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  1. Thank you BigBends, The wildwoodguitars website is great info. I put my 76 LP Deluxe on a postage scale last night and it weighed in at 10 lbs 12.5 ounces. As I said, the weight does not bother me as much as the fact that you really can't play this guitar sitting down because it is so bottom heavy that it won't balance on my leg.
  2. I am trying to buy a Les Paul and I have read many posts about weight and balance. I noticed that the Gibson website does not seem to show the weight of their models . I know that the exact weight of Les Pauls vary but can anyone tell me the approx. weight of some of the models that I am looking at like: (1) LP Custom (with weight relief back); (2) 2008 LP Std traditional, (3) 2008 LP Std (chambered). I have an 80's LP Deluxe and the weight is a negative but the real problem is that it is so bottom heavy that it is hard to play seated because the guitar won't really balance on my leg. Does anyone know about the balance of the newer models ? Why won't gibson give this kind of basic information to their customers?
  3. Can anyone tell me what I should look for when I check out guitars with vintage Kluson tuners to determine if the tuners are OK? How do these tuners usually wear out or fail ? Do Kluson's have an assumed useful life where under normal use you can expect that they would need to be replaced ? Thanks, any help is appreciated.
  4. I am trying to buy a 50s, 60s or 70s vintage ES-175 and I have noticed that many owners have added strap buttons at various places at the base of the neck or guitar body near the base of the neck. Does anyone know if Gibson ever shipped the ES-175 with factor installed strap buttons at or near the base of the neck ? I thought that all of these strap buttons were not factory equipment but I could be wrong.
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