#1
whats the difference between the les paul vintage and all the other gibson les pauls?

there is a dramatic drop in price, where does it come from?
#2
usually if there is a dramatic drop in price in one type of guitar, it means its made with worse quality materials, bolt on neck instead of one piece, cheap hardware/humbuckers etc.

That would usually be the case however i dont know the les paul range very well
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#3
Quote by DirtyMcCurty
whats the difference between the les paul vintage and all the other gibson les pauls?

there is a dramatic drop in price, where does it come from?


-less attention to detail
-less work done by hand
-simple, not very attractive finish
-no binding or other cosmetic touches
-less strict quality control
-cheaper hardware and electronics

And so forth.

If you don't really care for cosmetics it can be a good choice, but keep in mind that due to the poor quality control and the, in some cases, sloppy workmanship you might end up with a lemon.

The vintage series Les Pauls are a good example of guitars you should try before you buy (otherwise known as the "get-your-ass-to-the-music-store-and-don't-buy-them-online" guitars)
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