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  • Talk me out of buying a Les Paul Traditional Mahogany

    I was thinking about buying a 2012 American Standard Strat, but I haven't paid attention to the current Gibson lineup in years. Well, I decided to finally look at them...and holy crap, the Traditional Mahogany looks awesome.



    Have any of you dudes played them? Doesn't Ricky Bobby have one or am I thinking of a different kind of LP? How are they?



    Wait...I mean...don't these things suck? Talk me out of it. I might pull the trigger on Friday.
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  • #2
    I bought one a month ago. If you can get them, SA was blowin them out for $1149. I got an ebony one for $999



    It's honestly one of the best LP's I've ever played

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    • #3
      anything gibson makes out of mahogany SUCKS, brah
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      • #4
        I've played a few. They are pretty sweet. If you want a new one better get one soon. I think they are discontinued for 2013.
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        • #5
          They are killer axes. Amt here on the forum brought his over to my old rehearsal room and it was a great guitar.





          I have a traditional pro which is slightly different. Gloss top (though mine has been buffed down with fine grit), maple top, etc.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by jlb32
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            I've played a few. They are pretty sweet. If you want a new one better get one soon. I think they are discontinued for 2013.




            While there are a few "issues" with this...looks like at least one is a 2013 model.



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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by ~Abstract~
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              While there are a few "issues" with this...looks like at least one is a 2013 model.







              Yeah, for some reason Gibson starts stamping the next year way ahead of time. From what I have heard the mahogany Traditionals aren't in the new 2013 lineup. Of course as much as Gibson changes their lineup month to month that could or has already changed.
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              • #8
                Buy quality. Hamer Studio is a much better choice and will save you $600-$800 for a better guitar. I found mine for less than $800. Crazy figured top and it plays better than my friend's high end LP. We A/B'd them. The LP had more gain, which surprised me, but the Hamer was by far better clarity and string definition

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                • #9
                  goddamn i love the whole gibson neck/headstock transition. gorgeous such a stupid thing to fixate one, but i have always loved that carve.
                  great deals with Urinate Forever and stratedge09






                  Originally Posted by DrakkarTyrannis


                  Ya'll n****s is gay



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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                    Buy quality. Hamer Studio is a much better choice and will save you $600-$800 for a better guitar. I found mine for less than $800. Crazy figured top and it plays better than my friend's high end LP. We A/B'd them. The LP had more gain, which surprised me, but the Hamer was by far better clarity and string definition




                    They are different guitars. You buy a les paul if you want a les paul, and you buy a hamer if you want a hamer.
                    Originally Posted by Rampage


                    **************** cleans, play distortion?









                    Originally Posted by RiffDaemon


                    The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike









                    Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


                    I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----







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                      Quote Originally Posted by peavey_impact
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                      They are different guitars. You buy a les paul if you want a les paul, and you buy a hamer if you want a hamer.




                      The Hamer Studio does all the LP want tones in a higher quality axe at much less $

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                        The Hamer Studio does all the LP want tones in a higher quality axe at much less $




                        It's personal preference. It's cool you think the Hamer Studio is better than all Gibson Les Pauls but that doesn't mean others will feel the same.



                        I've played some great Hamer guitars and some dog Hamer guitars. I've also played some great Gibsons and some dog Gibsons. Every manufacturer has both.



                        The Gibsons I have actually bought though have been killer guitars with excellent build quality. It seems you feel the same about the Hamer Studio you bought. Doesn't mean all Hamer Studios are great though. Same with all Gibsons, PRS, Fenders, ESP's, Jacksons, Deans, Ibanez, etc.., etc..,.
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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                          The Hamer Studio does all the LP want tones in a higher quality axe at much less $




                          I know it's a longshot, but do you work for Hamer by any chance?
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                            The Hamer Studio does all the LP want tones in a higher quality axe at much less $




                            You can't get the Les Paul look and feel with a Hamer.





                            I'm obsessed with Hamers personally, but they are just different.
                            Originally Posted by Rampage


                            **************** cleans, play distortion?









                            Originally Posted by RiffDaemon


                            The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike









                            Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


                            I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----







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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                              Buy quality. Hamer Studio is a much better choice and will save you $600-$800 for a better guitar. I found mine for less than $800. Crazy figured top and it plays better than my friend's high end LP. We A/B'd them. The LP had more gain, which surprised me, but the Hamer was by far better clarity and string definition




                              I think these are like $1000 so you're not really saving much by going with a hamer.
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