NGD: Gibson Les Paul Special DC Tribute

drmordo

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I have wanted a DC Les Paul for 25 years at least. A buddy had a DC "Rock and Roll" edition Les Paul in the 90s with two humbuckers that I have kicked myself for not buying ever since then, and I've never seen another one.

So the other day I learned about the existence of the DC Tribute line, and about 10 minutes after I learned about them I bought one. This is used from GC, but there is not a mark on it. I've seen plenty of 'new' guitars in worse shape.

That said, it came with 11s on it and the action is high for my taste, so I'll have to swap on my customary Ernie Ball 9s and set it up in the next day or two. I can't believe how light this guitar is. It weighs just a tiny bit more than my Casino, and the Casino is fully hollow!

Sorry the pic is grainy, it's overcast outside so kind of dark in my house right now.

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That looks great and should be a fun guitar to play. What does "DC" signify? I am not familiar with it.
 

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Right on! That is a kick ass guitar, indeed. Congrats! I have a Les Paul Special TV Yellow just like the one pictured in your Post #5. Mine is a 2019 "Original Collection" Gibson and it's got pretty hot P90s. I love the shorter scale length on these in contrast to my Teles/Strats. It's got a real slinky playing feel.

I like the color scheme on yours. Brown and black go really well together. It would even look pretty cool with a white pickguard, too, and the black P90s would "pop" more visually.

Your guitar rocks, man! Smokin'!
 

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Had the same guitar but as I am a stupid guy I sold it. Obviously I can't remember why, today. Congratulations, these are great value instruments.
 

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I have a 2019 Red single P-90 with side mount jack that has a great P-90 in it. It sounds and sustains better than my other three P-90 guitars. Nice and light with low action. Guitar Center had them for 599 dollars a couple years ago so I bought one.
 

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Awesome! Congrats! Love these!

Let me know how you like the neck pickup. On my 2x P90 guitar I can never seem to bring myself away from the bridge.
 

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Congrats! Those were nice guitars, it seems like Gibson decided to release a single-cut LP Special Tribute in 2020 and then quietly discontinued the DC models.
 

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Awesome! Congrats! Love these!

Let me know how you like the neck pickup. On my 2x P90 guitar I can never seem to bring myself away from the bridge.

I'll tell you right now - I love it. The middle position on a two PU guitar is my main setting, but the bridge and neck definitely sound killer in this thing. This is the first guitar I've bought in a while where I don't feel the immediate need to shop for PUs.

It's definitely an angry beast. It reminds me a lot of my 61 RI SG. It feels a bit like making music with a hand grenade.
 

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That looks great, I really like the Gibson "Tribute" line. I had my eye on the DC Jr., but they keep popping up at the wrong time for me.
 

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Almost bought one!

I want one in ebony! However, what stopped me is I already have 2 P90’s equipped guitars already!

I still want one though! The used ones are pretty good value, price-wise
 

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I have some questions. It could be the light, but it looks like the fingerboard could use some moisturizing. Do you have plans to condition that? If so, what is your go-to product for that?

You mention the guitar is really light. Is this guitar close to being one of the lightest in production? Is there anything lighter that's worth having? Cigar box "guitars" and other novelty items aren't what I'm asking about.
 

drmordo

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I have some questions. It could be the light, but it looks like the fingerboard could use some moisturizing. Do you have plans to condition that? If so, what is your go-to product for that?

You mention the guitar is really light. Is this guitar close to being one of the lightest in production? Is there anything lighter that's worth having? Cigar box "guitars" and other novelty items aren't what I'm asking about.

Sorry, I don't moisturize fretboards or, in fact, even clean them. I don't even know why someone would do that.

I also have no idea what the lightest guitars are. I think the Parker Fly guitars are known for being extremely light, but I have never held one in my hands. You should start a thread asking for recommendations if you are looking for a super light guitar.
 

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Sorry, I don't moisturize fretboards or, in fact, even clean them. I don't even know why someone would do that.

I also have no idea what the lightest guitars are. I think the Parker Fly guitars are known for being extremely light, but I have never held one in my hands. You should start a thread asking for recommendations if you are looking for a super light guitar.
Sorry for what?

Regarding weight, It was just your comment that had me wondering. No big deal. Enjoy your new axe. Looks sweet.
 




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