I love Les Paul Historics

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  1. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    You gotta look to find the ones that really speak to you, but I find that true of most guitar brands today. I've bought 5 historics over the years, and still have them all.

    I got my first historic Les Paul back in 1996. It's a first year R4---an exceptional guitar. I looked far and wide (CA to GA) for a guitar to equal a real 54 I had on loan. When I played this one in Atlanta, I bought it immediately. I also have a '97 R4 Oxblood, a '98 R8 flametop, an '03 68 Custom and an '07 R7 wraparound. All exceptional, all bought new, all sound great stock (except the R8 now has Lollars).

    That doesn't stop me from still looking on e-bay, in the emporium and at dealers. :NUTS

    I suspect I'm not alone. :D
     
  2. RJM/rydog2223

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    I'm with ya. I have owned a few as well but at the moment have only one. Great guitar. Like you I always keep my eyes peeled. Here she is a 07' CR8....
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  3. soulohio

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    all steve guitar are belong to me...those are sweet.

    man, I wish I could find a nice Historic. Where is the best place to find a good one here in the Panhandle?
     
  4. oscar100

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    late 90s wasa gd ti:knittingme for em
     
  5. HHB

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    I miss my 68 Custom, shoulda kept it
     
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    I've been through a lot of guitars this past year searching for the tone that was in my head until I found my R8 and for all intensive purposes my LP search is now over. Of course, I wouldn't mind owning an R4, R6, R7 and R9 to round out the collection.:AOK
     
  7. cr8z4life

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    I have a 2003 les paul brazilian that is one of the "special" ones! A friend came over with it about 4 years ago and once I plugged it in and played it I told him......"your not leaving with this, how much do I make the check out for!" When you find the right les paul nothing else IMHO touches it.......I have had McNaughts, Private Stock PRS, Thorns, etc etc......and they were all great, but none sounded or felt like this les paul I own.....I agree with you 100%
     
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    If I were to have only one guitar it would be my R7. It is simply the best guitar I own, have owned and probably the best I've ever played.

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  9. Donn Rowe

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    I gonna have to ditto that! I love my R7..best guitar I've ever owned
     
  10. twinrider1

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    I have to admit, I think I'm most connected to the goldtop...

    '74 Custom -- '02 R7 -- '07 R9
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  11. Phil M

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    I've had 5 at various times over the last 8 years, currently own 2--an Oxblood and a red R8. The R7 goldtops are my favorite lookers and I've had 3 of those.

    2000 R7--ordered new in October 2000, nice but it never truly knocked me out and I ended up trading it for a 1965 Deluxe Reverb and a Strat about 4 years later. That was a good deal.

    2004 R7--Wandered into GC and they happened to have this used one hanging on the wall. It was a great player and had a small knick in the top so I got a good deal on it. Traded it for a PRS in September 2007. Big mistake.
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    2002 R7--Also used from GC (October 2007). MAJOR lemon and I soon found out that it had a twisted neck and broken truss rod. They did me right and gave me a full refund and were very apologetic. BUT, someone told me they put it back up on the wall and it was gone shortly afterwards!! I can't verify this but if so, someone got taken and that sucks.

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    2007 R8 plaintop in vintage red ("Inspired By" series)
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    I bought both of these '01 R7s in 2002. I haven't had the need for any more LPs since.

    They remain my favorite guitars.

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  13. GuitarsFromMars

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    I have one of the earliest Les Paul Stingers/60 neck,from Music Machine.I quit looking at the other ones.'Plain Jane' has one of the first known WCR DB's in the neck,one of the earliest GW+'s in the bridge.All WCR pots and caps.This is still #1.
     
  14. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow. Some very nice gutiars on this thread. Here are pics of mine.

    The old R8, aged naturally.

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    The three wraptails.

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    The 68 Custom.

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    A pic of my R8, which I was told is butterscotch in colour (?). I like it a lot.

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    Anything is better than this! > [​IMG]
     
  17. All Hallows

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    This may not be the proper thread for this question but where can you buy a new R9 for a great price? Usually, you can find dealers that sell for less than the major retailers like Musicians Friend but I am lost when it comes to finding Gibsons at a great price.
     
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    Go to the LPF and check the dealers section. That being said, I LOVE my 98 R9 Just had i tplekked tooo. It AWESOME
     
  19. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    2002 R8 W ANTIQUITIES

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    The lowest price they are allowed to advertise is about 30% off of list.

    Check out:

    www.guitarsale.com

    http://www.ccitymusic.com/

    http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/

    http://www.chucklevins.com/

    and the other dealers at

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=24

    Be sure to call them or at least send an email.

    Only Guitarsale, Wildwood and Sweetwater are allowed to show pictures of the actual guitars on their websites, but the others will usually email pics if you request them.

    You should be able to get the price down to almost 40% off of list. Sometimes more if you're lucky.

    Good Luck

    :dude
     

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