- Apr 6, 2012
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Sell it to me if you don’t like it.
I like the feel of it, on the neck especially.If you don’t like it, move it in for something you do. Doesn’t even have to be another RI necessarily, just maybe not that particular guitar, and maybe not another faded if you’re just not feeling the whole vibe.
I personally love the faded stuff, but it’s not for everyone.
Gorgeous!!Just move it along.
I sold this '07 Faded because I couldn't get on with the neck profile. Was a beauty, but I never regretted it.
Oh, man!Thanks for the advice everyone. I ordered this 60th anniversary R0 V1 to see how it compares, as it was priced better than most used R9s. Should still have the 59 neck profile if I understand the versions correctly. If I like the R0 better I'll offer up the standard faded to those who were interested.
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Send her to me! I'll give her a loving home! LOLI bought my first Les Paul a couple months ago (a weird R8 with P90s) and instantly fell in love with it, and I immediately started seeking out another one. I decided to pick up a 2005 Standard Faded that had the full Larry Corsa conversion done to it (it was this one at Guitar Chimp: 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded ~Peter Green Mods by Larry Corsa~ | Guitar Chimp).
However, after playing it for a couple weeks, I'm just not digging it as much as I expected. It plays and sounds great, there's nothing wrong with it for sure, but the neck just doesn't feel quite a special as the one on the R8 and the overall look and feel is just a little underwhelming. I'm thinking a lot of it may be the aesthetics, because when I listen back to recordings I've done with the guitar, I think it sounds fantastic. It's just that when I'm actually playing it, I don't get the magical vibes was hoping for, and I'm not sure if it's a psychological thing because I don't love the way the satin finish looks, or it's just genuinely not as good as an R8/R9 would be.
Were my expectations too high here? From everything I've read online, people seem to talk about the first-year Standard Faded guitars like they're the best thing out there next to a '59 burst, but this one feels more like my 2019 SG standard than my 2010 LPR8. If I was wrong to expect it to be in the same league as a custom shop guitar, I will probably just sell it and get an R9 or something.
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This is pure gold. Best comment I've read on this forum in a long time - and 100 percent true.That stuff's hilarious. Seriously, wood doesn't "breathe". There is no exchange of air in and out of wood.
The thinness of your finish can't facilitate "breathing". Have you ever tried to breath through a plastic bag? Pop one over your head, and try it. It's pretty thin...