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post Jul 14 2010, 03:26 AM
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Ok...I have been gassing hard for a Les Paul and I finally found this one on www.chrisguitars.com I live very close to Chris and was able to see it in person first. It is a 1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio, Wine Red with Gold hardware. It has some nicks and scuffs, typical of a 15 year old guitar but nothing major. Still getting used to the Les Paul shape and thick neck, but it plays great!
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post Jul 14 2010, 03:29 AM
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post Jul 14 2010, 03:45 AM
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Nice guitar man !!! I would love to get one of those.


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post Jul 14 2010, 04:58 AM
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Awesome guitar man! I love it!


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post Jul 14 2010, 03:28 PM
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post Jul 14 2010, 04:38 PM
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post Jul 14 2010, 04:42 PM
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post Jul 14 2010, 04:49 PM
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Cool aquisition there Ben! Hope you can get used to the style. Unfortunately for me, I couldn't. sad.gif


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post Jul 14 2010, 10:12 PM
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Woow, that's beautiful LP Studio man, congratulations! smile.gif


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post Jul 23 2010, 06:11 AM
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post Jul 23 2010, 02:29 PM
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awesome guitar!!! but, I cannot say the same from the pink case LOL!!!
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post Jul 24 2010, 05:48 AM
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post Jul 24 2010, 07:14 AM
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post Jul 24 2010, 10:11 AM
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post Jul 24 2010, 04:28 PM
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This is going to sound crazy...but I already am getting rid of the Gibson! After playing it A LOT over the last 11 days, I realized that I just cannot stand the body shape. Everytime I reach for the mouse to either reset the backing track, or click on the next video, the guitar wants to fall off my lap body side first. The headstock actually swung up and clocked me in the head once! I had to catch the guitar so it didn't fall to the floor. I really like the sound...I really like the feel...but just can't come to terms with the body. I think it would be great to play standing up...but I always play sitting down. Believe me...nobody wants to hear me up on a stage! tongue.gif

The GOOD news is...I have an even swap setup with a guy who has an '07 Ibanez Prestige RG2550E!


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post Jul 24 2010, 04:57 PM
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I understand what you mean, when I've tried some Gibson LP Standards at my local shop I always feel as if they are going to fall, maybe it's because I'm used to the strat & in¡banez which are so well balanced, they just sit right there in your lap and don't ever move.

Then again I only tried LPs for a few minutes, so i don't really know if they would actually fall when playing sitting down, but your story certainly made me remember my short time playing them. They are beautiful guitars nonetheless and I know I'll get one some day, but their thick neck, uncomfortable high fret access (compared to strats/ibanez and SGs) and weight makes me wonder if it will ever be the right axe for me smile.gif

I'm sure you'll love that 2550 man wink.gif


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post Jul 24 2010, 06:39 PM
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Most Les Pauls are really light. Every Gibson USA Les Paul between 1982 - 2007 is weight-relieved, 2007+ is chambered. This took me some time to get use to for originally playing a much heavier guitar. It's better playing standing up (well balanced, but light enough to hold sideways 'or even over your head' and rip out solos, lol), but you do get use to it sitting down (feel light body, the neck can flip around easily), just be be really careful when you start playing it at first, I too nearly swung the neck around, but now I feel it's fine. I don't know... you get use to the light feel after a while - I never do that anymore.

Mine is a Double Cut Standard 98 with 24 frets, so a little more neck heavily but I love it, it's neck access and playing is a dream compared to others I've tried, super easy to access even to the highest 24th frets.

The only issue I've ever had with it, is it has the classic '57/'59s pickups in, it sounds too sweet and smooth! Great for blues and rocks, but the pickups can't really attack metal and needs something 'hotter', so getting new pickups for it - fingers crossed.

Tone: Perfect for rock/blues with no hum (just a bit vintage blues/rock rather than screaming metal)
Weight: Light (good well balance for standing up, takes time to get use to sitting, all except for the SG which feel heavier and more balanced at sitting)
Body: Excellent (for the 24th fret Double Cut, a bit more neck weight, but way more access, the best body shape I've ever used - standard cut has less access high frets but a nice neck still)

I would suggest going with a different guitar for more metal screaming attack depending on how you like to play, but if you play smooth rock/blues I would say nothing can beat the gibson. If I can get both worlds with new pickups, it would be by far the best guitar I've played.

Sorry to hear it didn't work out for ya, let me know how the '07 Ibanez Prestige RG2550E is, looks like a sweet axe as well. You should be able to play everything from Classical to extreme Death metal on her!

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post Jul 24 2010, 08:30 PM
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I really am disappointed that it didn't work. I really do like Les Pauls, they just aren't suited for me. I lloved the man Les Paul! If you haven't seen "Chasing Sound" rent it right away and watch it! He had the smoothest tone you have ever heard!


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post Jul 24 2010, 09:02 PM
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I can't believe you are getting rid of a guitar that looks great, plays great ,feels great and over all sounds great just because of the body shape that you have not been getting used to yet? Seriously?

KEEP THE LES PAUL

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post Jul 24 2010, 11:01 PM
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I can't believe you are getting rid of a guitar that looks great, plays great ,feels great and over all sounds great just because of the body shape that you have not been getting used to yet? Seriously?

KEEP THE LES PAUL


Not a chance. I have really come to dislike it. When I first tried it, I felt the same thing...but figured I would get used to it. It just isn't happening. Honestly, if I kept it, it would sit in the case and I would play something else.


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