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Any love for double cut Les Pauls around here?

Do you like double cut Les Pauls?

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arothamel6360

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After years of playing Strats because of the sweet sound and comfort, I finally gave into double cut lps a while back. Whether they're loaded with p-90s, humbuckers, or traditional single coils with mounting rings, double cuts are all I play any more. Does anybody else love these things like I do? I don't know why it took me so long to pick them up, but I feel more creative than ever and I play for hours until my girlfriend shuts off my amp and reminds me that she exists, along with other obligations.
 

stilesg57

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If I ever get another LP it will be a doublecut. I've come to really like the looks of the body's lines in a way that I just didn't appreciate when I was younger. The SG kinda converted me to doublecut Gibsons and the magic of upper fret access :)
 

DCross

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I don't own any, but I think the double cut LP is by far the nicest looking of all the Gibson electrics.
 

arothamel6360

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It's the shorter scale, fret access, and symmetry for me. :aok After my first faded double cut with p-90s I was sold. It's the only guitar I refuse to sell, and it's easily the cheapest and most plain guitar I've had since that very first epiphone junior so many years ago.
 

TheCount0212

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After years of playing Strats because of the sweet sound and comfort, I finally gave into double cut lps a while back. Whether they're loaded with p-90s, humbuckers, or traditional single coils with mounting rings, double cuts are all I play any more. Does anybody else love these things like I do? I don't know why it took me so long to pick them up, but I feel more creative than ever and I play for hours until my girlfriend shuts off my amp and reminds me that she exists, along with other obligations.
Your girlfriend shuts off your amp????????:omg
 

arothamel6360

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She only does it when it's past midnight, when I should be prepping for work, or when I've got coursework to take care of. Otherwise, it'd be an infinite cycle of, "yes dear, five more minutes." :p
 

JohnSS

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My fave guitar shape. I have a Gibson Les Paul TV Special, a cherry red Jr. and a Hamer Special w/Duncans.
 

omfg51

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They are just so much fun for rhythm stuff. I love playing them when I sing or do backup vocals. I still prefer a normal LP for just lead guitar stuff, but when I sing, double cut all the way!!! I love the exotic colors too!!

 

Marble

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I'm starting to dig the double cut LP jrs but the carved top Standard LPs in a DC format do not appeal to me
 

arothamel6360

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Beat me to it. I've got a pair of 'em that are just about impossible to beat.
Thanks for the GAS guys. Now I think I NEED a couple of those Hamers.

With the double cut LPs it's just that unexplainable "I refuse to play anything else" feeling that some guys have about certain guitars. I'm just a sucker for symmetry, binding, trapezoid inlays, and the Gibson headstock. Maybe I'm just shallow..... :p
 

vibrasonic

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I love my 1960 LP JR. One of the best sounding-playing guitars in the world, IMHO.
I've had this one for about 4 years now and is my go to guitar for jams and gigs.
I bought when the prices were somewhat high still ($6000) but no regrets.

Funny thing is my first double cut was a 59 that i bought off of Dave's Guitar Shop about 12 years ago, it was perfect refin that cost me $550. I thought i was doing so well when i sold it for $1200 3 years later. Boy did i miss that guitar after. That tone you only get from the double cuts. So i bit the bullet and paid the big bucks.



 
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skhan007

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I've got an all-original vintage 1958 here...great guitar for sure. I recommend 'em.


 

arothamel6360

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:bow I envy you gentlemen. If I had the cash I'd spring for one of those in a heartbeat. For now I've got a DC Standard with only a bound neck/Seth Lovers, a newer Goldtop DC with P-90s, and a Faded DC with P-90s. Logically, I play the cheaper faded more than anything else. :bonk
 
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