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#121 User is offline   Lakers_Fan 

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:03 PM

I love my new guitar! I barely know how to play anything but it sounds beautiful!
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#122 User is offline   loneguitar 

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:05 PM

Let's face it, it doesn't matter which LP you get. If it speaks to you then that's the one for you. All the other stuff id fluff. It doesn't have to be a re-issue, or a custom, or a standard. These are preferences to each individual player, they won't make you a better player, they look good but a good guitarist will blow away most away on a studio. It's a subjective thing and that's why there are so many models, choose the one that talks to you.
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#123 User is offline   donnyzee 

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:20 PM

I have had a few les pauls in different models. My favorite was my very first one. A 1974 gold top deluxe. I was told to never ever get rid of it by experienced players. But I did. And I still kick myself in the ass frequently when I think about it.
Since I have had the paul. Several standards and a couple of customs and even a 59 double cutaway special. But none compared to that very first deluxe. I would pay top dollar if I ever run across that one somewhere. it even had a number 2 stamped on it. It had a small hairline fracture near the tail. But it did not affect it in any way shape or form.
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#124 User is offline   Blues1 

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:38 AM

59 les paul standard


I dig the gold top Les Paul & Bonamassa model
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#125 User is offline   kylehnewman 

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:03 AM

R9. The best guitar I've ever played. It was an R9 at the Gibson Showcase. My Avatar too.
Epihone Les Paul 1997 Standard/Elitist HCSB
S101 Gibson Les Paul Copy. Tabacco/Bourbonburst
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#126 User is offline   jaygordon75 

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:00 AM

The Les Paul Classic does it all for me...
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#127 User is offline   BFG 28 

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

Standard Brimstone Burst[biggrin]


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#128 User is offline   Kawika 

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:32 PM

The 57' Custom reissued Black Beauty!!!
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#129 User is offline   lespaulj45 

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:51 PM

The Desert burst standard I happen to own-all 8.5 lbs of it
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#130 User is offline   ajay 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:05 PM

I love my PEACEFUL ORANGE PEACE MODEL. It's special in several ways, and I'll never sell it.[attachment=23537:image.jpeg]
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#131 User is offline   Jeffytune 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:52 AM

Ajay, nice resurgence of an old thread.

Very nice LP you have as well.
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#132 User is offline   sparquelito 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:56 AM

To attempt to name the best Les Paul model (and agree upon it, even) is folly.

You may as well ask 100 different bar patrons to name the best beer.

Or a thousand men to agree upon the best woman, ever.

I say, play them all, and enjoy every single one you can get your hands on.

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#133 User is offline   JayinLA 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:02 AM

My avitar is R8. I was the caretaker of one for a few months to do a setup for a bud. I now understand why one spends that kind of money on an instrument. I haven't played a 59, but I imagine it would be similar. The funny thing. They guy who gave it to me to set up, didn't come to get it for almost half a year. Can you imagine? I wouldn't let that thing out of my line of sight for half a year.
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#134 User is offline   lolo_guitar 

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 07:29 AM

Knopfler
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#135 User is offline   pippy 

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 01:21 PM

View PostJayinLA, on 24 December 2017 - 11:02 AM, said:

My avatar is R8....I now understand why one spends that kind of money on an instrument...

That's basically what I've been trying to convey in the "R9 vs LP Standard + PRS thread".
Once you understand what a really good LP Re-Issue is all about it puts everything else, guitar-wise, into proper perspective.

Pip.

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#136 User is offline   JAC 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

Specials and Standards for myself. I also like the Traditional.
What da ya mean dude, You mean like dude ranch?........In other words, If music be the language of love, then play on!
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#137 User is offline   sparquelito 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

I have owned many Gibson Les Pauls over the years, since the mid-1970's anyway, and I currently own and play two of them.

In my observation, and in my opinion, the very best Les Paul model is the one that you currently own and hold.
The one that plays great, sounds fantastic, and stays in tune.

Some believe that it's the one that you used to own, the one that you stupidly let get away.

Many have never owned a Les Paul at all, but would love to own one some day.
And they look to threads like this one to get some inspiration, and some idea about which is the best one, the Holy Grail.


To those guys and gals, I say this;
That guitar doesn't exist.

Every Gibson Les Paul has strong and positive features, and some sort of down-side or negative features.
Strong: Neck like butter, killer tone, fits me like a glove. So damned cool, it turns heads.
Down-side: Heavy, neck seems short compared to my Stratocaster. I only use it for certain songs.
Whatever.


My advice?
GO OUT THERE AND PLAY EVERY SINGLE MODEL THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON.
And don't listen to what anybody else has to say.

When you hold YOUR magic Les Paul, you will know it.
And after trying literally dozens and dozens of them, you will definitely know it.

She will sing to you.
She will feel just right.
She will stay in tune, and she will make magic tones in your hands.

Whatever model that turns out to be?
It doesn't matter.
Get it.

That's the one.
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#138 User is offline   Jeffytune 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

I currently have two Les Pauls, my white studio, and a Epiphone plus top.
The two could not be more different and still be the same basic shape.
The necks are night and day different (A modern thin "D" shape and a 58 style).

But I am keeping both of them.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

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#140 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:44 PM

And SG Player continues his oh-so-entertaining, now passive-aggressive, anti-Ephiphone campaign...
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