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  • Les Paul Recording Back????

    This is insane:

     

    http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Recording.aspx


  • #2
    I wished for a reissue, and it came true! Now, I will have to wish for money to buy it.

    I would love to hear those pickups.
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    • gardo
      gardo commented
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      This just may be the one guitar that truly does it all.

      I've probably said this before but if I had this I wouldn't need any other guitars.


  • #3

    I'm curious about the "new and improved" pickups, and I wonder if they are a close match to the originals that Les Paul himself loved so much.

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    • badpenguin
      badpenguin commented
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      Ok, nice reissue. But really, since when is 2800 US affordable?


  • #4
    The originals were flops. Why would 40 years change that?

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    • Into Nation
      Into Nation commented
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      Mr.scary96 wrote:
      The originals were flops. Why would 40 years change that?

      Better this reissue, and other ones like the L6S reissue than another Firewood X.  I consider it improvement.


  • #5

    BG76 wrote:

    This is insane: 

    http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Recording.aspx


     

    If they make 100, they'll probably sell 40 of these throughout 2014, then they'll disappear.  The remaining 60 will mysteriously show up in 2016 at half the original price in closeout sales at MF and Sam Ash.  Selling 40 LP Recording models in one year will be better than what they did back in the 70s.  

     

    Maybe Henry J was trying out-Starcaster Fender.  Hopefully, Henry J is smart enough NOT to reissue the Sonex.  Now THAT would be a severe joke!  Eek!

     


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    • 6down1togo
      6down1togo commented
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      Weight relieved and tone relieved (redesigned pickups) too I bet.


    • Danhedonia
      Danhedonia commented
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      *BLEEP* wrote:

        Hopefully, Henry J is smart enough NOT to reissue the Sonex.  Now THAT would be a severe joke!  Eek!

       


      Oh no, I disagree - we need a Sonex reissue program like nobody's business.  (It was known as Resonwood, or Resinwood, btw).  I had one - certainly a better neck than most Epi LP-types these days, and while it weighed more than a small car, it was near-indestructible.  Good pickups, too.


  • #6

    Sure it

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    • *BLEEP*
      *BLEEP* commented
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      jpnyc wrote:

      Sure it


  • #7
    Wasn't the Sonex that plastic one?

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  • #8
    Or a Corvus/Sonex hybrid plexiglass double neck

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    • BG76
      BG76 commented
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      There was the acoustic that had the PRS headstock and was actually made out of a refrigerator drawer (Norlin had a division that made appliances and this was made to compete with Ovation).

       

      THAT would be a crazy reissue. 

      The LP Recording basses were a lot more popular then the guitars. I may pick one up if they put one out.


  • #9
    I wonder if it includes the external impedance box like the originals.
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    • Ratae Corieltauvorum
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      Richard Guy wrote:
      I wonder if it includes the external impedance box like the originals.

      Yay!!!!!


       


      Rich, how you doin man?


    • *BLEEP*
      *BLEEP* commented
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      Richard Guy wrote:
      I wonder if it includes the external impedance box like the originals.

       

      The new model appears to have two 1/4-inch output jacks.  The original had an XLR connector with onboard switchable impedance.  

       


  • #10
    That can't be true with the refrigerator drawer

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    • Danhedonia
      Danhedonia commented
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      I have no idea why, but I like the Corvis, too.  Curvier than a Flying V .... works for me.  Shrug.  I know from some angles it looks a bit deformed.  But I like that less-loud finish.

      The "Corvex" doubleneck is an idea whose time has come!  Someone schedule a meeting with Henry!

      *******

      Saw Sonexes going on Reverb and the Bay for >$600, that's just ridiculous.  $400, yes.  $600, God no.


  • #11

    Anyone know how much the Les Paul Recording model weighs?

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    • jtr654
      jtr654 commented
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      About 13 lb. as I remember.


  • #12

    They dont look like trapezoid inlays to me mr gibson.

     

    And "cryogenically treated frets" ? (With snakeoil polish?)

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    • #13
      hahaha - cryogenically treated frets. They'd rather use marketing BS than spend a few more bucks and use SS frets.

      I've played the crap out of my main guitar (with stock SS frets) and no matter how hard I look I can't see ANY sign of wear. They're still perfect and look brand new. That's the advantage of a truly high end guitar. Built to the maximum quality possible, not to the highest profit margin. I realise it's "just business" but I'll pass on Gib$on thanks.

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      • Jkater
        Jkater commented
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        First chapter in the official website description talks of maple top, trapeze inlays, etc. Were they drunk?

         

        A friend in Canada has an original one. Nice guitar but all those onboard buttons are a little silly.



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