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  • So I just got a new job and I'm looking to grab a Lester

    But I have a pretty specific one in mind. I want a plaintop in honeyburst with a NOT baked maple fretboard. I also don't want to pay R8 money

    any older models I can track down that'll fit the bill?
    Guitars:Gibson Les Paul Standard FadedFender Roadworn '72 Deluxe TelecasterKramer StrikerAmplification:Titan Custom RetrofitRandall R412CSOfficial member of the Ninja Lows club

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    Maybe look for an older Les Paul Classic? I see them going for $1300-ish in good shape from time to time. Less if you're patient.

    Skinny neck is a plus for me, but not the hotter ceramic pickups...but those can be changed. Most have the funky green-ish trap inlays, but I kinda dig those.

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    • #3
      A quick eBay search will show you a few in the $2000 range. I don't think that Standards, Traditionals, etc. ever had baked maple on them.
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      • #4
        Wait till you get your first few paychecks, Eli... Just sayin. Nothing worse than starting out with unnecessary, additional debt (not counting school debt in this). After that, I agree with the above that for a plaintop you will probably have to go with a LP Classic.
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        • #5
          Wait till you get your first few paychecks, Eli... Just sayin. Nothing worse than starting out with unnecessary, additional debt (not counting school debt in this). After that, I agree with the above that for a plaintop you will probably have to go with a LP Classic.


          I'm not going to go into debt to buy a guitar, don't worry Josh
          Guitars:Gibson Les Paul Standard FadedFender Roadworn '72 Deluxe TelecasterKramer StrikerAmplification:Titan Custom RetrofitRandall R412CSOfficial member of the Ninja Lows club

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          • #6
            Here's a pic I found of a plaintop honeyburst Classic.

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            • #7
              ...with a NOT baked maple fretboard...


              Don't knock it 'til you try it -- feels just as slick and hard as ebony to me!
              You have the right to free speech, as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it. -- Joe Strummer

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              • #8
                Classic will do the trick.
                But, they have thin necks if that's a showstopper.

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                • #9
                  Don't knock it 'til you try it -- feels just as slick and hard as ebony to me!


                  Honestly I love the feel of baked maple, its awesome. But I like dark fingerboards and I've never seen a baked maple board that looked good.
                  Guitars:Gibson Les Paul Standard FadedFender Roadworn '72 Deluxe TelecasterKramer StrikerAmplification:Titan Custom RetrofitRandall R412CSOfficial member of the Ninja Lows club

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                  • #10
                    That really is one nice looking Lester!

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, an older Classic was the first thing I thought of, as long as you're down with the skinny neck (which is probably the only reason I don't have one).
                      ~Heel

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, an older Classic was the first thing I thought of, as long as you're down with the skinny neck (which is probably the only reason I don't have one).


                        does the current production classic share the same neck? I like medium sized neck, but I can get down with a skinny neck if its shaped right.
                        Guitars:Gibson Les Paul Standard FadedFender Roadworn '72 Deluxe TelecasterKramer StrikerAmplification:Titan Custom RetrofitRandall R412CSOfficial member of the Ninja Lows club

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                        • #13
                          How far are you from Philly? The Fall Philly guitar show is November 10-11. I'll bet that room will be full of LPs to choose from.
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                          • #14
                            How far are you from Philly? The Fall Philly guitar show is November 10-11. I'll bet that room will be full of LPs to choose from.


                            I'm really close to philly. Hmmmm...
                            Guitars:Gibson Les Paul Standard FadedFender Roadworn '72 Deluxe TelecasterKramer StrikerAmplification:Titan Custom RetrofitRandall R412CSOfficial member of the Ninja Lows club

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                            • #15
                              It's hard to tell from the pic but that looks like a standard to me. All the classics I have ever seen have the inlay on the first fret.

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