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I am thinking of buying a Les Paul, but all my friends have Teles and Strats, and they all say Les Paul is a old man's guitar for washed up aging rock stars.

Can someone explain why the Les Paul has a reputation as an old man's guitar.
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never heard of that xD
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#5
Just because your friends say it doesn't make it so. I've never ever heard that it's an "old man's guitar."

As a matter of fact, I think I've heard people younger than me refer to Tele's as more of an old man's guitar. But that's opinion, and not a very good one at that.

Basically, tell your friends to shut it. They know not of what they speak.

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#6
Do they play lots of punk?
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Your friends are idiots.


That

People hate Gibson guitars because they cant afford one or are too much in love with their Ibanez / Fender.
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#8
well lots of great artist that are young to, uses les paul, i dont know where u heard that **** but ive never heard it and its sertenly not true
#9
First off: Your friends are lame.

Second: Les Paul has been used in any genre and has been for a very very long time, but so has the strat and the tele. Does that make the Strat and Tele old man guitars as well? No, and LP is not an old mans guitar, but it's lost popularity to the strat and tele because of the indie rock scene. Go buy a les paul if you want, they sure sound a hell lot better than a stock strat or tele nowadays....
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#10
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Your friends are idiots.


and they are jealous that you're getting a real guitar.
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Your friends are idiots.


He wins.
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#14
i just saw this thread and LAUGHED MY ARSE OFF... hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
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#15
That's just really dumb.
Les Paul aren't old people's guitar.
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#16
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your friends are retards, kill them with fire

Yes, kill them in their stupid friendly faces
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That

People hate Gibson guitars because they cant afford one or are too much in love with their Ibanez / Fender.


THIS.

I own a Fender and EpiPaul as well as various other makes. There is no point in being a fanboy to a particular company. I love fenders for their playability, but I've played a $3k Gibson and loved the sound coming out of that. Anyone who claims a guitar is for these and these people only need to stop puffing the magic dragon and save the precious few brain cells they have left.
#20
i'm afraid i cant think of any up and coming awesome players who use les pauls but they are not old mens guitars jimmy page played them in his prime as did slash and other legends (IMO). Tell your friends that they should grow a pair and get something with humbuckers!
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i'm afraid i cant think of any up and coming awesome players who use les pauls but they are not old mens guitars jimmy page played them in his prime as did slash and other legends (IMO). Tell your friends that they should grow a pair and get something with humbuckers!


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#23
old MAN's guitar?
Why not and old PERSON's guitar?
Not only are your friends idiots, but they are also sexist.
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#24
So a woman playing a Les Paul is dead sexy, heh?
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#25
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That's just really dumb.
Les Paul aren't old people's guitar.


They're the rich people's guitar.

They are really, I mean in Australia you have to be rich to buy one ($4500)

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#26
Meh. Your friends are tards. I'm old-ish (42) and have a Strat, so ergo Strat's are old-guy guitars?
#27
Dude, buy a les paul, and whack those friends with it!

A Les Paul is like a women-magnet, and it sounds great! I mean.... James Hetfield, Slash, Ace Frehley, Craig Ross, Joe Perry, Tommy Thayer and Zakk Wylde! All these guys are Les Paul men!!!

Okay, they all are past 40... but still kick ass!!!! A Les Paul doesn't make you old, it keeps you young and attractive :P
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#28
well, Les Pauls do suck IMO to overrated.

but, buy whatever guitar works for you
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old MAN's guitar?
Why not and old PERSON's guitar?
Not only are your friends idiots, but they are also sexist.

Nitpick much? settle down

Les Pauls own, I hate to say it but Fender could definitely be seen as an old mans guitar. Of all the "older" people I know, now that I think about it, they all primarily play Fenders with the exception of one who plays a Parker.
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#31
C'mon grandpa guitar!
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Dude, buy a les paul, and whack those friends with it!

A Les Paul is like a women-magnet, and it sounds great! I mean.... James Hetfield, Slash, Ace Frehley, Craig Ross, Joe Perry, Tommy Thayer and Zakk Wylde! All these guys are Les Paul men!!!

Okay, they all are past 40... but still kick ass!!!! A Les Paul doesn't make you old, it keeps you young and attractive :P


So is this to say that you find James Hetfield with the beard attractive?
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#33
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wow - I play a LP, strat and a parker. I'm like 100 years old.


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#35
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I am thinking of buying a Les Paul, but all my friends have Teles and Strats, and they all say Les Paul is a old man's guitar for washed up aging rock stars.

Can someone explain why the Les Paul has a reputation as an old man's guitar.


Because only old men can afford them. If you can afford one go for it lol.
#36
i have never even heard that before...

since they are heavy, you should club them over the head with it when you get it and bury them in your back yard.
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#38
Just tell them that Fenders suck and LP's are sexy, Matt Heafy, In Flames People and A7X all use LP or have used them
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#39
BECAUSE ONLY OLD FARTS CAN BUY THIS PIECE OF ****
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BECAUSE ONLY OLD FARTS CAN BUY THIS PIECE OF ****


hahahahahahahahahahahaha - this place just gets better and better!

I mean, REALLY.... A line6 spider owner telling us that a gibson les paul is a piece of sh*t???? you HAVE to be kidding.... right????
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