Help me find a great Gibson Les Paul

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Help me find a great Gibson Les Paul

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I have a wonderful ‘91 classic that I did all my main gigs with as a youngster (Gluepot, Java Jive, Empire Tavern, Custom House, Park in the Bar, Horse & Trap, the Carlton etc… on those were the days!) but really tried very few Gibsons since.

My guitar collection is conspicuously missing any other Les Paul’s. What I think I’d love would be a great R8 or R9. Nice burst (not cherry).

Any educated help available please? And even better if someone has one for sale…

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Any educated help available please?
jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 4:45 pm A good selection here: https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/products/ ... 93/anchors
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So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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What’s the deal with worries about LP weights? The trad I just bought (which I rate as awesome as an aside) weighs 4.4kgs, somewhat unscientifically based on me on scales with and without the guitar. Is that considered heavy? I certainly don’t notice it all. Are some real shockers? Am I just stronger than I look? Curious, as every LP discussion seems to end up a weight discussion…

Not helpful to OP I know, but mine is cherry and looks fantastic to me, so I am clearly the opposite of an expert!

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There’s a definite correlation between the Les Paul price point and the budgets of weak old men.

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What kind of frets do you like? That's important when choosing between R8's and 9's. I disliked the era correct thin frets on my R8, but they may suit you (bending wasn't as easy, you need to be more precise to hit the note). The neck profile comparison isn't too different, just a bit rounder and thicker on the 58.

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HackSaw wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 4:56 pm What’s the deal with worries about LP weights? The trad I just bought (which I rate as awesome as an aside) weighs 4.4kgs, somewhat unscientifically based on me on scales with and without the guitar. Is that considered heavy? I certainly don’t notice it all. Are some real shockers? Am I just stronger than I look? Curious, as every LP discussion seems to end up a weight discussion…

Not helpful to OP I know, but mine is cherry and looks fantastic to me, so I am clearly the opposite of an expert!
My R7 is 4kg and feels light compared to other Les Paul's I've played. I forget the exact weight of my old '76 Custom was but it was uncomfortable to play standing for long periods.

But I'm only small so YMMV.

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What’s the budget? R9’s of recent are in that $9k range. R7’s have been the better deal recently. That one TM case in point.
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There's that lovely R7 on Ishibashi that I'm whisting after. Who needs burst when you have gooooooold.
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I like goollld - isn't that veird!
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MikeC wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 6:39 pm I like goollld - isn't that veird!
He vant's a keeper!
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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and on that note, Danny I want my LP back ;)
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Not sure gold would be my first choice.

Budget is always flexible for the right guitar

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robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 6:22 pm There's that lovely R7 on Ishibashi that I'm whisting after. Who needs burst when you have gooooooold.
What's wrong with the r7 on TM?
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Jay wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 6:47 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 6:22 pm There's that lovely R7 on Ishibashi that I'm whisting after. Who needs burst when you have gooooooold.
What's wrong with the r7 on TM?
Nothing, I'm sure. But the one of Ishibashi might end up being cheaper.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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