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Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

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Mister Natural
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1300 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:49 pm Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

I'm just not sure - but it's 1000% either way with nothing in between

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Gibson-Les ... 1c43137eb1

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tapper mike
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Postby tapper mike; Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:36 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

It's an eye catcher that's for sure. Are you trying to bring back the summer of love? I'm sure it would be great for a 60's revivalist gig.
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Armadillosound
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741 posts since 28 Aug, 2013

Postby Armadillosound; Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:38 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Looks loud, bet it sounds loud too.
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cryophonik
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4017 posts since 6 Sep, 2006, from Elk Grove, CA

Postby cryophonik; Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:01 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

All the colors of the rainbow. It just needs a mother-of-pearl unicorn inlay and you'd have the ultimate trance axe. 8)
fragmentated
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220 posts since 21 Feb, 2006, from Richmond, VA

Postby fragmentated; Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:41 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Not really my thing. If I remember right the SGs had a few color variations at least. I think the LP ones were only in the rainbow.
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Mister Natural
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1300 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:09 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

I think the neck, body profile and see-thru back switch covers look insanely beautiful. Not certain of the top - I'd reserve judgement until I see it in person
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Acid Mitch
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Postby Acid Mitch; Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:25 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Brilliant.
ras.s
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825 posts since 2 Dec, 2008, from Finland

Postby ras.s; Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:37 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Is it made of plywood? Looks like it is and that the colors on the front are done by shaping the body (so that the red in the center is at a higher point than the red on the edge). Looks cool. It's possible to make quite strong and dense constructions by laminating ply (and with predictable end results), so I wonder how plywood sounds.

I'm no guitarist, though.


edit: D'oh. It says in the description that it's made of laminated layers aka plywood.

Anyone have experience with such guitars?
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Aloysius
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10333 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:39 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

It's an abomination imho.
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JCJR
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925 posts since 17 Apr, 2005

Postby JCJR; Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:52 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Its far out, man!

You can glue up hardwood into what might be called plywood, but is a much stronger material. Maybe glued up hardwood would have different resonant properties than a slab of wood, dunno. Lots of solid body geetars are glue-ups afaik, though not taken to such an extreme.

Back in the late 1960's fender sold some solid body guitars with clear finish and beautiful wood grain, except the wood grain was in intense neon colors. At the time, a store owner told me they got that effect by injecting color dye into the trees before harvesting the trees. But maybe he was speaking of what he knew nothing of, dunno.
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debra1rlo
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9650 posts since 13 Nov, 2006, from in Uranus, playin' lollipop

Postby debra1rlo; Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:06 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

yuck. if i could have painted it (and i could have) then it is an abomination
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RunBeerRun
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7140 posts since 2 Aug, 2005, from Guitar Land, USA

Postby RunBeerRun; Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:59 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

What does "professionally set up for low action" mean? Any beginner can adjust the truss rod, lower the bridge, and move the bridge saddles to adjust intonation, how is this "pro"?

I hope he uses pro boxes and ultra level tape to ship it, it's a pretty good deal.
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medienhexer
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337 posts since 16 May, 2007, from Berlin

Postby medienhexer; Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:19 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Would play it, would not buy it for 1600 bucks.
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Hink
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24640 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from New England U.S.A.

Postby Hink; Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:45 am Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

an abomination? What's wrong with a p-90 with a PAF humbucker :shrug:
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robojam
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20602 posts since 26 Jul, 2005, from Inside Schroedinger's Cat...or am I...

Postby robojam; Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:45 pm Re: Is this Les Paul brilliant or an abomination ?

Looks like someone ate 20lbs of Skittles then fitted pickups to the resultant turd.
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