Need help deciding which Les Paul to buy

Yoshiii

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Hello

I am buying my first Gibson Les Paul.

I am choosing between the 50's Standard and the Classic both 2020 models.

What I like about the Classic is; the pickups, the color options. What I dont like is the weight relief. Dont really care about the push pull pots. The neck is fine but worry if its too thin and will be uncomfortable later after long playing.

What I like about the 50's is the Gold Top, and its not weight relieved. The pickups are fine but I like the pickups in the Classic better, they handle med and heavy gain and distortion better to me. The pickups on the 50's is kinda of bright and I am worried that it will be too much in the same general area of a Gretsch Duo Jet which I am planning on buying. The neck is ok but it is thick, not crazy thick. Worried that it will be fatiguing for the hand after playing for a while. I have a Jazzmaster which I have had and used to the 7.25 neck on it.

I am buying one of these in the next week.

What are every ones opinions about these models? The reason I am not buying the 60's Standard is that I dont like burst colors.

I will use the guitar to play stuff like Porno's For Pryros, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots etc.
 

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Sounds like you're more towards the 50. The pickups could be changed out, but you never know they might sound great in the guitar you get. Plus it's a Gold Top ;)
 

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Get the ones that feels best, pickups can be changed.
Sounds like you're more towards the 50. The pickups could be changed out, but you never know they might sound great in the guitar you get. Plus it's a Gold Top ;)
Get the '50s Gold Top with P90's. It's just different enough from other lesters to make it an instant keeper. Plus it's a Gold Top.
Do you think the 50"s neck is too big or just normal? The Classic's neck was ok but just thin. I think both necks are good, I found the 50's neck good for chording and the Classics neck good for single note lines.
 

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Do you think the 50"s neck is too big or just normal? The Classic's neck was ok but just thin. I think both necks are good, I found the 50's neck good for chording and the Classics neck good for single note lines.
The '50s does everything for me. Big? Yes, a little, but I love it.
 

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how about a used goldtop classic?

Also, youve gotta make up your mind: are you going with the 50s or 60s neck? Youve contradicted yourself a few times already in this thread. If the classic is too thin, and the 50s is too big youre gonna have to go and actually play the individual guitar you will be purchasing.

50s neck (mine at least) doesnt feel too big on mine, but its also the smallest neck on a LP i currently own.
 

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in the shop, I had 3 choices, a standard ‘50 a ‘60 and a 2019 classic. My chosen was the Classic and it was the heaviest. I have no regrets
 

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I own 50's and 60's neck Les Pauls. The 50
Do you think the 50"s neck is too big or just normal? The Classic's neck was ok but just thin. I think both necks are good, I found the 50's neck good for chording and the Classics neck good for single note lines.
I have both 50's and 60's necks. The only time I can tell is when I play 2013 Traditional with the baseball 50's neck. Even coming from the other 50's neck it's noticeable.
 

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Hello

I am buying my first Gibson Les Paul.

I am choosing between the 50's Standard and the Classic both 2020 models.

What I like about the Classic is; the pickups, the color options. What I dont like is the weight relief. Dont really care about the push pull pots. The neck is fine but worry if its too thin and will be uncomfortable later after long playing.

What I like about the 50's is the Gold Top, and its not weight relieved. The pickups are fine but I like the pickups in the Classic better, they handle med and heavy gain and distortion better to me. The pickups on the 50's is kinda of bright and I am worried that it will be too much in the same general area of a Gretsch Duo Jet which I am planning on buying. The neck is ok but it is thick, not crazy thick. Worried that it will be fatiguing for the hand after playing for a while. I have a Jazzmaster which I have had and used to the 7.25 neck on it.

I am buying one of these in the next week.

What are every ones opinions about these models? The reason I am not buying the 60's Standard is that I dont like burst colors.

I will use the guitar to play stuff like Porno's For Pryros, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots etc.
Buy used and save yourself a lot of money.
 

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Hello

I am buying my first Gibson Les Paul.

I am choosing between the 50's Standard and the Classic both 2020 models.

What I like about the Classic is; the pickups, the color options. What I dont like is the weight relief. Dont really care about the push pull pots. The neck is fine but worry if its too thin and will be uncomfortable later after long playing.

What I like about the 50's is the Gold Top, and its not weight relieved. The pickups are fine but I like the pickups in the Classic better, they handle med and heavy gain and distortion better to me. The pickups on the 50's is kinda of bright and I am worried that it will be too much in the same general area of a Gretsch Duo Jet which I am planning on buying. The neck is ok but it is thick, not crazy thick. Worried that it will be fatiguing for the hand after playing for a while. I have a Jazzmaster which I have had and used to the 7.25 neck on it.

I am buying one of these in the next week.

What are every ones opinions about these models? The reason I am not buying the 60's Standard is that I dont like burst colors.

I will use the guitar to play stuff like Porno's For Pryros, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots etc.
My bet is, you don’t buy either
 

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Get the one that feels best. I went in to buy a 16 traditional and walked out with a standard because it felt better to play.
 

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I like the slim necks. I have small hands. So it's all relative.
 

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I love the burstbucker 61's in it much better than the 50's model pickups. What is it you don't like about the burstbuckers? theone.jpg
 
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Hum, goldtop, no relief?
This one.
 

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For me weight relief is not an issue and neither is changing pots. When buying new I think the Classic is a much better buy. Good luck either way!
 

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The Standard 50's neck you should be happy with, definitely not a baseball bat like the older Gibson's, very comfortable to play on. I have Medium C necks on my Customs, very comfortable.
 


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