Used Gibson Les Pauls

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  1. fps

    fps Kit

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    I'm not sure it's really about the year, although for what it's worth from my own experience the past few years (2015->) they tend to look great and play well, and the early 90s ones I've played, studios especially, have had that mojo in tone that I'd be looking for.

    Just as with strats, I think it's simply vital to play and play them until you find THE ONE that you bond with, and buy that one. One person's thin is another's defined, one person's full is another person's muddy, one person's flaw is another's quirk. I would never order a Gibson sight unseen, I would play all the ones in my area I could, and buy the one I liked the most.
     
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    Another funny thing about Gibsons - it may well be that the colour you end up buying is not the one you went in considering. Sometimes a guitar just speaks to you in person. And I've only ever looked at Studios!
     
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    Pro tip: don't blow $3K on a les paul for middle school, blow $750. Put the rest into the bank for when you find a les paul you absolutely have to have.

    Go buy a decent used studio, put good pickups in it and rock out. You'll thank me later.
     
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    You can find some really nice used R8 LPs on Reverb around the $3000 price right now. I'd look for a 2014-2016 R8 for (or R7 GoldTop if you like gold). These have all the latest and greatest improvements. You get a whole lot of guitar for your money, and if you decide to resell, you'll break even at worst.
     
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    You can buy an R8 from Canada and save yourself 25% ;)
     
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    This is the best advice. Grab a nice studio throw some locking tuners on it, your favourite set of pickups and get a top notch set up, youll have a beast of a player and money to spare for something else.

    Not sure why all these people are trying to get a 13 year old to buy an R8 thats just crazy imho.
     
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    I'm 14, actually.
     
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    Sorry was just estimating middlle school age as i started highschool at 13 didnt mean it negatively. My point is the same for 14, 15, 16, 17 ect

    Obviously your money is your money just seems like a lot to lay down for a first Les Paul.


    But get the one that calls to you!!
     
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    ^This, and be sure to post an NGD on here too!
     
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    Don't worry, I don't take offense to my age being mixed up.
     
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    Unfortunately I can't get this....
     
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    Yeah, not that exact one. BUT there's this...
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    Happy hunting! BIG bucks.
     
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    Waaanddy Whhoaads!
     
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    This would be more my speed.
     
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    Shall we engage in a comment war about if Randy or Eddie is a better guitarist?
     
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    Thanks, man. I can't wait to post a NGD thread down the road.
     
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    Please no!!
     
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    In all honesty, that "debate" is just ridiculous.
     
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    Sarcasm mode on..... Of course the entire Eddie and Randy argument is silly.... when Shawn Lane was also around at the same time.
     
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