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  1. I agree 100%, i'm not saying everyone should buy a solid body Les Paul, but Gibson should always offer players the choice of weight relieved and solid bodies in their production line up every year.....That's all. My original statement was that Les Paul's that are made with solid bodies and absolutely no weight relief are the only models that are really true to the Les Paul name and the original production line.....weight relieved Les Paula are not true Les Paula in my opinion and no amount of debate is going to change that opinion...but to each his own.
  2. In this video these two guys from Andertons Music in the U.K. test multiple Les Paul guitars, about 11 minutes and 40 seconds into the video they do a time test for the chambered Les Paul standard's sustain, against a solid body Epiphone standard and the Gibson rings out for 7 seconds and the Epiphone rings out for almost 30 seconds. SOLID SUSTAINS BETTER AND LONGER !!!! Watch it for your self.....
  3. You know what..for the most part i agree with everything you said here, i just can't help but get really annoyed when companies like Gibson mess with such a perfect and historic instrument like the Les Paul, i just don't see why they can't leave it as is. Look at Fender and Rickenbacker, the Strat nor the Ric 360 has ever been altered since their conception, both are still made exactly how they were from day one. So why couldn't Gibson just do the same ? Thats all i'm saying, there is just no need to mess with a classic.
  4. Well if you were being kind, then why did it seem like you were agreeing with me one minute and stabbing me in the back the next.....not that i care, i know i'm right when it comes to solid wood and sustain over chambered wood, and if you do have the years of experience like i do then you should know the same as i.
  5. Never said i was an " Expert ", i said i knew enough to work on my own guitars, nor do i think that i would've damaged it. I simply utilized a warranty and service contract that i paid a lot of money for, and as it turns out, it's a good thing i did.
  6. Believe what you want, but i am 47 years old trying to educate the 15 to 30 year olds of today....and if you read my entire post about going to the guitar tech, you would see that i chose to utilize the free labor coverage in my warranty and take advantage of the sale on the tuners, and it was a good thing i did because if i had damaged it then i would have nothing but a damaged guitar instead of shopping around for new one to replace the one the tech damaged.
  7. Do you know anything about the laws of physics ?, more mass means more sustain, and a solid body guitar has more mass than a chambered guitar, that is indisputable. Go get an acoustic guitar, and then go get an electric guitar, plug in the electric to an amp and pluck the same note on both and time the sustain and how long it takes for the note to fizzle out to silence.....the electric will win every single time. It's like you trying to dispute which vehicle it would take to stop first, if you had a Honda accord and a 18 wheel tractor trailer going 90-mph, the Honda will always stop fi
  8. Don't have it anymore i dropped it off to have the Geforce tuners replaced with klusons while it was still under warranty and the tech accidentally banged the neck up against his workbench and put a nasty ding in the top of the neck right where you slide your thumb over, in retrospect i should've done it myself like i wanted to but the labor was free and the tuners were on sale, plus the sales guy reminded me if i did do it myself and it got damaged it would not have been replaceable, but because i utilized my service contract while it was still under warranty now it's getting replaced for
  9. LOL a recording....anything could be made to sound like whatever you want it to sound like by the time you run it through a mixing board, now if your were sitting in the same room with me and i was blind folded and you had each of those guitars plugged directly into a tube amp and you were ringing out a single note and letting it sing out until it stopped. Then yes i could tell you which guitar was chambered and which one was solid.
  10. Well i'm almost 48 years old and my brother is almost 55 years old..now i've been playing for nearly 30 years and my brother's been playing for over 40 years and although neither one of us are luthiers either, we have nearly every guitar book ever published on Gibson Fender, PRS and more and these aren't just pretty picture books, but books on luthier techniques, which woods are the best, and how much of a difference solid hardwoods and various pickups combos make in a guitar, plus we do all the work on our guitars ourselves, adjustments, replacing strings, buffing, polishing, pick up and tune
  11. Are you serious ? Nobody is talking about the electronic chambers...those are routered out because electronics, pickups, pots, wiring and switches are placed in those routered holes. Holes routered out just for the sake of making an instrument lighter is in my opinion retarded and detracts from the original sound that made the Les Paul what it is today......thats the argument.
  12. I can tell you why...because most players in here are all of 25 years or younger and don't know jack about guitar construction, they see a pretty flame top and hear some hot pick ups, so their convinced it's the real deal. If they bothered to educate themselves then they would realize it's also SOLID hardwood that contributes to the meaty sustain of the guitar, which is why a lot of the older guy's like myself would put up a late 50's Les Paul against any of the hallowed out pieces of crap they make today. Don't come in here all pissed off at me because you spent three grand on a Les P
  13. WOW !!! i don't think i've ever had such a popular topic, now if only the majority of replies i received agreed with me instead of disagreed....Then i would really be proud. Oh well, just to add a little tid bit to this post and sort of update it...i have seen the 2017 Les Paul line up and to no surprise i'm interested in the 2017 Traditional T Model.....with NO weight relief, NO Geforce tuning, and NO coil tapping.....Just the original solid body mahogany & maple Les Paul with burst buckers, kluson tuners, rosewood fretboard. As it's meant to be, this new " ULTRA " modern weight r
  14. Macmutt

    2017 SG

    Got an advert email showing the 2017 Gibson's from my local Sam Ash store and then checked their website and the ebony SG standard showed in stock, so i immediately went to down to the store and ordered it. It arrived Friday...and it is Gorgeous.
  15. Macmutt

    2017 SG

    Just got my 2017 Gibson SG Standard in Ebony and it is FLAWLESS...... I love it
  16. Macmutt

    2017 SG

    Just got my 2017 Gibson SG Standard in Ebony and it is FLAWLESS...... I love it
  17. Well i've said my piece, you guy's can continue to go on debating, ridiculing, insulting or picking apart my guitar or other comments i made. Enjoy yourselves, and i genuinely hope each one of you is happy with what ever guitars you own. The important thing to remember is we all love playing guitars, and that should give us enough common ground to be civil to one another at the very least. It's been fun, take care all.
  18. Wish i had the room to store multiple guitars...and amps for that matter, but my simple set up consists of my Les Paul, my amp and my pedal board, and thats all......but to your question, Buying Les Pauls is probably one of the best addictions to have.
  19. i guess it all depends on what you like, especially as far as pickups, neck profile, auto tuning or regular tuners and so on, best way is to play them and see which sounds and feels best to you.
  20. i guess it all depends on what you like, especially as far as pickups, neck profile, auto tuning or regular tuners and so on, best way is to play them and see which sounds and feels best to you.
  21. Congrats sounds like a beauty, hope you get many years of pleasure jamming with it. Post pics when you can.
  22. Just looks like a darker part of the grain to me, it's not flawlessly picked wood pieces every time i guess, but if you ask me i think it makes it special, and your own personal mark of distinction. I almost prefer some kind of flaw in my guitars, since i consider them an extension of myself, and god knows i'm far from perfect as well so it kind of makes you have a closer bond with your instrument if you get my drift.
  23. I personally treat mine like a fine wine and i keep it locked in it's case until it's time to play, plus i don't want to expose it to overly humid temps. Not to mention i don't have a music room to speak of, so i take it out and play in my living room when the wife and kids go out for the day.
  24. I whole heartedly agree, except i'm not trying to impose my beliefs on anyone, if people are happy with what they have thats great, i was just trying to get through to those who might agree and those at Gibson to stop changing what doesn't need to be changed, but obviously i'm the only one who believes that the body should remain solid.
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