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New Strings on a New 2013 Les Paul Standard

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I purchased a new 2013 Les Paul standard at Sam Ash a few weeks ago. Had a nice surprise a couple days ago when after the price drop with the 2014's coming out, the store refunded over $500.00 on their 60 day price guarantee. I put some new strings on the guitar today and I have to say that I love them. They are Gibson's Vintage Reissue strings in the 9-11-16-24-32-42 gauges. The strings are great with this guitar. I like them better than both the Ernie Ball's and Elixers. I'd recommend anyone to try them out. BTW, I love the guitar!

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I purchased a new 2013 Les Paul standard at Sam Ash a few weeks ago. Had a nice surprise a couple days ago when after the price drop with the 2014's coming out, the store refunded over $500.00 on their 60 day price guarantee. I put some new strings on the guitar today and I have to say that I love them. They are Gibson's Vintage Reissue strings in the 9-11-16-24-32-42 gauges. The strings are great with this guitar. I like them better than both the Ernie Ball's and Elixers. I'd recommend anyone to try them out. BTW, I love the guitar!

 

good to hear..... may have to try a set or 2....

 

Welcome to the Forum btw!

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I've been using Vintage Reissue strings for a few years now, and I love them. I used to use 009s, but switched to 010s, being told that Gibsons were designed to be played with 010s. [thumbup]

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I've been using Vintage Reissue strings for a few years now, and I love them. I used to use 009s, but switched to 010s, being told that Gibsons were designed to be played with 010s. [thumbup]

 

That's a good point to ponder Andy. Maybe I'll check out a set of 10's after the 9's lose their zing. I do like the fluidity of the 9's, but you do lose a bit of bottom.

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Hello Bballistick, that's indeed what I would call a nice surprise, too. [thumbup]

 

By the way, I like to congratulate you on your great purchase, but there's an unwritten forum rule:

 

Pictures, or... it didn't happen! [biggrin] So I am looking forward to them. [love]

 

;)

 

Cheers,

 

capmaster

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Hello Bballistick, that's indeed what I would call a nice surprise, too. [thumbup]

 

By the way, I like to congratulate you on your great purchase, but there's an unwritten forum rule:

 

Pictures, or... it didn't happen! [biggrin] So I am looking forward to them. [love]

 

;)

 

Cheers,

 

capmaster

 

Sorry bout that Cap. I'm having a hard time uploading from my IPad. I'll try soon again from my wife's PC

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Sorry bout that Cap. I'm having a hard time uploading from my IPad. I'll try soon again from my wife's PC

No problem here so far, and no need to hurry, mate. B)

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No problem here so far, and no need to hurry, mate. B)

 

Here's a photo. I used the same one for my avatar. I'll change it and post a better pic once I have more time. This was taken with my Iphone. This is the new Les Paul that I got a few weeks ago and then used Sam Ash's 60 day price guarantee to bring it in for under 2K. With the 2014's coming out, the 2013's prices dropped dramatically. I really like the look of the guitar even though it's only an AA top. I actually prefer the simplicity of it to the busier flamed or quilt designs. To each his own I guess.

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Great looking axes! I just got my 2013 Les Paul 50s Tribute Goldtop. For my Strat and Epiphone Riviera, I use Ernie Ball heavy bottoms, but I am impressed with the strings from the factory on this. Anyone know what gauge they are? 9s?

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Great looking axes! I just got my 2013 Les Paul 50s Tribute Goldtop. For my Strat and Epiphone Riviera, I use Ernie Ball heavy bottoms, but I am impressed with the strings from the factory on this. Anyone know what gauge they are? 9s?

 

sweet looking guitar...love the color and I agree on the top...just needs to look good...I just picked up a 2013 Traditional on the closeout prices from Sweetwater...and am in love...will post some pics in a day or so...later.

 

cowboy123

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sweet looking guitar...love the color and I agree on the top...just needs to look good...I just picked up a 2013 Traditional on the closeout prices from Sweetwater...and am in love...will post some pics in a day or so...later.

 

cowboy123

HAHA I feel like Gibson broke record sales this month, I bought two 2013 models on clearance. A standard for 1800 and a traditional for 1499. Should make the guys at Gibson think about how lower retail prices can cause a huge increase in profit.

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Right on the sales.....I bought a 2013 Standard Premium Plus AAAA Honey Burst for 1899.99.

 

One flaw in the cut away....but GC is coming to the rescue and will deliver another one for me to look over.

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+1 on the Gibson vintage strings. I'm a longtime Elixir Nanoweb user but when I got my new Standard (looks a lot like yours, AA Desert Burst :-) a couple weeks back the vintage strings (.10s) were recommended so I tried them.

 

I'm a sweaty-hands guy so the Elixirs always gave me a little extra smooth feel for changing chords, navigating leads etc. The Gibsons aren't coated so they took some getting used to, but I found that a bit of string lubricant (Fast Fret) gives me much the same feel. The downside of the Elixirs always seemed to be a little less clarity; not so with the Gibson vintage strings.

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