#1
Hi guys, i've just joined this forum and wondered if anyone could give me a little bit of advice.

I was thinking of buying a Les Paul, but I cant decide between a classic or standard. I play quite a few styles of music including Metal, Rock/Classic Rock, Blues and basically anything that sounds awesome. Could anyone tell me what is the difference between the two models, good/bad things and maybe are there any disadvantages to the slim 60's taper neck.

Thanks in advance.
#2
is the classic the one with the ceramic pups?

if so go for that i say
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#4
well, if you have the money to afford one, you'd be hard pressed to find a better guitar. certainly high quality, though i don't personally think it warrants costing $2000 or more. personally, i'd go with the standard, it has better pickups, more color choices, better color choices, and it seems more versatile. and since i tend to play faster styles of music, i'd go with the 60s thin neck. the 50s round one i imagine is more like an acoustic, with the huge neck made mostly for easy chording. the 60s neck would probably fit your style better. i dont know a whole lot about gibsons, but i hope this helps.
#5
The major difference between the classic and the std. is the pick ups and the the top. The classic has a plain maple where the std has flame.
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#7
i was in the same situation, i had the money for either one but i ended up going with the les paul classic, just because the ones at the stores sounded better and played nicer (this is only to my standards). So i went cheaper and i felt i got the best deal cause the standards couldnt really touch them. I did end up swaping the pick ups in mine, i grew tired of the exposed pickup look and the sound was a little iffy. I got some handwound pickups (Jm rolph pups). It sounds incredible, and its a great guitar, hope that helped.
Also a note, the classics come with a 60s thin neck... so it feels great, you can check out mine at www.myspace.com/richiedallaire
#9
the classic is a great guitar. i bought one a few months ago and its the best guitar ive played.and the neck is also great (slim 60's)
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#11
I have a '91 standard, and I'm very satisfied with it. Didn't try the classic, but this guitar is just plainly amazing.
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#14
I thought the Classics looked nicer (except for lack of pup covers) but the Standard sounded a lot better. And then there's the neck thickness.

Play them both again and again, I was in your EXACT situation a while ago, didn't end up buying one though, they probably wouldn't have justified the price.
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#15
They're both nice... I'd go for the Classic possibly, but to be honest... albeit they're good quality, the price is somewhat more then it justifies.
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