mmm, les paul with maple fretboard

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  1. NateFreezy

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    There is just something not right about this. I feel kind of queezy looking at it.
     
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    +1.
     
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    Yeah, sorry man....not crazy about em'
     
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    If that makes ya queasy, this pic from MLP is gonna make ya projectile huuurrrll!

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    Personally, I kinda like it in a perverse way.
     
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    There is something inherently wrong with a maple fret board on a Les Paul.
     
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    It doesn't look bad in the natural, but it's wrong on the black, IMO.

    The Norlin era produced a maple board Les Paul too.
     
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    That would certainly strengthen the neck & possibly avoid breaking so easily even though the neck is still Mahogany.

    Does look kind of odd on an LP.
     
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    Not sure why you would think that. The neck breakage occurs at the base of the angled peghead above the fingerboard and is due to the grain orientation of the flatsawn neck. Quartersawn necks do not break.



    Amen brother. Feels even stranger. I played one a while back and it just felt wrong, wrong, wrong!
     
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    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I was in a larger music store one day when they found one of those black ones in the warehouse cleaning it out and one of the guys was checking it out. No lie, it had not been out of its shipping box since the day in the 70s it arrived there.

    It was not for sale.

    I think the black one looks cool with it, but I don't think I'd ever want one.
     
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    Never played one, but would love to try one out!
     
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    I love the natural maple top but the fret board just looks out of place to me.
     
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    This is the first one I've ever seen that I kindasorta like!

    Once something becomes iconic, it's just plain hard for most of us to accept a significant change. Imagine a Floyd Rose on a D'Angelico, or a Bigsby on a Martin D-28...actually, THAT could be interesting!
     
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    I like it on a natural. Would like to try it out though b4 making any judgments on it.
     
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    why is it wrong to try something out of the normal. Not all LPs have to have ebony or rosewood boards.

    Some people hate maple necked LPs but I love them. Why is it wrong? Great tone is in the ear the beholder.
     
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    The MOP inlays look too washed out but other than that I like it. Dark inlays would stand out better.

    What it needs is ebony block inlays. Even a small MOP inlay set within a larger ebony block inlay. MOP or abalone diamond inside an ebony block? Ooooh....and a split diamond at the 12t fret...........:love:
     
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    The natural body with maple board is pretty meh... but the ebony bodies with maple fretboards below are gorgeous!!! :bow

     

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