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  1. That one does not appear to have a seam, but it also does not appear to be a 2018 Tribute, it has a gloss back where my friends has the matte back.
  2. WRONG, multiple piece backs held together by glue are not stronger than one piece backs, and even more important don't sound anywhere near as resonant as a single piece back. However don't believe me, go out and glue 2 or 3 pieces of 3/4 inch ply wood together in a 1 x 2 rectangle and then get a solid one piece of the same wood thickness and size and attempt to break both over your leg and guess which one will break first and easier......the glued piece every time. Plus the next time you find yourself in a guitar store find a multiple piece back guitar and a solid piece back guitar and
  3. 60's Slim Taper...for the past 28 years and going.
  4. Hello fellow Gibson and Les Paul lovers, and players alike. I have owned many various Gibson Les Paul's in the past some I like some not so much, mostly due to the past lack of Q.C. However more recently my friend who currently lives on disability because of his many unfortunate ailments has always dreamed of owning a Les Paul, but never had the money. After paying off an old school loan, he found out that he could get a personal loan for the amount of $1200, which he did, and in 2018 bought himself the 2018 Gibson Les Paul Tribute model for $1099.00 Now although it's one of the lower e
  5. As usual things are misconstrued , so allow me to clarify, I LOVE GIBSONS.... I PREFER GIBSONS....All I was ever saying was that I think now a days Gibson has gotten so full of themselves and their name that they have been resting on their laurels and charge astronomical prices for mediocre quality. Why hasn't Fender had such massive price hikes? The Stratocaster is equally as popular as the Les Paul, but the most expensive strat is like $2000 but all other American models can be had for $1800 and under, Les Paul Standard or Traditional or HP models start at $2700 and $3200 or $3700.
  6. You do realize of course that today all the guitar companies source their wood from the same place right? Due to the shortages of the commonly used mahogany, maple and rosewood, selections. Gibson is perhaps better equipped to extract the moisture content from the woods with more control and in more precise ways than others, but especially since Gibson owns Epiphone, they get there wood from the same contractor. Secondly Gibson is also better equipped with auto-cad machines and original program specs for those machines such as the ES345 to be able to make it exactly how it was, and while
  7. You have to realize something though, after a certain amount of time goes by, if a company has had the good fortune to be in business for 50 to 100 years their brand name carries a lot of clout along with it, and before you know it after countless ads, and marketing and sales it's at the top of that particular product industry that they produce, which propels that name into super stardom.. Here's an example, my teenage son works part time and buy's himself $250 Nike sneakers from Footlocker, I pick up a pair of $20 no name brand sneakers at Wal-mart, now my son and I both wear 10-1/2 size
  8. Plus another thing you have to remember in video's like this, is that, the guy on the right (Lee Anderton) is the owner of one of the biggest music stores in England, and the guy on the left (Rob Chapman) is working for him in these video's. So they will never admit on camera that the cheaper of any two guitars is the one to buy...they are trying to sell guitars and make as much money as possible. Therefore they will always leave it off as the more expensive guitar just feeling and sounding a bit better than the cheaper guitar, and in a lot of cases it may be true, but as I said I have ow
  9. I've watched that video as well, and again their comparing an Epiphone Dot 335 to a Gibson Traditional 335, and the guitar I'm talking about is the Epiphone 335 Pro which does have different pick ups than the Dot model, so not an accurate comparison video in all fairness.
  10. Yeah I saw that video a while back and I just watched it again to be fair, however they are talking about two different models than what I've mentioned here and the quality of Epiphone has really improved over these past few years. So although I think it's fair to say an Epiphone may feel different or not quite as comfortable as certain Gibson's in a players hand, it also depends on the particular player as well as the guitar, and even then I don't believe it would feel $3000 different or better.
  11. Hey guy's now I know I'm in a Gibson forum, but your also ES lovers and guitar players who had to start with a moderate budget at one time...So please be honest, now I know there are some minor differences between these two models I've listed here. Such as pick ups, capacitors, tuners, but for the most part they use the same wood for neck and body, same rosewood fretboard, same scale length.....and the sound in various comparison videos is nearly identical. Now for those who can get over the obvious fact that Epiphone is made in China and wherever else, Gibson does have American employees
  12. Don't do it, The one in the store may feel and sound good, but the Les Paul Tribute Les Paul's are having notorious string buzz issues. My friend has been going through hell with his new 2018 LP Tribute, the poor guy has waited 30 years to get his hands on a Les Paul, but he's never had much money, he even took out a loan to be able to get his LP Tribute. The first one he had suffered from severe string buzz and loud hum from bad grounding connection, so he returned it for another 2018 LP Tribute and this one has worse string buzz issues than the other one, my friend even went so far a
  13. Hey Guy's my new 2018 Les Paul Traditional is on the way and I noticed in Gibson's description of that guitar and many others that their using 9 & 10 hybrids. In other words three strings are 9 gauge and three strings are 10 gauge....Does anyone know the reason behind this decision. I normally use Ernie Ball 9's, but as long as there is no buzzing, and the action is good, I don't think I would mess with the strings until they needed to be changed when the time comes. I just thought it was a bit odd that they were doing this and I was wondering if anyone knew why....is there benefits
  14. Here we go again ! Actually your right, Gibson does blow PRS away.......with the most amount of aesthetically defective and poor craftsmanship guitars to leave and be returned to their factory....LOL. Hopefully they'll get better but I doubt it. You guy's just can't let it go, so maybe I should lower myself into playing the protagonist and go on a Gibson bash fest, but I won't, because truth be told I like Gibson and we all should want all the guitar companies to put out their very best, especially if they want thousands of dollars from us players. So maybe, just maybe the occasional rant
  15. Ya know what, I've come in here multiple times over the years excited about one guitar over another, and it wasn't always Gibson, and sometimes it was, but that's irrelevant, we are all guitar players, and I could care less if someone who preferred Fender or Rickenbacker or what ever came in here and sang that particular guitars praises and bashed Gibson. That's their personal opinion, all guitars are capable of moving a particular person in one way or another, as long as their jammin' and making music and lovin' it...who cares what their current preference is. I currently am lov
  16. You don't understand, I want a solid body guitar, ever since I was a kid and heard the Allman brothers and Duane Allman and Dickey Betts playing their SOLID 59 Les Paul's, that's the guitar I fell in love with and wanted for over 30 years, and when I wasn't happy with the traditional Les Paul, I thought I finally found what I was looking for with the PRS and now I find out that might be weight relieved as well ? Weight relief is not a solid body guitar...........But fortunately for me Sean from PRS customer service just called me back and told me the 594 is a SOLID body guitar, and
  17. Why do you have to be so hateful man ? I didn't do anything to you, I prefer a solid body guitar, and that's what I thought I was buying, at least now Gibson tells you on their website if a model is weight relieved or not. I would hope PRS would do the same thing, but if not, then I was seriously mislead....and you find that funny....real nice, thanks a lot.
  18. I'm not going to sit here and argue with you, in fact right now I am currently both pissed and saddened to find out that PRS has done chambering and weight relieving to their guitars. I currently have a call into PRS right now and I'm waiting for them to get back to me, and when they do I will be asking if the PRS 594 is weight relieved, if he tells me it is then my PRS will returned tonight. I want a SOLID BODY guitar....DAMN IT....well I won't freak out just yet until I talk to the PRS rep, but I will tell you guy's what he says. What I do know is the guitar does feel ve
  19. I personally don't care for the look of the single cut 594 either which is why I bought the double cut.....actually to me the double cut PRS looks better than a double cut Les Paul and the Les Paul looks better to me than the single cut 594.
  20. The man was trying to start a guitar company in a world where such multi million dollar companies like Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker have existed for decades. So yeah he has to get right in peoples face and show them that there is something new and different to try, and it's because of his incredible drive and motivation back then that he is now among the elite manufactures that I just listed. Plus if you think he rushes the process like Gibson or Fender, then you just flat out haven't watched any PRS factory tours or listened to his lectures on guitar building as I have. The
  21. So how long did it take you to make this up in Adobe Illustrator ? or whatever graphic program you used, because I've seen countless PRS factory tours and none of them have ever shown weight relief. Quite the opposite they showed their bodies being made for all various models and none of them were weight relieved.....so I'm not buying your re-touched picture.
  22. This video shows the thickness of a Les Paul and a 594 side by side and they are the same thickness. Plus if you think the regular McCarty is the same thickness as a 594, you need glasses immediately, because you obviously have never seen a 594 in person, it's PRS's thickest guitar thus far. Why do you think guy's like myself who do love Les Paul's are gravitating to the 594 ? PRS is essentially copying the Les Paul, and with those new 58/15 low turn pickups, it's the Les Paul sound to a tee.
  23. prsguitars Actually the neck profile is PRS's beefiest neck it's pattern vintage, and the neck and the body is bound, the body might be faux binding but it still looks great. Plus the guys at Andertons music in the U.K. did a side by side comparison and the Single cut 594 is the same thickness as a Les Paul, and the double cut, is just a hair thinner than that. PRS has been making their guitars the same way for 30 years I expected it to look precisely as it does with the lower bout unbound and all, it's always been like that.
  24. I whole heartedly agree with you about John Mayer, good but not great, I'm a Clapton, SRV and Dickey Betts & Warren Haynes, man myself with the occasional Skynyrd and Gary Moore and Hendrix thrown in for good measure. However I think you would've remembered the 594 if you had played it, it's the only PRS model that's as thick as a Les Paul in both mahogany and maple. Your friendly and passive attitude towards myself and my choice of guitars is a refreshing change to the majority of other responses I've been getting, I was never personally attacking Gibson and yet they all took it a
  25. I have been recently educated by Gibson and another seller about the binding. However it will never change the fact that I don't like the way it looks, I personally prefer the binding to cover both front and back paint seams, that's the look I like, and I'm partial to the traditional because it had the SOLID body I wanted, Kluson tuners, Rosewood fretboard, burst buckers 1 & 2 and even the honeyburst finish I like....so everything was there. If the binding had just evenly covered the seams all the way around, this post would never exist, and I would've been very content with
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