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What DON'T you like on a LP (or LR) style guitar.
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Spleen
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it's strictly an appearance thing. Some people really like the look of aged gold hardware, not me.
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jonny73
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really hate the Zakk Wylde Custom stuff. I know he is a god as far as playing concerned but nailing beer bottle lids to the body!! please..........
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Hutton Steel
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like 'fussy' Les Pauls. Give me a goldtop with cream P90s and I would be as happy as a sandboy!
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tezza-j
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thin necks - fatter the better. Not baseball bats but a nice wide fretboard where my big fingers don't hit the next string when fretting open chords. Les Paul's are like luxury cars, I want to relax while driving........
My new LS-150 has the neck I've been looking for for years....
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Robert1950
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My eyes! Ouch!

clmazza wrote:
I guess you don't like my 68 reissue custom then...

I hear what your saying... what's another man's garbage is another man's treasure!

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Robert1950
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Flame tops that approach psychedelic overkill in colour and brightness (Give me a violin burst plain top)

2. White or cream pickups. I'm stuck on nickel covered - a bit aged preferred. Don't care for black or zebra too much either, exception being one zebra on bridge and a nickel on the neck, like JP.

3. White pickguards - Cream is nice.

4. Big, fat 59 necks. My hand is too small. A 60 or 59/60 hybrid is ok.
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orvilleowner
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert1950 wrote:
My eyes! Ouch!


Mine too! *OUCH* the red in that finish is TOO MUCH !
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Hutton Steel
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunglassess are surely needed! Is that definitely a Gibson? I don't recall seeing a finish like that before. It looks kinda cheap and garish. Maybe it's the strong sunlight that the photo has been taken in. It just doesn't look right though. Come on experts!
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Skybone
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not keen on:

Quilt tops - Way OTT for my tastes.
Cherry Sunburst - Way too RED...
Snobs - See the Les Paul Forum...
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luis
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, too much red on that finish to me too,I don't like this....
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bruceboomstick
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Bigsbys - they just look like a bit of car bolted onto the back of a guitar.
2) Tobacco Sunburst (just looks weird)
3) Zakk Wylde and airbrush stuff
4) People who cover them in stickers (applies to any guitar I guess)
5) When they get bought as investments and never played or seen
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orvilleowner
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I WOULD like to see a trapeze tailpiece offered on a Les Paul Model.

Not like the ineffective original contraption that served as bridge and tailpiece on the very first Les Pauls. But a nice tailpiece like on a Byrdland or such ...
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looktoyourorb
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things that put me off:

-Quilt tops
-3 piece plain tops
-Foto flame tops
-Bolt-on LP copies
-People changing the kluson tuners on standards
-The money Gibson spends on lawyers (The PRS singlecut is NOT a LP clone!!!)
-People disguising their MIJ copies into Gibsons...why on earth would you do that apart from trying to rip kids off???
-The balance on heavy LP guitars
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bruceboomstick
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The money Gibson spends on lawyers (The PRS singlecut is NOT a LP clone!!!)


Wait for the next one, Gibson sues Fender - after all their guitars are made of wood and have necks and strings that if you strike them make the some notes.

Definitely with you on the bolt ons - I always thought the set neck was essential to sound - kind of what defines it as an LP.

Quilt tops are funny things - I used really hate them, but they've grown on me a lot. I still prefer them on other peoples guitars (bit like zebras) - I think they look best under the blue or red translucent finsihes than a traditional burst. The also look great on non LR guitars - like the LRII
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Skybone
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
-The balance on heavy LP guitars


I only find this to be a minor annoyance when you're sat down, on a strap they balance brilliantly IMO.
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