Hello all!

Today I did the unthinkable.....I traded my 2007 Gibson Les Paul Studio for this immaculate 1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard. I really lucked out because I was at guitar center looking around yesterday, and today, while leaving my girlfriends, I opted to go by again, and no less than 45 minutes before me, some guy traded this thing in. As soon as I saw it, I was impressed, I asked to play it, and assumed the price tag would read close to 1800 dollars. Before even looking at the guitar, I examined it and noticed that is was damn near mint....there's some belt rash on the back, but I really think thats to be expected, especially with a 12 year old guitar. I was even MORE amazed to read the price at $1400. When I saw that, thats when I thought about trading in my studio for it....its the first time I have ever thought about trading that guitar.....the more I thought about it, the more I thought it just felt right.

So I took my guitar in to them, and they offered me $600 for it, which I felt was more than fair for GC and paid the rest. So far, I love it, love it, love it.

My Gibson Standard was born on April 21st, 1998, and here she is.

The review: There isn't much to say, its mint. Its smooth, its solid, its HEAVY. This is NOT a sissy's guitar and it weighs a lot. I like it though, its very solid. It sounds better than my studio, but I think my studio was slightly weight relieved. The finish is remarkable, like I said above, slight belt rash, but other than that, there isn't a mark on her. The neck feels great, its very smooth. I did take the original speed knobs off and replace them with tophats. The pickups are all original and very chunky, exactly what you'd expect of a les paul of this caliber.

Overall, I couldn't be happier, the studio will be missed, but this guitar brings on a new era of my guitar work and I am excited to spend more time with her strapped to me.
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Very nice guitar. It should last you a lifetime.
BTW All LP's are weight relieved after some time in the 80's.

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i love it! happy new guitar day
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You got GC to give you $600 for a used LP studio? Damn fine bargaining. HNGD!
they tried to give me $495 for the Studio, and that wasn't going to fly! haha, and yeah, facebook/myspace angles are the way to go! hahaha. Thanks to everyone who has posted!
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Nice, did they come stock with grovers then or is that from the previous owner?
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Congrats bro....that's one hell of a deal you got....I miss having les paul....
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Nice, did they come stock with grovers then or is that from the previous owner?

Honestly, I have no idea.....as far as I know, its all original, but then again, I am not expert when it comes to Les Pauls, so I couldn't even begin to tell you with any degree of certainty.
1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1992 Ibanez RG550
1978 Marshall JMP 2203