2008 Les Paul Standard
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:15 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:55 PM
And like you I just knew I had to have one... I tried one when they first came out and loved the neck but couldnt afford one.. A few years down the line I was in my local shop and saw a wine red one in the rack and I was like ohhh I gotta try that...
The very second I played it that was it.. I had to get it and even brought back a Flying V I had to help pay it off and got the rest on interest free credit.
Like you I was always a fan of the 60s tapered neck which I have on my 1960 Classic.. BUT the assymetrical neck on the 2008 is just as good if nt better to play.. It did take me a short while to get used to the pickups.. As has been discussed on here before, they seem to wear in some how and one day I was just blown away by the sound like someone had turned a switch on inside it..
And yes the weight is perfect... My Classic is a beast and even though the 2008 is chambered it feels totally solid.. I also love the locking tuners which was the first time ive had them.. Awsome stuff
So im with you on that.. I looked at both the 2012 and 2013 models and even though both are good.. im REALLY happy I got my 2008 before they disscontinued it.. I also modded it slightly by putting black trim on...
Heres my beauty
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:53 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
problem with the chambering aspect or the asymmetrical neck. It sounds good
through my Fender XD or my Blackstar HT-5R combos. It has a wonderful feel to it.
This '08 was built in February of 2009 and weighs 7.36 pounds (3.34kg)
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Blackstar HT-5R Combo
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:32 AM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:36 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:48 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:39 PM
Possibly, I have a HB 2008 model made in 2008 and it sounds a bit chunky / fatter than my CB 2008 made in 2010 on the same settings.
BTW, my search for a gold top 2008 is over !!!! I found one in 10 condition made in 2010 from Chicago Music Exchange. I've never purchased on line before until now. I Have always bought new in store or private party were I can touch feel etc. The store manager accepted my offer including the shipping and no tax. He guarantees the guitar is perfect no dents, buckle rash or nicks or blemishes in the top gold coating. He said I can return it in 30 days if I'm not happy with it. In fact my phone just got an e-mail that it's been shipped. I will have it on Friday and I get to show up at practice Saturday with it. I'll put my new favorite strings on it and set it up and away we go! I'm stoked, I really didn't want to settle for the newer models that I don't like.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:59 AM
I've a problem with my fretboard hand due to car crash and the asymmetric neck helps a lot.
I love the chambered sound with burstbuckers pro and can play everything with this guitar from blues (my love), to rock to jazz.
Not so good for country
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