#1
whoa check this out.

gibson must be listening to everyone saying "overpriced"

this will compete with some epiphones in the same price bracket.

MIA Gibson LP special.... $599.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Les-Paul-Special-108868738-i2969426.gc

even has a cool wrap around bridge!

i must say, while it isn't for me, i'm sure plenty of people want the big "G" on the headstock.

real rosewood and all.



way to go gibson!
#2
When will they admit that their guitars are MIA after the American Civil War? What bullshit is this?
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#3
A $600 MIA guitar? Pretty cool, imo. $600 is typically the Korean and Mexican range. Glad to see Gibson making some guitars in that price range.
#6
Fairly featureless... I'll give them the plain appearance but they couldn't even spare a TOM and a second tone control?

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#7
Man, nice. I wonder what the used market will be like for these. Will they stay around $500, comparable with low-end Gibson SGs and LPs, or well they dive down into the $400 range? Mmm, Gibson LP for $400.
#8
Good on 'em for putting something like this out. I wonder if it'll go the way of the Sonex, appreciated after its time has come and gone.
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Good on 'em for putting something like this out. I wonder if it'll go the way of the Sonex, appreciated after its time has come and gone.


i have two sonex's, one needs a refret, and the headstock was very nicely repaired. but is beaitful and a twin which is identical but is made in kalamazoo.

they aren't bad guitars, but certainly not crem de la crem. but again i payed like $250 for one and the other maybe $300, not sure, but not much more. i do love mine though.

but WTF its flat and couldn't look a tinge more boring. at least the sonexs had a difference in appearance or something that could be considered nice looking.
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but WTF its flat and couldn't look a tinge more boring. at least the sonexs had a difference in appearance or something that could be considered nice looking.

I think you're sort of missing the point of the guitar.
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i get the fact that it is cheap and still MIA. thats the main point. but you have to admit that it is extremely boring looking. i like wraparound bridges here and there, that is unique. why they are only using a single tone pot, i don't know (well obviously keeps costs down).

i would like to try one if i see one, but i wouldn't ever buy one.
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i have two sonex's, one needs a refret, and the headstock was very nicely repaired. but is beaitful and a twin which is identical but is made in kalamazoo.

they aren't bad guitars, but certainly not crem de la crem. but again i payed like $250 for one and the other maybe $300, not sure, but not much more. i do love mine though.

but WTF its flat and couldn't look a tinge more boring. at least the sonexs had a difference in appearance or something that could be considered nice looking.


I had considered picking one up for around $400 (in pristine shape with the original case), but decided against it after snagging a deal on a Fender Jaguar (I'm just more of a Fender guy myself).

I agree though. Those Sonex's were a few hundred bucks in the 80's, and adjusting for inflation, would come around the being about the same price as the Special. Certainly the bolt-on neck would turn some people off, but I find the bridge and overall layout of the Sonex more appealing than this Special.

I can see why Gibson went with this design, but at $600, I still think they could have done a little more to at least dress the Special up.
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I would mod the shit out of one of those.


+1 for the tummy cut too.
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Tempting, but I'll want coil splitting on my Gibson LP if I ever buy one. Which brings me to a question: Are there models of LP's with coil splitting that come straight from the factory, or do you have to get them modded for that?
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Tempting, but I'll want coil splitting on my Gibson LP if I ever buy one. Which brings me to a question: Are there models of LP's with coil splitting that come straight from the factory, or do you have to get them modded for that?

I think they made that standard this/last year.

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I think they made that standard this/last year.

Both the Standard and Studio come with coil-splitting now.
AFAIK they already gave the SG Standard the whole coil-split wiring as well.
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#17
If anyone's seriously considering one of these, check this out:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-junior-special-with-humbuckers-electric-guitar

Musician's Friend is having a sale on the LP Junior Special Humbucker for $550 (only for the cherry satin finish though). It's got a lot of similar specs, a TOM bridge, the standard 4 knob configuration, and it looks way cooler.
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If anyone's seriously considering one of these, check this out:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-junior-special-with-humbuckers-electric-guitar

Musician's Friend is having a sale on the LP Junior Special Humbucker for $550 (only for the cherry satin finish though). It's got a lot of similar specs, a TOM bridge, the standard 4 knob configuration, and it looks way cooler.


neck binding as well. pretty damn nice honestly. probably a stupidly thin satin nitro finish.




if that was tv yellow or natural i would have bought it before posting this.
#20
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If anyone's seriously considering one of these, check this out:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-junior-special-with-humbuckers-electric-guitar

Musician's Friend is having a sale on the LP Junior Special Humbucker for $550 (only for the cherry satin finish though). It's got a lot of similar specs, a TOM bridge, the standard 4 knob configuration, and it looks way cooler.

I'm kinda GASing for one of these with P90s TBH.
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#22
I've already got one on order. I love the Special line. Usually the terms 'Special', 'Studio', 'Faded' and so on are bad signs of a half-arsed Gibson, but in the case of actual LP Specials, all it means is you're getting a flat body.

Got the double cut with tune-o and P-90s, single cut with tune-o and humbuckers, getting a single cut with tune-o P-90s, a Junior with a P-90 and wraparound and this Special with wraparound and humbuckers.

**** all 'yall multi-switches and quilt tops and neck-through Flody Rose wizardry. Gimmie some basic slabs of wood with some nice pickups and simple switching and I'm away.
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