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Everything posted by wind_stopper

  1. Why do people spend that much on a guitar? Because they can. Guitars are one of these irrational things that defy logic and common sense. It is often an emotional purchase, not a practical one.
  2. Those few guitars from the 50s or 60s that have become desirable vintage collectibles, are likely exceptionally well build instruments, for whatever reason. Maybe the person glueing or fitting the neck had a really good night sleep, or this one special guitar was just the first one made that week. Who knows. There are many more guitars from that era that didn't survive, simply because they were lousy, or just average instruments. It is not that every Gibson or Fender from those years survived and is still being played today, because not every one was exceptional. After Clapton lost his Beano LP, he said he tried many but never found one that was as good as his first Burst. Quality was probably more variable back in the day and we only see those superbly built instruments to stand the test of time. There are likely fewer duds in modern production lines and more guitars from a build series will likely last longer than those back in the day. As for sound, do the old ones sound better? I'm sure there would be more production models from those years around, if they sounded great.
  3. Thanks for bringing Supertramp back into my memory. There was always some of their vinyls playing in our house when I grew up. I was more into KISS, Van Halen, and then Metallica, Anthrax and so on. But, I'll have fond memories of Supertramp and will check their music out now. Thanks.
  4. Check the saddles - likely the buzz comes from a loose saddle.
  5. Factory is 2mm in low E and 1.5mm on high e.
  6. Had the same issue on my 1950s Standard, but on the high e-string - terrible fret buzz. Only it wasn't actually fret buzz, it was the string saddle sitting too loose in the bridge. In fact, it fell out when I changed the strings. Took it back to the dealer and we tested a whole bunch of new LPs (Gibson and Epi) and about 80% had similar issues on one or more strings. The dealer just changed the one saddle with one that fitted snug into the bridge and the "fret buzz" disappeared. I would setup neck and action to meet factory specs and then check the saddles. If you can take them out without any resistance, it likely is the issue.
  7. If the bridge is bottomed out and you still have a high action, you either have quite a bow in the neck, or you know why the price was so good!
  8. Looks ok to me. Keep in mind, the top of the LP is curved where the bridge studs meet the body. So, the plate of the stud will never sit absolutely flush with the top. Take the strings off and see, if you can screw the stud in a little deeper, they should screw out fairly easy.
  9. The fact it is made in Canada must indicate a certain age - current cases look the same, but are made in China. A Canadian case in good condition might sell probably for more than a brand new one made in China? For me Canadian, if you were living in my town and the case was in good condition, I'd pay new price for it, just because it was made in Canada.
  10. Thanks for the info - will check it out.
  11. Just wanted to say hello. I'm a recent Gibson Les Paul owner. Ever since seeing Slash rocking November Rain, I wanted a LP, but after years of looking for LPs I could not finding one that triggered the must-have impulse. I think Gibson's new lineup is great, and I finally found the one LP that won me over, a beautiful 2020 Les Paul Standard (1950s) in Heritage Cherry Burst. Sounds great, plays great and even the chunky neck is rather comfortable. And with the exception of a loose saddle, my LP is flawless. Saddle got fixed/exchanged by dealer and all is good. It is a great instrument and worth every penny - and the case is pretty sick, too. Well done, Gibson. Stay course, and this won't be my last.
  12. Nice one. I recently had to decide between this one and a 1950s Standard. I liked the neck on the 1950s better, so I bought the Standard. But this red Classic sure is a beauty!
  13. Bit of a cosmetic issue for me, I'd exchange, as this is little too much for a guitar at this price point and with an AAA top. Even if some say "you can barely see it, or the sound matters", I knew it is there and it would bother me. If that was a $500 Epi and it played well, I'd keep it. But for a $2500 Gibson, I'd like to have the top to actually have a top-notch finish, would be a bit more lenient on the backside.
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