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Gibson Les Paul Special faded($1129 CDN) or Gibson Les Paul Studio($1349 CDN). Right now I am leaning towards the LP Studio. Although they both use the same humbuckers and such, I am leaning towards the LP Studio. I like the finish on it and the inlays on the fretboard. What do you guys think?
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have you tried out all the other guitars in the same price range? EDIT: what's your amp?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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have you tried out all the other guitars in the same price range? EDIT: what's your amp?



I am only interested in Gibson, no other brand. My amp is just a little Marshall MG10.
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I am only interested in Gibson, no other brand. My amp is just a little Marshall MG10.


I'm not meaning to be rude or critical, but why only Gibson? Just wondering.
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I'm not meaning to be rude or critical, but why only Gibson? Just wondering.



This is going to sound stupid, but I like Gibson because I just like their style, tone, and my heroes use them.(Zack Wylde, Slash etc.) No other guitar brand really appeals to me, even though they may be a better value etc. I just want a LP.
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what amp do you use, what style of music do you play, and have you tried both. i play metal and rock, and i really liked the studio. but we need more details.
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Fork out the extra cash and get the Studio.



My thoughts exactly. I'll be more happy in the end if I do.
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This is going to sound stupid, but I like Gibson because I just like their style, tone, and my heroes use them.(Zack Wylde, Slash etc.) No other guitar brand really appeals to me, even though they may be a better value etc. I just want a LP.


Gotcha. Thats an acceptable reason. If its the LP style you want you might try looking up some high end Agile reviews. Excellent copies.

I'd also suggest you get a better amp before going Gibson. Its an extreme waste to get such a nice (and expensive) guitar while using an MG 10watt.
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what amp do you use, what style of music do you play, and have you tried both. i play metal and rock, and i really liked the studio. but we need more details.


I use a little Marshall MG10. I play mostly rock and metal also, and a little blues.
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My thoughts exactly. I'll be more happy in the end if I do.


Yep. The Studio has a better finish, better hardware, etc.

The only thing the Faded beats it at is the pickups. It has Burstbuckers.
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Gotcha. Thats an acceptable reason. If its the LP style you want you might try looking up some high end Agile reviews. Excellent copies.

I'd also suggest you get a better amp before going Gibson. Its an extreme waste to get such a nice (and expensive) guitar while using an MG 10watt.


I would fork out the extra cash for a new amp....but my parents won't let me crank the one i have now, so I don't think I would be getting the full use if I bought a new one.
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I use a little Marshall MG10. I play mostly rock and metal also, and a little blues.

in that case, the studio would work great for you, but also look for a new amp. MG's are ghetto.
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I would fork out the extra cash for a new amp....but my parents won't let me crank the one i have now, so I don't think I would be getting the full use if I bought a new one.


You don't buy a new amp just for more power.

Could I suggest one of these?

Hartke 60 Watt Head

Hartke 100 Watt Head

I can't really vouch for their quality, but that's a hell of a lot of power for cheap. Hell, they even have tube preamps.
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This is going to sound stupid, but I like Gibson because I just like their style, tone, and my heroes use them.(Zack Wylde, Slash etc.) No other guitar brand really appeals to me, even though they may be a better value etc. I just want a LP.


that's fine. I think you should upgrade your amp though, get a low wattage tube amp (5 watts or less).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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that's fine. I think you should upgrade your amp though, get a low wattage tube amp (5 watts or less).


i agree. Get something quiet, but that sounds better than an MG. Maybe you could go for a Valve Junior and and a nice overdrive (perhaps the zakk wylde od since you like him)
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^ problem is, if he can't crank an mg10, he probably can't crank a VJ either. I'd advise something with a master volume, or an even lower wattage tube amp.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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^ problem is, if he can't crank an mg10, he probably can't crank a VJ either. I'd advise something with a master volume, or an even lower wattage tube amp.

Thats true. I guess he could go hybrid with a Vox AD, simply so he has a more realistic overdrive than an MG.

EDIT:

I say AD because of the wattage control.
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I use a little Marshall MG10. I play mostly rock and metal also, and a little blues.


You might want to get a new amp soon. Because the amp accounts for most of your tone, and a crappy amp can make even the best guitar in the world sound like junk.
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