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  • NGD 2010 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus

    I sold a few pieces of gear in the last weeks and had the fever to pick up a Gibson Les Paul since the prices have been dropping lately and I had just enough money to shop the used stuff. I have an early 2000 something Edwards LP that has been my favorite guitar since I've owned it and I always wondered what it was like to own the real thing.



    I came across a good deal on a mint Traditional Plus and I bought it without trying it since it seemed like a good deal. It is a heavy damn guitar but man does it play like a dream. Maybe I haven't played or owned enough higher end guitars to really be able to discern what's a really good guitar and what's not but I think I have become really selective about what plays well, stays in tune, and sounds good probably from having had to wade thru the questionable stuff for many years and make do.



    ANYWAYS, this thing plays better than I could have imagined and I had hoped for. I met the seller but could not try the guitar and guessed that it was sound enough to get my money back if I did not like it. The owner seemed to like it and just wanted to pay some bills. So I took the guitar to rehearsal figuring it would need a good setup later but I wanted to try it out. Wow, my buddy said it looked awesome and sounded great. I couldn't believe how smooth it played and how well it was setup. If this is the Plek then HOLY **************** let's quit messing around and get to Plekking.



    I spoke to the seller the next day and mentioned how nicely it played and was setup and he said he was really picky about that and bought it because of that and how good it sounded. He said he made minor bridge and truss rod adjustments to keep it right but that was all that had been done to it.



    He added Grover locking tuners and swapped the Classic 57's out for a 498T and 490R set. I thought I didn't like those pickups after an LP Special I had with them in it but this thing smokes. Sorry to ramble but it's my first real Gibby LP and I am pretty stoked.









    ELP92SD -> some pedals -> MarkIV -> Rectifier 2x12 cab

    "The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests." - Andrew Jackson

  • #2
    HNGD sounds like you done good. It's a beauty...

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    • #3
      HNGD sounds like you done good. It's a beauty...

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      • #4
        Absolutely love the guitar but found that graphic at the bottom just a little disturbing. Congrats and enjoy.... the guitar I mean.
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        • #5
          Absolutely love the guitar but found that graphic at the bottom just a little disturbing. Congrats and enjoy.... the guitar I mean.
          My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

          The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by fretmonster
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            Absolutely love the guitar but found that graphic at the bottom just a little disturbing. Congrats and enjoy.... the guitar I mean.




            Thanks man.
            ELP92SD -> some pedals -> MarkIV -> Rectifier 2x12 cab

            "The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests." - Andrew Jackson

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by fretmonster
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              Absolutely love the guitar but found that graphic at the bottom just a little disturbing. Congrats and enjoy.... the guitar I mean.




              Thanks man.
              ELP92SD -> some pedals -> MarkIV -> Rectifier 2x12 cab

              "The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests." - Andrew Jackson

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              • #8
                You got a good one! One piece mahogany body, gorgeous top. Enjoy.

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                • #9
                  You got a good one! One piece mahogany body, gorgeous top. Enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    Wow, what a beauty. Interesting about the PU swap. Most folks swap in the 57's against the 498T and 490R, or so I read. I had those pickups in a SG Standard and like you wasn't so crazy about them, but I guess this goes to show it's more about the actual guitar, and that one style of PU can work, or not work, depending on the instrument.



                    Very cool about the ungraded locking tuners. I bought a used AS Telecaster off CL about 2 years ago that has Fender locking tuners. This has been my first experience with locking tuners, and after this it's a must. I really love them.

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                    • #11
                      Wow, what a beauty. Interesting about the PU swap. Most folks swap in the 57's against the 498T and 490R, or so I read. I had those pickups in a SG Standard and like you wasn't so crazy about them, but I guess this goes to show it's more about the actual guitar, and that one style of PU can work, or not work, depending on the instrument.



                      Very cool about the ungraded locking tuners. I bought a used AS Telecaster off CL about 2 years ago that has Fender locking tuners. This has been my first experience with locking tuners, and after this it's a must. I really love them.

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by dughaze
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                        that made me have a Cosgasm.... made this face and everything...

                        Member of the SG Army

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                          Quote Originally Posted by dughaze
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                          that made me have a Cosgasm.... made this face and everything...

                          Member of the SG Army

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                          • #14
                            very nice. enjoy
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                            • #15
                              very nice. enjoy
                              From Great Dane: INTERNET stands for: Inter-connected Network of Tools Endlessly Regurgitating Negatively Energized Tantrums

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