For me, there is no better guitar than a Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul.

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  1. patshep

    patshep Supporting Member

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    that's great, it's not a bad price, i don't play les pauls much, but they seem insanely overpriced for the average person...
    I've played a ton of crap Gibsons and a lot of good ones, to me, the bonus is that the resale stays high, the negative is that you really do have to try a bunch to get a good one, i cant think of another product that charges 'luxury' prices and often doesn't provide quality... however, the 335 to me is the best design ever, besides a tele... and although a lot of them are duds, a good one is special to me.
    i'm currently GASing for a goldtop with p90s
     
  2. bigfoamfinger

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    Amazing guitar and incredible photo. My Reverb listing photos WISH they were this clean
     
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  3. bigfoamfinger

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    That's an incredible price for a new one. They go for ~$2850 on the low end Used now....In the market for one myself
     
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  4. 27sauce

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    I actually bought it as used. A shop had it listed used on eBay. 3200 make offer. I offered 2500.

    On the phone the guy said it was listed below what they were allowed to sell it for, so they listed it as used.

    It was a great deal on a killer guitar. Bit of flame...
     
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  5. Dusty_Dave

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    Fair enough. I personally prefer Knaggs over the LP customs. Whatever you love, play it, enjoy it, swear at it when you cant nail a solo, and when your wife tells you to calm down or youll break it, you calmly tell her "ill buy another 5 and break 4 of them if i want"
     
  6. Magnets And Melodies

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    We obviously have a very different experience when we pick up a guitar lol.
     
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  7. Dusty_Dave

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    Oh dude, drives me crazy, like she isnt nuts with all her shoes!
     
  8. AprioriMark

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    I'm glad you've settled on your perfect guitars. It's funny (in a good way) to me that I dumped all my CS Gibsons and haven't missed them at all, and you're trying everything out and coming back to yours.

    My plan is to wait a bit for the new Gibson to get settled and then see where the CS is at. The one thing I'm lacking right now is a super nice LP Custom (sold a 78 a few years ago). I've come to understand that I'm not a burst guy. I want a CS wine red Custom and a CS lightweight R6 with a black (ebony; whatever Gibson) top and clear back and neck.

    Maybe by the end of summer, I will be able to make one of those happen without my wife stabbing me in my sleep with a dull spork. I'm kidding, but I've spent 22k on guitars this year, and while I've returned almost that in guitars sold, I need to take a beat and assess what I need and what I want.

    -Mark
     
  9. Killcrop

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    OP I know the feeling. My 2 best are a 2001 R7 and an 2016 R8. I also recently got a Historic Special too, which is a beast tonally.

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  10. RhytmEarl

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    This is the guitar I will never sell.

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  11. 70' s Tone

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    Gibson's solution (viable alternative) to the Fender Strat... ;)
    Gibson Melody Maker III
    https://www.chicagomusicexchange.co...dy-maker-iii-sparkling-burgundy-1966/25446850
    I like it! :)
     
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  12. Magnets And Melodies

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    I bet it sings as well as it looks - great visual appeal, and at $1,995 it's reasonably priced for a 1966 vintage sweetheart.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. If I was in the market right now it'd be a contender.
     
  15. Magnets And Melodies

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    Absolute beauty. I would never sell that either.
     
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  16. Magnets And Melodies

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    The Historic Special's are on my radar too! One day!
     
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  19. Meriphew

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    I agree that a nice Custom Shop Les Paul is among the top of the food chain. Here's my 2016 Lemonburst R8.

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  20. KenG

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    Even before the custom shop people could order guitars with different attributes. Norms Rare Guitars, Jimmy Wallace etc. Today folks like Wildwood, Andertons, still get special runs for their store.
     

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