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Blue Beauty.

My biggest complaint agout Gibson is that their products seem to come in one of three colors: Bowling Ball Black, Generic White, and Everybody-Has-One Sunburst. If you're lucky, you can find Wine Red.

Well, this year they are releasing them in my color, blue! :D

The Les Paul Standard:

It is called the Standard because it is the standard by which all other guitars are measured! The flame pattern in the grain is not just skin deep, it runs the full thickness of the 1/2" maple cap! The action is unbelievably low, and the neck is ramrod straight. She has a great combination of sparkle and growl, depending on one's choice of music! =^^=

The Les Paul '50's Tribute:

In Everybody-Has-One Cherry Sunburst (worn), This is a great throwback to when the Les Paul first hit the scene in the warly '50's. A lot of classic Rock was made with a guitar like this! =^^=

Again, she has the Les Paul Formula: A solid Maple cap on top of a thick mahogany body. It adds sparkle to warm sustain! The pickups are not the regular Gibson humbuckers, though. In 1952 the humbucking pickup did not exist, instead she sports the p-90 single-coil pickup. the first really successful electric pickup by Gibson. It is similar to the pickups found on the classic Fender, but they wind them much larger, giving them a little more output, and a deeper tone. The P-90 is distinct and clear. Some guys will search far to get this kind of tone...
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baZti Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Did the blue LP come without the pickguard? It's stunning!
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tbolt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!, and yes, there's no guard, I've been debating whether I want to put one on, which would entail drilling a couple small holes...

I waited a long time for them to make it in my color! =^^=
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TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Tried any Schecters yet? It's also an American brand, and I think those are really good.
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tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have played one of the Custom models that a coworker has, I want to say that it is either a C-1 or a C-7, except that it has EMG active pickups in it. Actually, it looked a lot like the picture you have posted! =^^=

What impressed me first about the guitar was its playability, the action was nice and low, and the fretboard seemed to have a considerable radius on it, which made barring chords very easy! As I continued playing, I found it to be a vary responsive guitar when mated with my Peavey Amp. Just by changing my attack on the strings, I could go from a warm rhythm, to a bright lead, and then to and '80's overdrive! Heh, as of this time, when my finances are a little more secure I'm going to search out a small tube amp and attempt to perfect that skill! =^^=

A lot of Schecter's lower end stuff is made in Korea, but between Agile, Michael Kelley, and the couple Schecters I played, the Koreans make an outstanding instrument! Epihpone used to have a lot of their instruments made there as well. When they come up on Ebay, those always seem to get a good price!

So, yes, I have had the opportunity to play on a couple Schecters, including a nice Stiletto bass with the neck-through design! They do make a fine instrument!
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TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Yeah, mine's made in South Korea.
But what you say about it is very true!
It's incredibly easy to play, very fun, and it's a good all round guitar.
My first guitar was a Jackson, when I bought this Schecter, I was in heaven, and I still am!
Absolutely smashing guitars!
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tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It it your first guitar?
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TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
The Schecter is MY first guitar. The Jackson once belonged to my brother.
He gave it to me when he bought a new one ^^
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tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, cool! If you love it that much, then you made an excellent choice! :D

May you have many great years with the hobby! =^^=

What kind of amp do you have?
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TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Momentarily shite, I use a line6 thingy in the computer.
My brother has ENGL.
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tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well, at least it should be easy to do your own multi-track recording into your PC! =^^=

If you haven't tried, look for a program called Audacity, it is simple and works well!

ENGL?
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spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
So, when do you open your open guitar shop? ;)
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tbolt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hard to say, right now I'm having fun keeping the locals in business! ^^;

So far, I've been buying and selling these things on an alarmingly regular basis! ^^;
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svally Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful guitars man! I've always wanted a Gibson Les Paul, but they're a bit out of my league yet. I'm sitting on a Schecter, an Iblanez and a PRS, but one day I too will own a Gibson..

Again, beautiful guitars! I love the way the '50s Tribute has no "edges" on the body, looks awesome.
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tbolt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, thanks for the comment! =^^=

Do you have pictures? My first was an Ibanez, (No pics though, a flat black Artcore...) Shecter and PRS do not make shabby products either. Shecters play hot, and I haven't had the courage to spring on one yet, but I was impressed with the action. the mis-range PRS's come in a great variety of beautiful finishes, and can make a great Gibson substitute! =^^=
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svally Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have any picures of my own guitars - yet - but now that you mention it i should get some. I'm thinking of selling the Ibanez and the Schecter since I hardly play on them because the PRS is so much better :/ But it's sad!

The Ibanez is an ART120, full black. The Schecter is a Tempest Extreme and it plays very well, specially clean tones if you ask me. It's such a heavy solid guitar :P The PRS is a black Mark Tremonti signature :)

I'll try to get a few photos up :)
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tbolt Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, the ART120 was always a temptation for me! An inexpensive, yet great sounding guitar! I've seen them used at very good prices, they are lightweight, and fit comfortably against the body! =^^=

(Actually, I've been hunting an ART600 in Rapid Night Blue, but I want to hear it through my amp before I pull the trigger on it...)

I'm curious to see the Schecter, they make some really nice guitars!

Ah, the PRS singlecut! I've heard good things about them as well! (I've actually heard them called Gibson-killers! ^^; ) I'll look forward to your posting pics! =^^=
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svally Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I went to the store today that's going to sell the guitars for me and turned them in :/ Except the PRS ofcourse. It hurts, sure does! I would've loved to keep them but there's just no more room for guitars and I rarely play on anything else than the PRS, so I decided to sell them. They said I could come back in 2-3 days and they would be set up and ready for sale, I'll nail a few photos of them once I'm back there :)

Yeah the ART600 looks really neat, although I've never played it, but the Rapid Night Blue looks really great (atleast on Google :P)

For now I'm going to hold on to my PRS, but in the future I see myself with a Gibson Les Paul (I'm a big fan of the white Studio one) sitting in my lap playing some In Flames-riffs ;)
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tbolt Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, you are made of better cloth than I, almost half what I have shown in this series have been sold to make room (or funds) available for newer ones! ^^;

As you search for tone, you will get into modifying, and experimenting. One of the fun things I have found in this hobby is that you can really geek out over it, and have a lot of fun experimenting with pickups, bridged, tuners and whatnot! =^^=

That is the biggest reason I don't own an ART600. They have hot EMG active pickups. I want to hear how that sounds before I shell out the cash. If I don't like her voice, I'm not sure I can bring myself to do surgery on a brand new guitar!

If you can get a chance, try out an Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro. It has a very warm, dark tone. You may like it, you may not, but I really did! =^^=

Looking forward to the fictures! =^^=
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neko----chan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Niceee! I like the blue one *_*
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tbolt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! =^^=

I'm so happy Gibson finally made one in my color! :D
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