Gibson Les Paul Special DC

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  1. chrisoldroyd

    chrisoldroyd New Member

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    Anyone played one of these, I love my SG but find it a bit long in the neck and a bit neck divey so was thinking of picking one of these up as a second guitar. Any thoughts?
     
  2. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Haven't played any but I love the look. They may feel just as long in the neck though.

    What kind of tuning machines are on your SG? A lighter set might help with the dive.
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I have both an SG Classic and an LP Junior DC and love them both. IMO, the upper fret access on the LP Junior DC is just as great as the SG.

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    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    They are great guitars. I have two, both with P90s and will keep them forever. I prefer the ones with the vintage correct body in the cutaway area (the red one - not mine) to the 2015 model (burst - also not mine), though the latter might have a smidge stronger neck-body joint.

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    I think due to the shape of the body (much larger lower bout), they don't have the neck dive issues that lighter SGs have. Due to the placement of the body waist, playing them sitting does not feel like the neck sticks out as it does in SGs, but they do sit lower than SGs. The two below are mine, the yellow one has noiseless pickups, the black one has stock P90s.



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