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JaxLPGuy

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Ok guys, time for an update. I can't believe that I bought one online without playing it, but I can easily return it if it's not a match made in heaven. I found it on Reverb but I'm so glad I called the shop directly to talk about it. They offered me $250 off which I wouldn't have even known was an option buying through Reverb (or any of the other retailers, I'm sure). When I showed it to my son he loved it too and was emphatic that it was the one.

Surprisingly, it's an unburst. I just kept coming back to it like I did the first one that I lost out on. I ended up putting it on layaway so it's not in-hand today. I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm out of room so this weekend I'm working on rearranging the office/studio. Using layaway allowed me to ensure it doesn't get sold out from under me while I get its new home ready.

I think I'm going to get rid of the drum throne I got. The arms on the office chair suck sometimes but it's so much easier to sit right in front of the keyboard when I'm playing/recording. I also need to find another rack or buy a bigger one. Right now I've got a 5-guitar rack that's full and a single stand. I have a number of other singles I can use as well until I find a final solution. I'm literally sandwiched in by two Marshalls on either side of my chair. One corner has my Blues Jr and Stage Right stacked on each other with a Mesa bass amp/Ampeg cab in the other. I've got to get where I can actually move around.

Here's a pic to whet your appetite. Thanks again for all the conversation around this.

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Ok guys, time for an update. I can't believe that I bought one online without playing it, but I can easily return it if it's not a match made in heaven. I found it on Reverb but I'm so glad I called the shop directly to talk about it. They offered me $250 off which I wouldn't have even known was an option buying through Reverb (or any of the other retailers, I'm sure). When I showed it to my son he loved it too and was emphatic that it was the one.

Surprisingly, it's an unburst. I just kept coming back to it like I did the first one that I lost out on. I ended up putting it on layaway so it's not in-hand today. I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm out of room so this weekend I'm working on rearranging the office/studio. Using layaway allowed me to ensure it doesn't get sold out from under me while I get its new home ready.

I think I'm going to get rid of the drum throne I got. The arms on the office chair suck sometimes but it's so much easier to sit right in front of the keyboard when I'm playing/recording. I also need to find another rack or buy a bigger one. Right now I've got a 5-guitar rack that's full and a single stand. I have a number of other singles I can use as well until I find a final solution. I'm literally sandwiched in by two Marshalls on either side of my chair. One corner has my Blues Jr and Stage Right stacked on each other with a Mesa bass amp/Ampeg cab in the other. I've got to get where I can actually move around.

Here's a pic to whet your appetite. Thanks again for all the conversation around this.

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Beauty of the Unburst.

Congratulations!
 

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As some of you know from another thread, playing guitar has been hard for me since last year due to arthritis. In November, though, I couldn't resist the '59 Epi Les Paul. I love it, but there are definitely some hand positions that either hurt or I can't do at all. I think I really need a slim neck which is why I still find it easier to play my Strat.

Alas, I also have a problem. This year I've picked up a G&L tele, and an Epi ES-339. Today I stopped at Guitar Center since I saw they had a Standard 60s. OMG. It played like a dream. Could it really be that vastly different? I've got the money. But I'm a hack guitarist at best and I'm having a hard time justifying dropping $2500 on a guitar, even with an added bonus coming from work. But it just felt so good.

I suppose I could see what the 60s Epi is like, but I'm really jonesing for a legit Gibson.

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If it plays so nice,as to make your arthritis discomfort disappear, it would seem to me to be a no brainer.So,just jump.
 
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I purchased one of each Standard 60's in bourbon burst and they're vastly different in every way. Not really comparable. The Epi needed a ton of work out of the box to make it playable and it still isn't inspiring to play for some reason...
 

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As some of you know from another thread, playing guitar has been hard for me since last year due to arthritis. In November, though, I couldn't resist the '59 Epi Les Paul. I love it, but there are definitely some hand positions that either hurt or I can't do at all. I think I really need a slim neck which is why I still find it easier to play my Strat.

Alas, I also have a problem. This year I've picked up a G&L tele, and an Epi ES-339. Today I stopped at Guitar Center since I saw they had a Standard 60s. OMG. It played like a dream. Could it really be that vastly different? I've got the money. But I'm a hack guitarist at best and I'm having a hard time justifying dropping $2500 on a guitar, even with an added bonus coming from work. But it just felt so good.

I suppose I could see what the 60s Epi is like, but I'm really jonesing for a legit Gibson.

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As some of you know from another thread, playing guitar has been hard for me since last year due to arthritis. In November, though, I couldn't resist the '59 Epi Les Paul. I love it, but there are definitely some hand positions that either hurt or I can't do at all. I think I really need a slim neck which is why I still find it easier to play my Strat.

Alas, I also have a problem. This year I've picked up a G&L tele, and an Epi ES-339. Today I stopped at Guitar Center since I saw they had a Standard 60s. OMG. It played like a dream. Could it really be that vastly different? I've got the money. But I'm a hack guitarist at best and I'm having a hard time justifying dropping $2500 on a guitar, even with an added bonus coming from work. But it just felt so good.

I suppose I could see what the 60s Epi is like, but I'm really jonesing for a legit Gibson.

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As a "hack", myself, I always dream/live big when it comes to my guitars...I hope by now you got the '60...you'll only be more satisfied with life having the real thing.
 

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I always replace the pickups, nut and switches on my gigging Epi’s. They stay in tune and sound a lot better but still can’t compare to the real thing. Not even close.
Yeah I ended up installing Dimarzio's in it but I think I'm going to go ahead and sell to someone that may actually use it. It doesn't do it for me unfortunately.
 

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Congrats man. That is a beautiful guitar...very natural looking, and I'm loving the healthy dose of mineral streaks. Let us know when you get it so we can all enjoy it along with you - I'm really hoping it works out well for you. My LP Standard 50s (in my avatar) was bought without playing first, and I don't know if I've ever held a better Gibson as a package deal (looks, playability, sound).
 


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