Gibson Les Paul

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u2
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Is it a comfortable instrument to play? Why is it that sooo many players complain about its shape...is that why there isn't many really really good les paul players like jimmy page out there?
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the guy that originally bought my Studio Plus realised he couldnt afford it and took it back, so i got a rly good deal!

the only way i think this instrument could be considered uncomfortable is the weight issue. they are pretty heavy. but i dont care. they are great guitars with a unique sound.

its totally different 2 my other guitars (RG, 335 & strat) but thats what i like, its like no other instrument...(maybe a PRS....never played 1)

hope this helps...
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I like them, especially the look, but I think the neck is fat.
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yeah it is..the neck is a '59 rounded les paul neck. the scale length is 24.75 inches, which feels really short after playing the ibanez. but i like it, esp for big power chords :P
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a perfect instrument for the great old rock & roll...
the perfect sound, the perfect features... everything's perfect on that guitar (I've one 8) ) ... except the weight... DAMN!
But maybe its sustain depends almost on its weight so... that's still great!

It's just not the right guitar for Steve's kind of music though!
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les paul is like classic rock vintage thing u kno?

lotta punk rock bands get les paul these days, :?
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lps are not very functional. It is a single cut away with a 22 fret set neck(set at about the 17 fret) and a body that is carved top but not comfort carved. I played a few epiphone models, the custom and custom black beauty, along with an epi elists, and them some gibsons, the epiphone elite was way better than the gibsons i played and cheaper but they were still not as functinol as for instance my ibanez or some thing like that.

They are vintage insturments, they have realitivly large necks and typically aren't preffered by bands/guitarists that need more than a rythem guitar. Or thats sort of how i feel about it.
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I was playing a Les Paul standard just yesterday, and they are very body heavy, if you play them sitting down they are not very balanaced.
u2
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omg i play my yamah pac strat copy long slung and its uncomfortable playing the bass strings...if i play les paul i don't think i can even reach since its fat.
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I have an Epi Les Paul Standard. They have nice action and good pickups but theres just somthing about them that restricts you from playing real smooth or fast. There pretty good for blues solos cause you can get that cool scream out of them but try to shred and your fingers just get stuck or somthing! :lol:

Screw it, I'm saving up for an RG2570E! :)
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I have a Epiphone Zakk Wylde which is the same body as a Les Paul.
The guitar is HEAVY compared to a Ibanez JS or a Ibanez Jem.
The body is small and maybe got some sharp edges.
The action is good, I think the neck radius is 12". A fender have
usually 9" or 9.5" I believe.

The new Eric Johnson and the Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender signature
models have both a 12" radius. If you love a low action then
remember to get a radius of 12" or more.

The neck is a little shorter than a Jem neck, so because of this the
strings are a little looser. And because the strings are looser it is
also easier to bend say like 3 frets or more up.
Because the stings are a little looser they will maybe not "so often"
break.

A Les Paul have scale length 24 3/4" and a JEM neck 25.5"
(I just got this from Google, I hope it is correct).

I also owned a ES-335 before and it was a lovely guitar and
the humbuckers where really nice. I believe some of the Les Paul models
have these original Gibson humbuckers that are really nice for
rock and blues.

My two favourites are JEM and Les Paul. The JEM is the best for shred
or modern rock/heavy and the Les Paul is best for blues and 60/70's rock.

BUT! It is way easier to tune a Les Paul which have fixed bridge. (no vib).
If you like to play with different "odd" tunings than I would suggest
a Les Paul or both of course :wink:

E.g Zakk Wylde put on heavier strings and tune down often.
This is not done fast on a guitar with floating bridge.

This is why I feel a need for two el.guitars. One with vib. and another
with fixed bridge. And of course there are alot of cool looking guitars
so that is why I want 1000 guitars :wink:
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right now i have a fender strat for my clean tones, my shred, sweep and extreme soloing

then i have a Les Paul to adjust the strap down to my balls and just metal hair rock out but i cant do lotta crazy solos with it haha
so i use LP for metal and chords haha
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i`m very happy with my les paul studio. :P
it sounds heavy and muddy wich i like!
but it is indeed a heavy weighted guitar , in my case , my shoulder begin to hurt when i`m playing the guitar while i`m standing for a couple hours.
thats the ONLY thing i not pleased with......the weight.

patricia :wink:
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u2 wrote:...is that why there isn't many really really good les paul players like jimmy page out there?
OMG... I think there are more Les Pauls out there than most guitars!!! Not many really good players?! what about: Jeff Beck, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Neal Schon, Joe Walsh, Nancy Wilson, Al DiMeola... Neil Young (heh). I even seen Frank Zappa noodling on one on more than a few occasions.

C'mon now! I shy away from Pauls 'cuz there are just so many out there... call it a personality defect. heh.
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if you want my opinion...

les pauls just dont have body contours. honestly. take a fender or an ibanez and notice the upper contour, a les paul is just a solid back which to me is un-comfortable. that, and they are SUPER heavy :lol: . but i guess that rock and roll tone has to come from something!

pa
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