Gibson Les Paul Special

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by TeleBrew, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

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    They're back in stock in the UK and Peach Guitars very helpfully picked me out a 7lber (well 7lb 3oz to be precise) that balances perfectly, coming tomorrow....excited is an understatement
    Pics attached of the very one Special1.jpg Special2.jpg Special4.jpg
     
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    I found this LP, going to look at it this week. The owner says it's a clone. Doesn't know anything else about it. Says it plays and sounds really good. It sure looks to me like a real LP. But I know very little about them. Here are some pics of the guitar. What say you? Screenshot_20191011-163556.png Screenshot_20191011-163539.png
     
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    He blocked the Gibson and LP signature in the photo because he said it was a clone
     
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    I’m loving mine 6’5 ounces
     
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    My 96 dc special.
     

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    Why is this is this thread? I'm not a cop, but c'mon.
     
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  7. bsman

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    Hmm....figured, carved maple top....two HBs....

    Yup - survey says "NOT A SPECIAL!"
     
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    Well gut me like a fish!
     
  9. tweedman2001

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    Nice. Just like my '97
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  10. Kezzell

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    we are “twinning” as my daughter would say.
     
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    I bought a brand new 2019 Gibson TV Yellow Special this weekend from GC. I had my eye on them for months, and admired the style and color for years before that, but never really dug the DC and MM versions that were in my price range. But that day, I went in there prepared to come out with a TV Yellow or the honeyburst, more barebones GC exclusive.

    As it turned out, they didn't even have the honeyburst. I tried the display TV Yellow through the same Princeton Reverb model that I own. It was very light, must have been just over seven pounds. Loved the finish, chunky neck, and it sounded so crisp and clear through the PR. I jazz noodled for like 30 minutes on thing. But the set-up was AWFUL. It was like every stereotype about GC and Gibson collided on that guitar. It was ridiculously high at the nut. It was also a little dinged up since it was a demo. The fretboard was also really, really dry. I was pretty much ready to give up on it.

    The salesman ran in the back and grabbed a fresh one and unboxed it in front of me. The setup out of the box was fantastic. It was night and day compared to the demo. The fit and finish was great, an immaculate guitar (except it had the same dry fretboard). A little heavier. They knocked the customary 15% off and we sealed the deal.

    A great guitar, oozing quality. I have played a P90 Hamer USA Special, which I thought was the gold standard for this style of guitar. But this is a massive leap beyond, which is really saying something.
     
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  12. kingofdogs1950

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    I had the 'third twin' back in 1998, except mine was in red.
    Nice guitar. I don't remember why I sold it...

    Mark
     
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  13. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Hereby submitting my application to join the club. My 2012 LP Special:

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    I just bought a LP special with a wrap around bridge like yours. I am having trouble getting it intonated. Mine is identical to your yellow one (it is a 2019 however). Have you encountered problems getting yours intonate , if so what did you do . Thanks
     
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    I actually don't have that one any more, so I can't offer any advice. Mine was intonated just fine, to be honest.
     
  17. sammy1

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    I bought this same identical guitar....got it home and took the bow out of the neck ....put on a fresh set of 10-46.... and can not get it to intonate at the 12th fret....is this just a function of the tail piece or is their a solution....to be fair I love this thing and the intonation is close but not spot on.....is that just the price you pay or is their a solution???????
     
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    Dude I like that a lot did the tail piece get it to intonate properly...I have the same axe
     
  19. Tele22

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    Mine intonates fine with the wrap-around bridge - are you using fresh strings?
     
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    Get a Lightning Bridge, that might do it for you. Gibson should've moved the bridge post on the treble side forward about 3mm, then the higher strings wouldn't be a problem for intonation.
     
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