Gibson LP singlecut - how to improve the design??

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  1. gambolputty

    gambolputty Member

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    I started a similar thread at BaM. I thought it would be fun to get the GP opinions on the topic.

    I am wondering what changes would you want to make if you were going to completely re-engineer the classic LP design? We know that PRS had their own spin on this design. The idea idea for this thread is what features would you want for your 'ultimate' single cut guitar?

    Different woods? Body thickness? Trem or stoptail type? What scale length and frets? Carved top or not? Semi Hollow? Belly carve? Pickups? Control lay out? Any thought are welcome.
     
  2. free_jazz

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    I dare ya to take this to the Les Paul Forum.
     
  3. jpage

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    Just don't mess with mine...
     
  4. OldSchool

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    I'd make it look like this:

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    Seriously........the belly cut in the back of this guitar really makes a big difference in comfort and playability. [​IMG]
     
  5. gpro34

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    What I would like is if the les paul could loose the heel joint from hell! this would allow better acess to the frets, also I prefer a guitar that is a little lighter. There are no two exact pieces of woods one board of mahogany can be very heavy and another light. I feel a lighter wood resonates better. I wish they would pick out the lighter boards. The only other thing is I would like it to be a little better balanced, everything else can stay the way it is.
     
  6. guitarnutts

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    i believe that prs copied the usa hamer dc standard - looks it to me !!!!
     
  7. OldSchool

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    He would be banned in a NY second. This would be like dessicrating a Koron in front of a bunch of muslims!
     
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    I agree becuase The heatley designed LP has the best heel joint I've ever played...........but it did sound a bit different to my ears. I think it will have sonic consquences if you change the heel joint for sure.......
     
  9. gambolputty

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    The thickest flamesuit would not save me from the fury of the Les Paul forumites. I think I would rather play pinata with a swarm of killer bees!!!
     
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    Heatley is next--as soon as my Electrosonic amp gets here. The guy's stuff looks so bad ass I can't imagine it sounds anything less than amazing.
     
  11. enharmonic

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    For me, it's this...

    http://www.mcinturffguitars.com/06-Guitars/ForumLimitedEdition/ForumLimitedEdition.asp

    Mine have Tone Pros TOM's. :dude
     
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    Stainless steel frets. :Devil

    BTW, did anyone else notice the PRS announcement that they're offering SCs with nitro finishes?

    Looks like ol' Gibson is in BIG trouble! :Spank
     
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    The heel. I'd have it blend in seamlessly with the body.
     
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    I think that the Don Grosh set neck already is the best redesign of a LP style guitar. Don made a guitar that is balanced whether you are sitting or standing, the access to the upper frets is much better, plus with his design you can have a solid body, hollow body with or without f-holes. It is elegant and sounds great.

    [​IMG]
    http://www.groshguitars.com/

    http://www.groshguitars.com/setpix.htm
     
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    Trussart Steel DeVille makes me swoony. (Make mine rusty and holey please!)
     
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    YES! That's going in the right direction when I said, "The heel"

     
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    Depends what you want out of a LP, I guess. I want mine to sound like Les Paul/Mickey Baker/Jody Williams...not exactly what sells guitars these days, but my goldtop gets it just the way it is.
     
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    LIGHTER. I am not a big guy and those monsters kill me.
     

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