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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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New Guitar Day!

I've really been wanting a Les Paul for a long time, but finding the "one" for the right price has been a hassle. For one, I wanted one made before they started heavily chambering the new Les Pauls, so this limited me to used or NOS. That, combined with the fact that Memphis has a poor choice of LPs used or new, made finding one difficult.

A few weeks ago, this one caught my eye on e-Bay for $1600. I'm usually hesitant to buy without playing first, but this one looked like a good one to take a chance on. It's a 2002 Standard with Heritage Cherry sunburst finish in great condition. I like a little flame, but too much evenly-matched bookmarked flame (or an extremely wavy quilt top) turns me off. This guitar is actually supposed to be a plain top, but it's good a really nice, subtle flame (and tinged of quilt) across the body. This can be seen really well when light is shined on it. It's a man's guitar and weighs 9lbs 10oz. This thing just SCREAMS. I'm really loving it. It makes my Ibanez sound so thin! I might replace the pickups eventually, but these Burstbucker Alnico Vs sound pretty good. I might also get an ABR bridge to replace the Nashville bridge too. For now, though, I love it!!!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 02:29 PM
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Re: New Guitar Day!

Congratz Wade, she sure does look a sweet one

Nice to see you didn't want a "lightened" one. Good to know the whole world isn't wimping out

I reckon ya should give us a youtube clip of her in action
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 02:51 PM
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Very nice guitar Wade, I really like top on that one. Congrats!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 03:11 PM
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Wade, that is a sweeeeeeet guitar... :-)
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 03:22 PM
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Re: New Guitar Day!

That is beautiful,nice score.I love my gibson lp custom even at 11lb.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 03:33 PM
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Cool LP Wade
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 03:42 PM
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Beautiful piece man. enjoy !
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 04:21 PM
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nice man! I love the look of lespauls. That one is especially nice! Congrats!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 04:34 PM
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Sweet looking axe, dude
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Re: New Guitar Day!

I like the top as well, nice axe!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 06:38 PM
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Where do you get this money! lol
What is your magic!
Nice guitar
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 11:07 AM
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Can't go wrong with a nice Lester...

Cid is gonna be proud.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 04:05 PM
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The grain is really pretty on that. not all of the les pauls have wood grain patterns that are that pretty.
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