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  1. Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 1989 Les Paul that was advertised as a '59 re-issue body with a Standard neck. I'm thinking more it's a Sam Ash run 1 of 300 that were called the Les Paul CMT. However most of the ones I've read about had the ink stamped serial # and mine has an 8 digit YDDDYxxx version. I read that this was the case in late 1989 that they converted. Anyone know why or if this is even true? Mine also came with factory chrome metal Grovers instead of the Kluson style. Gibson ABR-1 bridge and advanced plating chromed tailpiece. Bill Lawrence HBR and HBL pickups. This guitar is somewhat of a mystery with the exception that Gibson said the serial number states it was made in the Custom Shop and is considered a CMT (Curly Maple Top) Les Paul. Thanks for any thoughts and knowledge!
  2. I just bought my first electric guitar and it's an Epiphone Les Paul Special VE HS and the tuners are not very accurate and not holding very well. I was thinking about an upgrade. Do you think that should I upgrade my tuners and if yes then what tuners should I get? I'm looking for the best quality to price ratio, nothing to expensive since I've paid only 195 bucks for the guitar. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi, I've recently bought a 96 Epiphone Les Paul Gold Top with a bolt on neck. The reason for this post is that I haven't been able to find another one the same on the net anywhere so wondering if this is rare or if anyone else has the same. I'd love to hear. It was made in the Unsung factory and well I guess the serial no. will tell the rest. received_709241906347324.webp
  4. Hi everyone, I'm a long time reader but first time poster! I've been offered this guitar but am not 100% sure of its authenticity. I've been told it's a 2005 standard - and the serial number backs this up. I'm just not convinced by the binding & attention to detail. Can any of you lovely souls offer any opinions please? Thanks a million!!
  5. Hi All, Would appreciate your expert views on a 57 Goldtop...seller states all original apart from refret. Rgds, Simon
  6. Hello thanks for having me, I recently bought a 2016 Gibson Les Paul standard and everything in it is a dream come true, but there is a detail. The binding (cream binding) in the areas that you sit and play, I think this guitar was mostly used sitting down by the previous owner, are a little bit black stained. Areas like the arm rest and mostly the lower (only) horn. Is not super obvious from far but I can see it a lot. I've read that NAFTA can take it out but I want to make sure. Do polishing with heavy cut compound will solve this. Any suggestions guys? Thanks in advanced.
  7. Good evening, I've recently bought a Les Paul Studio from the 1997, great one, full mahogany body, ebony fingerboard, klusson tuners, equipped with pafs... Though, I've noticed that when I plug in my rig (Vox v845, boss sd1, vox vt100x), when the bridge volume pot is set from 5 to 10, when I mute the guitar, it makes a strange noise, similar to a whistle. I thought that live it would have been gone, but still... Does anyone know something more about it?
  8. Hi: I'm contemplating pulling the trigger on a lefty 60s Gibson Les Paul Standard. Problem is, I have a concern about the serial number: 217800012. See attached image. My understanding - which I admit is limited - is that the first two numbers equal the year. But 2021? That hasn't begun yet. Any chance someone could shed light on it? I want to make sure I'm not getting a knockoff and am trying to be as careful as possible. Thanks! Randwulf83
  9. Hey all, I'm trying to get an idea of what this guitar is and what the value may be. I've never seen an SG with custom inlay or Les Paul tags on it. Can anyone help identify it by the serial number or tell me the value of it? I'm just not sure what I have. Thanks!
  10. Hey, I found a seller of a 1974 Twentieth Anniversary Les Paul custom. He told me it was the second off the production line based on the serial number which is 3705072. There are some images attached. I've never heard of Gibson doing a 2nd off the production line serial numbers and every online decoder has been unable to verify if this thing is real. Just want to make sure what I'm buying is a real Gibson. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi to everybody I recently got my first Les Paul Standard. It's something I have promised myself since I was a teenager and now I'm 50 it seemed like the time to make the dream a reality. It's a new 60s unburst Standard and I love everything about it. It was a long wait but it was definitely worth it!
  12. Good day all, I recently picked up a 60s les Paul standard and had a few questions. The guitar I originally purchased was identified as having a bad neck pickup. The tech realizes the problem as he was setting it up for me. I swapped it out for another 60s les Paul and have a few questions. First off the pickup selector switch was loose so I had to tighten that up. Also the neck isn’t completely flush where it runs up against the neck pickup is this normal or ok? Lastly when looking at the guitar from the side I can see the nuts holding on all the knobs except for the neck volume knob. Are these things I need to worry about or are they fine to ignore? The guitar seems to play fine but I just want to make sure what I got is okay before it’s too late to return it and exchange it. Thanks for your help!
  13. First off, I am a drummer but love to play guitar and some bass too. But I could really benefit from the opinions of other guitar players or Gibson enthusiasts. I have always wanted to own a Gibson but never had the extra coin to spend. Or so I thought until I saw a used Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded T from 2016 with a price tag of 649 Canadian dollars (roughly 500 American dollars). I couldn't believe how much of a bargain it was especially since it was in almost new condition. I bought it without even playing it, which looking back on it was kinda crazy. I am not disappointed however. It looks and sounds and feels amazing. It has a much bigger neck than my Casino but you get used to it. I did some research and wanted to compare this Les Paul model to other models. I knew the one I had bought was ultimately the least expensive Les Paul you could buy without resorting to an Epiphone. After doing some research I was pleasantly surprised. I found that this guitar had all the guts and essentials that the Les Paul Standard had. The main differences were in finish (Faded T has a satin nitro finish), lack of binding and different nobs. Other things that Gibson will often change to save costs on their less expensive models would be pick-ups and a different neck material (maple necks are cheaper than mahogany necks I am told), but my Studio Faded T has Burstbucker Pros and a mahogany neck, a combination that doesn't really seem to exist in less expensive Les Paul models. A lot of Studio models have a maple neck or different pick-ups than the Standard such as the 490R and 490T or 498T. So my question is did I stumble upon a hidden treasure? A diamond in the rough? Could it just be that the 2016 Studio Faded T though low on the price tag is actually super high in value? I am especially interested in hearing from other owners of this guitar.
  14. Hi Guys, I own a Les Paul Studio, alpine white with gold (gilded) hardware. Over the years, though I've tried my best to keep it in good condition, the pickups, saddle and bridge have become faded / tarnished. Here's some pictures: imgur link.. I'm not sure, but I think 2 things are going on. The gold is getting rubbed off, especially notable at the top of the pickups (near the low E) which is where my hand usually rests, obviously. There's some sort of dirt/oxidation building up. I seem to be able to remove that by rubbing it hard. Does anyone have any experience with this? What's going on, and how can I restore the hardware into it's original state? Thanks in advance!
  15. Hello all! I just purchased a brand new 60’s Standard in Bourbon Burst from Sweetwater and was waiting for one to come in with a nice flame. I am absolutely elated! This really does not matter, but I just wanted opinions. Would you consider this an AAA top or just a nice AA top? Generally triple A’s have a very tight flame, but the flames on mine are pretty pronounced. Thank you! ~Jordan
  16. I play and produce for a living and happily own more than a dozen great guitars, each has its own character and can offer me something different on different sessions and backing up different people. I have a great SG and a V, along with Teles and a Strat and all kinds of things, but I have actually never owned a Les Paul. I own a studio and there are ALWAYS new things to be buying in the pro audio world, from mics to pres etc, so I don't think I can justify a major vintage LP purpose (though I would love a late 60's 3-pickup Custom). I'm looking at a couple LP standards from the early 80's. They all seem to have Tim Shaw humbuckers in them and at this stage they are past the point of the sandwich body. My gut is telling me to spend the extra money on something from this era as opposed to something from the 90s or 00s, but the values seem to be pretty varied. A used item is only worth what someone will pay for it so - what would YOU pay for a reasonable-shape early-80's LP? Or, can you give me a good reason to stay away from these guitars?
  17. I have 50th Anniversary Les Paul LE that I got as a present a while back. I´m considering selling it and was wondering if someone could help give any advice on whats a reasonable price to ask for. It has a pair of Seymour Duncan black double humbuckers (I sadly dont know exactly which ones they were not put in by me) but everything else is original. Any advice?
  18. Distance – Guitar Instrumental (1:53) Part I: Les Paul Classic (2015) Part II: Stratocaster Elite (2015)
  19. I have a Epiphone e-series nuclear Les Paul that may be one of a kind. After days of research I cannot find another nuclear LP with the classic “clipped open book” style headstock. Every other example ever features the e-series “dove wing” style with the big E printed on it. I checked the serial number and it was made in the unsung Korean factory in June of 2001, it is production number 0474. Has anyone ever found a E-series LP like that before? if people seem interested, I’ll post a vid and link on YouTube. thanks for any info/help
  20. Need help with this one. Had my Les Paul stolen that was signed to me from slash and need input on where to start. Have a police report but never had a serial. I've done the usual Craigslist and Facebook stuff but looking for ideas or avenues to take. Sheldon
  21. Ciao a tutti, sono nuovo in questo forum ma vi leggo da un po'. Da qualche mese mi è balenata l'idea di acquistare una Les Paul r8 e vorrei chiedervi qualche info a riguardo: che differenza c'è tra quelle con il certificato "arancione" e quelle con il certificato "a libretto"? a parte l'anno di produzione ovviamente. Per quanto riguarda i prezzi dell'usato noto che difficilmente si trovano al di sotto dei 2900/3000, come mai? sto cercando di capirne di più e ovviamente accetto suggerimenti. Grazie in anticipo!
  22. Need help with this one. Had my Les Paul stolen that was signed to me from slash and need input on where to start. Have a police report but never had a serial. I've done the usual Craigslist and Facebook stuff but looking for ideas or avenues to take. Sheldon
  23. So, lil bit ago i bought a 2019 Gibson Les Paul Premium Quilt Ocean Perimeter Guitar. It was new and i love it. As new ir came with the usual case candy, gibson multi tool, cleaner cloth, care guide. What it was missing however was the Set up/Final Check photo that has come with most other Gibson's i bought new. I was kinda bummed that it didnt cause i actually thought "huh..... that pretty awesome gibson does this" when i got my first Gibsons and honestly had excitement for it when i got my others. Idk guess its kinda like a baby's first photo kinda thing xD Anyways i was bummed but cut my losses until i saw this video https://youtu.be/Qi3-D7N31eo and the what im guessing is the plant ceo, the same plant my guitar came from btw, says that they keep all those photos on file and could send one out if say a customer ever lost theirs...... and thus i got excited and instantly contacted customer support through email...... 2 weeks ago..... multiple times..... and tried calling but no answer....... so i ask this Am i just screwed xD does Gibson Customer Support Just not exist xD i wouldnt even be mad just to get a "nah we cant do that my dude" cause atleast then id know they actually READ the damned thing i sent in. Its rather concerning.... what if i actually had a real issue with my guitar....
  24. Need help with this. Saw this on the market place, price is too good to be true. Is this a fake? https://imgur.com/a/iY0Sy5b
  25. Does anyone know what the stock's strings in Les Paul Tribute DC Bass are? And any recomendated hardcase for this shorty ?
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