Poll: Which is the overall better guitar?
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View poll results: Which is the overall better guitar?
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008
5 28%
Gibson Les Paul Standard (Older Model)
12 67%
Voters: 18.
#1
Which do you think is the overall better guitar, the Gibson les paul standard 2008 model
or the older lp standard?

consider the following:

-price/quality ratio

-playability

-sound

-Finish

-durability

and anything else.

Personally i like the older one better( I dont like the PLEK system Gibson is using) so i was wondering. Does Gibson still manufacture the old one under a different name?
Last edited by son of anarchy at Feb 1, 2009,
#2
no vs. threads.

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#4
I guess it depends on the age and condition of the old LP standard. If its in good condition from a good year and is cheaper than the new one, then go for it. If not, I'd guess go for the new one. Either way, great guitar!
#5
the les paul traditional is the old one with a new name
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#6
go with the classic if you can find one, they just stopped production a little while ago though. i have an 07' classic, f'n great guitar. only one flaw in the finish, there's a little dip in the body binding on the treble horn, but it's like, probably 1 cm deep. other than that, it's great, plus, the neck profile (60's slim taper) is a little more comfortable (imo, at least) than that of the neck on a standard. plus,, if you get an 07' or earlier, it's plek'd free.
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#7
This is a worthless thread. "Old" could mean anything from 1953 to 2007, which covers a lot of changes. The LP traditional is the same as the 2007 standards but with no weight relief.

And I don't understand how you don't like the PLEK system. It's just a more accurate way of levelling frets.