut off switching,bypass of all circuits and a compound radius fingerboard.
Gibson posted on facebook today they would be making more changes to the 2013 Les Paul and SG models. I wonder if these will be improvements or more of the same we saw this year.
Gibson Canada says: "Thinking about treating yourself to a Les Paul or SG? If you wait, there will be major changes and a modest price increase in 2013!"
The word, major concerns me, and how modest of a $$$ increase?
Ehhh all this baked maple robot tuners and all that unnessicary crap. Looks like im buying used from now on
Yeah, I'm not much interested in all the fancy geegaws. Two pickups, four knobs, and one amp -- that's where my head's at.
i can live without them(gadgets), but I am very tempted by Jonesy's "21 tone Page wiring". Not to sound like page, but as a guy who only owns one guitar at the moment, the variety of sounds on offer is excellent.
I hear you, it makes sense from that angle. But I know me, a lot of those tones would never be used.
I think Gibson (and HJ) misunderstands the LP Market! I think what people want to see is not cumputerised gimmics and robot tuning, but solid (excuse the pun) traditional guitars built to a high-standard, with good quality hardware and pick-ups!
Does this mean that Gibson shouldn't innovate? Of course not, but it can do that on new models! What about a new model with decent styling (i.e. NOT like firebird X!).
People buy a Les Paul because it is a legacy instrument that is timeless! Would anyone buy a Stradivarius with robot tuning, and built-in multitrack recording capability? Of course not. They don't want it from a Les Paul either!