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A very unusual Gibson Les Paul. Check out the headstock!!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by 70' s Tone, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. 70' s Tone

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  2. standard24

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    Is that a Mr. Spock model Les Paul?
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    On the one hand I think that's kind of cool. On the other hand, the whole thing looks like the Mr Potato Head of guitars, done by a 5 year old.
     
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    Would have looked better with the Explorer head stock.
     
  5. Carbohydrates

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    It is frankly amazing that they made the Gibson headstock design worse. Even less straight string pull, more mass, more fragile. I won't even touch on the looks because that's subjective, but wowzers.
     
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    They’re testing Dean guitars cease and desist procedure ... lol. :boxer
     
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    I saw one of those at Dave's in LaCrosse
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  8. Surgeon

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    I love les pauls (and Gibson for that matter) but I always said I'd never get caught playing one of those horrendous Deans with the huge V headstock. Sorry but that's one of the rare Les Pauls I wouldn't consider owning… I'm not a collector so it has no appeal whatsoever for me.
     
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    a reverse Explorer head stock.
     
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    Hmmm... as if LP's don't have enough tuning problems already. :)
     
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    or with a Flying V headstock....
     
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    I had the chance to play one of those.

    It was actually great.

    Neck is basically a tree.
     
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    Moderne, Switchmaster and Les Paul!
    Not for me, but certainly different!
     
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    I believe it resides on the Island Of Misfit Toys.
     
  17. HoweFan

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    I would gig that just to annoy the Les Paul cognoscenti.
     
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    That's probably what I dislike about it the most: let's take a bunch of different oddities from different guitars and throw them in a blender. In doing so we'll ignore the question of whether these ingredients belong together, but whatever - our customers will buy anything.

    People complain about the switch location on a Stratocaster... Look at that thing.
    That's just what you want: a lever pickup selector, mounted vertically, right next to where you would be strumming... vertically.

    That head stock is repug.
     
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    If only it had robot tuners. Darn.
     

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