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    Default The Gibson/Les Paul Appreciation Thread

    Havenít seen any threads focusing on Gibsons or Les Pauls, so here goes.

    Feel free to talk about your Gibbyís or Lester Polfussí or any that may tickle your fancy.

    I have to say if money was of no object (and if they were available) the two Les Pauls Iíd need to own are:

    Claptonís 1959 ďBeanoĒ Burst




    Billy Gibbonsí ďPearly GatesĒ 1959





    Here are a few pics of the ones I own.

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    2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional
    - Replaced the pickups with Throbak PAFs
    - Replaced the Pots and Caps with a VIP Vintage spec wiring harness (PIO caps and Centralab pots)





    2017 Gibson SG Standard
    - Classic 57 pickups
    - Stock wiring harness



    1977 Greco Les Paul (Japanese)
    - Pickups were in the guitar when I purchased it last year
    - Bridge: Seymour Duncan 59
    - Neck: Dimarzio PAF
    - Stock wiring harness




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    This is mine. A 1987 Gibson Les Paul "Studio Standard". It's a Studio with binding, and other things that model doesn't come with today.

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    I also have these, an Agile w/Jimmy Page "Whole Lotta Humbucker" pickups + Floyd Rose, and an Ibanez 2661 from '76.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post



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    What year, Fudd?? Traditional? Guessing based on the speed knobs it is?

    Beautiful flame on the top.


    Quote Originally Posted by danielleesale View Post
    This is mine. A 1987 Gibson Les Paul "Studio Standard". It's a Studio with binding, and other things that model doesn't come with today.

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    Beautiful Studio, right there. Donít see many with binding or a finish like that.


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    Itís a 2015. It has easily the best pickups Iíve ever played. 1959 tributes.


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    Are these heavier than most other guitars?

    I got to see Vic Johnsons white LP up close...and while it was absolutely one of thee most beautiful guitars I have ever seen, it looked really heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia Act View Post
    Are these heavier than most other guitars?

    I got to see Vic Johnsons white LP up close...and while it was absolutely one of thee most beautiful guitars I have ever seen, it looked really heavy.
    They can be quite heavy. They vary from about 8.5-10lbs. 10lbs being the heaviest of the heavy. Les Paul Customs can be very heavy.

    There is debate amongst aficionados about whether lighter LPís sound better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Itís a 2015. It has easily the best pickups Iíve ever played. 1959 tributes.


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    Very nice. Were they stock with the guitar or did you add them after?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    They can be quite heavy. They vary from about 8.5-10lbs. 10lbs being the heaviest of the heavy. Les Paul Customs can be very heavy.

    There is debate amongst aficionados about whether lighter LP’s sound better.


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    Thanks for not saying, "what a dumb non musician question."


    Here's a pic of the guitar I was talking about. I saw other's too in this same setup, but the white LP was separate at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Very nice. Were they stock with the guitar or did you add them after?


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    Stock. I have done nothing but keep the etune system charged and change string gauges. The pickups were only available that year. Iíve bought every set Iíve seen for sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia Act View Post
    Thanks for not saying, "what a dumb non musician question."


    Here's a pic of the guitar I was talking about. I saw other's too in this same setup, but the white LP was separate at the time.

    Of course. If youíve never picked one up, you can only go off of what it looks like, so itís not a dumb question at all. They all look pretty heavy and substantial but some can be quite light.

    To my eyes, that LP looks heavy but it could be chambered. It depends on the wood, obviously. Itís a custom so Iíd bet on it being heavy.

    Billy Gibbons has all his touring Les Pauls completely chambered/gutted to relieve as much weight as possible.


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    My '97 Standard. I cant remember if it had it in it when this photo was taken but its got a Whole Lotta Humbucker in the bridge possy now. The necks a Burstbucker from memory. I haven't played this guitar for almost 2 years now. I gotta dig it out and have a jam on it. Actually, I think I've only played it once since the new pup. I cant even remember what it sounds like....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Of course. If youíve never picked one up, you can only go off of what it looks like, so itís not a dumb question at all. They all look pretty heavy and substantial but some can be quite light.

    To my eyes, that LP looks heavy but it could be chambered. It depends on the wood, obviously. Itís a custom so Iíd bet on it being heavy.

    Billy Gibbons has all his touring Les Pauls completely chambered/gutted to relieve as much weight as possible.


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    I canít stand chambered gibsons. I have another one that is a custom and itís solid wood. Cost me more to have it made but itís worth it. Tone wise and sustain wise.


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    My '97 Standard. I cant remember if it had it in it when this photo was taken but its got a Whole Lotta Humbucker in the bridge possy now. The necks a Burstbucker from memory. I haven't played this guitar for almost 2 years now. I gotta dig it out and have a jam on it. Actually, I think I've only played it once since the new pup. I cant even remember what it sounds like....

    What a finish on that plain top. Beautiful guitar, Dutchie. Stunning.

    If youíre ever, for some reason... looking at selling it....




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