- Dec 7, 2020
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G'day mate, I'm no expert that's for sure, if you wanna know about Gibson Les Pauls check out "Trogly's Guitar Show" on Youtube, if you really want to know about the "ducks guts" about a Les Paul this guy is very good, if you have relevant information, serial number, photos, history of a guitar you're interested in this guy charges for some services to work out if it's a good buy or not. All the best, good luck with your eventual purchase, Rock On Man !.Hi! First time posting in a long while but I’m finally in the market for my first Gibson Les Paul and could use some advice.
I mainly play hard rock and hair metal, e.g. Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy. So a Les Paul more suited to heavier genres is what I’m looking for.
Budget is anywhere up to $4500. I’m aiming to buy used to get a better deal.
On the higher end of my budget, I’ve been told to look into these for hard rock genres
1) An actual vintage 70’s/80’s Les Paul with T-Tops
2) A current production Les Paul custom with the 490R/498T
3) Historic 1957 reissue Les Paul Custom
4) On the lower end, I found a $900 Les Paul studio from 2003 in a really cool and somewhat rare chameleon green/blue color from a local seller. It has the 490R/498T pickups which I heard are better suited to the heavy genres I play. I don’t care for binding or bling one way or another.
Should I get the studio and pocket the extra cash? Or go for something on the higher end?
Which of the above would you say is best for the genres I like? Or is there another model I should look into that’s better?