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Author Topic: Gibson LPJ 2013  (Read 7914 times)
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« on: January 08, 2015, 02:28:18 AM »

So, in 2013, Gibson finally made a Les Paul with a maple neck, chunky profile. And a very thin, low-gloss finish.

Mahogany body with a carved maple top. And, did I mention, a big chunky MAPLE (read: won't break if you drop it, or flex out of tune when you move around while you play) neck?

So I found one for sale up here in the "Great White North", and bought it...

490R at the neck, and 498T at the bridge - modern equivalents of the original PAF humbuckers.

Very heavy and resonant. Sounds, to me, like the best Les Pauls do.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 02:29:33 PM »

As someone who has been partially exposed to the ax-world via various friends over the years,I can conceptualize on the quality of an ax...to a rudimentary degree...but will never fully appreciate the full value of certain guitars.
However...you've done a fine job of conveying your love for your new instrument..something of which anyone can fathom rather well.

I will say this though,that I am so glad to be a keyboardist..as I never I've had to fuss over maintaining tuning,replacing strings or worrying about how the environment might warp my gear out of whack!

A very fine piece of gear,cap'n!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 05:36:12 PM »

Looks very nice.
That's an odd position for a pickup switch. It is two position (as the legend suggests) or three position?

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 07:44:38 PM »

They can, indeed, be a major pain in the keester. 45 years into the craft, though, I can do in my sleep... Cheesy

Gibson insists on that location - and folks who have grown up with Les Paul guitars prefer it that way. It is one reason I stopped playing Gibsons, back in the early '80s.
It's a "three-way" switch, the middle position combining both pickups.

There are even some Fenders incorporating that switch now, just to accommodate this trend...

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