#1
Hello everyone! i am in a bit of a situation here.... im torn between getting the les paul plain top or the goth. the downside of the goth = no fret inlays and i really need those. Also its a "theme" guitar and people get tired of those quickly from what i heard. downside of the standard = i have no clue, thats why im here. i visited many sites, and everyone said different things. ahhh im in need of advice and help!!
Last edited by Standard&Plain at Mar 22, 2009,
#2
Have you tried playing both? Both have their ups and downs, it's really all about how they feel compared to each other. It's going to be your guitar, so I wouldn't buy one or the other just based on what other people say.


That being said, I prefer the Plain Top, even if it is more expensive.
#3
The standard is going to be better quality than the Goth , because the Goth model is a goth version of the epi studio, which isn't that good. I'd go for the standard, but it's your decision.
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#4
some people on like mylespaul.com say get the goth, it doesnt matter about the inlays...thye personally use the side ones, but i use the board and the side together. thats my reason for the standard option. so ill go to a shop and play both and see. im just worried that it will be too hard to play the goth with no inlays except 12.
#6
well personally i don't use the inlays
and no matter which one i'd get, i'd change the pickups and some other stuff
so I guess I'd go for either one that feels and looks better to me, and if the goth is cheaper, that's a plus =) it's made of the same materials anyways (i believe)
#7
Quote by Darkflame
well personally i don't use the inlays
and no matter which one i'd get, i'd change the pickups and some other stuff
so I guess I'd go for either one that feels and looks better to me, and if the goth is cheaper, that's a plus =) it's made of the same materials anyways (i believe)

No. The Plain top has a maple cap, which changes the tone drastically. I have owned the Plain Top for a long while now, couldn't be happier.
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You have no experience with racks??? What kind of guy are you?
#8
If you can't play without fretboard markers then why did you make this thread?

Get the standard.