Gibson Les Paul Historic Advice Needed...

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  1. elmogs

    elmogs Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Les Paul Newbie but Strat Veteran.
    I had shipped to me a 6.5 lb Les Paul 1958 Historic Chambered VOS 2007 Guitar. I was really psyched because all my guitars are light and I had never heard of a Les Paul this light before. Well it arrived and was weighing in at 7.7 lbs. Still light for a Les Paul but for the price I paid and the sound I would say it wasn't exactly what I wanted.
    Now I am looking for a Les Paul 1960 model that is super lightweight (Possibly under 7 lbs?) with the tapered neck. The 1958 Model neck was super wide and thick. Thicker than my Tele neck which is a baseball bat!
    So I assume I am looking for a chambered Les Paul 1960. Any ideas? I am not a collector and am just looking for a great playing instrument but I really want to have a Gibson. Thanks for any of your advice.
     
  2. mj07

    mj07 Supporting Member

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    Not gonna find one that light.
     
  3. XKnight

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    I've never heard of a LP that weighed in at under 7 pounds.
     
  4. m@2

    m@2 Member

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    +3 me neither. that would almost feel weird for a les paul to be that light i think.
     
  5. Jim S

    Jim S Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    58 LPs are known for bigger necks compared to 60 and 59 LPs.

    If you want a light LP, try the BFG model: it's very chambered and has a P90 in the neck and HB in the bridge.
     
  6. GuitarsFromMars

    GuitarsFromMars Member

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    All the best sounding 'bursts(with the exception of 7 3312,which isn't a burst,but the most well known goldtop,and I don't know what that one weighed...),weighed between 8-9 pounds.I have heard of less than 10 RI Historics less than 8 pounds.So good luck...
     
  7. FredW

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    He's talking about a chambered or Cloud 9. I have one that is 6.7 lbs
     
  8. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    And anything close to 7 lbs. is very rare even in chambered models.
     
  9. elmogs

    elmogs Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    thanks for the suggestions. Fredw is right.. I am looking for a cloud 9. Yours is 6.7 lbs? How do you like it? Which model is yours? 58, 59, or 60?
    It would be great if you had a pic....would give me some hope.
     

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