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Re: Les Paul Pesonal, Professional?

:Ignore the first message about wanting to buy a PROFESSIONAL, please! I clicked too soon.
Anyway, I found the comments about the PRO to be quite fascinating. I too bought one in my early days, in '69 to be exact. I was unaware of the British mahogany--like someone else mentioned I would not part with it for anything. BUT, does anyone have an idea of the value of this vinage and type of LES PAUL?

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Les Paul Gothic

I have a Les Paul Gothic and was wondering how many were made. Anyone know?

Re: Les Paul Gothic

How do you like it? Im trying and buying one this weekend...

Re: Les Paul Gothic

Hang onto it. It'll go up in value. mike loce.

Re: Les Paul Gothic

: I have a Les Paul Gothic and was wondering how many were made. Anyone know?

Gibson just released the Les Paul Gothic in 2000. They are being mass produced as we speak, so congratulations, you have one of the newest Les Paul models on the market.

Re: Les Paul Gothic

I just played one today and tomrow i think i'll go and part exchange my ibanez s540!

what to buy

i found a les paul classic,99? needed fretwork and and a new switch,is it worth $400?

Re: what to buy

: i found a les paul classic,99? needed fretwork and and a new switch,is it worth $400?

A Standard Classic? I'd say yes!

Re: what to buy

: : i found a les paul classic,99? needed fretwork and and a new switch,is it worth $400?

: A Standard Classic? I'd say yes!

Re: what to buy

: : : i found a les paul classic,99? needed fretwork and and a new switch,is it worth $400?

: : A Standard Classic? I'd say yes!

Absolutely. $400 is a steal.

1974 Les Paul Gold Top

Does anyone have a ball park guess of the value of a 1974 Les Paul Gold Top in great condition?

I NEED A 70'S LP STANDARD GOLD TOP

Please contact me if you know where I can get one for $1200-$1500

Re: I NEED A 70'S LP STANDARD GOLD TOP

Just don't get a '71 (bad year, poor construction)

Re: 1974 Les Paul Gold Top

: Does anyone have a ball park guess of the value of a 1974 Les Paul Gold Top in great condition?

In my neck of the woods I see them in the $1400 range if it is a Standard a little less if it's a Deluxe

New Les Paul Prices

Is there a standard discount off of list price that I should expect. Given some of the list prices, I keep thinking I should just save my money and buy a vintage LP with more character.

Re: New Les Paul Prices

List prices have no meaning to you, me, and the normal consumer. They are ideas that production departments of guitar companies have, as if to say,"well, how much COULD we charge? $200 for a set of tuners? OK!!" And that goes into the list price. To all guitar buyers, if "list price" is mentioned by the "seller", or "salesmen" in conversation,(pay attention, it'll happen fast!), you basically should say "kiss my ass!". Well, to yourself, of course. Then look at retail prices and decide how much you want to spend on the Les Paul that fits you. mike loce.

Re: New Les Paul Prices

Mike is correct...but I wanted to add something -
Some Les Pauls will be closer to "list price" than others. However, if it's a higher end model (i.e. NOT a Studio or Special), then the "list price" will probably be MORE than $1000 higher than what you'd actually pay.

New Les Paul Prices

Is there a standard discount off of list price that I should expect. Given some of the list prices, I keep thinking I should just save my money and buy a vintage LP with more character.

pickguard removal

I have been playing classical guitar for many years after having started on electric. I am now considering buying my first Les Paul and wonder how difficult it is to remove the pickguard and cover up the holes left. Any advice on this?

Re: pickguard removal

Albert, the process to taking the pick guard off of a Les Paul is as simple as two phillips head screws. I recoment leaving the screw holes alone so that you can replace the pick guard if you wish or wish to sell in original condition.

question about les paul

On the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty model, how many volume/tone switches does are on the instrument?
I am thinking of purchasing one, and in the magazine i have, it appears to have no volume or tone controls. please,
help me with my problem. thanks.

Re: question about les paul

That other guy that replied is a moron, there is only 1 volume switch, the rest are tone and the 3 way like he said. How could you have 2 VOLUME?!

: On the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty model, how many volume/tone switches does are on the instrument?
: I am thinking of purchasing one, and in the magazine i have, it appears to have no volume or tone controls. please,
: help me with my problem. thanks.

Re: question about les paul

On the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty model, are 2 volume and 2 tone switches (with a 3 way Pickup selector)!

LES PAUL CUSTOM - GIBSON

My husband has a Gibson Guitar - Les Paul Custom - "Sunburst" - 1963 - he would be interested to know how much it is worth now. Many thanks.

Re: LES PAUL CUSTOM - GIBSON

: I'm trying to find out how much a LesPaul is worth.It is a 1950's #8. I don't know much more then this,because it's my wifes grandmothers.

I need help on set-up

I'm getting a lot of "buzz" up on the neck. Never set up my guitar on my own but I'm in a foreign country and don't trust taking it to the shops out here. Is it the bridge?

Re: I need help on set-up

: I'm getting a lot of "buzz" up on the neck. Never set up my guitar on my own but I'm in a foreign country and don't trust taking it to the shops out here. Is it the bridge?

Could be bridge related, but more than likely it needs abit of a neck adjustment too. Don't freak out! Its really very easy. Buy the book listed below - I cut/pasted this
info off of Amazon.com. I tried it for the first time 6 mos. ago and was left wondering why I had been paying $40 for a set up.
You will be able to tinker around with it and get the perfect action for you. our issue may be a combination of bridge position (which affects string
height) and truss rod tension (which affects neck curvature). This book is incredible and will provide more info than you can ever (or would want to) use.
If you can't get this book delivered to the country you're in, e-mail me back and I'll walk you through it. We can have that buzz gone in minutes!

Guitar Player Repair Guide : How to Set-Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics
by Dan Erlewine
List Price: $22.95 Our Price: $18.36

'72 Les Paul Custom Machine Heads

Anyone know where one can buy replacement machine heads that (Gold Keystone Knobs) that look like the originals ?

Re: '72 Les Paul Custom Machine Heads

: Anyone know where one can buy replacement machine heads that (Gold Keystone Knobs) that look like the originals ?

Are they different than the original equipment replacement parts that Gibson sales at the authorized dealers. Try Musiciansfriend.com. I just bought some that were the Gibson brand but they are made by Grover. I paid about $45 for the set.

Re: '72 Les Paul Custom Machine Heads

Try WDmusicproducts.com they have the Kluson deluxe! that you need :)

95 LES PAUL STUDIO

LIKE TO PURCHASE A USED LES PAUL STUDIO $800 A FEAR PRICE.CANDY APPLE RED WITH CHROME FINISH IN MINT CONDITION.

Need info about Slash's signature series Les Paul

I would like to know everithing about Slash's signature series Les Paul, I know is under Ephipone, but I would like to know price, spec's, number of guitars produced, etc.
Thanks for everithing

red slash les paul with snake pit icon

: I would like to know everithing about Slash's signature series Les Paul, I know is under Ephipone, but I would like to know price, spec's, number of guitars produced, etc.
: Thanks for everithing

red slash les paul with snake pit icon

: I would like to know everithing about Slash's signature series Les Paul, I know is under Ephipone, but I would like to know price, spec's, number of guitars produced, etc.
: Thanks for everithing

Re: Need info about Slash's signature series Les Paul

: I would like to know everithing about Slash's signature series Les Paul, I know is under Ephipone, but I would like to know price, spec's, number of guitars produced, etc.
: Thanks for everithing

Re: Need info about Slash's signature series Les Paul

Hello my name is Walter from Argentina, i fan of slash snakepit and GNR the reason of this mail is i wish recibe info (catalogs, etc) abuot ephipone guitars and amps
my adrees is
street: Cosquín 271
zip: 1408
Neigthbourdhood: Liniers
Capita Federal
Buenos Aires -Argentina
E-mail: rurodri@intramed.net.ar

Thanks
sorry for my poor english good bie

anda a laburar, walter!

chabon, estoy tratando de encontrar tu pagina y me encuentro con esto, que onda?
ponete las pilas y estudia algo de ingles...
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che macho llamame si lees esto, mira vos donde nos encontramos.
un abrazo grande y aguante cotiya de yerdoooooo!!!!!!!!
osa

Re: Need info about Slash's signature series Les Paul (Classic)

Slash' signature series is awesome. He uses Seymore Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups. Ernie Ball Slinky RPS 11-46 strings. And prefers the Dunlop Tortex 1.14 picks.

Bad ass

Hay
I have huge humming problems with my P-90's on my 55 special from -73.
All electrical installations are ok.
I don't like to change pickups.

yours

Freddy / Sweden

LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

HELLO! I KNOW A LOT OF LES PAUL FANS ARE GONNA THINK I'M BONKERS ON THIS ONE, BUT I FEEL THE RECORDING IS A TERRIFIC MODEL. I'M A SESSION GUITARIST IN BOSTON, AND THE TONAL OPTIONS AFFORDED ON THIS GUITAR ARE JUST ONE OF THE REASONS I SOUGHT ONE OUT ,"IN THE BRUSH". I FINALLY FOUND ONE (SERIAL# AVAILABLE UPON RESPONSE) FOR THE 1971 PRICE OF $650!!! (VERY GOOD CONDITION MAHOGANY TOP.) THE "DECADE" TONE(?) POT IS VERY INTERESTING, SEEMS TO MODIFY/FILTER HIGHER END FREQUENCIES- FOR 10 POSITIONS, YOU CAN HEAR THEM ALL! CURRENTLY THE GUITAR IS NOT FOR SALE (AM I NUTS?) BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM RECORDING OWNERS ABOUT THIS OBSCURE 'PAUL 71-80 THAT HOPEFULLY WILL NOT BE REISSUED. (WHY? BECAUSE IT WOULD BE AN EPIPHONE!)

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

I bought my Recording new in 1974 and have been playing it ever since. So many tones and settings, took me months to learn them. I thought many times about selling it but then I play it again and fall in love all over. Can't say enough about this rare wonder.

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

Hello,LP Recording 'aficionados'.I got hold of a very strange one.Serial #240500,1976 pot codes.It's got the pickup selector toggle switch in the usual Les Paul place,complete with the 'RYTHM' and 'TREBLE' ring.Also,it's got two outputs,pot knobs in a verical column (not semi-circle!).Now for the wirdest:unlike other Recordings I've seen,it has a Maple neck w/Rosewood fingerboard and a 'sandwich' mahogany body with a three piece Maple top!The cherry on top is the body shape:it is the standard Les Paul body shape with bindings just like on a LP Custom (black/white),not the bigger Recording shape with the black/white binding on the top only.The finish is natural and the guitar looks brand new except for some finish checking.If you have seen one like mine,please let me know.I'll appreciate any info on the matter.Cheers!

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

: Hello,LP Recording 'aficionados'.I got hold of a very strange one.Serial #240500,1976 pot codes.It's got the pickup selector toggle switch in the usual Les Paul place,complete with the 'RYTHM' and 'TREBLE' ring.Also,it's got two outputs,pot knobs in a verical column (not semi-circle!).Now for the wirdest:unlike other Recordings I've seen,it has a Maple neck w/Rosewood fingerboard and a 'sandwich' mahogany body with a three piece Maple top!The cherry on top is the body shape:it is the standard Les Paul body shape with bindings just like on a LP Custom (black/white),not the bigger Recording shape with the black/white binding on the top only.The finish is natural and the guitar looks brand new except for some finish checking.If you have seen one like mine,please let me know.I'll appreciate any info on the matter.Cheers!

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

:mladen grubelic, please email me : hendrymcmahon@tiscali.co.uk...you used to tweak my guitars in Johannesburg....
I'd like to meet up with you again & give you some work.
Cheers, Hendry
ps; I live in the UK now

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

:sounds like a rare bird, that one. Maybe it was an oddball from the factory, or could be a Frankenstein! Sounds like you've got a mix of late 70's/early 70's LPR features.
...two years on this post, I still haven't found a 70's manual for the guitar!

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

hello you people of fantastic taste. i bought a les paul recording a couple of months ago and am in love. it's a 1972 white model. i think a few were made. it's eight years older than me and i can tell it has more experience. bleive me, it loves to sing.

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

I understand why most rockers and blues guys would not like the LPRG. Well, it wasn't made for that anyway. Listen to Les Paul himself and that'll tell you. The Recording guitar is for clean sound with subtle tone variations, for what I'd call "adult" music. I don't have one per se, but I do have a custom-made guitar built around the LPRG circuitry. Someone gave me the pickups etc. back in the early 70's and I've had them in two instruments. The one now is sort of telecaster-shaped, all maple. Super-clean sound and like the label says, great for recording. I just got done working on two albums with it and everyone's very happy with the sound.

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

Greetings!
I realize this posting is months after the last one.. but here goes...
I use a 1969 Les Paul Personal in the studio too. It has the most amazing hi-fi sound available on any guitar ever produced. This is the reason why I use one even though I've owned numerous Les Paul Standards from the fifties. I first met Les back in 1972 and enjoyed living with him back in 1975. I learned all about his special low impedance guitar pickups from our long conversations and playing his '58 white Custom every night after dinner with his son Bobby on drums. Les would eventually come in and play while I switch over to the prototype low impedance LP bass (without any finish). Wally Kamen, his old bassist and dear friend (Mary's brother-in-law), special wound all the original pickups for his customized guitars at his home/studio in Mahwah, New Jersey. His special Gibson low impedance amp was perfectly matched to the output of the pickups. I tried plugging an old '53 Goldtop in one night and it sounded like a Marshall on 12!!
If you listen closely, you can really hear the difference in the guitars fidelity during the mid fifties recordings compared to the earlier hits.. especially on the low strings. I believe you can approximate that tonality only with the Gibson LP Recording guitars.. but not quite!
Although Gibson produced the LP Personal, Professional, bass, amplifier and flattop acoustic models, they never really got the exact specs that Wally wound for Les. It was quite close though and a major leap forward for the research and development of the electric guitar.
All the mics and telephones we use today are low impedance too. If those pickups were also introduced on some Gibson archtops back then, his reality of tonal clarity would have become a more realized feature in todays guitars.
I have teched for Les here on the west coast for many years and always get him set up with my old Twin with JBLs and his trusty LP recording guitars. Lately he has been using a very flamey 1978 sunburst Custom Personal LP model and retired the old white '58 Customs (of which 3 were produced-2 with flat tops for experimentation). We did a show back in 1979 in Pasadena (where Mary (Colleen Summers) is from) at the Perkins Palace for the Rock 'n Roll Tonight show. Les played with Jeff Beck and used the old white recording guitar with the Paulverizer* attached to the Bigsby vibrato. More on that later... Also catch the Time-Life Warner "History of Rock & Roll" special guitarists show video to see all of us playing with Les at the House of Blues in Hollywood. He uses the '78 sunburst recording guitar in concert (somehow of the Tune-O-Matic bridge pieces fell out during our show too!) with Slash, Steve Vai, Jeff Healey, Johnny Rivers, Dave Edmunds and Robbie Krieger etc all together. I had him running through two Twins that night to keep up with all the high inmpedance competition!
Someday the rest of the world will catch up with Les' invention, but until then, we enjoy our rare and now vintage Les Paul recording models ourselves.
As Les says, "Keep Pickin'"
Robb

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

: LES PAUL RECORDING FANS, SPEAK UP! HOW DO WE GET A FAN CLUB STARTED FOR THIS GUITAR(IS THERE ALREADY ONE?) I'D LIKE TO GET A LATE 70'S (SEPERATE HI/LO IMPEDANCE JACKS?)FOR RECORDING...HA HA. DOES ANYONE HAVE ACCESS TO AN ORIGINAL OWNER'S MANUAL? I HEARD THERE WERE "PRESET" FOR THE CONTROLS... LOVE TO TRY THEM! MIKE LOCE (BIT OF A FANATIC).

Re: LES PAUL RECORDING AND THE MENTAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING OWING ONE

: We should start a les paul recording fan club cause i know there's lots others out there who just adore these things. I think why they weren't so popular back then was it was ahead of it's time. Now days, for the most part, guitar players of all kinds are having an appreciation for fine crafted guitars with all kinds of bells and whistles. I have a 71' that I bought four years ago and have loved every pickin' on it. Long live the recording!

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