If it could be just one Gibson, which one would it be?

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  1. Tele-beeb

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    I think you need to consider your physique as well when considering any guitar especially if you plan on playing it on stage. I have an SG Standard that I love but it feels like a toy and if you are a bigger guy or chunky ( which I am) The SG looks like I'm playing a violin or something.

    So I like the Flying V cause it fits maybe that's why Lonnie Mack and Albert King favoured the V as well. It also is a rock monster and its searing tone slices through like a Sonic Sword of destruction.
     
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    For me? A 330. For you? A 335 :cool:
     
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    Standard 50’s.
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    I like the older, non weight-relived Les Pauls with Humbuckers.
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    This one. I just got this the day after Christmas. New 50s Std with P90s. But my '16 Trad is hot on it's heels

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    One of the 335s with the Firebird style headstock. If I'm gonna get just one Gibson, it better stay in one piece at least.
     
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    If it could be just one Gibson, which one would it be?

    I already have only one Gibson (and even no Fender anymore :oops:) for 40 years :

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    I've got solidbody teles, a thinline and a couple that are chambered (with no cutout on the lower bout). I have a solidbody design with dual PAF style humbuckers. I've got flat top acoustics in different body sizes. What I don't have is a jazzbox, an archtop. I've played a 335 and a couple Epiphone semi-hollows (Dot and Sheraton II) and I just don't think they're as "airy" or acoustic. And even something like an ES-175 or a Joe Pass Emperor II Pro has so much hardware mounted into the body/top of the guitar that it doesn't resonate the same as an acoustic archtop.

    So for me, a '60s vintage Johnny Smith, with a floating mini-humbucker pickup, controls and even the input jack mounted to the pickguard. No hardware to dampen the vibrations of the guitar's top, so would be the best archtop for unplugged playing. And the tone from that pickup is sweet and warm and clear.

     
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    A Tele and a Strat is all I really need, but for the Gibson PAF humbucker sound I have this old Les Paul I've owned for 50 years or so. It's heavy though and I seldom take it to a gig:
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    I'm more likely to take this modded Epiphone (Seth Lovers, Mojotone wiring harness, Gotoh bridge) which plays and sounds wonderful:
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    Probably an SG of some description. Anyway, I don't have to bother with a Gibson now Epiphone have changed the headstock shape lol.
     
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    Exception proves the rule. The same reason you don't see Angus Young playing an Explorer...in general most people tend to choose something that is somewhat in proportion to themselves.
     
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