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#41 User is offline   Mr. Natural 

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:20 PM

Les Paul Standard
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#42 User is offline   1bilbo 

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

The finest Les Paul was and is the 1970s Les Paul recording, Les himself used one for many years.

I have one and can get absolutely ANY tone out of it I want.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:10 PM

The best Les Paul you can own is the one that fits in your hands like a glove, sings like a bird and growls like a lion... Which could be any model out there.... Just sayin'
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#44 User is offline   Lespauldude 

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:07 AM

It's entirely subjective, of course. My vote is for my 1998 LP Classic Heritage Cherry Sunburst with a Seymor Duncan Custom Shop EVH pup in the bridge position. I currently play this thru my ENGL 670 SE and Mills Acoustics 412B Afterburner cab. Sonic Nirvana for sure!! They are all works of art. Nothing compares to a Les Paul!!
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:54 AM

I would have to say the one in my dreams. Still don't have one but in my dreams - you should see it. It fits like a glove, a tone known only to me, a finish that would rival heaven, and should a "collector" see it, they could only dream of having it. It definitely is a players guitar. It is truly a one of a kind and priceless. The name of my Les Paul is Excalibur and you know the rest of the story. Now, if I could only find that dang wizard...
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#46 User is offline   Riverside 

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:24 AM

I'd guess that asking about best Les Paul model is like asking about the best motorcycle or the best bass boat.

It's either the one you have, or the one your buddies talk about the most.

Get any model, and see if you get that feeling...
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#47 User is offline   Xinnix 

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:00 AM

STANDARDS-!! Why? VALUE! You get the best sound for the price.
Of course its all up to the player, but a Custom or RI won't sound much better if at all.
Especially $4 - $6k more Better!.... Although it might look better?

I haven't played every model but I have played with all the top end Gibson LP's and the one I settled on is the
05 Standard Faded 60's neck.

Theres a reason why their called Standards.

btw, these type of questions should include a price range!
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:09 AM

I tend to say custom because the playability and comfort seem superior.
And the sound made lifting wigs. [biggrin]
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:12 AM

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...And the sound made lifting wigs. [biggrin]


Well, there IS that...
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#50 User is offline   raine 

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:21 AM

Yeah, the sound is so good that surprise me every time I play with My LPCS.
Too bad for the retired neighbor who must attempt to keep their wigs as they can ... The other is just messed

The only "troubles" is the weight 9.7 lbs.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:29 AM

I've played four different amazing setups at my local Guitar Center.

Les Paul Classic (through a Marshall JVM410H)
Les Paul Axcess (through an Egnated Tourmaster Combo)
Les Paul Traditional Pro (through a Blackstar HT-5. I now own that amp and I need a better guitar. I don't have a gibson.........yet)
Les Paul Studio modded with Vintage Voicings (such as Bumble Bee Capacitors)(through a Blackstar HT-5)
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

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I tend to say custom because the playability and comfort seem superior.
And the sound made lifting wigs. #-o


Tend to agree....having sold my Heritage Cherry Standard to buy a 57 VOS Custom.

Prinicipally for me because there is no comparison between the qulaity of the neck particulary with respect to the fretting.

The guitar really is aptly described as "The Fretless wonder" IMO. [biggrin]

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

Gibson Les Paul "Artisan" is the best
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

The R9... [crying]
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

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I thought I would be objective too Kris LOL

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:39 AM

Goldtop with P-90's. Course that could be because I started with strats and love PRS's
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:37 PM

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:09 PM

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:36 AM

hey guys yesterday i got to play a Les Paul Standard Plus 50'Neck Cherry Sunburst. It was pretty cool but i was playing through Marshal Mg amp and sound was a bit weird but ok. It feels small though after my cheap 24 frets Cort X-1. but i liked it
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:21 AM

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