Les Paul with slim taper

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  1. New_SG_Fan

    New_SG_Fan New Member

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    Posting here cause too lazy to join les paul forum

    I ended up going for my sg standard 2018 after initiating a search that was focused on les pauls. Still love the sg but something about the les paul is still grabbing at me and I plan on getting one.

    I have a few criteria, no pick guard, bound neck, dual PAF style (uneven wound) humbuckers, based on the 58 thru 61s, and lastly, a slim taper neck just like on my sg. Tried the asymetrical and not sure I like it and its probably best for me to stick with the same neck profile and not add that variable to my already questionable playing ability.

    But it looks like I am aiming for something that doesn't exist or at least has not been made in over 10 years. Anyone know what years I should be shooting for or if maybe gibson has plans to make a traditional or a standard lp with a slim taper neck next year?
     
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    I have a 2011 Les Paul Traditional 1960 Goldtop. It has a ‘60s style slim neck. Maybe something to look for?
     
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    Ok, a traditional with a slim taper from as recent as 2011 exists. Good to know. Hopefully something with a burst or wood grain type finish is out there or will be made in 2019. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Sounds good to me. I'll take one too.
     
  5. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    My 2016 Trad. has medium taper. The 2017s if I recall have a slim taper.
     
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    Goldberg is a 2017 tribute with a 60s slim taper, sadly it does have a pickguard.
     
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    roflmao. You're in the right place.
     
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    That is sweet and at a great price. IMO LP's look naked without a pickguard, but to each their own.

    My 2016 Traditional has a rather large neck on it, about the same as the '58 RI's. I wouldn't trade it for the world but it would be nice to have a LP with a slim-taper.
     
  10. New_SG_Fan

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    Ok, this does look interesting. The classic plus.....didn't know there was such a beast with humbuckers.

    I also found this only f if I can tell what year. Different humpups and Aa maple.

    http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Classic-Plus.aspx

    And no pickguard. Doesn't say if these have low or medium frets but will assume medium or medium jumbo until i see otherwise.

    Now to see if i can find one local.

    Thanks
     
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    Just wrapping this up, that last link I put up was probably circa 2011 or thereabouts. I talked to Gibson and they told me that these earlier classic plus' all had the ceramic magnet humbuckers and only the 2017 posted above had the vintage style bucks but they were 57s. Totally awesome guitar but for me I am only going to own 1 les paul and I really want more of an uneven 58 type set of humbuckers, I guess burstbucker is a good characterization so I will just hang back and see what comes out next year or maybe hope I bump into some used treasure that by some miracle checks all the boxes at a GC or Sam ashe someday. Thanks to all who posted and helped me along with my LP education
     

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