Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Les Paul identity issues.


Recommended Posts

So I was at a Father's Day event yesterday with my family, watching a band and drinking some wine. The guitar player was playing a Tele. He had a Gibson Double Cutaway Les Paul on a stand behind him.


I went up to him between sets, just as he was re-shouldering his Tele, and said "Crank up the Gibson". He said "It's not really a Les Paul, it's chambered". We talked a little about how it wouldn't stay in tune for him, blah,blah,blah,...intonation...nut grooves... I said "Oh you mean because it's not a solid body you don't consider it a Real Les Paul?, I have a chambered Les Paul and It's a Les Paul to me". I wasn't mean about it, just a friendly conversation between guitarists.


Just thought is was kinda funny that he doesn't even consider it a real "Les Paul". I know this discussion has been beat to a pulp here on the forum, but...



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Clearly a Les Paul to me. I think they should make some more Les Paul Double Cuts, including massive ones, although they probably would not be called "Traditional" models... [biggrin]


To my experience, tuning and intonation issues can be properly addressed on any decent guitar. It's not just the instrument in most cases, it's how people get around with it. B)

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...