#1
Hey UG forum,

I was wondering if those of you who have ever played a Gibson Guitar or own one can tell me if you guys have any COMPLAINTS about it. Is it too heavy? overpriced? uncomfortable? I know there are many great things about Gibson guitars, but for a current project, I'm concentrating on customer satisfaction. Thanks so much! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
#2
i have a 1991 Gibson studio and its beautiful, i love everything about it, well worth the money
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#3
ive got a custom lefthanded sonex 180 from from the 80's
its still holding up pretty well, but its a bit heavy for me
and wut do u mean by too heavy?
u can use it for pretty much anything really
just change the pickups
#4
Quote by skywayavenue
ive got a custom lefthanded sonex 180 from from the 80's
its still holding up pretty well, but its a bit heavy for me
and wut do u mean by too heavy?
u can use it for pretty much anything really
just change the pickups


You answered the "too heavy" question when you said "but it's a bit heavy for me" I believe.
#8
I don't own one(I'm broke), but my uncle has a LP Standard, its an extremely nice guitar. IMHO the price is pretty steep for some Gibsons, but they have an amazing sound. I don't particularly mind the weight, its not too bad.
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#9
Quote by GraceKim
I have a 2006 Ebony Gibson Les Paul Studio.

Price: The price wasn't that bad. I got it used for $850 US.

Weight: I had heard that LP's were heavy, but I was surprised that it wasn't much heavier than a Telecaster. A lot of spindly wimps become guitar players I guess.

Thick 50's Neck: I had also heard that the neck on the LP Studio was thicker and harder to fret. Compared to a Telecaster neck I don't notice any difference in playability.

Playability: The neck is shorter than a Fender neck so the strings are slightly less taut. This makes it easier to bend strings which is something that I like to do.

Sound: That's what it's all about.

Just to let everyone know, he apparently doesn't know that present-made Gibson LPs have chambered mahogany backs, unlike the old ones, which have solid 1 3/4" mahogany backs. This makes them Weigh upwards of ten pounds (sorry to non US residents, I'm in the US). New ones weigh 8-9 pounds, depending on the piece of wood.
Also, SG's are very light, only about 7 pounds, as they're much thinner than Les Pauls, but they are solid wood without chambering. They are a little neck-heavy though.
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