Upsized Les Paul?

turbineguy

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I had an idea a while back for a larger LP that would be a better fit for bigger guys like myself. I've owned a few LPs and was never totally comfy with the fit, so I thought a LP body that was scaled up 10 - 20% (closer to the size of an ES-139) might hit the sweet spot. Naturally it would have to be weight-relieved otherwise it'd weight a ton. Just wondering if there might be any interest in such a thing - Gibson could call it the LP Max or something like that.
 

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Reverend made an upsized Tele for Greg Koch "Gristlemaster".
They would probably make a LP-ish upsized project if asked about it, or track down Greg to suggest it to them.
They also launched their first carved-top LP-like model so the timing may be right.



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There was a "bucket Head" Signature Les Paul, which I believe had an oversized body?
Yup... baritone long scale and oversized body.

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Note how small the humbuckers look...

I’m sure if Gibson made these they can make a “made to measure” custom order.... sure it won’t be cheap.

There’s also a Les Paul bass with a larger body..... which is what I think they used for the Buckethead.

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They have the tooling.
 
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What was the width on the L5-S? Certainly wider-waisted, if nowhere else.
 

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On that note, I wish they'd make an ES 335/339 type with a fifteen inch body bout. 339's are kinda dinky and 335's are kinda huge (for us not-so-tall persons).
 

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On that note, I wish they'd make an ES 335/339 type with a fifteen inch body bout. 339's are kinda dinky and 335's are kinda huge (for us not-so-tall persons).
The discontinued ES-235 has a 14" lower bout, an inch bigger than an LP.
I shoulda held off on the amps & Steinbergers and bought a '34 Burst ES-235
 

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Doesn't seem like it would be much of a challenge for the guys here who build from scratch. Just take the LP Template and scribe 1/2" out from the normal lines.
 

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Essentially the ES 137 is a larger singlecut with weight relief (really semihollow).
 

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I'd have to agree with uncle mud. No interest here. The look of the LP is distinct - even the bind-less LP studios -almost- lose my interest...
 

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My 1993 les Paul weighs about 11.5lbs ,and I totally see how a 25lbs les Paul would be great!!
Who couldn't benifit from extreme back pain , just think of the possibility of young man buying a "classic guitar " when he's say 19. Now with the new "bigger" body he to can be "classic" himself with a slipped disk and not being able to stand straight..... You may be onto something here , I'd contct the Gibson marketing team , these could go for like $12.000 a pop !
 


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