NGD - 1999 Les Paul Standard

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  1. cj_wattage

    cj_wattage Vendor

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    I got this from my business partner and good friend Dave (who goes by pickdropper here on TGP).

    It's a '99 Standard in ebony. Mostly stock, with a few minor changes (mojo caps, different pots, historic truss rod cover).

    I fully expected to turn my nose up at the stock 490R and 498T pickups, but I quite like them. Dave and I both think that double creme uncovered (obviously) pickups would look totally bitchin on this guitar, so I may put some 36th Anniversaries in there at some point. No rush though, as I think the tone is just fine as is. And I see no reason to try to force all my guitars to sound the same.

    This one passes the "sounds really good unplugged" test, which is always clutch for me.

    It plays really nice, and the neck is a nice profile for my hands. It's definitely a thinner carve than the neck on my R8, but I actually enjoy both shapes/profiles. I'm easy...easy like Sunday morning. :D

    I've actually wanted an ebony Les Paul since I first saw the Hard to Handle video (back when MTV played videos) from the Black Crows back in the early 90s. So it's nice to check that off the list!

    Haven't had time or decent weather for a nice outdoor shot, so you guys get to see an ugly flashed inside pic:

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    Here's a shot of the Les Paul "family" as it stands so far:

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  2. Tweedman

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    Black Les Paul's are just plain sexy!! Enjoy it.
     
  3. Jason_77

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  4. Dashface

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    Just bought back my first Les Paul, a '99 standard, and I can attest those are great playing and sounding guitars! Rock on, sir!
     
  5. Texsunburst59

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    I like the elegant look of the ebony LP. Congrats!
     
  6. Coldacre

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    I used to own an ebony '99 Standard. a very nicely made guitar. really miss mine (it was stolen)

    congrats and enjoy!
     
  7. David Garner

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    Love it. I'll probably get a black one someday to pair with my vintage sunburst. I have 57 Classics in mine but I'll keep the 490/498 set in the next one.
     
  8. Tahitijack

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    Nice..

    From the folks standing behind me....Play some Frampton man!

    Whew...
     
  9. 73Fender

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    Very nice, congrats.
     

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