- Nov 26, 2019
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Oddly, I was smitten with Steve Clark's white Les Paul custom years ago.... thought it was the ultimate LP for a bit and then all of a sudden I dislike the looks of them. I can barely operate two pickups. Three is confusing HAHAIf they make this guitar without the middle pickup it would be killer. I've tried to like 3 pickup Les Paul's and they just don't work for me.
It is different.i dont get the 3 humbuckers, I would think you'd want something kinda diff in there for that but. SO i put a P90 in the middle for gits and shiggles.
At $712.00, the price I paid for mine, it doesn't matter much IMO. I'll probably keep it anyway. I guess it depends on how many they make, and I don't think it's going to be a Limited Edition at all!! Just a really late Edition for most!Wonder how the value of these will hold up over time
Steve Clark is still one of the most underrated Les Paul players IMO. Really thinking of doing a Steve Clark Les Paul with a Kahler trem when Epiphone decides to do a normal 3 pick up black beauty.Oddly, I was smitten with Steve Clark's white Les Paul custom years ago.... thought it was the ultimate LP for a bit and then all of a sudden I dislike the looks of them. I can barely operate two pickups. Three is confusing HAHA
This is a $1200 guitar in Canada. The 59(coming soon)and the Black beauty (for sale)were listed the other day. Vanished off the L&M site again. The rep I talked to said ohhhhhh I’m not allowed to talk about it till the 20th? What a mess with this soon to be release! And not sure why the BB was taken down? Yay EpiphoneThe "50s Standard VS '59" debate has been had a few times in this thread now but I completely understand where you are coming from but I also think this is the best Epiphone could do at this price point. Now if the '59 was a $1200 guitar, I would expect things like rosewood, full flame maple top, and a nitro finish. Mine only ended up being $100 more than a 50s/60s standard so I really can't complain (besides complaining about not having it yet)
Two versions of the Joe B... mine (and it looks like most that people have bought) have no indication of being a Joe B other than the COA.Steve Clark is still one of the most underrated Les Paul players IMO. Really thinking of doing a Steve Clark Les Paul with a Kahler trem when Epiphone decides to do a normal 3 pick up black beauty.
Good idea but I wouldn't want a thick neck, weird looking tuners, or the "aged" binding on it like the JB BB has. I'm sure Epiphone will put out a normal 3 pick up LPC in a year or two after the JB BB is gone. Plus I'm still waiting for my '59 to show up before I buy another guitarTwo versions of the Joe B... mine (and it looks like most that people have bought) have no indication of being a Joe B other than the COA.
I thought it had a signature on the back of the headstock, but apparently not.
Buy the "regular" JB Custom for $800 and replace the case with one without his name on it.
It will be interesting to see how they age... whether the binding is actually tinted, or if that is a yellow clear that will wear off... though I'm sure it's poly, so it'll be a long time before it wears.
But if it is simply a tinted clear, then it could be refinished to look "normal"... leaving only the thick neck as the difference from a regular Custom.
Or... $650 for a production LPC and add a 3rd pickup. The special toggle is available from Philadelphia Luthier.
The general consensus seems to be that original 59s sound the way they do due to aging as much as the PAFs and wiring etc. What always pops in my head is: If it's aging then they didn't sound that way in 59 so.... you can't have both tones. I'd guess are cheap China copies don't have that nice "woody" sound that a vintage original does, but like you I'd love to hear a comparison.Has anybody actually played a REAL 59? How do they compare?