NGD! Finally got real Gibson!

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  1. rycher

    rycher Member

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    Well, after years of having LP copies, some good some not, I finally broke down and bought a Gibson Les Paul Traditional. I've always said Gibson's were overpriced and I wouldn't pay that much for a guitar, but I guess deep down I always really wanted one and I have to say I'm not dissappointed. I won her off ebay and she arrived yesterday but it took me till today to get some pics. I love everything about this guitar. The 57 and 57+ pickups sound wonderful, lots of sustain, and the neck is fantastic, no dead spots or buzzing even with the action fairly low. Well enough gloting, here she is:
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  2. soli528

    soli528 Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow, that's a nice one! Congrats. I remember that day. Sold that guitar since and it haunts my dreams.
     
  3. 5E3

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    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats! :AOK

    I've been flamed for this (and will no doubt be flamed for saying it again), but many years ago I was looking for an inexpensive alternative to a Gibson Les Paul. Somebody replied to my thread and said "if you want a Gibson Les Paul, buy a Gibson Les Paul." So I went the inexpensive route and bought an LP Studio, but I love the guitar and it's the real thing :)

    Someday I hope to own a really beautiful Gibson LP like yours. Enjoy! :BEER
     
  4. rycher

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    Thanks, there is nothing wrong with a good copy, but I always wanted a Gibson LP and I've have probably spent enough money modifying other guitars that I could have already had a couple of Gibbys. The closest I ever got, and I must say it was VERY close, was an Edwards E-LP-90 I had and sold about a year ago. I'v got a couple of Epi's right now that I've "hot rodded", they have been very good in their own right, but I could have saved myself alot of time by just buying the Gibson years ago when that is what I really wanted. The specs on the new Traditionals is what really won me over though. I'm not knocking any "copies" by any means, I'm just stoked I finally got a guitar that I'm thrilled with instead of it being more like "yeah, it's pretty good".
     
  5. devilrob1979

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    That's the best looking traditional I've seen yet. You got super lucky with that awesome top. Congratulations on a beautiful guitar!
     
  6. CopperTop

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    Very nice...once you get the "real deal" you understand what the hoopla is about. I had a couple Epi LP's, nice guitars but once I got my Gibby---well you know now :)Enjoy!!!
     
  7. Rumble

    Rumble Instrumental Rocker Silver Supporting Member

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    That's extremely nice looking. Congrats!
     
  8. bobbypols

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    Great stuff, damn seductive les pauls...
     
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    Beautiful!!! Congrats!!!
     
  10. guitarist58

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    Looks great! I know what you mean about wanting a real Gibson I still feel like that (well, technically I don't have to want--I have a 1954 ES-150 I've had since the 70's but it's not a guitar I'm much into), but I'd love to get a real Les Paul (lightweight please :)), or a recent Howard Roberts Fusion III, or an ES-359, or...... :crazy

    I like the finish--Desert Burst?
     
  11. guitaraddict

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    :dudeNice, killer top! Congrats.
     
  12. masayako

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    Congrats!!! Life's too short to play copies. You gonna live once. LP & Strat.:dude
     
  13. Jura

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    Very lovely! Congrats!
     
  14. rycher

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. It is actually the iced tea. I've seen quite a bit of variance on this finish. Some of them I've seen looked closer to a heritage cherry while other, like this one, appear almost like a faded tobacco. I originally wanted the desert burst, but didn't really like the dark back on that finish, so when I saw this top, I thought it was a good compromise. Now that I've got it, it doesn't feel like a "compromise" at all.
     
  15. prometheus

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    GORGEOUS! Congrats on such an amazing instrument!

    Doesn't help my GAS though...
     
  16. rockinlespaul

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    That's a great looking lester, congrats!
     
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    Looks like you got a great one!

    :AOK
     
  18. Auriemma

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    Very nice.
     
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  19. Telecaster62

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    :BEER Friggin' gorgeous!!!!!
     
  20. whitehall

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club. From this day forth you will know what the real thing is and the longer you own them--and yes there will be more-- the more you will know. And like the rest of us, when you read all the copy posts and the haters you will just laugh to yourself and think, - " Whatever". Lovely top on that one BTW.
     

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