- Oct 25, 2019
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You have a beautiful Les Paul - not a lesser one. Just treat it with respect, enjoy it and everything will be fine. I have over 20 LPs & SGs and never a break in over 50 years!
Exactly yes. And a break isn’t guaranteed even then.It's like anything.
The majority of product owners do not seek out online forums.
Two kinds of people do... Enthusiasts, and people with problems......
.....The vast majority of owners are blissfully unaware of these "serious problems" because the reality is that they impact only a very small percentage of owners.
And a Gibson headstock is not going to "pop off" by itself. It's going to take some kind of impact, whether a direct hit or the case falling face-down.
That’s my takeaway as well.You have a beautiful Les Paul - not a lesser one. Just treat it with respect, enjoy it and everything will be fine.
Problem with that line of thinking is:PRS = better sleep + better guitar.
I’m serious - you’ll never look back.
or a Fender & always use a Hercules Stand.
I would get this and send it to a luthier to repair if I could get it for a good price (and if it was a 50's instead of 60's model) That's the ideal type of break for a really solid repair.This just happen to pop up on the 'bay . . holy cow how does this even happen . . .
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Exactly.I would get this and send it to a luthier to repair if I could get it for a good price (and if it was a 50's instead of 60's model) That's the ideal type of break for a really solid repair.
Thank you. And especially thank you for taking my questions and concerns for what they are and reacting with understanding and respect. I have certainly appreciated the positive and supportive commentary from those who have a wealth of experience I simply do not have with Les Pauls.I’d like to preface this comment by saying that OP’s post is totally fine. We hear stuff all the time online that get repeated by people and OP just wanted to double check and cross reference those myths with people with more experience with Gibson guitars. It’s one of the reason this medium exists and I personally welcome it, because it adds variation to NGD threads, which by the way are also awesome.
Hey, wait!I've learned a lot from this thread and the directions it took me in outside research. I also have really enjoyed hearing about other LP players' experiences. Much appreciation to all.
It doesn't even have to be touring pros. When I was playing live, I swapped to straplocks because constantly taking my strap on and off was making my strap buttons loose, and I didn't know the Schaller screws were smaller than the Gibson screws.The exception is touring pros whose instruments pass throug many hands and must be placed for easy access in a busy performance space. There, everything breaks, LP necks among them. Though the headstock transition is a weak point in the LP structure, the notion that they all break is utter BS. A fair % of the ones on sale have breaks. That's why they're being sold!
Maybe you're unknowingly suffering from some low-level OCD issues? I've known people who have that and they have similar, irrational fears as well.No doubt. I admitted as much in the first post. So far that hasn't changed anything though.