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post Jul 18 2012, 12:59 AM
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Nice on all counts. I would prefer having one of each smile.gif Depends on how you want to look on stage, and what genre you're gonna play. Obviously the LP has the blues rock look, sound and attitude. It would look odd shredding Yngvie stuff on it. On the other hand, the other guitars would look funky playing classic rock - which is why I would keep the LP and save for one of the others. Never hurts to have more than one axe, and use the one on stage that fits the genre. Of course, I'm big on stage presence these days - it's all about looks (as well as sound of course).

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post Jul 18 2012, 01:09 AM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jul 17 2012, 11:59 PM) *
Nice on all counts. I would prefer having one of each smile.gif Depends on how you want to look on stage, and what genre you're gonna play. Obviously the LP has the blues rock look, sound and attitude. It would look odd shredding Yngvie stuff on it. On the other hand, the other guitars would look funky playing classic rock - which is why I would keep the LP and save for one of the others. Never hurts to have more than one axe, and use the one on stage that fits the genre. Of course, I'm big on stage presence these days - it's all about looks (as well as sound of course).

oh, choices choices choices!

I don't quite agree with this statement.. I think any style looks just as good with any other guitar. PRS has a very similar shape as a Gibson, do you think it would look odd if someone shredded on a PRS as well then?


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post Jul 18 2012, 07:14 AM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Jul 18 2012, 01:39 AM) *
Here's another great option after you saved some cash....great stuff !!

http://www.sterlingbymusicman.com/jp-guitars


He Bossie,

Really nice stuff.



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post Jul 18 2012, 07:23 AM
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QUOTE (playaxeman @ Jul 18 2012, 06:14 AM) *
He Bossie,

Really nice stuff.


They have asymmetrical necks....played one of these sterlings in holland and couldn't believe how well they played..they also look like the real thing..amazing
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post Jul 18 2012, 08:18 AM
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Whoa man! If it was me it would be a no brainer, keep that Les Paul. If anything you should be the one getting the 500 and the guitar on that trade not the other way around. Les Pauls (especially customs ) are like fine wine man they are worth more the older they get, Maybe you should get it appraised? I'll bet its worth more now than when you bought it. But hey thats just me. wink.gif To each his own.
It really only comes down to what you want.

PS I just did a search for a 1986 Les Paul Custom on ebay. I only found one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-1...=item46053e1815



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 17 2012, 07:32 AM) *
You have to go with your heart Robert ! smile.gif

P.S. Who else thought this thread title was comparing the real Petrucci vs the real Les Paul ?? laugh.gif


laugh.gif I did I did! laugh.gif
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post Jul 18 2012, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 18 2012, 09:18 AM) *
Whoa man! If it was me it would be a no brainer, keep that Les Paul. If anything you should be the one getting the 500 and the guitar on that trade not the other way around. Les Pauls (especially customs ) are like fine wine man they are worth more the older they get, Maybe you should get it appraised? I'll bet its worth more now than when you bought it. But hey thats just me. wink.gif To each his own.
It really only comes down to what you want.

PS I just did a search for a 1986 Les Paul Custom on ebay. I only found one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-1...=item46053e1815





laugh.gif I did I did! laugh.gif


Thx for the reply.

Yeah I should get paid :-)

Only one on ebay and what a prize.

QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 18 2012, 09:18 AM) *
Whoa man! If it was me it would be a no brainer, keep that Les Paul. If anything you should be the one getting the 500 and the guitar on that trade not the other way around. Les Pauls (especially customs ) are like fine wine man they are worth more the older they get, Maybe you should get it appraised? I'll bet its worth more now than when you bought it. But hey thats just me. wink.gif To each his own.
It really only comes down to what you want.

PS I just did a search for a 1986 Les Paul Custom on ebay. I only found one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-1...=item46053e1815





laugh.gif I did I did! laugh.gif



Okay I made the decision to keep the LP . Thanx all for the reply on this dilemma.


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post Jul 18 2012, 12:09 PM
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I would say if you rarely use the LP or have something against it then trade it in.

Gibson LPs are great guitars don't get me wrong at all, but once you get use to playing with a thinner neck they become more of a hassle then anything. I bought one back in 2008 it was pretty much the last time they did the white body / chrome hardware setup. But a few months ago I picked up an Ibanez S. Well after using it I never wanted to play the LP due to the neck thickness. So I traded it in for a PRS CE24 and I have not once ever regretted that decision.

It all comes down to what feels better in your hands.


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post Jul 18 2012, 12:35 PM
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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Jul 18 2012, 01:09 PM) *
I would say if you rarely use the LP or have something against it then trade it in.

Gibson LPs are great guitars don't get me wrong at all, but once you get use to playing with a thinner neck they become more of a hassle then anything. I bought one back in 2008 it was pretty much the last time they did the white body / chrome hardware setup. But a few months ago I picked up an Ibanez S. Well after using it I never wanted to play the LP due to the neck thickness. So I traded it in for a PRS CE24 and I have not once ever regretted that decision.

It all comes down to what feels better in your hands.


Yes the MM JP has a 'smoother' neck, better playability i.m.o. than the LP.



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post Jul 18 2012, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 17 2012, 09:02 PM) *
You have to go with your heart Robert ! smile.gif

P.S. Who else thought this thread title was comparing the real Petrucci vs the real Les Paul ?? laugh.gif


I did laugh.gif I did laugh.gif

QUOTE (Max Sokolov @ Jul 18 2012, 12:16 AM) *
I would keep such an old LP!! They are awesome!)


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QUOTE (llibach @ Jul 18 2012, 12:50 AM) *
One thing I'd seriously think about though is that the LP will probably hold it's price and increase in value more than the Petrucci. Sell something else instead like your car or your house biggrin.gif


tongue.gif laugh.gif Yes

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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jul 18 2012, 05:39 AM) *
I don't quite agree with this statement.. I think any style looks just as good with any other guitar. PRS has a very similar shape as a Gibson, do you think it would look odd if someone shredded on a PRS as well then?


Shredding looks good on a Custom 24 wink.gif Not on a single cut though... smile.gif But that's just me tongue.gif


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