- Oct 8, 2010
- Reaction score
Lets here about the worst les paul experience you've had! Whether it be a bad trade/sale/break.
Bring on the horror stories!
Bring on the horror stories!
It was with stupid guitar center. I bought a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro. I noticed that all the higher frets were sharp and that adjusting intonation on the bridge would not fix it, (neck relief and action seemed correct). I took the guitar back and waited for them to order in another one (from another GC, not Gibson), took it home. After playing for a while I decided to adjust the intonation on this one a bit too as it was not on either. I come to find it's impossible to correct with the bridge saddles, just as the one before. The frets seemed to dip possibly to steep from the 12th fret on to the 22nd causing the distance between the strings and the frets to grow too rapidly. This would make sense for sharp notes due to the larger stretch of the sting needed to make contact with the fret. But it could have been this, the neck angle, the nut, or who knows. What ever it was, it wasn't in the list of a common set up, and I wasn't going to pay for a heavy setup/repair after spending 2k on the guitar in the first place. (it was supposedly new)
Anyway, I took that one back also and I'm currently Gibsonless... Just got my Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Korean made). It's a good guitar, and intonation on it is nearly "perfect". Only real problems I have with it is a tad bit of fret buzz (though I like low action) and the pots. I changed the pickups out.
But my horrific story doesn't stop with Gibson, it also goes with US PRS for me in the past year. I could write a book on my problems with US made guitars.
Id hope it's strictly the dealers I have bought from (E.g Guitar center/Sam ash) that are junk and not the guitars. But They're the only places I can buy from around here where I can actually play the guitar first.
In this life time, it seems your better off to build your own guitar, because it seems no one really cares what shape or what happens to the guitar; whether it be the maker or the dealer. It's all bout money.
I feel sick, I think that's got my routed 59 black beauty story beatNothing -- I mean NOTHING -- beats this one:
A classic pic... Someone decided he wanted a left handed guitar but none were readily available so he takes a real late 50's Sunburst and routes it out as a lefty...
did your wife give you shit for trading a gift from her? i know mine would.My first (not borrowed from my step dad) guitar was a the Paul, that my girl friend (now wife) got me, for my birthday. I traded it for a Jackson in the earliy '90s. The Jackson was/is great, but never trade or sell your first guitar. I really wish I had that thing back.
No, not that I remember. She was with me, when we traded it in towards the Jackson and Marshall.did your wife give you shit for trading a gift from her? i know mine would.
That's a nice guitar and it seems fate wants you to have it ... don't sell it, man, it's a beauty!I sold this 1974 Tobacco burst Standard four times.
1. Sold on ebay to a guy who never paid.
2. Relisted on ebay. Someone from Argentina ignored the "USA only" instructions. They out-bid someone who had a pretty good limit and then didn't want to pony up for the shipping.
3. Sold it to a member here. UPS cracked the neck. I took it back and had it repaired.
4. Loaned it to a friend who was in the market for a Les Paul. He likes it and said he'd give me the money for it in October. Haven't heard from him, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.