Gibson Les Paul Studio Swamp Ash...any owners here?

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  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Curious as to what these sound like...how do they compare with the standard all-mahogany and mahogany/maple Pauls...anyone had experience with these?
     
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    I had an early model with an ebony board and no inlays - really sweet guitar. Bright and snappy and you can tailor the sound with different pickups. I put a set of Rebel Yell clones in mine and it improved the tone. Personally as nice as it was/is it wasn't what I was looking for in a Les Paul.
     
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    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Mike...I appreciate your input!
     
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    Gibson had a pretty-cool looking swamp ash guitar in black with red wood grain. I never played one though but I imagine it to sound pretty bright as the number 1 guitar that uses Swamp Ash is the Telecaster.
     
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    I'm not a LP guy, but if I was to get one, it would ne in Swamp Ash.
    There was one for the longest time in a local GC that had a beautiful grain. No inlays, had a green leaf on the truss rod cover...a "smartwood" version?
     
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    Interesting Mike- would you say that the Ash definitely was brighter than Mahogany as we would probably assume ?
     

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