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Gibson Les Paul

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Loganzr, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Loganzr

    Loganzr Tele-Meister

    270
    Nov 27, 2010
    Georgia
    This is a follow up to my Classic Rock/southern rock thread.I'm looking for a les paul or any other guitar good for Rock&Roll but also in my Price range ($300-$700)
     

  2. Trout

    Trout Tele-Holic

    528
    May 12, 2010
    Tropic, UT
    A Les Paul Studio should be just the ticket. You can get a brand new Studio faded mahogany at Guitar Denter for just a hair over your price range... marked at $799 but I got one for $749 on sale with HSC. My local GC has a very nice used one for $499 and there's also one on craigs here right now for $575.

    There are a ton of Epi LP's in your price range, but I'd hold out for a genuine Gibson.
     

  3. Loganzr

    Loganzr Tele-Meister

    270
    Nov 27, 2010
    Georgia
    Would a Real Gibson Les Paul be worth the price over a Epiphone?
     

  4. Guitar Rat

    Guitar Rat Tele-Meister

    247
    Sep 29, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Um, what about a Telecaster? ;) There are a variety in that range you can choose from, and if you watch used guitars, you can definitely get something excellent for the amount you're looking for.

    Plus, it would be a Tele.... :D
     

  5. Loganzr

    Loganzr Tele-Meister

    270
    Nov 27, 2010
    Georgia
    I'm tired of the same old telecaster single coil sound looking for something with a full gritty tone.
     

  6. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Forget the Gibson, seriously. Google Rondo Music. Get yourself an Agile 3000 or 3100. You will not find a better guitar for the price. I think they are 299 and 399 respectively. Great stock, incredible with a set of new pickups. Many say they are as good as LPs, I don't know if that is true but I have one and they are quite literally the best bang for your buck anywhere. There is also AGF (Agile Guitar Forum) where you can do research. I'm sure you would be more than happy with one of these. Rondo's customer service is second to none. (no affiliation)
     

  7. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 7, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    It's called MESA BOOGIE.
     

  8. Loganzr

    Loganzr Tele-Meister

    270
    Nov 27, 2010
    Georgia
    Its Called I dont have that kind of MONEY for a MESA BOOGIE!
     

  9. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 7, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I see MK IIs all the time for $700 or so. I see LPs for $1500.
     

  10. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    To me yes, to someone else maybe not...
     

  11. Alex M

    Alex M Tele-Meister

    390
    May 3, 2010
    Fort Worth
    You could probably put some humbuckers in your tele for a lot cheaper.
     

  12. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 7, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I had both at the same time. I thought Epi sounded very good and played just as well. Just can't get over that almost headstock. Still, the E for $100 and the G for $800. My wife bought out a pawn shop's guitars when they went out of business. In reality $325 is what I sold the E for. I got $1400 for the G.
     

  13. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    What's the cheapest LP Std retail? $2500? Yikes!

    Go Dusk Tiger!!!
     

  14. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    'nuff said:

    $389.00

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    - Solid mahogany (not a multi-ply!) arch top body
    - High quality Canadian Maple Flame Top (100% real wood top-not a photo top!)
    - Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck.
    - Improved Nickel plate hardware, including Nickel die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N)
    - Two Type V Alnico humbucker pickups for warm, tradional sound
    - The AL-3100 comes with improved wiring (single conductor braided 18 gauge American wire for pickups), improved pots (now higher voltage with brass shafts for reduced noise) and an improved pickup selector switch
    - Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch
    - One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod
    - Ebony fretboard with 22 Jumbo frets and real Mother-Of-Pearl Trapezodial inlays
    - The AL-3100 features GHS strings installed at the factory and a professionally cut Graph Tech Nut
    - Individually hand filed frets for professional feel and playability
    - Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16"
    - Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5mm
    - Overall length: 40"; Scale length: 24.7"
    - Body thickness: 2" at edge; Width at the widest point: 13"
    - Bridge pole spacing is 3", and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4"
    - Actual Weight is only 10 lbs
    - Wiring Diagram
     

  15. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 7, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    That looks great. If it sounds and feels as good as it looks I think you have a winner there.
     

  16. Trout

    Trout Tele-Holic

    528
    May 12, 2010
    Tropic, UT
    Only you can answer that question.

    There are turds and gems in every batch and every brand. You have to live with it, so you ultimately need to get what you want.

    There are copies and there are originals. I usually like the original better. I prefer a Fat Boy to a V-Star, I prefer a Honda Accord to a Kia Optima, I prefer a Smith and Wesson to a Taurus, I prefer a Fender to a First Act, and I prefer a Gibson to an Epiphone.

    Get what you'll be happy with.
     

  17. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    It truly is an outstanding instrument. Because of this guitar I dont think I could ever spend on a Gibby.
     

  18. middy

    middy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    47
    Apr 28, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    That's hardly a fair comparison. Epiphone makes some nice stuff.
     

  19. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    70
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    Aren't we in the wrong forum? :confused:
     

  20. Loganzr

    Loganzr Tele-Meister

    270
    Nov 27, 2010
    Georgia
    Yea were in the wrong forum ,but just seein what yall think.
     

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