#1
I have a friends who have both offered to buy a guitar for me. With, guess what, a +$3000 USD budget!

Now I have always, always wanted to buy a Gibson Les Paul Standard. Now that they're discontinued there are only two left where I live, and I want one before I miss my chance. A Standard Limited Edition that's teal with pure white bindings. And a honey burst standard with a matte finish. Which one?

EDIT: My choices are now a custom or the limited edition teal standard.
Last edited by meakel at Oct 8, 2008,
#2
honey burst is a better look imo
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#4
Get a custom or standard ESP with JB/'59 pickup set or buy some Gibson pickups and get them installed instead?
Or get a DECENT guitar and an amp/some good pedals.

I think Gibsons are a little overpriced nowadays....
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#5
This is a second guitar, and as mich as I agree with the overpricing, I want the gibson standard before it goes.

(Someone else offered to buy another one for me! I'm getting her to get me a tele... )
#6
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WHERE IN THE HELL ARE YOU MEETING YOUR FRIENDS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Can I borrow them? I've never had a friend offer to buy me more than a meal or something really. And I have some awesome friends. Maybe we are just poor

You hang around rich friends??

Okay, I guess I'll add something, get the teal with white bindings. That'll look sick!!!
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#7
Hahaa, I knew this would pop up soon. I go to an international school so you need money to get in, in the first place. My parents spend a whole bunch of money on my edu so I'm like one of the poorest in my school. (Which is still like upper-middle class) And fortunately enough the people in my class are richest.

The girl that's buying me the LP? $3000 dollars a month. Crazy.
#8
Quote by dunda130
Get a custom or standard ESP with JB/'59 pickup set or buy some Gibson pickups and get them installed instead?
Or get a DECENT guitar and an amp/some good pedals.


Based on what, exactly? Why should he get an ESP? He said he's always wanted a Gibson LP Standard and wants to choose between 2, and you come along and tell him to get an ESP based on nothing... right...

I'd say the teal one. =]
#9
Why getting a standard?
They wont gain any value. They are discontinued because they are replaced with the std 2008.
Get a custom.
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#11
I know that, but why dont you buy a custom with the 3000$? Custom > std imo.
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#12
Really?......hmm....well that's a third choice I have now.

The main reason I want a std. is because I won't be able to get anymore.

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#13
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I know that, but why dont you buy a custom with the 3000$? Custom > std imo.

I always thought the Standard was nicer, flamed maple ftw.
#14
Nah, custom has front AND back AND headstock binding (multiply!). The fretboard is ebony, and its body is unchambered. The custom also has a long neck tenon, while the std has a short one. And the woods used in the custom of a selected higher quality than the std.
Sorry, but custom ftw!

EDIT: and they have better tuners!
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#15
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the only difference on the 08 standard a slightly different neck? Anyway, you should buy an old Les Paul, they were better in the old days. I have one which is almost 20 years old, and it's awesome.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the only difference on the 08 standard a slightly different neck? Anyway, you should buy an old Les Paul, they were better in the old days. I have one which is almost 20 years old, and it's awesome.


New tuners, straplocks, neutrik silent plug jack, long neck tenon are all new as well.

and I think the Custom's are a hit or miss. The one I palyed was terrible compared to the Standard.
#18
If you're going to spend that much then Gibson is a ripoff IMO. I don't get the point of spending thousands more for small differences.
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#19
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Well, I want a standard because the 08 std is almost a completely different guitar.

The Standard isn't much of a different guitar, it's still chambered and things.

If you want a full on solid mahogany Les Paul, look at the Custom VOS line. They will be some of the best guitars you will ever play.


EDIT: Right, that's about $5000, so maybe not. But maybe a Traditional, which is weight relieved, not chambered, or the Custom. But get the one with 3 pickups, the 2 pickup one is ugly.
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#20
I simply can't believe three people are throwing 3000$ guitars at your feet. You must have the sweetest tightest anal cavity in Hong Kong
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#21
GET WHAT YOU WANT!!!!.... it`s FREE, my best bud has a Spider 2 75 HD 1/2 stack, your damn right he`d be getting that Gibson Lp b4 he even thought about up grading to a better amp.

why your even asking is beyond me... it`s FREE!!!!
#22
Hehehe......the two girls that are buying me my guitars are not some of the richest. Some of these other kids have double or triple the amount of money....

Unfortunately enough, I'd be pretty low on that ladder.....
#23
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