#1
Hi,

This is my first post.Im 16 and have been playing for 3 years.

I want to place an order with gibson custom shop.

I want a white les paul whith gold hardware binding on the body,neck and maybe the headstock.

I want the humbucker rings and the toggle switch and back plates and pickguard to be cream.

How much would this cost in the gibson custom shop.If some of you have ordered from gibson custom shop, how much do you THINK it would cost to build this.

Thanks

Hernan
#2
Why don't you just ask them yourself? It's not like you're committing to buy one when you just ask a question...You can even request a quote online.

Anyway, on Musiciansfriend.com Les Paul Customs cost $3,299, and seeing as your specifications aren't that crazy, it should be about the same price, +10 like 100 bucks.
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Quote by Satch_Boogie
Buying a 3k guitar at 16? Lucky lucky boy.


if he has the money use it. i spent 3k on my amp, and my guitar was 3k too.

i can't settle for cheap crap, it shouoldn't matter what age you are. i'm 18 and never think twice about the money i spent on gear, its all worth it.
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#5
yah very lucky, but if you actually go through the custom shop, it's going to cost A LOT more than 3 grand. I suggest getting a white custom and just getting the white accessories you want (which will probably cost $40, maybe $50). If you go through the custom shop, expect 10-15 thousand to be the price tag!!! Also, expect it to take 4-5 months!!
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Quote by rich2k4
if he has the money use it. i spent 3k on my amp, and my guitar was 3k too.

i can't settle for cheap crap, it shouoldn't matter what age you are. i'm 18 and never think twice about the money i spent on gear, its all worth it.



I agree!!!!!!!!!!

If im going to buy something I might as well wait and buy what I want.
My amp is not too cheap and its actually very good.
Its a Traynor ycv80 class A all tube amp with 80 watts.It sounds unique and I love it.My current guitar is a schecter c1 classic wich I love and it plays great and sounds great too.My friend has a les paul studio and the schecter is better but Its just that I love the shape and style of the LP and I really need to get myself one.

I earned the money so why not.


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#7
To be honest it'd be far better value to get an independent luthier to make you a custom job to those specs. And remember, if you want a custom guitar they'll want to know EVERYTHING...pickups, neck profile, fingerboard radius, nut width etc.
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#8
hmm tbh id wait \ year or two until you really know what u want from a guitar before buying such an expensive one, unless you have LOOOOADS of money. You might decide in a year's time u'd prefer a flatter neck or a thinner body or maybe a floating trem, i duno im not saying dont get it, just be VERY sure this is the right time for you.
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#9
Custom Shop Gibsons will cost you atleast $6,000+. They're not cheap, but are they good? Yeah, they're moderately good, but you can get a way better guitar for almost half the price tag from a luthier. Plus, you'll get the exact guitar you want, down to the most minute details. That's not exactly an option with Gibson Custom Shop, but you'll get a nice guitar either way.

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hmm tbh id wait \ year or two until you really know what u want from a guitar before buying such an expensive one, unless you have LOOOOADS of money. You might decide in a year's time u'd prefer a flatter neck or a thinner body or maybe a floating trem, i duno im not saying dont get it, just be VERY sure this is the right time for you.



I have waited a year and I know exacly what I want.I dont want a trem because I really dont like em and the good ones( dobble locking) are too difficult to work with and the neck I prefer is 60s style neck.

But I just got an email from sweetwater and they told me that gibson is not doing oders on custom shop from people.

I wanted to check if they still make a white les paul standard.I saw em on ebay but the year they were made are in 1989-1990 that I know of.

If anybody knows please help me


Hernan
#11
You mean, like, a Standard, but in white?

Looks like they don't, but you can get a Studio, which is the same thing, or a Supreme, which is the same thing but better looking, in white.
#12
Quote by rich2k4
if he has the money use it. i spent 3k on my amp, and my guitar was 3k too.

i can't settle for cheap crap, it shouoldn't matter what age you are. i'm 18 and never think twice about the money i spent on gear, its all worth it.


Bastard.

I'm just jealous and need a job

But yes you are right, I was going to get an Epi G310 and a Marshall MG100. But in the end I got a G400 and a DSL401, And boy am I pleased I did.

The feeling of buying something expencive and having no regrets is a great one.

Cheers.

P.S. LP's in artic white are great lookers.
#13
If you're looking at spending 3+ grands on a guitar, you definitely need to order one from an independent luthier. You'll get FAR better quality, excellent support, and an attention to detail NO big company will give you.
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If you're looking at spending 3+ grands on a guitar, you definitely need to order one from an independent luthier. You'll get FAR better quality, excellent support, and an attention to detail NO big company will give you.



Hi,

I want to know what this luthier thing means.

Is it Gibson????

I want a genuine gibson les paul. So whats a luthier and does he work for gibson?
#15
A luthier basically means a person who makes guitars. What people usually mean by independent luthiers, are small companies who specialize in making custom guitars. A guitar made by an independent luthier wouldn't be a genuine Gibson Les Paul, but it would most likely be way better - unless for whatever reason you ONLY want to play a GIBSON and nothing else (which would be quite silly )

Just google or something, also here's a good place to get you started:

www.conklinguitars.com

It's expensive, but if you can afford one, a guitar like that would last you a lifetime.
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#16
It's gonna' cost you too much, it's gonna' take years to build (one guy's took him 3 years and they screwed it up after that and he still had to pay)

Just buy a guitar that sounds great to you, looks shouldn't matter that much, you didn't even mention what woods or pickups you want.

Why do you just want Gibson? That's stupid.
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It's gonna' cost you too much, it's gonna' take years to build (one guy's took him 3 years and they screwed it up after that and he still had to pay)

Just buy a guitar that sounds great to you, looks shouldn't matter that much, you didn't even mention what woods or pickups you want.

Why do you just want Gibson? That's stupid.



I want a gibson because thats I saved all my money for.I wanted a white one but if not ill go with the ebony one and cusmize it myself.And I dont think its stupid to buy what I like.They sound great and for me look great so guess what?

THATS GREAT

And I think that if I earned this money and it took me a long time then yes looks do matter.I will buy it because I like it and will be happy with it.

Hernan
#18
When i was looking for a custom silverburst, i found a russian Luther who would make reproduce every spec. from a gibson (except for the logo). Generally cost $1500-$3000


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Quote by Hernan_lp
I want a gibson because thats I saved all my money for.I wanted a white one but if not ill go with the ebony one and cusmize it myself.And I dont think its stupid to buy what I like.They sound great and for me look great so guess what?

THATS GREAT

And I think that if I earned this money and it took me a long time then yes looks do matter.I will buy it because I like it and will be happy with it.

Hernan

the point is you shouldn't need to customize thing yourself when you're paying 3000$+ , the guitar should be perfect , simply perfect in every little single way imaginable to you. and be everything you ever wanted.
#20
also im not saying I like only gibsons.As a matter of fact the luthiers gitars look great.But since I want a les paul so bad I guess ill treat myself.
#21
If you've got the money etc, go for it.

But what amp do you have? I reckon the amp's more important than the guitar, no point of gettin' a flashy Gibson if you've got an MG15.
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#22
I'm willing to bet different luthiers will make you a les paul shaped guitar.
If i had $3k to spend i wouldn't want to have to customize a single thing or do anywork myself and that's what luthiers are for.
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Quote by R_H_C_P
If you've got the money etc, go for it.

But what amp do you have? I reckon the amp's more important than the guitar, no point of gettin' a flashy Gibson if you've got an MG15.



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#25
Quote by wonder725
I'm willing to bet different luthiers will make you a les paul shaped guitar.
If i had $3k to spend i wouldn't want to have to customize a single thing or do anywork myself and that's what luthiers are for.



since I cant find what I want ill buy the gibson les paul standard in ebony for 2119.And with a couple of bucks I can change it to gold hardware and other things I like.And I really like this guitar too.Its just that I love the white ones especially when they age and turn cream.


Hernan
#26
Quote by ar73m
A luthier basically means a person who makes guitars. What people usually mean by independent luthiers, are small companies who specialize in making custom guitars. A guitar made by an independent luthier wouldn't be a genuine Gibson Les Paul, but it would most likely be way better - unless for whatever reason you ONLY want to play a GIBSON and nothing else (which would be quite silly )

And they're usually half the price tag of what Gibson Custom Shop guitars cost. I could build a LP to the exact specs as Gibsons for more than half the price tag of a Custom Shop. They're ridiculously overpriced.

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^ Great amp right there. I say if you really want a Gibson, and have the money, by all means go for it.



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#28
hmmm i believe the standard LP your talking about in white with cream hardware was made in 88, and actually my uncle just bought one, idk if hes selling it in the shop or not tho
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hmmm i believe the standard LP your talking about in white with cream hardware was made in 88, and actually my uncle just bought one, idk if hes selling it in the shop or not tho



YES the ones ive seen on ebay have been from the 1990 or 89 so thats the one.Too bad they dont make em anymore
#30
The only insight i have is if you REALLY want a gibson go for it, it will be a great guitar, but getting it luthier built will get you a better guitar at a better value. Is Slash's favourite LP not a luthier built one?
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#31
Quote by SublimeGuitar
When i was looking for a custom silverburst, i found a russian Luther who would make reproduce every spec. from a gibson (except for the logo). Generally cost $1500-$3000


Here is the link: Shamray


That wouldnt happen to be yours, would it? How much did your particular guitar cost? Im looking at possibly getting a custom LP later on down the road.
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The only insight i have is if you REALLY want a gibson go for it, it will be a great guitar, but getting it luthier built will get you a better guitar at a better value. Is Slash's favourite LP not a luthier built one?


The les paul he used on Appetite for Destruction was a custom luthier built one... I'm not sure if its his favorite, but IMO its his best sounding...
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#33
I wanted a gibson les paul supreme for 6 months, but when I finally bought a new guitar, I settled on a prs, and I am happy. They have better factory set ups, are alot lighter, are comfortable and play and sound great. Check them out before you buy a paul
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$250 for an amp? wow. is it worth it to invest that much in the amp?

#34
Quote by rich2k4
if he has the money use it. i spent 3k on my amp, and my guitar was 3k too.

i can't settle for cheap crap, it shouoldn't matter what age you are. i'm 18 and never think twice about the money i spent on gear, its all worth it.

I'm not saying you generally don't get what you pay for, but that's just moronic.