Talk me OUT of a Gibson LP Custom Lite

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  1. filtersweep

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    I have an opportunity to buy a like new used one from a music store employee who plays bass- for a fantastic price.

    I realize it has the rounded 50s neck, and the pickups that no one considers an upgrade. And it doesn't have an ebony board. And that real men don't consider it a proper LP. But are there legitimate reasons not to get it? Is this deal not actually too good to be true?
     
  2. thiscalltoarms

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    Ebony would be a deal breaker for me. I love ebony fretboards, thats the main reason I'd buy an LP Custom.
     
  3. filtersweep

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    I am hoping that in a few years, everyone forgets about the fretboard. ;-)
     
  4. 2HBStrat

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    I knew a guy that had one of the original ones and I always wanted it. It played great, was light(er), and sounded great. If the price really is fantastic then why NOT get it?
     
  5. goodwater

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    i'd love to have one of the original pink ones
     
  6. bigtone23

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    If the price is great and you like it, get it. They are a pretty cool LP.
     
  7. TresGatos

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    Buy it but don't tell anyone. :)

    If you like the neck, you like the guitar.
     
  8. David Garner

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    I'd love to have one of those one day.

    Sorry I'm not much help.
     
  9. rummy

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    If you want a Custom, you want a Custom.
     
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    They are good guitars. It would depend on how good the price is...
     
  11. filtersweep

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    Between a JR and a low end Studio.
     
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    That should be a no-brainer!
     
  13. Zuhzuhzombie!!

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    Get it for the price alone. They sound more like SGs though.
     
  14. ixnay

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    They're ok. I have one of the 2013 models, paid $1199 new for it.

    Only thing I really don't like is the fact that the rosewood just doesn't look right on a Custom-ish Gibson.
     
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    Can't agree more. I'd do it, but I'm a Gibson fanboy.
     
  16. 696

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    Be merry as Gibson uses more and more Richlite instead of Ebony or real wood.
     
  17. ixnay

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    I'd actually prefer richlite to rosewood on guitars like this. There's nothing wrong with richlite and it would look better than rosewood (at least to me) on these guitars.
     
  18. filtersweep

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    I like the concept. I have been tossing around the idea of buying a Gibson-- regret selling my SG 20 years ago. Lately I have been contemplating a Firebird-- mainly as the LPs to my liking have been out of reach (I just couldn't justify the price-- I don't want an Epiphone, no Studio or Jr.).

    I see this as an LP for people who don't like LPs ;) It is like my Tele---a 72 reissue---- for those of us who don't really like Teles.
     
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    Nah, I couldn't bond with it. Knowing I have some Boeing 747 air table as fretboard wouldn't work for me. I'd rather darken the rosewood.
     
  20. Raymond Lin

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    I have ebony boards on a £400 guitar, when playing I don't think it matters at all.
     

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