Another LP line - Traditional Series

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  1. A440

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    Interesting....the text says this is the first model to use Plek. Maybe I'm misunderstanding them but if that's true it's a little surprising that with their pricing Gibson doesn't Plek more models.

    I like the Desert and Iced Tea finishes.
     
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    I have to agree with the pricing of why more is not Plekked
     
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    hey this is my first post.

    long time lurker!

    this traditional is basically a 90's LP standard thats been pleked.

    The traditional has speed knobs, grover sized tuner holes, weight relieved/non chambered body, chunky C shape neck as per 80's/90's neck.

    i wonder if it has large binding that hides the maple cap in the cutaway!

    sound like they just felt like digging out the old jigs.

    Steve
     
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    what are these "traditional" weight relief holes??

    why are they traditional?

    historics don't have em?

    so any pics of these weight holes?
     
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    Here's your weight relief:

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    I a/b'ed this with the Standard model. Maybe it was the particular guitars that I've tried, but the Traditional was significantly heavier than the Standard.
     
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    The Les Paul Historics have been plekked since 2006. This is most likely the first standard production model to be plekked.

    The Plek machines aren't cheap. Gibson is finally applying them to their non historic guitars.

    :banana
     
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    The standards are chambered now. They're practically hollow.

    I like the chambering, but not everybody is sold on it.

    :knitting
     
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    I have no desire for a Les Paul. Then I looked at that link. Fortunately, I have no where near the money for that. So I can't even GAS for it.
     
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    you can gas....
     
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    I just got a guitar last week that I'm still paying for. Once that's paid off I'm going to buy a PA. Then I'm going to purchase a small tube amp (probably a Blues Jr). Once all that's done, then maybe a new guitar. Probably accoustic though. So another electric guitar is a while away. I cannot have GAS for about 2 years...give or take.
     
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    I played one and thought it was n ice. I personally think Plek is a bit (lot actually) of hype but that is me. the Traditional, for me, is THE Les Paul to get out of the current crop.
     
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    I'm glad Gibson released this model. It's not my ideal, but I think it's a step in a good direction, especially compared to some of their other recent activities.
     
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    As opposed to getting a good set up from a good tech, I agree, the Plek has a good bit of hype, but some folks love it. Of course it takes a good tech to get a good Plek job.

    For a production line like Gibson's its just what they need.

    I don't see how they can possible hire AND keep that many good techs on the production line to ensure the final set up is what it should be for the quantity of guitars they put out. Their QC history suggests that have had a little trouble with that. Done right, the Plek will be a big boost to their QC.

    :banana
     

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