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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by BritishBluesBoy, Jun 11, 2009.
Thanks, I think my favorite looking Les Paul is a Gold Top.
Here's both of them
The 2019 50s Standard and 2016 Trad in Desertburst
I got mine the day after Christmas . Pretty phenomenal guitar
Stratoman1, your going to have to change your name to LesPaulMan1 soon. Two great looking guitars. Congrats!
Thank you. Unless I hit a lottery or something this will do it for me. The new one was really found money. My ins company had to fork over some refunds then the state of Va did too. Between the two of them it was almost to the dollar what this cost. I took that as sign...
A few photos of my new R7.
I picked up this 2016 Les Paul Studio T with a Gibson case for cheap. It will be my stay-out in my music room guitar. I like it.
I’ve never liked Gibson nor Guitar Center but this afternoon a played a new 60s Les Paul Standard at the store where I’m always disappointed.
Well, not only was this guitar flawless and magnificent but the GC salesman was super cool. It was the best experience I’ve ever had there.
I am definitely rethinking the Les Paul now. I definitely preferred the thinner neck of the 60s model.
I’ve played a Les Paul since I was in my late teens. I’ll always own one. I still love my Tele’s and Strat’s but a Les Paul has always been my number one. As I’ve gotten older I prefer the bigger thicker ‘50’s neck. Less bending my wrist and it feels better.
As for GC, I love the stores near me and across the country. I usually try to use a sales person that I like and who as treated me well in the past (most are good). I also often receive 15-20% off coupons, the store has a nation wide used and vintage selection with cheap shipping, and a 45 day full refund on most new/used items (less on vintage). What’s not to like?
Have owned a few (10?) Les Pauls over the years with mostly Epiphone versions that were nice and had a few Gibsons ('99 Smartwood Peroba top, '10 50s Tribute and '17 60s Tribute T) but have always wanted a Standard or Traditional. Always seemed too much to spend, to be honest since I've always been a Fender guy starting with Telecaster and slowly migrating to Stratocaster.
To make things even more tenuous (GASeous?), my bro & bandmate brought me the Burst Believers books last week... we laughed it wouldn't be long before a new Les Paul showed up. Those books are so well done, talk about guitar porn of the highest degree.
Long story sorta short, saw a real nice looking '11 Trad online GC and sent email asking normal things (weight, original case, overall condition) and reply said 8lbs 9oz, original case in great condition. Was priced a tad high so I offered 10% off and they countered with 4% and shipping discount. Not the best deal but ok, let's do it!
I receive a few days later and as soon as I pull it from the shipping box, I'm worried. I can see the case is coming apart some, faux tolex is coming apart and peeling and you can see the wooden shell? Not good. Then I open the case and see a simply beautiful Les Paul but the D string pops up in my face, it's broken off the tuner? As mentioned, gorgeous top but sooooo many issues. No reason to get too detailed but when I saw the neck (yikes! see pics) and put it on a scale (weighed 9lbs 10oz), I decided immediately to put it back in case and run down to local GC to return. Never even strung it and played. Wasn't meant to be. Not sure why the GC in Rockville even sent it, complete waste of time.
So when I got to GC in Spartanburg, SC to return the Trad, I got to talking to my guys down there about a brand spankin' new '19 Standard 60s in Bourbon Burst that was hanging oh so high. They knocked so much off the price on the tag that I got it for the price of a used one! Great brown hardcase with all candy. This LP completely blows away any I've ever played before. Dreams do come true.
As usual, I cannot say enough good things about the crew at the Sparkleburg GC. Top notch all the way around.
All's well that ends well.
Wow, that is beautiful. Congrats!
I just bought an old Sonex , now I'm itching baaaad for a LP!!!!!
Two 2nd Cousins.
My 15 yr old Epi Gold Top 56 posing with the upgrades I installed.
Are imposters allowed?
They’re nice imposters!
2016 Traditional that I bought new from Sweetwater. Here are a couple of their professional pictures of my guitar.
Wow... So many sweet LPs!