Does anyone else think that the CLASS % body wise and more over the NECK, FRETS AND WIDTH LENGTH and so on of the guitar feels like the thinner necks of the very early 1970s , late 60s. To me , I havent played a Les Paul since besides my #1 1973 LP Custom B. Bty with WCR COIL Handwound P/ups and some other up grades or downgrades if your the collector type. I play them I dont collect them. Een though i have a nice collection Of guitar . I just cant validate leaving them stashed away somewhere . ANyway. Am I alone in this thought that the CLASS 5 CUstom shop Gibson which Im not even sure is made anymore is so similiar to the GIbsons of yesteryear and i mean dead on like them Execpt for the fact that the wood isnt 30+ years of dried out Mahogany! So what! It plays unreal. And why do you not hear and see more of them. I guess i need to do my homework on he Class 5 GIbsons!. Maybe im missing he boat on this axe.
Thought it was a way in to get me in for writing in the gibson columns other than just a forum , but so be it. Im here now . There are a pletherea of forums out there. Ill see how this one is . so far from what ive read it seems like the usual fair and a good website and forum Kudos. PS: To Me I am a Mahogany and LES PAUL OWNER FOR 20+ years and have a few Pauls that i Love.My favorite and not my most expensive by far is my 1973 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM BLACK BEAUTY. I bought it way way back in 1985 and have used it as my #1 along with a CLASS 5 that Ifeel personally plays a lot like my 73' neck wise and fretboard feel , frets andso on anyway. I tend to rip all the pickups out of my guitars and use Handwound pickups. Just listen and youll har the differance . Who do I speak of. An UNSOLICITED I promise you of WCR COIL co. Who makes maybe a only a 1/2 dozen p/ups. To me most of of my axes contain the DARKBURST Hand wound p/ups. I like their goodwood too for the neck position. actually hotter but not a conventional spot for this p/up. I have changed it from bridge to neck and back in one particular gr. anyway hello to all FOrumites and GIBSON LOVERS >! By the way whats with this asymmetrical standard 08? Does anyone reallty think its worth $2k+ Or is that more like $2799?