The Les Paul thread

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Logan, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as ESG is becoming more inclusive to Les Paul lovers, I thought I'd make a thread for everyone to show off their Lester's.
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    That is my birthday burst. It is a 2016 Les Paul Traditional that I got for $1,379 new :D
    Now, I want to see yours!
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  2. Paul G.

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    2016 R8, with contoured heel.

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  3. Gahr

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    2011 Gibson Les Paul Traditional 1960 goldtop. I've swapped the bridge (Faber ABRN), the original knobs have been swapped, pickups are Throbak PG-102s, and the pickup rings are tall repos from Crazyparts. These days I play it without the pickguard as well (You know, Duane Allman...)
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    2009 Gibson Les Paul Junior. The stock pickup has been swapped for a TysonTone 60-Wraptail.
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    The two of them together:
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  4. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I'll play since Les Pauls are my all-time favorite guitars...

    1979 Custom:

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    2016 Traditional (no weight relief)

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  6. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Mine has traditional weight relief. Is that a plaintop too?
     
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    Yes, plaintop. It was part of a limited run that Sweetwater did with no weight relief. They were meant to be sort of "reissues" of a mid-'90s Standard, as those guitars have become pretty revered over time. As I owned a '96, which was easily one of the best guitars I have ever owned and regret selling every day of my life, I jumped on these when they were available. It lives up to the billing, and the weight clocks in at right around 9.6 lbs.
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    That's still not bad weight wise, I have a telecaster that weighs only slightly less. 8-10 oz.
     
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    Nope, not bad at all. That '79 Silverburst up there is just over 11 pounds, and I used to have another Norlin-era Custom that was over 12.
     
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    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Logan I don't remember seeing that LP before it's new? Congrats!! Big time it's beautiful.

    But I am gassing for the 2018 LP Standard HP in Mojave fade ... ( still ).

    Anyhow here's ( one of mine ) ha ha ...

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    Plus well ...

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    I really do not play my SG as much as I should because well ... ( fill in the blanks ) ...
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    2007 Melody Maker

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  12. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Close. I just did upgrades on it, which you can see here. I got it on my 16th birthday, and the thread is here.
    Beautiful! Now, just pick up that Cobalt and send it to me. I'll put it to good use!:naughty:
     
  13. plankton

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    Well this seems wrong, but okay,

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    Tokai "Love Rock" Special

    @Gahr Beer stains on the first Gibson amp? And I thought I was well versed in the various styles of beer, but please tell me more about Black IPA!
     
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    Nothing wrong with that one. Tokai makes some very nice guitars.

    Thye might be beer stains, but they are not mine. It’s from 1959, so I guess it has been through a lot. I only put beer on it when taking pictures, I wouldn’t risk spilling any.

    Black IPAs were all the rage in the beer community a few years back. They are like regular IPAs, but with a dash of dark malts (or in some cases caramel) for color and a bit of roasted flavors. Good examples have a relatively light body(like an IPA) and a malt character that is lightly roasty without tasting like a hoppy stout.
     
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    Mine's a Traditional

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    I didn't mean that posting a pic of the Tokai was wrong, just that an LP thread on here seemed a bit...dirty. :rofl:

    The Black IPA sounds interesting, I really like regular IPAs and darker beers too (porters are my all time favourite) so I'll have to look around locally and see what I can find.
     
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    Well, lessseee...
    1974 Kalamazoo Small Script Standard I've had since '77:
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    Lots of miles, smiles, and sessions on that one.

    And a 2018 Standard that caught my ear and eye last year:
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    Bob
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Dang F'n Nabbit... :mad:. I can't see both pics that you posted. Did you post your pics directly to this site from your PC? Or from a hot link from another media server?

    This is what I'm seeing right now:

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  20. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    His pics were working earlier... dial-up is a biatch...
     
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