#1
If anyone here own this guitar or know anything about them I want to hear about it, how do you think it compares to a "real" Standard? Quality control? How is the finish one them, are they very easy to dent or scratch?

The reason I'm asking is that I saw they had them for a little cheaper than the Esp Eclipse that I'm thinking of buying at my local music-store, I want to check all guitars that seem interesting for me so I don't buy the wrong one and regret it.
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#2
They're the same except for the finish. Gibson's in general will scratch/dent easier because nitro isn't as durable as poly. The PU's are hotter though, I think.
#3
Has a chambered body so its lighter. It does have hotter PUs though. I am an avid player/collector of older LPs mostly standards prehistorics and reissues, im not a big fan of newer gibson stuff.. and I played one at a local guitar shop and this thing played beautiful. I was quite impressed. The finish was pretty nice too. MOre of a satin look to it.
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#4
Are you sure you're talking about a Standard Faded, or just a Faded? There's quite a difference.

If it's a Standard Faded, then basically it's exactly the same as the Standard, but the finish is a satin/matte finish. Simple as that. You can't really go wrong with it.

If it's a Faded (note the lack of the word 'Standard' there) then it's ****. That's even below the Studio model; the Faded is the second-lowest model Gibson have ever made (only the Vintage Mahogany is below it). Don't touch it even if your life depends on it.
#5
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Are you sure you're talking about a Standard Faded, or just a Faded? There's quite a difference.

If it's a Standard Faded, then basically it's exactly the same as the Standard, but the finish is a satin/matte finish. Simple as that. You can't really go wrong with it.

If it's a Faded (note the lack of the word 'Standard' there) then it's ****. That's even below the Studio model; the Faded is the second-lowest model Gibson have ever made (only the Vintage Mahogany is below it). Don't touch it even if your life depends on it.

well... im talking about the Standard faded. The generic faded is horrible
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#6
Quote by bokuho
Are you sure you're talking about a Standard Faded, or just a Faded? There's quite a difference.

If it's a Standard Faded, then basically it's exactly the same as the Standard, but the finish is a satin/matte finish. Simple as that. You can't really go wrong with it.

If it's a Faded (note the lack of the word 'Standard' there) then it's ****. That's even below the Studio model; the Faded is the second-lowest model Gibson have ever made (only the Vintage Mahogany is below it). Don't touch it even if your life depends on it.


I'm perfectly clear of that I mean the Standard Faded. I've touched the other Faded's though, terrible it was. I just wanted to know if the Standard Faded was bad too, a piece of **** like the other Gibson Faded-models.
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#7
You're good to go then. Standard Faded is a fine guitar.
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When I hear that, it's not a chance I will consider the Standard Faded again, not if there is any doubt to me that it may be a bad choice. So, thanks everybody, all help I can get is apreciated.
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#10
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When I hear that, it's not a chance I will consider the Standard Faded again, not if there is any doubt to me that it may be a bad choice. So, thanks everybody, all help I can get is apreciated.

what's really strange is that bokuho first says it's absolutely crap, and then he says it's a fine guitar
#11
Quote by The red Strat.
what's really strange is that bokuho first says it's absolutely crap, and then he says it's a fine guitar


He was talking about the faded series, like the SG faded, the Les Paul special faded, etc.
NOT the standard faded.

Oh, by the way, there is a 99% chance that you WILL get a 2 piece body on a current production standard, standard faded, and classics. They stated that in '06. The Studio has always been a 2-3 piece construction.
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