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geoffc13

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First off apologies if this is the wrong area.

At seventy I just started playing guitar. I was invited to join a group of guys that jam. I see these guys on a daily basis so they aren't actually strangers. I show up to and they start asking about my guitar. I tell them it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard and It's a lefty. The reaction I got I didn't expect.

Why did you buy this thing? Why didn't you get the Traditional? A lefty? What the hell?

I don't understand. This guitar(to me) is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. To my ears it sounds perfect.

What am I missing?
congrats at starting at 70, i started 4 years ago 44, never too old to learn new things,
 

popeye7140

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First off apologies if this is the wrong area.

At seventy I just started playing guitar. I was invited to join a group of guys that jam. I see these guys on a daily basis so they aren't actually strangers. I show up to and they start asking about my guitar. I tell them it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard and It's a lefty. The reaction I got I didn't expect.

Why did you buy this thing? Why didn't you get the Traditional? A lefty? What the hell?

I don't understand. This guitar(to me) is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. To my ears it sounds perfect.

What am I missing?
 

popeye7140

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congrats at starting at 70, i started 4 years ago 44, never too old to learn new things,
First of all, what are the other guitarists in the band playing? And, if you love her and got a price you're happy with, to hell with them lol. I'm a lefty, I just bought a new 2017 Traditional, and for the price, I absolutely love her! Does your guitar have that Gforce tuner, or the push/pull pots for split coil or something like that they might not necessarily like? Even so, screw em! Rock on my friend!
 

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A "real" guitar player knows that a guitar is like a special friend. You only partially pick them, they jointly pick you. My Les Paul just feels right. It was/is, to me , not the most beautiful in appearance (probably as I am color blind). But it has a connection with me (or I it) that just is there. It that sense it is perfect. I have not found one that is more for me. It took a couple tries to get there.

If the guitar is connected to you, it is the guitar.

 

popeye7140

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Well here she is....I had it set up similar to Billy Gibbons LP. Tail wrapped and a set of Pearly Gates Pickups.

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She's a Beautiful Lady! I think you might just have a group of envious friends that wish they had that Gibson! I get the Same ribbing when I bring PRS to a gig, and the other guitarist who is a Gibson loyalist starts in on me! I just laugh, because he always compliments the Tone. I love my Les paul Traditional, and my PRS, I think I will bring my 84' American Standard stratocaster next show and come back and tell you what he says about that! lol I also take heat about using my Headrush Pedalboard though the PA, I don't bring an amp sometimes, that makes him nutz too! I'm 60 years old and I don't really worry to much about what others think as long as the crowd is Happy! Keep Rockin!
 

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She's a Beautiful Lady! I think you might just have a group of envious friends that wish they had that Gibson! I get the Same ribbing when I bring PRS to a gig, and the other guitarist who is a Gibson loyalist starts in on me! I just laugh, because he always compliments the Tone. I love my Les paul Traditional, and my PRS, I think I will bring my 84' American Standard stratocaster next show and come back and tell you what he says about that! lol I also take heat about using my Headrush Pedalboard though the PA, I don't bring an amp sometimes, that makes him nutz too! I'm 60 years old and I don't really worry to much about what others think as long as the crowd is Happy! Keep Rockin!
 

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First off apologies if this is the wrong area.

At seventy I just started playing guitar. I was invited to join a group of guys that jam. I see these guys on a daily basis so they aren't actually strangers. I show up to and they start asking about my guitar. I tell them it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard and It's a lefty. The reaction I got I didn't expect.

Why did you buy this thing? Why didn't you get the Traditional? A lefty? What the hell?

I don't understand. This guitar(to me) is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. To my ears it sounds perfect.

What am I missing?
Screw them.
 




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