Buy Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Electric Guitar - Version 2 with Elliptical Neck | Solid Body Electric Guitars | Musician's Friend
This one would do nicely, says average weight 6.5 lbs, my Goldtop is 9.3, wonder why this one so light, i'd expect a 9 or 10 pounder.
Til that R0, this one does just fine.
a real Heartbreaker
we'll take two, one for me, one for you!
('60s neck for me)
Thanks much charveldan for posting the actual article in question here.
To get what Jeff Beck is actually talking about and means by his remark, like in all conversation going on, it's important to be aware of the context it's beeing said in. No-one mentioned this till now, so thought i'd do it.
too bad you missed post #82 first go round... regardless, glad you weighed in with your opinion :~)
He is answering/commenting on a question: "What were you playing when Hendrix said that to you?" (see Charveldans post with the pic of the article).
So Beck were at that time using quite light strings on his Les Paul, and Jimi Hendrix stated his opinion that JB was not going to get much tone out of such thin strings. What happened was that Beck began to play Strats as his "main" guitar. But at the same time he has a thing about wanting things to be "hard", i.e. for him important that you "suffer" to get your tone and all. So he began putting thicker strings on his Strats (even though today his Jeff Beck Strat comes factory equipped with '09s).
He is moving necks, bodies and pickups around between all of his guitars, he is playing with his fingers and palm, he is experimentating in the most extreme way with sounds, effects and everything else. He doesn't even play all his shows with same string gauge, can depend on his mood and how long into the tour it is.
This is a man that is challenging everything and everyone to get to where he wants to be. He is well known for throwing "unusual" words around in interviews and right here in this context all he means is that (IN HIS OPINION) the Les Paul is the more "fine" "delicate" and "luxury" "pleasant" type of guitar. The Stratocaster is the RAW workhorse, the "unpolished" diamond that is kind of "HARD" to play and get the results he want out of it. But he chose the Strat, because he LIKES when things are kind of rough and hard work. That is all he means, and there is NO disrespect whatsoever in his remarks directed at the Les Paul guitar or the people that play them.
Especially on that guitar!!!X–Ray;1688894 said:i feel envious of anyone who has enough disposable income to buy one (not that i would want an Oxblood)
Did you read what he actually said, in context?JB can say and use what he likes, notwithstanding the fact that he's misguided and a hypocrite. I'd have more respect for him if he thought the Paul was a "sissy guitar" and didn't accept a huge endorsement deal from the Dark Side. That's what is truly annoying. Did he even bother to think about the suckers out there who paid big dough for his "Oxymoron" model? They're most likely the proud owners of a very expensive piece of wood lacking the cache for which they paid a premium now that JB disses his own model and, by implication, those who play it. If JB likes to use an easy to play, contoured, bolt-on-necked, whammy-barred piece of tree, then so be it. I'll stick to my Lester and be a very happy camper.