#2
Yes. Yes it is.
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#6
Quote by rocknrollgod
yes. it is an excellent guitar. the only one better than it is the gibson les paul supreme



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#7
This is a bit obvious and/or a waste of time....

In my opinion, it's preference. Sure it might be made well and sound great, but there are tonnes of guitarists who don't like Les Pauls.
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#9
Oh how cliche of you.
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#10
One of the best guitars period?

Not by a long shot.

There are lots of independent luthiers, custom shops, and even other brands that make far superior guitars.

Is the Gibson Les Paul Standard one of the best guitars in its price range?

Sure.
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#11
Its a great guitar and its a classic thats endured through the years, when any history of the electric guitar is written then there will allways be certain guitars that are mentioned and one of those has to be the Les Paul Standard.

Is it one of the best guitars in the world, you all know it is. Is it the absoloute best guitar in the world, then thats subjective and depends on an individuals own preferances.

But let nobody tell you it isnt one of the best, it is. But i stress its only "one of the best" there are others.
#13
Quote by 4string-tsurigi
I'm more of a double cutaway man, myself...

I am also my friend. Les Pauls, of course are nice, but really aren't for everyone. The price and weight of a Les Paul is what really gets me.
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#14
waht about a les paul studio, they are way more affordable
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#15
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waht about a les paul studio, they are way more affordable


That would be the answer to the question "what other guitars in the Les Paul range are more affordable than the Les Paul Standard?"

But then thats not the point of this thread is it?
#16
Quote by Kartman
I am also my friend. Les Pauls, of course are nice, but really aren't for everyone. The price and weight of a Les Paul is what really gets me.
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#17
I wouldn't think so, no.
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#18
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The best guitars are the ones in the hands of the best guitarists


^^^^Damn straight! Anyone with any talent and experience knows that.
#19
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One of the best guitars period?

Not by a long shot.

There are lots of independent luthiers, custom shops, and even other brands that make far superior guitars.

Is the Gibson Les Paul Standard one of the best guitars in its price range?

Sure.




Though I don't quite agree with it being one of the best in its price range, I think they're highly overpriced
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#21
one of the best guitars excluding custom guitars, i'll agree. but custom guitars are made way better than any factory made gibson. but i love les pauls so, yea i think they're one of the best.
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#22
i chose a les paul studio and i love it, but i now listen to strat players and dig their tone. study the tone of both (sublime is a good example of good strat tone, page on les pauls). i would heavily suggest either
#23
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Though I don't quite agree with it being one of the best in its price range, I think they're highly overpriced


I think it's overpriced too, but I didn't feel like turning this into an argument thread over the QC of Gibson .
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#24
Depends on what you like. Its not the guitar that is good, its the player
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#25
no way not by a long shot. There are plenty of japanese guitar companies that can make a guitar of equal quality at about 1/4 the price of a gibson lp standard. the les paul in general however is one of the best guitar designs of all time. Gibson IMO just isnt the the best way of getting one.
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#26
No. It's not. Maybe vintage ones, but current ones are nowhere near being "one of the best." I've played brand new LP Standards before. They in no way lived up to the reputation that Gibsons have. I love Les Pauls - but I wouldn't buy a Les Paul Standard that wasn't older. The same goes for nearly any other Gibson in my opinion. I've thought of buying Gibsons, but after really playing them, I realised that modern day Gibsons aren't made how they used to be. And that's why I won't buy a new Gibson.

Honestly, if I was out for a Les Paul, I'd either look for one of the old "lawsuit" era Japanese made ones, or I'd just buy an Epiphone Elitist LP.

If I had a bit more to spend, I'd look at older Gibsons. Nothing like a '59 LP or something that's outrageously expensive, just a great playing, older Gibson.
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#27
It's too debatable.

Yea, they're great guitars, but there's loads better, but at huge prices.
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#28
This is a question that can't be answered. "Best" is subjective.

Personally, I think they are nice guitars, but nothing special. You can find much
nicer guitars. The Les Paul Supreme is one of the most disappointing guitars
I've ever tried (for the price they ask and comparing to what I think you can buy
elsewhere for the price).
#29
Quote by roonman93
i chose a les paul studio and i love it, but i now listen to strat players and dig their tone. study the tone of both (sublime is a good example of good strat tone, page on les pauls). i would heavily suggest either

actually i do belive Brad used Ibanez more often then a strat, i'm not sure, but i do believe Les Pauls and Strats are the industry standards
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#30
It all depends on what your playing. If you want a blues fat tone, go with a les paul. they are good for blues/jazz and such. But for metal/shred and things of that nature id go with something with slimmer neck, hotter pickups
(not that gibsons dont ahve hot pickups) and maybe a floyd rose, 24 frets. Brands like Jackson, Esp, etc