the "New Classic" appriciation thread

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Thank you! I'm very much considering switching to either gold reflectors or gold top hats, with thumb bleeders. And possibly adding a poker chip as well.
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It's maybe a bit dry - 2020 that just came out of the box. Some of these have lighter colored boards. Play time will darken it up. Full direct sunlight also exaggerates it a bit.

I know what your dealing with. I have a 2021 Classis that was very dry but I'm really working on the fingerboard. Mineral oil, carnauba and bees wax, she's really starting to polish up since I can't stop playing her.

Your guitar top is outstanding, hope her voice follows suit.
 
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Over the years I had acquired a few les Pauls . They were all fairly expensive collectors versions. Think Jimmy Page etc.
Now I am no musician. I can barely play smoke on the water. I just had a job that allowed me to collect some prime specimens. I also never felt like I was truly worthy of those guitars and I didn’t really feel comfortable messing with them due to their potential worth. I should also mention that I like to take stuff apart and modify things. Again, this is not advisable on such a guitar. Anyway, I decided to sell all of them except for one old norlin and get one nice “regular” LP.
I found my brand new 2019 classic on Sweetwater website. It had a scratch on the back and was listed as a demo for $1799. I looked at the features like ebony gloss finish, binding, rosewood fretboard, bound fretboard, Grover tuners, 61 zebra burstbuckers, push pull pots, and plecked! I emailed them and offered them even less and they agreed to the deal. I ended up getting @25% off shipped to my front door with a hard case...
I received this guitar and holy smokes! It’s beautiful. It sounds great too!
‘I remember when classics had almost green markers on the fretboard. Not anymore. These look proper.
Some have complained about the PCB as opposed to the traditional wiring, but I see it as a plus. I have bought used pickups off of reverb and they just plug in! I can swap back and forth to my hearts desire and I don’t have to worry about ruining the integrity of the guitar. TBH I currently have the 61s in and love them. The tuners are great too.
Some have complained that the coil split etc is just unnecessary. Maybe, but I look at it as a perfect replacement for that Jimmy Page model and you can make use of it or not. It certainly doesn’t detract from the experience.
This is a real lp that I am worthy of.
Bottom line is I love mine. Best purchase ever, zero buyers remorse.
Here are a couple of pics Sweetwater sent me when I bought it.
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A whole bunch of very nice guitars, ebony really has a sophisticated look. I have a couple GLPs, Sudio and Traditional, but have been looking at Classics recently. It seems most owners really like them.
It’s been 7 years since I bought a Les Paul - you all haven’t made resisting the urge easy. Started shopping Sweetwater about a year ago. Their green Oceanburst is intriguing - picture(s) posted here are beautiful. They were out of stock...I’ll have to check...right now.
 

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It's maybe a bit dry - 2020 that just came out of the box. Some of these have lighter colored boards. Play time will darken it up. Full direct sunlight also exaggerates it a bit.

WOW. That is an unusual but no less stunning top.
 

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I'm THIS close to buying one on friday. The cherry one.
I think you will be VERY happy with that decision. There are three Heritage Cherry left in stock at Sweetwater right now...
‘It looks like Guitar Center has all colors.
 
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I'm really surprised that there are not more Classic's posted. They're such an incredible guitar for a price that just a couple of years ago were selling at $600-$1000 more. To be able to get such a great guitar for well under $2K, well, if your looking fort a new REAL LP, you should give this one some consideration.

Carry on...
 

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I'm really surprised that there are not more Classic's posted. They're such an incredible guitar for a price that just a couple of years ago were selling at $600-$1000 more. To be able to get such a great guitar for well under $2K, well, if your looking fort a new REAL LP, you should give this one some consideration.

Carry on...
Agreed. And the combination of switching gives greater tonal versatility. Plus I love the slimmer neck profile.
 

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Now I'm torn on which color. I do want a solid red LP though
That "Trans Cherry" is an awesome guitar. I won't discuss price here but if you need a great contact @ Sweetwater, my rep is awesome and will treat you right without any BS. Been doin business with Andrew for 10 + years, smokin deals and the best customer service...

I want to see some guitar porn!!!
 

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Hey do you guys know if my 2020 Classic would have the Quick Connect feature? I'm not really sure how to tell.
 

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Hey do you guys know if my 2020 Classic would have the Quick Connect feature? I'm not really sure how to tell.
Yes, it does. AFAIK Gibson doesn't make push-pull features without using a PCB, and those use quick connect. Also, I've looked inside one.
 

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The Classic is an awesome guitar, full stop! The quality is much better than it's been in years and I don't think anyone could bash the build and the tonal quality of this guitar and if they do, they don't know shit!
First Congrats on your Classic. It's an awesome guitar

THey are great Guitars, and as many said, one of the best price to value Les Pauls.

But no need to bash prior years, to pump yours up.

My 2017 Classic T was flawless. The back is so matched, it's impossible for an unaided eye to tell it's not ONE piece. By far, the best playing and sounding Les Paul I have had, and on par with any I have tried.

When I put SD Limited Run Joe Bonamassa signature Skinner burst pickups in it, I'd put it up against any Les Paul.

Perfect set of specs, for me, in 2017:
Grover Locking tuners, 57 Classic and Classic+ pickups, 9 hole weight relief, Hand wired Control cavity with Orange Drop caps, wired ABR bridge and Aluminum stop bar

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"But no need to bash prior years, to pump yours up."

I'm sorry, I don't think anyone is bashing yours or any others guitars in this thread!
 


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