New Les Paul Day...Jury is out

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Standard Day. Limited edition Tri burst. Great finish but this thing is Heavy.. I usually do not care, but damn.
Photos now. full review later.
 

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I'm not usually a big fan of a black rimmed style burst (tobacco sunburst or the like) but that is a VERY well executed and balanced paint job, it is lovely.

What kind of weight are we talking about. If it sounded great, it will be worth hanging on. Where did you get it from? So many places are now posting weights that it is almost unusual to know know that spec before you buy.
 

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Nice!

Congratulations.

Love the Tri Burst finish, it screams Retro/Antique.

Enjoy it a long time.
 

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WOW how cool is this ...

my congratulations ;-) have fun!
 

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... How heavy is heavy? My heaviest is 10 pounds 4 ounces.
Yeah, 10 lbs 4 oz is the same as my non-weight-relieved 2018 LP Classic Player Plus. That guitar's weight is definitely acceptable for me, but it is admittedly right at the very high end of my "acceptability" limits.

How heavy is this beautiful new tri-burst?
 

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Yeah, 10 lbs 4 oz is the same as my non-weight-relieved 2018 LP Classic Player Plus. That guitar's weight is definitely acceptable for me, but it is admittedly right at the very high end of my "acceptability" limits.

How heavy is this beautiful new tri-burst?
I totally agree with you. I only play standing but it’s worth the suffering because my heavy Les Paul sounds very powerful. It’s a 1982 Standard, not weight relieved.
 

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Congrats, very nice, a beautiful guitar!

My new Classic has 9-hole weight relief and still has a weight of just under 10lbs.
 

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My only 9-hole relief is 10lbs. Everything else has been 9.5 or less.
 

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9 lbs 8.84 oz on my luggage scale.
I guess it just seems heavy compared to a tele or strat.
 

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9 lbs 8.84 oz on my luggage scale.
I guess it just seems heavy compared to a tele or strat.
Definitely compared to a Tele or Strat, but that weight is manageable. You’ll get used to it. A wide leather strap will help tremendously. It’s the nicest tri-burst I’ve ever seen.
 

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Nice guitar!

I'm team heavy on Gibson guitars. It's no surprise to me all of my favorite Gibson guitars are heavy. I tried a chambered LP once and I absolutely hated it. Thin, too bright, and lifeless. There is a chunkiness that translates to the tone of a heavy Les Paul. I believe the wood makes a huge difference in the tone and sustain. And I apply it to SGs, Firebirds, Explorers, Flying Vs, and even 335/345/355s too. I just think the heavier Gibsons sound best to me IMO. The most weight relieving I'm ok with is the old swiss cheese method. Chambered LPs are a no go for me personally. Not a fan.

I would hate to lose that top over some extra poundage. Get a wide strap as previously suggested and you'll find your back will tolerate it a lot better and you get a great sounding guitar out of it.
 

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