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06-08-2012 01:23 PM
IamFastEddie
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

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Originally Posted by GuitarBizarre View Post
My advice?

Don't force yourself to like a Paul, or even own one. I made the mistake of assuming that I needed a 'paul to round out my collection, tried a buttload, and even walked out of the shop with one, but ultimately I realised I'd been impressed "for a paul", and not because it was a guitar I really wanted to live with. I took it back immediately.

Your situation may be different, but I don't see why you'd need a paul, and only a paul, to get a parts horse...
I agree. To each his own, but the only Les I currently own is a Jr. Special with P90's, and only because it sounds soooooo good clean through a JC120.
05-20-2012 12:23 PM
robinmj41
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

I'd definitely recommend the new Les Paul Classic Customs. They're under 2 grand and they sound phenomenal. I think they've stopped production now, but they're still selling them on sweetwater and in most guitar centers. Very cheap for the sound/options that they come with.
05-16-2012 12:07 PM
HarrisY
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

Whoops just noticed you already got one. I guess I'm the second guy to make the same mistake, lol. Anyway its a great purchase!
05-16-2012 12:02 PM
HarrisY
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

There's a Gibson 50s Tribute model with p90s. Its one of the nicer, affordable models in the Gibson line. I'm a huge fan of the pickups, and gold top finish.
05-13-2012 10:03 PM
cm_17
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

I wonder when it will become a habit again before posting to read previous posts of other folks and the thread starter.
05-13-2012 06:38 PM
D.M.RG7620
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

About 70% of all Les Pauls are exactly the same with a different paintjob.

So pick the one that you think looks the best. And if it costs more than $1500, then it's a quality one. That's the way I gauge Gibson's and Fenders. Though I'd never get anything from either brand
05-13-2012 05:55 PM
nickhalen
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

They pleck the guitars without string tension. This gives false readings to the cnc machines. Why else would the big shots have theirs redone at Plek Emporium. By the way Im sure he will eventually go round again looking. How many times have you bought the last guitar you will ever need.
05-13-2012 03:55 PM
dragsternj
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

you may have missed it but he found what he wanted. The plek process is just fine. The machine would not even work if the guitar is not properly inserted.
05-13-2012 10:12 AM
nickhalen
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

Look for a used LP Standard. They are as cool as the customs in their own way and you could pick one up under 1000.00. I got one from GC on the used wall and payed 1100.00. Way better than paying 2 or 3 grand for a new one. Plus I would go for one that has a little age on it. I hear that Gibson uses plek machines now on their set ups and they are mass producing the guitars without using the proper plek procedure.
05-12-2012 12:16 AM
Petie
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

If anyone missed it (or stumble across this thread years from now), here's what I ended up getting:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f19/ng...al-120346.html

And just to reiterate, as great as Burny, Edwards, Tokai etc are, it had to be a Gibson because I would be using the guitar in photos/videos for articles I write for Gibson's website. Using a copy of a Gibson for that purpose would be unprofessional. Gibson didn't ask me to get this or anything like that (and they certainly didn't ask me to post about my search - I don't think they run their online presence that way), I just thought it was important to add that extra dimension to my articles.
05-07-2012 02:17 PM
Andy43
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

I strongly suggets a MIJ LP like Burny, Greco, Tokai, or Orville if you can get over the namesake of having to own a Gibson. I own a Burny LP that I got for $700 that, I kid you not, beats out most Gibson's that I've played. I compared it against Studio's and Standard's, like it better than both. Here she is:

04-30-2012 06:17 PM
Petie
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

Thanks for the advice, everyone!

If I had the money I'd get Andy Brauer to work his magic on it. I played the LP he 'Brauerized' after Slash bought his previous one and it was AMAZING. Maybe if I get one soon, I'll take it to him next time I'm in LA. https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=168863083961
04-30-2012 06:13 PM
Petie
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarBizarre View Post
My advice?

Don't force yourself to like a Paul, or even own one. I made the mistake of assuming that I needed a 'paul to round out my collection, tried a buttload, and even walked out of the shop with one, but ultimately I realised I'd been impressed "for a paul", and not because it was a guitar I really wanted to live with. I took it back immediately.

Your situation may be different, but I don't see why you'd need a paul, and only a paul, to get a parts horse...
I see where you're coming from, but a Les Paul is seen as kind of a 'standard' (pardon the pun) and it'd be nice to expand my pickup reviews to 'Here's how it sounds in an RG, here's how it sounds in a Les Paul, here's how it sounds in an HSS Strat,' etc. I feel like I'm missing a chance to give more value to my readers. And I've played enough of them to know that I get along well with Les Pauls, even if they're not my first preference.

Plus, writing for guitar mags/sites is my full-time job, so I can justify guitar purchases to my lady because it's a work thing, haha.

I like SGs too, and I thought about getting one instead of a Les Paul, but for the purposes of review I really need that maple/mahogany combo, and since I write for Gibson I'd rather get a Gibson (or an Epi if I find one I really like) than a guitar with the same woods by a different manufacturer.
04-30-2012 05:51 PM
GuitarBizarre
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

My advice?

Don't force yourself to like a Paul, or even own one. I made the mistake of assuming that I needed a 'paul to round out my collection, tried a buttload, and even walked out of the shop with one, but ultimately I realised I'd been impressed "for a paul", and not because it was a guitar I really wanted to live with. I took it back immediately.

Your situation may be different, but I don't see why you'd need a paul, and only a paul, to get a parts horse...
04-30-2012 04:47 PM
DaylightDies
Re: So it's probably time I got a Les Paul. Recommendations?

If you're looking for a Les Paul, my advice would be to seriously consider a Heritage H150 or H157. I own one of each, and I'd take them over any modern day Gibson without a second thought.
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