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  • #46
    A lot of folks hate anything that isn't the spec first laid out. Same with Strats - far too many luddites hung up on the notion of if it isn't the 54 spec, it's "wrong." Tedious.
    MOTGLHC

    "We're the 1% that don't fit in and don't care."

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    • #47
      A lot of folks hate anything that isn't the spec first laid out. Same with Strats - far too many luddites hung up on the notion of if it isn't the 54 spec, it's "wrong." Tedious.


      i think more people prefer the '57 spec(alder body).

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      • #48


        That's beautiful man.

        I'm not an LP guy... never have been. But that guitar makes me weep.




        Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius:

        "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."

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        • #49
          Anyone ever seen a Maple Fingerboarded LP?


          I've seen about five of them. Three on the same day at a guitar show in Dallas.

          I've played two of them, one was black, one was natural.
          Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius:

          "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."

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          • #50
            I'm the opposite. You can keep anything with a painted rear, or mahogany. I'll take a maple neck LP any day! It's only an Epi, but I love my Zakk Wylde epi with maple neck.

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            • #51
              A Les Paul with a maple neck and fretboard reminds me of the fat albino kid that I went to grammer school with. Nice kid, and he got good grades, but dang - he did look strange.
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              • #52
                I've never seen in person a maple necked Les Paul. Let alone played one. I'm thinking I would love it though. Here's a design I wish Gibson would make some day:
                a Les Paul with a maple neck through mahogany body wings. No maple top. The neck and wings would be carved to the same specifications as the regular Les Pauls. Anyway I'm thinking it would be a crunch machine. With even more sustain than the regular ones. And it could come with your choice of Gibson, DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, or EMG pickups.

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                • #53
                  The early 70's saw the LP deluxes with pancake bodies, but no other model that I know of. I used to have a 74 Goldtop deluxe with pancake body. It was sweet and I don't think the interface between the two pieces of mahogany made any difference. My Custom has a multipiece maple top, but it is a one piece mahogany back.

                  I've played lots of standards and customs and I usually like the standards much more than the customs, but the custom I'm playing now is just great and I've never played a Paul that was any better. That's not to say that there are better LPs out there, but its hard for me to imagine them. My Custom is heavy, but its definitely not your typical boat anchor. Its about 9.5lbs.

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                  • #54


                    blasphemy, i know.
                    but only $259
                    http://www.rondomusic.com/product1074.html


                    Lovely, but:

                    A. I can't stand the Agile headstock.
                    B. Would it have killed them to stain the fingerboard the same color as the body?
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                    • #55
                      Lovely, but:

                      B. Would it have killed them to stain the fingerboard the same color as the body?


                      Uhh, that might look a bit BORING.

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                      • #56
                        Uhh, that might look a bit BORING.


                        Yeah... the schizophrenic look is definitely for exciting people. Matching is for total idiots. Who matches? Screw them.
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                        • #57
                          A Les Paul with a maple neck and fretboard reminds me of the fat albino kid that I went to grammer school with. Nice kid, and he got good grades, but dang - he did look strange.




                          This has a maple neck... doesn't look like a fat kid to me
                          I'm bad at being subtle but I ain't that tough...

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                          • #58


                            This has a maple neck... doesn't look like a fat kid to me


                            That looks like a sexy chick who constantly begs to be taken from the rear
                            Thats a 70s Utter?
                            Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                            • #59
                              Anyone ever seen a Maple Fingerboarded LP?


                              here's two from gbase:


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                              • #60
                                Yeah... the schizophrenic look is definitely for exciting people. Matching is for total idiots. Who matches? Screw them.


                                Given that most guitars have fretboards that are a different color than the body, I don't find it odd or "schizophrenic"...

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