#1
Didn't want to hijack the other "I'm thinking of buying this guitar" thread. The TS was considering this guitar:



And that's a pretty ordinary LP (weight relieved, rosewood fretboard, yada yada).

If you were buying a Les Paul, what would you RATHER have on it if it were yours:

  • Some other kind of tuning keys
  • Locking tuners
  • Electronic tuning (motorized tuning keys or bridge)
  • Straight-pull headstock (eliminating tuning issues)
  • Different headstock facing (different graphics, quilted maple, whatever)
  • Different neck material (maple, sandwich, etc.)
  • neck-through construction
  • bolt-neck construction
  • no weight relief
  • Different weight relief (balsa core, chambered, injected helium)
  • Different woods
  • shaved Axcess-style neck heel for better upper fret access
  • Tummy cut
  • forearm curve
  • Thinner body
  • Floyd, Wilkinson, Kahler, Bigsby or other trem
  • Different pickup arrangement (SSS, HSH, HSS, HS, etc.)
  • Different fretboard radius
  • Different frets (stainless, different size, different color, quartz, etc.)
  • Different inlays
  • 24-fret neck
  • Different scale (25", 25.5", 26.5", 27", 28", 30", fan-fret)
  • Different number of strings
  • Different control setup (five-way, different arrangement of current controls, etc)
  • Different electronics (actives, sustainer, built-in boosts, kill switch, etc.)
  • Modified body shape (different cutaway horn, larger body, f-holes, dual cutaway, etc.)
  • Different pickups
  • Different nut material
  • Different bridge or bridge saddles
  • Piezos, MIDI, etc.?
  • Different finish colors
  • Different finish material (NON-nitrocellulose lacquer)
  • Different location/material for the output jack
  • Different strap buttons
  • Different binding (or non at all)
  • Cool graphics (whatever that might be)
  • Flat top instead of carved



We're still calling it a Les Paul, so stick to the "basic" design.
But which combination of the above would make you happy?
#2
Gibson Explorer.


But seriously, there are a couple of things I'd like.

Neck volute
Flying V neck profile
TUSQ nut
I will admit that a carved neck heel identical to the Matt Heavy sig would be nice
SS frets


But honestly that's about it.
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#4
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Gibson Explorer.


But seriously, there are a couple of things I'd like.

Neck volute
Flying V neck profile
TUSQ nut
I will admit that a carved neck heel identical to the Matt Heavy sig would be nice
SS frets


But honestly that's about it.


Always been my problem with LP's.
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#5
Min E Tune (you can still tune traditionally so why complain about an added feature?),
Straight pull (like PRS),
Axcess heel,
Tummy cut,
Slightly slimmer neck profile. I'm an Ibanez guy,
Slightly thinner body,
25" scale,
Vol, Vol, Tone (with push pull splitting) and 3 way,
Slightly clearer pickups,
TUSQ nut,
No binding,
A new amp.
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Min E Tune (you can still tune traditionally so why complain about an added feature?),



Because it adds 2000$ to the price and I would never use it


I know it doesn't really cost that much
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#7
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Because it adds 2000$ to the price and I would never use it

No, but if it was just a free added extra (subtle hint to Gibson... go on, run along and do what you're told.), I'd definitely use it.
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No, but if it was just a free added extra (subtle hint to Gibson... go on, run along and do what you're told.), I'd definitely use it.


I've always thought that it would be cool for a backup guitar. You could use the same guitar as a backup for multiple tunings.
#9
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I'd like it to have a strat body and a strat neck. And a Fender logo.



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Instead of a toggle switch, selector switches like on Mustangs and Jaguars.
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I'd like it to have a strat body and a strat neck. And a Fender logo.



But does it come with a ghost hologram ?

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#13
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Min E Tune (you can still tune traditionally so why complain about an added feature?),
Straight pull (like PRS),
Axcess heel,
Tummy cut,
Slightly slimmer neck profile. I'm an Ibanez guy,
Slightly thinner body,
25" scale,
Vol, Vol, Tone (with push pull splitting) and 3 way,
Slightly clearer pickups,
TUSQ nut,
No binding,
A new amp.

I had one. I replaced it with normal tuners in under 3 weeks, because it wouldn't hold in tune, and the automatic tuning ALWAYS left at least 2 strings out, and took at least 3 attempts on each individual string to get them in tune.

The thing is ****ing terrible.
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#15
25.5 Inch scale, Maple Fretboard and a belly cut. I love the way Les Pauls look but they're so short and so uncomfortable I won't buy one.
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#16
Hmm.. Now, Let's see:

I wrote out a list and then realised it would basically be this:



With a few changes: I think those black plastic pickup covers look horrible and would want chrome ones, and I'd probably prefer to have a Babicz FCH tune-o-matic on there too.

So.. changes that have been made are basically.. neck thru, 3 piece laminate neck, and a double cutaway design
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#17
I actually like them the way they are for the most part. I guess the only thing I'd change is better access around the cutaway.
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