#1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Vintage-Mahogany-Electric-Guitar?sku=517536

Is this guitar worth buying if I play from Indie to "Hardcore"
I am in a band and I gig a lot. I have been playing for around 6 years.
If you have one or played one or know anything about them let me know.

What are the pros and cons?
What genre does it play best?
Is it durable?
Is the neck big like the 50's neck or small like the 60's?

If this isn't going to suit me, please request a guitar for me.
My budget is under $1,000 (USD)
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#2
This one was mine back in 2005:


This thing kicked aze! I loved the tone from the guitar. Nothing like it. The BurstBucker Pros help out a little I suppose.
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#3
The pickups aren't so great IMO. If I were you, look at some of the smaller brands. Ibanez, Schecter, etc. I know Schecter makes great guitars for the price because I play them so often. I think Gibson over charges a bit for most things. It would make a good Indie guitar, but hardcore would probably be a little much for it. Though, since I don't own the guitar, look to others first.
#5
guitarrocka205, Do you think it can do hardcore music?
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#6
Quote by prunejuiceman74
The pickups aren't so great IMO. If I were you, look at some of the smaller brands. Ibanez, Schecter, etc. I know Schecter makes great guitars for the price because I play them so often. I think Gibson over charges a bit for most things. It would make a good Indie guitar, but hardcore would probably be a little much for it. Though, since I don't own the guitar, look to others first.


no schecter, ibanez, or any of those generic guitar companies make guitars with as much balls as a gibson les paul. they don't have the tone, or the sustain.

to the TS, go for that guitar man, especially since it's only wat 700 bucks? yeah it's worth it. the pickups are moderate output, but they are good. jimmy page doesn't use them for no reason.
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#7
yeah. the other guitarist in my band has one. it's the sex.

do it now. no reasons needed.
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#8
i have a les paul.. not this exact model (infact i think its limited edition..)
but it can do up to early Metallica stuff
so hardcore (i assume you mean like Bad Brains and stuff) shouldnt be a problem
and i can do Slipknot/System of a Down too
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#9
Well if Yngwie can do Shred on vintage 50's strat (he's a collector)

then you can play metal on an LP


Personally I consider LP's bulky and their sound to be muddy, but hey they're sexy guitars and they have great sustain.

Just don't try to do any shred on it, they're much too bulky to be comfortable with that.
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#10
yeah.. if you start off with some 22 fret all over the place shred business it gets hard.. they dont have the greatest fret access
make up for it with tone, class, and the awe it enspires in my girlfriend
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#11
What would be better, This or a Epiphone Les Paul Custom? I think this cause the pick ups are better I've heard.
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#12
The Gibson is a MUCH better guitar.
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#13
Quote by psychokiller99
no schecter, ibanez, or any of those generic guitar companies

lol @ gibson not being generic.


Anyways, although I don't own a les Paul, they are among my favorite guitars considering the tone range and such, the only reason I haven't bought one is the price :P
#14
i think it's a great guitar, but to the guy saying other brands don't have the tone or sustain as a gibson, lol....that's all i have to say...not everyone wants the tone of a les paul or SG, and gibson and fender may as well be called generic anyway, not saying they're not amazing guitars...just everyone and their brother has one, that's generic..

but yeah, i've played that particular les paul and loved it, i think it's the best value of the entire les paul line, and it will do the styles you mentioned great TS
#15
They're really nice and I've seen some hardcore kids using these. It's not going to sound exactly like a normal LP though because it doesn't have the carved maple cap for a top. Instead it's just a big block of mahogany. Not a bad thing, just different. I've fiddled around with a couple of these in stores and was impressed. They're just nice and very good for what they are at their price.

Now this I may be wrong about but the electronics seem better than most LP Studios. The BurstBucker Pros are supposed to be pretty good pickups, no? They're what they throw into the LP Standards at least. The regular line of Studios have different pickups.
#16
I have one and I love it. When I got it, the original owner put Seymour Duncans (Pearly Gates neck/JB bridge) in it, and when I played it against a LP standard, mine sounded better. It's really a great Gibson for a cheap price
#17
Quote by TaCo_SaUSE386
guitarrocka205, Do you think it can do hardcore music?


Hardcore? I suppose, man. It would depend on the amp too. I'd say yea if the amp has good tube distortion.
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#19
I think it's a good deal, less than 8 bills for a Les Paul with a HS case! I still would try and find one to play first to see if it is the guitar for you before you buy it. I like Gibsons Busrstbuckers I think they sound great.
#20
mmmmmm Id buy it if you had an amp or some pedals that could give you that "hardcore" sound. almost any guitar works as long as you have the amp that will give u the right sound.
#21
My guitar teacher got himself one of these a while back and he uses it as his main live guitar instead of the Gold Top. Says it's great, I got hold it and get a feel for the neck and it was great, seemed to have a very soft V shape to it, not sure whether it's 60's or 50's, but I remember the neck seeming nice.

The finish is also great, natural and smooth. Haven't had the chance to play one through an amp though. Having two humbuckers and being an LP, it should cover your styles pretty well...also the price seems great for what your getting.


I suppose you could also look into a Epiphone Elitist series guitar, which I hear can be close to the Gibson Standard...no experiance with one though..
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