What would it take for you to start selling your Les Pauls?

GeeJay

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Not selling my Les Paul ever. Even if I stopped playing it will sit on a stand. My kids can decide what to do with it when I'm gone.
 

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Two reasons to sell:

1. Get a better LP

2. Financial hardship
 

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I'm finished as far as Les Pauls go. I've become so dissatisfied with the never ending pursuit to bring my Historics up to "spec" and to the point where they sound like the should. It's embarrassing to spend that much money, on a supposedly hand made instrument, then have to plop down another thousand or so making it into what it should have been off the line.

I genuinely feel sorry for you. if you can't get a Standard or a Traditional up to spec reasonably quickly (and for well under a thousand in upgrades) then I can safely say that a Les Paul is not the guitar for you.
 

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If les Paul's were to skyrocket to $40-50k for an early Norlins and say double in price on historics? Norlins would be GONE! I'd prolly keep my 08 R9 ms get rid of my 02 LPC as well.
 

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i might part 1 of my 2 LP standard if money was an issue , but right now .. with 0 debt ... a good job and 35 000 $ in my bank account .. theres no way im seeling my standard .

ive had about 10 guitars before finding my dream guitars .. and now i have them

my Gibson are not for sale .

good thing is i bought both my standard when u.s and canada dollars was even .. so i paid 1500 $ each for both my standard .. i could sell them for 1600-1700 easily .


So no matter hwat i choose , i get my money back and even turn a profit .

but they are not for sale right now .


I dont need money .

24.75 scale is perfect for my small hands .. i prefer it to the Stratocaster i had before .


So no more fender for me . i hate the look of the PRS and others ... Never been a fan of the neck profile of the ESP



Basically the Les Paul is my dream guitar . greatest in look , feel , sound .
 

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And the neck pocket on my Les Paul.. He presses in the neck then LIFTS THE ENTIRE GUITAR UP with all the stress on the unglued neck joint.. Incredible..

Fair to say thats what any glued in neck would be like, by any maker. I've made plenty myself and the first time you get the neck to finally slide in there takes a fair bit of effort.
Also the nature of wood glue is that you have to have wood contact, and solid contact too. The glue isn't there to bridge gaps. Gibson neck joints would have that same ability/tolerances, or they'd fail straight away.
 

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I buy and sell them all the time. I love guitars, and I want to experience as many as possible.
 

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What might tempt you away from from making your next guitar another Les Paul? Especially curious about more recent offerings. For instance I'm not a PRS fan but the S2 Starla and Vela really intrigue me. I also might consider a Firebird, Gretsch BS Hotrod, or anything else that tickles my fancy.

Discovering one more QC issue with any of my Gibsons.
 

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I'm done with Gibsons in general for now. Specifically because I've constantly battlied with sh*tty quality control (nuts, frets, finish work, etc, etc...) with fresh out of the box Gibsons, coupled with the fact that Henry has made Gibson the "Walmart" of musical instrument manufacturers. I can't with good conscience continue buying subpar guitars from a company that takes no pride in their own heritage, and treats their employees like dogs.

I'll be the first to admit that my PRS doesn't have the "classic looks and vintage rock & roll vibe" of my old Gibsons, but it's built like a Roll Royce, plays like a Ferrari and is dependable as a Honda.

Unless Gibson does a complete 180 in 2016 (doubtful), my next guitar will be another PRS. I don't want it to come to that, but this sh*t is getting to be utterly ridiculous.
 

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I'm done with Gibsons in general for now. Specifically because I've constantly battlied with sh*tty quality control (nuts, frets, finish work, etc, etc...) with fresh out of the box Gibsons, coupled with the fact that Henry has made Gibson the "Walmart" of musical instrument manufacturers. I can't with good conscience continue buying subpar guitars from a company that takes no pride in their own heritage, and treats their employees like dogs.

I'll be the first to admit that my PRS doesn't have the "classic looks and vintage rock & roll vibe" of my old Gibsons, but it's built like a Roll Royce, plays like a Ferrari and is dependable as a Honda.

Unless Gibson does a complete 180 in 2016 (doubtful), my next guitar will be another PRS. I don't want it to come to that, but this sh*t is getting to be utterly ridiculous.

^ I've experienced the same. Three new Gibsons inside of 8 months, ALL with major QC issues (new in box). Gibsons Warranty being impossible to invoke.. reaching the point where I just expect problems when buying a Gibson (that's crazy, unreasonable and pretty stupid on my part). PRS is the logical alternative - and I don't rule out Agile. DONE here with Gibson until I see the same 180, which I agree is not likely. And for the loyalists who like to slam the "ill remarks": I'm speaking from recent and expensive personal experience..:mad:
 

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"What would it take for you to start selling your Les Pauls?"

AND FURTHERMORE:
A good experience with this.. which I just ordered:

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Cash. If I need money, guitars are the first to go. I've had a ton, I have a ton now and I'll have more.

I usually switch em out as I need to for projects; the only one I have had longer than two years is a custom built Les Paul that was built for me by a friend. I'd have to be pretty broke to off it, but all the rest are interchangeable. They're tools, not friends.
 

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I have two Les Paul Standards (one bought as a spare for the other), and see no need to buy any more just for the sake of just having them. I play Fender guitars now, anyway.

RichBrew
 

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I already sold 'em.

What did that take? A healthy serving of Henry's horse**** about Gibson 'fans', and a good Strat.

**** that guy, **** his company, and **** that weak-ass carved-top Telecaster copy. :cool:
 

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Next year I will be giving my Les Paul to my son for his 18th birthday but I won't be looking to replace it with another Les Paul (unless some ridiculously low priced beauty falls into my lap). If I get another Gibson it will be a Explorer. Failing that a PRS or some other twin humbucker model. Whatever I get, it's got to be affordable. I'm strictly low budget.
 

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I already sold 'em.

What did that take? A healthy serving of Henry's horse**** about Gibson 'fans', and a good Strat.

**** that guy, **** his company, and **** that weak-ass carved-top Telecaster copy. :cool:

A man of principles. Good on you. Shame the old sh1te Henry hasn't got any.
 

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I might sell one or both of my Epi's down the road to make room for a 330 or 335. I really like single coils. My Trad Pro II gets me pretty close with coil splits. My Florentine is a bit redundant, so it may need to go. I'm not in a hurry though. But I do want something semi hollow or hollow. A Casino my do the trick too.

As far as selling because of what Gibson is currently doing? Could care less. My Gibson's are great. The Epi's are too. I'm definitely more into traditional old school looks, so that narrows my choices down to just a couple manufacturers. Being more budget minded also narrows my choices down even more. So, I hunt for the best deals. These are usually "blems" or used.
 

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