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NGD - finally found a decent Les Paul

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Middleman, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    2007 R8, VOS Custom shop. Best sounding and playing LP I've come across in many years.
     

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  2. MA6200

    MA6200 Tele-Meister

    114
    May 12, 2017
    Maryland
    Looks great. Enjoy!
     

  3. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

    650
    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    Beautiful! My favorite color of LP.
     

  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  5. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA

  6. pondcaster

    pondcaster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    A beauty, congrats!
     

  7. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    $2200 and all the tags and authentication docs. I've played many $3-5k LPs that looked great but had limited sustain or just average tone. I've gone on several guitar hunts for an LP over that last 5 years to find one that plays and sounds like the late 50s or early 60s models I remember from my youth. One time I ended up buying a Tele Deluxe because it sounded better than most of the weight relieved LPs I tried out.

    This one is not weight relieved and has the fat 58 neck that Mark Knopfler raves about. The sustain and clarity is exceptional. Feel lucky to have run across one so reasonably priced. Thanks all.
     
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  8. theprofessor

    theprofessor Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Congratulations! I'm jealous! Enjoy!
     

  9. chris m.

    chris m. Friend of Leo's

    I have an LP Trad Pro with unchambered body and fat 50s neck and it really sings, too.
     

  10. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    183
    Dec 12, 2006
    Singapore
    Congratulations! That's a real beauty, and I hope to own an R8 some day as well. Currently "making do" with an MIJ Orville Les Paul that is pretty hefty and sustains for ages haha.
     

  11. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Nice. I think Historics are mostly excellent.

    I have an R4. Great guitar.

    Would love an R8, as I prefer plain tops on burst LP's, and have no humbucker guitars (except my Gretsch with Filtertrons).
     
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  12. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    I have to say learning about Les Paul's is like studying for a final. There are so many serial number variations, model changes, finish types, etc. Then there are premium grade woods and standard woods not to mention neck types, standard, traditional, HP, classic, custom shop, VOS types, pickup variations, wiring schemes, ad infinitum. It takes a long time to research and understand the type of guitar you may want to own. Really an intellectual process.

    Contrast telecasters. Light, heavy, maple or rosewood, color, choose your pickup. Made for luddites like me.
     
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  13. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga

  14. Jamie_h

    Jamie_h TDPRI Member

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    25
    Jun 6, 2017
    Louisiana
    congrats, enjoy it!!
     

  15. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee

  16. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    And now it's home. Had to wait for the 30 day hold policy at GC. Hope it gets along with the rest of the gang. WP_20170920_19_18_03_Pro.jpg WP_20170920_19_18_21_Pro.jpg WP_20170920_19_18_35_Pro.jpg
     
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  17. krowbot

    krowbot Tele-Meister

    182
    Oct 15, 2009
    Hanford, California

  18. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Holic

    880
    May 12, 2016
    California
    Yeah, that'll fit the bill very nicely! I looooooove a good plaintop. I have the japanese equivalent of that same guitar made to the same specs (deviser/bacchus) except for fret over binding and burstbucker pros instead of standard BB's. And its quite the looker too.

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    congrats on the guitar, it doesnt get much better than a good custom shop r8!
     
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  19. blackspider57

    blackspider57 TDPRI Member

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    53
    Mar 10, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Me too!
     

  20. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    Chicago
    What you really want is an Indecent Les Paul!
     

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