NGD: 2015 Gibson Les Paul LPM (Glad I did not trust the internet on this one)

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In before the 2015 haters cloud the thread...

I actually REALLY enjoy everything about this guitar except the G Force tuner system. I am trying to be open minded and give it a chance. If I had just listened to what I read on the internet, I would never have tried this guitar out. And I am glad I took a chance.

I got it brand new with the gold OHSC for under $550. Gibson sent me a new titanium Zero Fret Nut which is now installed (not in the pictures).

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The Lester hologram? I could care less. I cant believe how many comments I seen about just a sticker! The signature? I rather like it and have had many people already ask about it. People who do not know guitars assumed it was MUCH more than it was.

Sustain? for days. I rather like the maple neck. Weight? Just about where it should be, and what I am used to. Just in the 9 lb range. Pickups? sound awesome to me. I like the open zebra look and the open cover sound compared to my covered humbuckers.

Anyways for the price, there was just no comparison IMO. I have seen people pay more for this for Epiphone LP's. And this included the gold OHSC. Just an amazing value.

Oh, and the top. I love the flame on my 2016 Standard Fireball. But I LOVE the simple throw back appeal and look of the plain top. You have to squint to even tell there is a seam on the maple top.
 
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Nice guitar and a great deal. Any set neck guitar for $550 is a good deal, not to mention that this one is an actual USA Gibson with a hardshell case. I have a 2013 Studio in vintage burst which looks much like yours and one of the things that I like most is the plain top with the reveal binding. I love how you can see where the maple top hits the mahogany back. If I didn't already have that, I would have bought one like yours in the Sam Ash sale for sure.
 

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That's and incredible deal for a great looking guitar. On both LPMs and LPJs, the bang for the buck is unbeatable. Congrats and enjoy.
 

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Nice guitar and a great deal. Any set neck guitar for $550 is a good deal, not to mention that this one is an actual USA Gibson with a hardshell case. I have a 2013 Studio in vintage burst which looks much like yours and one of the things that I like most is the plain top with the reveal binding. I love how you can see where the maple top hits the mahogany back. If I didn't already have that, I would have bought one like yours in the Sam Ash sale for sure.
All this and a nice glossy finish too. Not the dull "faded" finish. Great score on an awesome LP. :cheers2:
 

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congrats! looks super! I agree that people really lost their purse for little reason about the 2015 models. Different -yes but top quality.
 

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The main thing is try before you buy. If you like it that's all that matters. Enjoy!:thumb:
I bought it online through Sam Ash during a blow out. I had a coupon also, and shipping was free. So I really went out on a limb, especially after reading everything about 2015's. But I do like it.

And I have noticed more and more people saying they were happy with their 2015 purchases especially at discounted prices.
 

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you should be thanking the haters,they let you practically steal that guitar.picked up my 2015 junior for $349 minus case in 2015.
 

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I have a next gen gforce and love it...
In fact, I often lament not having it when I’m lazily strumming un-amped..

Great guitar btw :drool:

-Chris
 

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Congrats man!!
I picked one up recently and it blows me away every time i play it how amazing these are...
 

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you should be thanking the haters,they let you practically steal that guitar.picked up my 2015 junior for $349 minus case in 2015.
You know... That's very true. 2015's I think will be looked at as a sleeper year.
 

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The only reason I wasn't on board with Gibson in 2015 was the wide neck. Tuners can be easily changed but the neck cannot. That profile just feels so unnatural. Since then they've scaled it down to a more reasonable 44mm, I'd love to try an HP soon.

Wish they'd stuck with frets over binding on all models too. Binding over frets looks cool but is a hassle if not done correctly.
 

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i thought the neck was a little wide at first.when i got my 2017 GT tribute i had a hard time adjusting to that,kept running the high e string off the fretboard.
 

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Congrats! I got the same guitar, same deal. A carved top, nitro finished, Plek'd Gibson LP w/HSC for the price of an Epiphone (which btw are considered a good deal).
 

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you should be thanking the haters,they let you practically steal that guitar.picked up my 2015 junior for $349 minus case in 2015.
So true, and I do thank them.

You know... That's very true. 2015's I think will be looked at as a sleeper year.
It is already a sleeper. The "internet says" one thing. My ears, eyes, hands, body (and wallet) tell me something entirely different. I went with the latter.
 

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So true, and I do thank them.


It is already a sleeper. The "internet says" one thing. My ears, eyes, hands, body (and wallet) tell me something entirely different. I went with the latter.
I feel the same way.

I was pretty convinced I'd hate it before I opened the box.

Interesting how they introduced many of the same features in later years, charged and extra $3-500 on top of the already double to triple price of what i paid for this guiyar. They called it the "hp"model. Now I know my neck is a tad wider, and it doesn't have split pots. Other than that much of it is the same.
 

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And do
I feel the same way.

I was pretty convinced I'd hate it before I opened the box.

Interesting how they introduced many of the same features in later years, charged and extra $3-500 on top of the already double to triple price of what i paid for this guiyar. They called it the "hp"model. Now I know my neck is a tad wider, and it doesn't have split pots. Other than that much of it is the same.
And don't forget what is often overlooked that is on you "lowly" model:
  • Comprehensive wood selection and grading
  • Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard
  • (real) Pearl Inlays:
  • Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard
  • Improved contact output jack
  • More robust cables
You can laugh all the way to the bank.
 

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The LPMs are GREAT guitars! Congratulations! I actually got a better deal on mine. It was FREE! I won it in a Gibson contest. It stacks right up there with all of my other guitars.
 




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