Les Paul Double Cut DC

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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum but old to the les pauls lol. I have taken a recent interest in les paul double cuts. I love my les paul standard but it can be challenging playing on higher notes at times. So I began to play the double cuts. I now have a 24 fret 98 double cut, a 2005 24 fret double cut and a 2007 new body 22 fret double cut in ebony. All three of these guitars how either chambered or weight relieved bodies. I love the sound of a les paul that is solid mahogany and I was wondering if anyone know if there a are double cuts made that are solid body. Dont get me wrong these guitars sound amazing but my ear in my worst enemy sometimes lol. Thanks everyone
 

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Theres tons of them. They just don't have maple caps. I think some of the DC's sound great but they don't sound like Les Pauls. A big part of the LP sound in my opinion comes from the single cut design and having so much of the neck (even with a short tenon and chambering) set deep into the body of the guitar. Also the body is substantially thicker. Its the same with guitars like PRS double cuts every one knows Paul Smith wants to recreate the LP sound but the only way to bake that cake is to use the same recipe.
 

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Everybody should post their DC Les Pauls just to increase my gas.
Love those guitars!
 

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I emailed gibson to see exactly if the 2006 and 2007 models were either chambered or weight relieved. I thing the 2007 i have is weight relieved and the older ones are chambered. I just picked up the 2007 double cut and its almost as heavy as my les paul standard. The 24 fret models, despite having 24 frets, really dont give much access to the 23 and 24th fret. i find the newer body dc to be a bit more comfortable to play.

in2madness do you have any links for the double cuts without caps?

withoutasound gas has no cure lol.
 

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I didn't see any pictures here, but what exactly makes them a "Les Paul"?

Is it something written on the headstock?
 

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The all say les paul on the headstock. I just took a few pics but im running into trouble uploading them.
 

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Here is my '97 DC

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They're nice! The Blue one is fantastical! The last picture is not a guitar. :thumb:

Here's my White one I just got. I love it and it sounds very much like my other LP's to my ears.

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I emailed gibson to see exactly if the 2006 and 2007 models were either chambered or weight relieved. I thing the 2007 i have is weight relieved and the older ones are chambered. I just picked up the 2007 double cut and its almost as heavy as my les paul standard. The 24 fret models, despite having 24 frets, really dont give much access to the 23 and 24th fret. i find the newer body dc to be a bit more comfortable to play.

in2madness do you have any links for the double cuts without caps?

withoutasound gas has no cure lol.

Hi AxeGuitarMan I was refering to LP Special DC,s. Its essentially the same guitar but without the maple cap and a solid mahogany body
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The DCs seem like fine guitars to me, but I got the feeling that there is something missing... :hmm:
 

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Awsome guitarsguys!!!! I like the older double cuts (98-05), i'm actually gonna sell my black 2007 double cut and keep the older 24 fret blue one.
 

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in2madness thanks for the info...im gonna try to track one down and play it...if it doesnt have a maple top it probably sounds like an sg maybe. if i like it i'll pick one up as soon as i sell my les paul.



Hi AxeGuitarMan I was refering to LP Special DC,s. Its essentially the same guitar but without the maple cap and a solid mahogany body
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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum but old to the les pauls lol. I have taken a recent interest in les paul double cuts. I love my les paul standard but it can be challenging playing on higher notes at times. So I began to play the double cuts. I now have a 24 fret 98 double cut, a 2005 24 fret double cut and a 2007 new body 22 fret double cut in ebony. All three of these guitars how either chambered or weight relieved bodies. I love the sound of a les paul that is solid mahogany and I was wondering if anyone know if there a are double cuts made that are solid body. Dont get me wrong these guitars sound amazing but my ear in my worst enemy sometimes lol. Thanks everyone



:wave: Hello to the board. Nice guitars you got there, dude..I prefer the older ones, too, and have a sister of your blue diamond, dating to jan. 98. when was your's stamped ? She is the third blue one i see, the second got a deadly neck crash, to see somewhere around n the worldwideweb..

The older DC Standards with 24 frets are indeed nearly hollow, similar to the cloud9 chambering of the singlecut Les Pauls, with a centerpart up to behind the tailpiece and a brace around the strapbutton section. Should have a one piece back and around 3.2 - 3.3 kg? more photos ? :applause:

The Doublecut Pros and Cassics, like your black one, didn't have that excessive kind of chambering and the newer body/neck access/intersection. Just to be mentioned in weightdifference.

If your're in gas for a massive, non chambering Doublecut, take also a look on the 339, maybe that fits your needs ?

There also some older DC threads here to find, maybe interesting for you ?

Stay tuned. . :dude: and more:photos:

can't resist, here's a shot of the sister..


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Ansen that is a gorgeous blue flame woooow. my blue dc is a 2005 and it has a different flame, diff from the 98 models. i do however have a double cut from 98 in the amber finish and i think its the best looking guitar i have.
 

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Hey, AxeGuitarMan. Here's a pic of the back, you asked for. Sorry, i didn't see the pm earlier the days.

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I show my back and you show off yours, that's the deal ? :lol:
 

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Theres tons of them. They just don't have maple caps. I think some of the DC's sound great but they don't sound like Les Pauls. A big part of the LP sound in my opinion comes from the single cut design and having so much of the neck (even with a short tenon and chambering) set deep into the body of the guitar. Also the body is substantially thicker. Its the same with guitars like PRS double cuts every one knows Paul Smith wants to recreate the LP sound but the only way to bake that cake is to use the same recipe.

Gibson Les Paul Standard DC has maple cap
Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cut Plus
 

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