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  1. Hi forum, I finally sold my 2008 Les Paul Standard. I got so sick of people on this forum slagging off the standard, aswell as Gibson for producing it, I just didn't want to be associated with such an ALIEN guitar anymore, LOL[biggrin] . No to be honest, it was a beautiful guitar, lovely quilted/flamed Iced Tea top, but I didn't like the chambering!!. It didn't give me the tone I was looking for. I tried a traditional and although being weight relieved it didn't do anything for me, tone wise. It was also quite heavy and I didn't want this either. I considered buying an older Les Paul
  2. Is the actual Gold Gibson Warranty valid outside of the US? I didn't think it was.
  3. Hi Cdntac, I didn't return it because I didn''t realise how different it was to a "normal" LP. I'll speak to Gibson.
  4. So I will ask the questions in the week of our Gibby Rep, Vincentw!! Poor bloke he has it all on his shoulders doesn't he!! Best Regards, Alan[biggrin]
  5. gibsonlespaul1319, Not exactly!! I looked and saw Les Paul 2008 and also looked on the internet. I didn't know a Les Paul from a Hunk Bucket!! The guitar i received was not a Les Paul Standard. I've since found that out .OK so I didn't play it but surely the name should tell the story!! Best Regards, Alan
  6. Hi Vincentw, Thanks for the invite. I'll contact you in the week through the forum. Kind Regards, Alan[biggrin]
  7. Yes I have a choice, normally, but not on this occasion. I bought this guitar as a Les Paul Standard, shouldn't it be a traditional? I don't know. Please could someone from Gibson comment? :-
  8. Hi Forum, I hope there is someone from Gibsons Customer Service Team on line, because i need them to explain why they produced the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008. Les Paul is and will always be a person I respect in totality. His vision, mastery of the guitar, and legacy cannot be challenged or underrated, IMO. I have always thought of Gibson as a company in the same way!! I have been reading many posts deriding the 2008 Les Paul, you know the one with the neutrik locking jack, PCB, locking grovers etc. The thing is I actually bought one. I have also played a couple of Traditionals o
  9. Came across this guitar for sale, on the below link!! Is it real or fake, it seems a bit too cheap to me?? http://www.guitarmart.co.uk/advert/G02767
  10. Hi Forum, My friend has been looking for a gibby and he came across a green one of these guitars. he asked me to ask anyone on here for any info'. I have never heard of them. Many thanks.
  11. Brilliant reply, I'm looking at acquiring a 335 soon. Played loads. haven't found a good one!! Good night, sir!!
  12. R9 yes things are dear in the dear old UK most of the time, I'm getting a brand new 2010 Gibson Les paul custom in ebony delivered here tomorrow. £2499 GBP!! Wow what's all the histeria about. The UK is falling apart, the US is falling apart!! Gimme a break the world depends on certain things. Maybe not the UK and US! Australia watch out my friends!! Musical love to all, Pictures soon to follow!!
  13. Would someone please explain this obsession with the weight of an LP Standard!! This guitar on this link was made during the early 50's and is 8.5 pounds. What sort of mahogany is this? My 2008 Standard weighs in at 9 pounds, and it's the hated "chambered" monster!! I love her....and my wife, LOL. but then again she is cool, my wife is HOT!! I like to stay inbetween if I can!!:) ;) http://london.craigslist.co.uk/msg/1788145905.html
  14. Thanks Captain, I realise i have a few things to consider!! Nice '57 Bucketbot, I think I'll go for ebony and gold!! Sweet looking and a classic combination. I like the aged effect also. [biggrin]
  15. Thanks to all for the replies, I think the general concensus is to buy new!! I am now going to try out as many as I can, and keep on looking online. I did actually have a White LP Custom in '79. Irony is, I didn't know what it was then. I bought it for £200 in a local music shop, the man said it was a Les Paul, and boy was it heavy. I basically needed a guitar for a punk group I was in. I didn't have a clue what it was, I just played it. It didn't have a TRC, only the Gibson logo on the headstock, so I new it was a Gibson. It was in quite a tatty condition, but hey, it looked good
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