My 2 favorite LP’s

Mark J.

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Sometimes you just get lucky or at least that’s how I feel owning my two favorite Lester’s. The first 2 pics are of my 1992 Les Paul Classic and the last 2 are of the most recent addition to the collection and it’s a 2005 R9. The R9 has an elegant subtle quilt to it and is extremely punchy, right on the edge of being too punchy but it’s not. It’s like the string pushes your finger off after your done with a note, like it’s helping you play. The classic has that sweet 60’s neck profile and the quality of craftsmanship on it is spectacular. I’m 55 and played my entire life but I took a good 18 years off from playing (medical stuff). I have re-caught the bug and have been collecting/playing religiously for the past year now. I dig these sites, I also joined the Fractal Audio and The Gear Page forum. I own 7 or 8 Les Pauls and I’ve really been looking at the flamed Lemon/Lemonbursts/dirty lemon R8’s here lately. I haven’t played an R8 yet but I definitely will before I buy one. I remember buying my first Les Paul with my dad from Chuck Levine’s in 1974. It was a black beat up early deluxe with a hand painted rose on it. My dad bought his ES 125 from Chuck (literally), back in 1959. I’ll put in a pic of that too. I remember stopping at little tavern burgers every time we went there. Seems like learning and playing these things have always been a driving pursuit in my life.


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dc007

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Welcome to the forum and you have some very nice instruments. Enjoy your time here and play in good health
 

cherrysunburst00

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Indeed, :welcome:

You do indeed have 2 really sharp Lesters
 

HCRoadie

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Welcome to the forum. Good to see someone from the MD/DC/VA area. I had spent a good amount of coin at Chuck Levine’s. I got my first grown up Fender there. Fond memories.
 

Guitpicky

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That's a cool top on your R9. I really like how it's kind of chaotic looking. Very nice :)
 

rdbear7d

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Welcome and dang that's a nice Plaintop you got there..so is the quilt though..Real nice man...glad you could finally pick up a guitar again..i know thats gotta be feeling good...anyway, Congrats on 2 incredible looking LP's..!!.

Your Dads acoustic is super nice too..WoW.!!.
 
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LPCustom72

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Nice! Have a 92 Classic as well. Build quality and woods are super. BTW - DMV guy too. Remember Chuck's in the early to mid 70's as that place next to heaven's gate. Picked up a used 69 SG Special there as well as a 72 Custom, hence my moniker. Enjoy!!
 

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:welcome: to MLP and congrats on owning a couple of really nice Gibson's.
 




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