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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: Leevibe on March 13, 2019, 08:43:06 PM

Title: NGD
Post by: Leevibe on March 13, 2019, 08:43:06 PM
So, a friend just gave me this guitar! I'm still stunned. I know it's just a studio, but to me it's also two other things: a Gibson and a Les Paul. Two things I've never owned. Anyway, I'm super thankful for it and I'm definitely going to build him something cool as a thank-you.

(https://i.imgur.com/0OTZXAd.jpg)
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Post by: somnif on March 13, 2019, 08:48:35 PM
Niiiice. I have an Epiphone LP Studio and I love the thing. Looks don't matter in the end, its all about the tone  8)
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Post by: pickdropper on March 13, 2019, 08:49:02 PM
Some "just a Studio" LPs can be fantastic.  I mean, you'll miss the sound of the binding, but oh well.  :-)

Congrats.  That's a very cool gesture from a cool friend.
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Post by: cooder on March 13, 2019, 11:32:40 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
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Post by: TNblueshawk on March 14, 2019, 07:14:21 AM
Dang Lee, we all need a friend like that!
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Post by: madbean on March 14, 2019, 07:34:00 AM
Awesome man. I'm starting to become a Gibson convert myself, although the LP is probably my least favorite guitar, haha. Riff on, bro.
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Post by: Bret608 on March 14, 2019, 08:17:20 AM
Actually I like the more stripped down look! The aesthetic is more SG-like. Really cool.
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: pickdropper on March 14, 2019, 09:21:59 AM
Awesome man. I'm starting to become a Gibson convert myself, although the LP is probably my least favorite guitar, haha. Riff on, bro.

Maybe a 335 is in your future?
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: culturejam on March 14, 2019, 10:16:43 AM
For free, it's the best guitar in the world!  ;D

Congrats

I mean, you'll miss the sound of the binding, but oh well.  :-)

Don't forget the "trapezoid tone" factor.
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Post by: midwayfair on March 14, 2019, 11:09:33 AM
Best color, even if it's not a telecaster :P
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: Leevibe on March 14, 2019, 11:28:44 AM
For free, it's the best guitar in the world!  ;D


well said
Best color, even if it's not a telecaster :P

I'm really liking it and I like that it's gloss. I'm seriously tempted to put a rally stripe on it.
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: Leevibe on March 14, 2019, 12:26:02 PM
Best color, even if it's not a telecaster :P

And, it gets better! I pulled the strings off to clean it up and restring it and realized it's not solid red but trans, which let me see that this one has a maple cap! I was expecting it to be solid mahogany. I'm pretty excited about it.
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: pickdropper on March 14, 2019, 01:59:45 PM
For free, it's the best guitar in the world!  ;D

Congrats

I mean, you'll miss the sound of the binding, but oh well.  :-)

Don't forget the "trapezoid tone" factor.

Traps remove too much fretboard material, which gives it a more hollow sound.
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: diablochris6 on March 14, 2019, 05:49:23 PM
Great score! Iím actually quite fond of the no frills LP look. Enjoy it.
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: madbean on March 14, 2019, 08:17:06 PM
Maybe a 335 is in your future?

There is definitely a 335 in my future when someone gives me one  ;D
Title: Re: NGD
Post by: pickdropper on March 14, 2019, 09:48:58 PM
Maybe a 335 is in your future?

There is definitely a 335 in my future when someone gives me one  ;D

Yeah, they aren't cheap.  It took me a long time to get one.