Les Paul meets ES295

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by frisco kid, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. frisco kid

    frisco kid Member

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    Just got this Gibson Guitar of the Month LP295, cross between a Les Paul and ES295. Nice little upgrades like locking bridge, graphite saddles/nut, parallelogram inlays, florentine cutaway, floral pickguard and Bigsby. Pickups are '57 classics (classic plus bridge) and they sound great! It's got a chambered 'hog body which gives it an airy but tight sonic quality, clean tones are sublime and gritty tones are pure LP. Fit and finish are flawless save for a bit of orange peel by the neck...great job Gibson. I'm a sucker for a goldtop and a Bigsby! Seller took these great shots:

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    Yes, I saw those advertised. Very cool. You have a beauty there. I was wondering how much it weighs with that hollow body but bigsby added. Less than 8.5 lbs?
     
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    man, thats cool, I'd get a plain guard though ( I blush ya know )
     
  4. Tone Shop Guitars

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    I saw somebody playing one on Farmaid this year. Very cool. I miss my 295. Tempting. Big neck? 59? I got my Scotty Moore autograph around here somewhere.
     
  5. frisco kid

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    Thanks guys...it's right at the 8.5 lb mark according to the bathroom scale. I've got tele's heavier than this! It's got a nice 50's neck profile. I thought about swapping for a plain guard, might just have to see what it looks like although it completes the ES295 aesthetic.
     
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