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- Nov 29, 2011
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Depends on your budget. If you can afford a new (or used) Standard ‘50s or ‘60s, they are definitely nicer guitars.
Or a real Gibson that got used, formerly belonging to Joe Perry from Aerosmith. Imagine that..... the same thing I'm talking about also inspiring Slash to get a LP, and the exact one from the hands of one of his biggest inspirations. How cool is this guitar? Effn off the charts!The Gibson Les Paul that was not a real Gibson Les Paul at all but a top-notch replica of a 59. Slash did not like his tone when they were making the AFD album, and his manager went and got him that Les Paul Copy for $2500. That was it for Slash and the rest is history, Slash found his tone and that is another one of the things that put Gibson back on the map for a lot of guitar players. You want that Warm, Smooth, and Full tone that a Gibson Les Paul can give you.
The new Gibson soft cases are damn nice IMHO! I purchased several of them for gig transport instead of beating up those expensive Reissue cases. I find that the protection is more than adequate if you handle your own guitars (not suitable for touring), they are my favorite soft case!Like auto makers "de-optioning" vehicles
The "LE" used to be "Limited Edidion" or "Luxury Edition"... "CE" or "City Edition" may still be available in other countries.
But now the LE is the base model... the options moved to the SE, XLE, and Limited... and now they've added "Platinum" because the Limited is no longer the top of the line.
Fender has done the same. You don't get a hard case until you get into the $1700+ range except for the LP Junior/Special.
You don't even get a gig bag from Fender with the $1000 Deluxe Player now.
But again, the Gibson soft case is miles ahead of the basic gig bag that you get from other makers.
Very cool, congrats!Update: I bought the 60s Faded Standard.
I played one fresh out of the box at a different store. It was set up perfectly and didn’t have a single blemish.
The Tribute I’d been demoing sold at the weekend, so I couldn’t compare them. This made me realise it was time to poo or get off the pot, so I just bought the Faded there and then.
I got a price match of £1,800 ($2,230), which I think was a good deal. It’s not like these things will get any cheaper.
Will post pics when it arrives by delivery later this week. Thanks for all the advice.