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  1. I noticed that too as I was looking at the ones they have online. There's some variation between them by serial number. I went to the store to pick mine out specifically and I'm happy with the look and finish. To me, it looked better than the ones I was seeing online at the time but that's my personal preference. 2017 Les Paul Standard T Bourbon Burst
  2. I'll take a picture for you this evening and post it.
  3. Thanks. I'll see what I can find the next time I'm in the store. I'm thinking the problem with the wrong knob producing the wrong tone was that it was put on upside down or backward.
  4. Thank you. I'm really liking the new Les Paul. The sound is amazing. I'm adjusting to it fairly well after playing the others for so many years. I look forward to getting to know people. I've been reading through a lot of the discussions. Lots of good stuff and the obligatory silliness as well, which is a good thing.
  5. I just bought the Standard T but I did check out the HP. I like the weight of mine and the HP seemed fairly close. I liked the cutaway in the back of the neck for easier reach to the higher notes but after playing so long without it, it felt weird to me. I can't say about the sound because I didn't actually plug the HP into an amp when looking at it. I don't know how I feel about this whole auto-tuning thing. When I was teaching guitar (and still do occasionally), one of the first things I'd teach people are the parts on the guitar and how to tune it properly, using different methods. It might be a nice feature if it can be turned off too. As far as the weight, I'd played older Les Pauls with no weight relief and although the weight was fine, the T and HP still have a decent weight to them and the sound in mine is pretty good. That's my .02, which may or may not be worth .02.
  6. Does anyone know where I can get a tone knob for this guitar that matches the volume knob? The original owner didn't take very good care of this guitar at all and it's missing the tone knob. It's also got a chip in the pickguard but I don't think there's much I can do about that. I can send a closer picture, if need be. 2007 Gibson Faded V White Three Pickup
  7. Purchased February 18th, 2017 2017 Les Paul Standard T Bourbon Burst Will post more when I take more pictures.
  8. I've been a Gibson owner since 1984 and player since 1981. I got my first Gibson V used at a store for $800.00. Little did I know at that time that it was a limited production. It is a 1981 Gibson "The V" with a curly maple top. It played fantastic and sounded awesome. It's seen a lot of playing and traveling throughout the years. It wasn't a guitar that was purchased and sat in a case. It's been played for thousands of hours, traveled from one side of the country to the other, spent a year with me at Musician's Institute in 1989 - 1990 in Hollywood, CA. That one's definitely my baby. 1981 Gibson "The V" CMT Tobacco Sunburst My next Gibson I bought about 5 years ago, I think. I got it at a pawn shop for $300.00 and it's got some wear and tear, some dents, scratches, missing knob, partially broken pickguard but plays and sounds amazing. It's got more growl than my other V and plays fantastic. 2007 Gibson Faded V White Three Pickup I've played a few Les Pauls over the years but never owned one myself because I just didn't have the spare cash at the time. But, around the first of the year I saw some ads for the 2017 Les Paul Standard T (and HP) Bourbon Burst guitar. I drooled for a while, created quite the puddle on the floor in front of my computer, considered purchasing it online but instead went to a local Gibson dealer (Guitar Center) to check it out. After getting it down, my girlfriend looked at me as I was looking it over and said, "I know you're going to buy this guitar. If you like it, get it." The action was a little high but it was beautiful. I got a decent deal on it and took it home with me that night. A couple days later I set up the action, intonation and all that and it plays like a dream. Over the weekend, I got out my amp, plugged in and was blown away by the beautiful sound and playability of this guitar. It's a beauty. I'm not sure how it compares to other Les Pauls these days but I can say it's the best sounding and playing Les Paul that I've played over the years. Then again, that's only been four or five, mostly from the 70's and 80's era. 2017 Les Paul Standard T Bourbon Burst All three of my Gibsons I'm here to talk with others, receive tips, give tips when I can and get to know others in the community. I look forward to getting to know y'all.
  9. I've been a Gibson owner since 1984 and player since 1981. I got my first Gibson V used at a store for $800.00. Little did I know at that time that it was a limited production. It is a 1981 Gibson "The V" with a curly maple top. It played fantastic and sounded awesome. It's seen a lot of playing and traveling throughout the years. It wasn't a guitar that was purchased and sat in a case. It's been played for thousands of hours, traveled from one side of the country to the other, spent a year with me at Musician's Institute in 1989 - 1990 in Hollywood, CA. That one's definitely my baby. 1981 Gibson "The V" CMT Tobacco Sunburst My next Gibson I bought about 5 years ago, I think. I got it at a pawn shop for $300.00 and it's got some wear and tear, some dents, scratches, missing knob, partially broken pickguard but plays and sounds amazing. It's got more growl than my other V and plays fantastic. 2007 Gibson Faded V White Three Pickup I've played a few Les Pauls over the years but never owned one myself because I just didn't have the spare cash at the time. But, around the first of the year I saw some ads for the 2017 Les Paul Standard T (and HP) Bourbon Burst guitar. I drooled for a while, created quite the puddle on the floor in front of my computer, considered purchasing it online but instead went to a local Gibson dealer (Guitar Center) to check it out. After getting it down, my girlfriend looked at me as I was looking it over and said, "I know you're going to buy this guitar. If you like it, get it." The action was a little high but it was beautiful. I got a decent deal on it and took it home with me that night. A couple days later I set up the action, intonation and all that and it plays like a dream. Over the weekend, I got out my amp, plugged in and was blown away by the beautiful sound and playability of this guitar. It's a beauty. I'm not sure how it compares to other Les Pauls these days but I can say it's the best sounding and playing Les Paul that I've played over the years. Then again, that's only been four or five, mostly from the 70's and 80's era. 2017 Les Paul Standard T Bourbon Burst All three of my Gibsons I'm here to talk with others, receive tips, give tips when I can and get to know others in the community. I look forward to getting to know y'all.
  10. Hahahaha! Of course! I'm going to take more pictures this weekend but here's a few I took the day after I bought it. 2017 Les Paul Standard T Bourbon Burst All three of my Gibsons 1981 Gibson "The V" CMT Tobacco Sunburst 2007 Gibson Faded V White Three Pickup
  11. I bought a new Les Paul Standard 2017 T Bourbon Burst a week and a half ago, which is my first Les Paul in my 36 years of playing. After setting string height, intonation, etc., this guitar is a dream. I've had a 1981 Gibson "The V" since 1984 and a 2007 Gibson Faded V, white, three pickups for about five years. This is my first Les Paul and I love it. I played around for a few days with it before even putting it into an amp. After putting it into my amp, I'm even more blown away. The tone and sustain are fantastic, the playability is amazing. It's light but just heavy enough for my playing. I've read a bit about the chambering done on these and was a bit wary at first but my mind was set at ease after playing it and plugging it in and playing it. I'm sure I'll get a reissue at some point, just to have one, but I'm very satisfied with my 2017 Standard T. Original poster said something about Gibsons staying in tune: I've never had an issue with any of mine over the years once the strings are stretched properly. I'm using Ernie Ball Super Slinky (.009) and have for decades. I don't have a problem with them going out of tune or breaking.
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