Es Les Paul: Should I have buyers remorse?

Blueberry

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So a few weeks ago I walked into Norms Rare Guitars, my local shop, and impulse purchased a preowned 2015 ES Les paul. Had such a killer look to it, ultra light weight (which i love) and a great round neck profile. Im moving out of state in august and am traveling the whole summer so its being shipped to my new residence once i get there as I have no use for it while traveling. Im having trouble finding some deeper information on the Internet about it. Does anyone have anything to say about the guitar? Any thoughts? Was there a reason these were so short lived? Anything I should be concerned about?
 

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Never heard of it but just watched the video and it looks cool AF. 2015 with a normal neck width. Congrats.
 

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They’re different from your typical les paul, but that’s not to say better or worse, just different. If you liked it enough to pull the trigger then that kind of says it all.

Congratulations on the NGD!
 

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Either my reading comprehension is shot or there’s a typo in the thread title.
 

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What does your move have to do with your query..?

I have one, it's great. There were only 100 lefties, light-burst only, apart from any dealer runs, special orders.

They were a few limited runs of them. Figured in different burst colors, solid in different colors, etc.

They were an idea from Memphis, the great Mike Votz brought them into being.

Per Mike, Memphis likes to try things out, and he's rotated thru some models that are 'mash-ups' or bluebirds if you will. Things they cook up and want to try. ES-275 being another example.

It may be Memphis tried the ES Paul then moved on. Most likely they halted product because Memphis production winding down because they are moving production given selling off the Memphis property.

IIRC they are looking for Memphis metro factory space outside of downtown to save on costs. Although with new management, maybe other options are on the table, like a relocation to Nashville...?

Not sure where that saga is now... hope they work it out so all the Memphis-based employees are retained.

They are (were) really on a roll in both quality and product vision!

Nothing is wrong with that model; it is what it is...
 

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I like it mine almost more than any I’ve ever owed...

Look at my avatar :)

The mhs pups are tuned for the body....the tone is outstanding and I can only compare to a 345 after u futz with all the settings for the perfect hybrid les Paul/ Es tone

Absolutely unique and i will always say it’s a must have in any collection...

This is the tone I typically use it for...
It never gets old to get this kind of sound from a Lester....
Plus the wood grain on the back is bananas...

 

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And I remember this video was the one that caused me to pull the trigger....
Like it was yesterday...

Chapman comes across so many guitars and is wowed by very few and I remember thinking I need to jump on one of these after seeing how giddy he was…
I think he has great taste and love his phrasing....
Haven’t regretted it for a moment

 

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If you don't want it, you could ship it to me instead. I'd like to have one too, the ones I have played have all been really nice. Might have been short lived because it was more of a niche type guitar...people who want a Les Paul tend to focus on a solid LP, while people who want an ES tend to focus on 335s and the like.
Please post pics!
 

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I have 2 of them and IMO they are fantastic, my favorite guitars.
Once you spend some extended time playing it , I think you will love it.

And I remember this video was the one that caused me to pull the trigger....
Like it was yesterday...

Chapman comes across so many guitars and is wowed by very few and I remember thinking I need to jump on one of these after seeing how giddy he was…
I think he has great taste and love his phrasing....
Haven’t regretted it for a moment
Same here, that video convinced me take the Leap when the CME deals came up.
And I actually got the very same no F hole model too.
 

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I’ve had a few of them, 2014s and 2015s.
PM me with your exact questions and I’ll answer what I can.
 

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I love mine. 2 years in, no regrets, always impressed.


:photos: and we will believe the guitar exists. :p
 

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I love mine. 2 years in, no regrets, always impressed.


:photos: and we will believe the guitar exists. :p
+1.......we need :photos:

Tell ya what,brother, I wanna get one and set her up for slide....that is,if I ever learn how to play slide:rofl:
 




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