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I presume it can be an acoustic too? I would pick my Dove. I just like the overall sound, low to high, on it. Also, it plays so nice.

 

If electrics, I've tried, but I just can't seem to warm up to any of the Gibson electrics even though I've tried. My SG is okay, don't like the LP (sorry LP lovers) and I know I haven't tried all the Gibson Electrics. I do Love my Epi Casino Elitist a bunch. Prolly, a hollow body Gibby, but why would I pay $4000 for a copy of an Epiphone Casino. [rolleyes]

 

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Sure it can be acoustic

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Hands down, an SG Classic with a Bigsby. Color is not an issue, but my favorite SG color is antique cherry (or whatever the darker cherry color is called). Hate fancy tops and bursts so keep the finish simple, please.

 

I have a 2008 Classic. I just love the way that guitar sits when you strap it on and the way she plays; it's like someone was thinking of me when they made them.

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I picked the ES 335 Custom Shop , cause I like the blues

 

I'm a Blues-Hound, and I pick a Les Paul!

 

You didn't say I have to narrow down which Les Paul model or config, so I won't limit myself... I love all of 'em, 'cept for maybe the studios... I even like Juiors, Specials, and double-cuts!

 

I'm also a British Blues fanatic and after hearing Peter Green with both John Mayall's Blues Breakers and his Fleetwood Mac, and also Eric Clapton with John Mayall's Blues Breakers, it was all over for me! I'd put Paul Kossoff pre-Free with Black Cat Bones right up there too and Danny Kirwan from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac as my biggest blues guitar tone inspirations. They are simply sublime and that Les Paul sound is simply where it's at for me and what I do is Blues.

 

The Les Paul was originally designed as a jazz style solid-body as an alternative to the big hollow-bodies and even the ES style guitars. The tone woods and design give such a wide range and scope of potential that it can handle any genre or style with complete competence!

 

I can't say enough about the Les Paul, it just fits me and is tops to me!

 

I must say I like 'em all though and I have my moments where I must have an ES339 and want desperately to try an ES345 or ES335, I still covet a white reverse Firebird and still want either a Duane & Dickie SG or possibly a Derek Trucks SG... I could go for the Robby Krieger SG too!

 

I always wanted a guitar of my birth year and the bums @ Gibson; of the time, (forgive me Gibson) robbed me of my chance to own a '67 Les Paul... But I'll be happy to settle for a '67 SG, that's what the Robby Krieger signature model is based-on... Even if it is from the guitar he didn't pick up until long after the Doors was already being played on classic rock stations... Dirty little secret is it's an exacting replica of one he picked up and really loved many years after the Doors were history even if possibly touring again with different frontmen in the twilight of the remaining Doors careers... Now that we've lost Ray Manzarek, that's definitely over... I find that rather sad, but I digress...

 

I even find myself liking the Epiphone Wilshire and wondering how it feels and plays.

 

But if I must pick one, it's a no-brainer for me... A Les Paul!

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I always wanted a guitar of my birth year and the bums @ Gibson; of the time, (forgive me Gibson) robbed me of my chance to own a '67 Les Paul...

I wouldn't complain too much Jimi. To quote Robert Burns; "..thou art blest, compar'd wi' me!..".

I was born in '59. What chance do I have of picking up a Standard from the year of my birth, do you reckon?.......[crying]

 

[laugh]

 

And FWIW I wouldn't say a word against the Studio LPs. Each one I've played has been a great guitar.

I've played quite a few R-I's which have been less impressive.

 

P.

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I wouldn't complain too much Jimi. To quote Robert Burns; "..thou art blest, compar'd wi' me!..".

I was born in '59. What chance do I have of picking up a Standard from the year of my birth, do you reckon?.......[crying]

 

[laugh]

 

And FWIW I wouldn't say a word against the Studio LPs. Each one I've played has been a great guitar.

I've played quite a few R-I's which have been less impressive.

 

P.

 

Had a Studio LP the flat color brown one , played great [thumbup]

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I wouldn't complain too much Jimi. To quote Robert Burns; "..thou art blest, compar'd wi' me!..".

I was born in '59. What chance do I have of picking up a Standard from the year of my birth, do you reckon?.......[crying]

 

[laugh]

 

And FWIW I wouldn't say a word against the Studio LPs. Each one I've played has been a great guitar.

I've played quite a few R-I's which have been less impressive.

 

P.

 

Yes, U got it worse than me!!! msp_smile.gif They do exist, they are the pinnacle of all that's holy, and you still can't have one... But you can have a reissue, I don't have that option... msp_sad.gif

 

And my lack of affinity with Les Paul Studios is simply an aesthetic one for myself personally... I'm certain the play and sound as good as any, but I'm just not wanting an unbound body...

 

Had that in my Fender days and I don't want any more. Maybe it's for my abandonment with Fenders that I just don't want an unbound body again, I really don't know, but they do nothing for me...

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Ever since I saw my Stones hero, Brian Jones playing one on the Ed Sullivan Show,the Firebird VII has been my dream guitar.The mini humbuckers have to be among the best sounding line of pickups ever made.I have always loved Johnny Winter's playing and it's no accident that the Firebird makes him sound that much better.The incredible futuristic look was what first drew me to the Firebird but the sound of the mini hums is what really reinforced my longing to get one.

 

BTW I have an '06 Custom Shop MIK Epi Firebird V with the full size humbuckers,which sound outstanding but I still want the mini-hum tone.I contacted pickup guru Craig Vineham in Botwood,Newfoundland,Canada and he made me a set of mini-hums that are made to the exact specs of the original mid '60s Gibson minis.Which brings me to the question,does anyone know where I can find adapter pickup surrounds that will allow me to put mini-hums in the pickup surrounds of a regular sized Epi humbucker?I've looked at Stew/Mac and several other places but there doesn't seem to ba an adapter made that will allow putting a mini hum in a surround with the outer dimensions of a regular Epi humbucker.

 

Also BTW: Several months ago I had Craig make up a set of 3 of his "Sweet V '59" PAF pickups for my Epi G-400 Les Paul Custom,when I installed the pickups I was gobsmacked by the incredible change of tone.Although the stock Epi Probuckers sounded great,his PAFs came closer to the original PAF tone than Jason Lollar,Seymour Duncan,Bareknuckles or any other pickup makers have achieved.A couple of years ago his' Sweet V 59" pickups were chosen to go up against some of the best popular model and boutique PAF type pickups and in the double blind study,his pickups consistently came out ahead of all others.I forget what publication or whatever,did the comparison but he did have the link posted on his web page http://www.vineham.com check out his work the next time you want to liven up your guitar's tone,his prices are about 1/2 to 2/3s of what most other pickup makers charge but his pickups are way better than most others.

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As much as I love my ES-339 I'd have to keep my Les Paul. I've got two of them though. You never specified that I couldn't keep two of the same model, so I get to keep both of them. [flapper]

LOL as long as they're the same model , your good [thumbup][flapper]

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For me it would be the guitar I have just bought - ES345 1959 Reissue.

 

I have the Les Paul I always wanted - my 25 / 50 Anniversary custom.

 

There is one more Gibson to get down the line sometime - Gibson SG standard.

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