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Les Paul Special with F holes and AAA Maple Cap

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

Here's a pic of mine.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

I like your top flame better. As far as the tuners... no difference in tuning stability, I'm just used to having locking tuners on all of my electric guitars. I ordered a Gibson pickguard it should be here today.. I'll post of photo of it mocked up tonight. I'm not really worried about a warranty.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:29 PM

I bet if they were held side by side they'd look very similar. Mine is more caramel looking unless it's blasted by daylight like in my photo.

Definitely curious to see yours with the pickguard. I may change pickups to 490R / 498T to match my Les Paul Custom. I tend to play heavy distortion, and so far I'm not crazy about the 57s when they're pushed hard.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

OK... need some opinions with or without pickguard? The photo without the PG is the true color.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:17 AM

I'm usually a fan of pickguards but I think it looks better without it.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:47 AM

I think it looks great, and balances out the single-f hole on the other side of the guitar.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

Since these are flat tops not carved I ordered a custom pickguard from Terrapin guitars. Same size and tan color.. just no holes. I'm going to use double sided tape like an acoustic guitar to install. With that install there will be no holes to give warranty issues and it should look great. Cost me $17.50 plus shipping. Ive used them before and always had great results.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

Cool, will definitely be interested to see how that looks. Checked out Terrapin Guitars- which pickguard did you select then? The "Les Paul Standard Style"? Was your concern with the Gibson pickgaurd (other than the holes) that it would sit too high because it is flat?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

The Gibson guard fits perfect so that's what I ordered only without holes. I have 2 Gibson guards with holes I could have used.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:40 AM

I picked up one too, it was such a great deal and a great guitar I couldn't resist buying it...

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:42 AM

HI and Congrats...spent some time with mine last night she's a great player.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

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HI and Congrats...spent some time with mine last night she's a great player.
Thanks, I really like the way it plays and sounds and it's a lot lighter than a standard Les Paul.....

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

I just came from Guitar Center to bring back a LP Special, and low and behold, I saw one of these! I put my refund towards it, and I'm hoping to bring it home very soon!!
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

View Postmagnet, on 04 February 2014 - 01:06 PM, said:

I picked one up too! This thread helped me identify what it was that I had stumbled upon at my local Guitar Center, so thank you.

Like you, I'm debating throwing a pickguard on it but I'm weary of drilling holes into it (and voiding the warranty?). Also funny, I was considering doing the same thing with the locking grovers, but so far it seems to hold tune pretty well so I may hold off. Did you notice an improvement when you installed those, or were you more just looking to make string changes easier?


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

Thanks for that link! I may get two! I like the clear ones! Did you notice this guitar also has split coil taps in the volume controls?!
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

I ordered 2 different pickguards. black\crème\black & crème\black\crème. In the end my wife and I both liked the contrast of the Black\crème\black. Its on with some double sided tape that if needed will come off clean.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:04 PM

The belly cut should be introduced on all LPs. I wish I have it on mine. I have a Standard Traditional Pro 2012. I don't know if the body is relieved or not, because I would make a belly cut myself. But I am afraid not to get onto a relief hole...
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:21 AM

I just bought one today, its the best LP Ive ever played, including the Standard and TRAD. Its the perfect LP for me. Lightweight, awesome 57s with coil tapping, fast playing neck and awesome tones. Love it.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:57 AM

View Postmagnet, on 04 February 2014 - 01:06 PM, said:

I picked one up too! This thread helped me identify what it was that I had stumbled upon at my local Guitar Center, so thank you.

Like you, I'm debating throwing a pickguard on it but I'm weary of drilling holes into it (and voiding the warranty?). Also funny, I was considering doing the same thing with the locking grovers, but so far it seems to hold tune pretty well so I may hold off. Did you notice an improvement when you installed those, or were you more just looking to make string changes easier?

They look like really nice guitars. You can install or remove a pickgard without necessarily voiding the warranty.
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