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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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The "Thinking Mans" Les Paul

Heres my 2 new babies..........



Introducing the Les Paul Standard - Double Cut!

Been after one (two!) for a while now............

These things (to me) address all the bad LP points. The double cut has :

- Easy upper fret access
- 24 frets
- Decent tuners
- Chambered body - less weight
- Great looking flame top
- Simple control layout

None of which a normal Les Paul has

I've upgraded with Graphtech saddles and a Seymour JB/59 combo - the standard pups are Gold (yukk) and don't sound as nice!

I find myself picking these up instead of any of my Ibanez at the moment!

Anyone own/tried one???

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They're lovely!! Nothing like twins, no?
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Very cool, Max!
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Very nice, though they really do look like Hamers!
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Very nice, though they really do look like Hamers!
I think the double cut is based on the old LP Jnr or Melody maker?????

So its probably correct to say the Hamer looks like a Gibson
Its where PRS got his Santana shape from...........?

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Very nice, though they really do look like Hamers!
+1

Both are nice guitars though.
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Stunning pair, Lovely flametops too.
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Very nice Max How do they compare to standard LP's?
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Very nice Max How do they compare to standard LP's?
Easy.......

They're not shoulder injuringly heavy
Simple controls for us dummies that like 1V & 1T
Easy upperfret access
A great top - normal LP's don't have, unless you pay mega bucks

and the one on the right cost me £400

Very overlooked and Very BRILLIANT!!!!

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Stop it now Max, you're giving me G.A.S.!!!!
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Max, how come the one on the right was only £400???? I have bad gas now!

How do the necks feel?
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On 3bay in the US

has a crack behind the nut - thus the cheapness

But for me to gig - what does that matter.......

I had a lovely blue custom24 PRS that was £1400
too nice to take out and get Tw*tted up

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I'd play that.
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I know someone who wants to trade me one for my Jackson PC-3.
If it works out I'll probably flip it though......buy low/sell high!!
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I think the double cut is based on the old LP Jnr or Melody maker?????

So its probably correct to say the Hamer looks like a Gibson
Its where PRS got his Santana shape from...........?

Max
Hamers (and for that matter Les Paul DCs) are the same shape as a Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway.

The PRS Santana is similar, but by no means identical to this shape, the Custom 22/24 is actually quite different.

Nice LPs you got there.
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