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Welcome to MLP Percy. If you have a shop nearby you should go and play, hold, and feel some of the various offerings. What kind of music you want to play on it? You like slender or fat necks? etc.
 

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Price range would help. Lots of great used guitars. 2500$ will get you into R8 territory. 1500$ Will get you a traditional. If you shop around. Watch your year models for different changes like robo tuners, brass nuts, weird logos. Mostly 2014-15. They can be had for a bit less. Some are ok with them, traditionalists, not so much. You have plenty of reading material right here. Don’t forget to check out the norlin era guitars and sub forum. Lots of good sticky’s at the top of each forum that explain different models.
 

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Welcome and congrats on your decision. You'll receive a ton of advice over the next day or so.
Enjoy
 

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Thanks all!
A shop one block from me has an R8 big fat neck.
I played it and it was good but the neck is too big.
They also have a 2007 Standard[guitar of the week for week 34 2007]
Very nice but it has a chambered body very light weight for a LP.

On the Weekend i will head to Long and Mcquade[Guitar Center of Canada]
 

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If you’re not into thick necks, the classics are a great buy.
 

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:wave: Percy and :welcome: to the MLPF!

Depends on if you want new vs. old and what you want to spend? Needless to type, playing them first is the way to go, but absent of that, anything Custom Shop is considered top-of-the-line, but there are some really good USA models out there too.

If you're looking used, peruse the "Member Classifieds" here first before going elsewhere.


Good luck and :cheers2:
 

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Greetings and welcome to the MLP! :welcome:

This is the perfect place to "window shop" with some knowledgeable people here to help.
 

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It seems my eyes are drawn to the 1980's/1990's Standards

again thanks all am still looking!
 

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The 1990s standards can be fantastic guitars. I have played a bunch from the early 1990s and they've been excellent without exception. 1992 seems to be the year I found to be the best, but your mileage may vary...
 

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Welcome! Best advise I have is you'll know it when you find the right one. I prefer the thinner 60's profile necks, but I don't have big hands
 

Percy

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Hey all thanks for the replies!
I found a 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio alpine white dark ebony fret board all original with nitro checking throughout!
I bought it at a local pawn shop i got a super deal!
Some of these Studio Les Pauls are flipping amazing!
pics when i get some!
Good day ALL!
 

DarrellV

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It seems my eyes are drawn to the 1980's/1990's Standards

again thanks all am still looking!
Oh man! That's a great area for some quality models. 82 owner myself.

Take your camera or cell phone with you and take lots of pics of anything you like and post them in the Les Paul section, or Norlin section if you are thinking of something before 1986.

We will give you the best advice from a lot of good people on price and quality.

We recommend pictures first before you buy.

It can save a lot of grief and maybe even some money.

Welcome aboard!
 

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Don’t forget to look in the “other single cuts” section. The Japanese make some really nice guitars. There’s a classified section in there as well.

Looks like you found one though. Congrats. Enjoy.
 

Percy

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Do all Les Pauls have perfectly straight necks?
Old strings and me picking all over the pick up :wtf:
 
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