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Les Paul Standard

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Celt, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Always wanted one of these...but I am primarily a bass player...so my wants was based on wanting something to play with. Lucked into this sans a case for a really good price. Has Burstbuster "zebra" pickuRps. It's purdy ain't it?

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  2. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Sahweet!
     
  3. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Not only purty but a Tri-Burst with "teardrop". That is more than sweeeeeet! Looks to be in great condition too. What year is it?
     
  4. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Not sure....it was suppose to be NOS...? The camera washed out the woodwork and made it look more red than it really is.
     
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  6. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Thanks! That is good to know! :)
     

     

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  7. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Almost has the appearance of a 2-tone "tobacco burst", but I do see the "red" color element wedged between the edge and center finishes. The 2-piece top (maple) is nicely matched, and the "stripes" (i.e, grain figuring) is nice & tight.
     
  8. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Spot on: 171st day of the year (2006) is how I read the serial number.
     
  9. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    In any (even sans) case, y'all Celt nabbed a nice-lookin' Lester. have you plugged her into something yet? If yes, how does she sound?
     
  10. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Last (um, maybe) questions:

    Body: Can you tell if it is made of a single piece or multiple (2-3) pieces of mahogany?
    Neck: Single-piece neck or multiple-piece construction?
    Weight: Your best guess?
     
  11. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    As far as I can tell...it's a one piece neck and the body is one piece with a two part top. Weight is 9 pounds 8 ounces.
     
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  12. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    I've always loved that water-drop shape burst. Gibson has used it throughout the years and is very similar to the burst on an ES175 I once had. Of course a "real" Tri-Burst would be more along the lines of Jimmy Page's 68, or the Custom Shop reissue. But I think you did very well. And the weight should indicate a non-lightened body which to my ears is a plus.

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  13. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Those be excellent construction specs Celt!
     
  14. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Nice top figuring on this one, which looks to be a LP Custom model (inlay, knobs, gold harware).
     
  15. restorer-john

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    It sure looks very nice. :)
     
  16. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    I've owned over 20 Les Pauls since 1984, one of my fav's and one I wish I still had was my 1975 Tobacco Sunburst Standard. Its the only Tobacco I've owned but strangely my favourite burst colour.
    I own three Les Pauls now, and two of them are 2003 Honey Burst standards (one with Seymour Duncan antiquitys, the other with '57 Zebra reissues from Gibson), one thing I don't care much for with the newer LP's is the severity of the archtop. The 50's arch is the best, I believe they maintained that right up to the 80's. I had a '88 standard that had the flatter arch.
    My Fav now is my 2006 Les Paul Custom Jimmy Page Signature, really its a collectors guitar, but to hell with it, I play it all the time, I love it......But I can feel a tobacco sunburst coming into my possession after seeing this thread....

    Here's a pic of that 1975 Standard, this was the evening I bought it back in 1984, I borrowed my mothers car to travel into the city after work to the only music shop that had such instruments, it was fairly late when I got home, I had to wait until the morning to play it through the Fender Twin I bought a few weeks earlier....I remember it like it was yesterday.
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  17. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Nice-lookin' '75 'Burst, Kev. See it came w/ the Protector I case. Those were very nice cases, much preferred by me (and many others) to Gibson's Protector Case II, though I know folks who do prefer the latter. I'va had oodles of both and prefer the I.

    Anyway, a nice '75 'Burst that managed to elude the "Clown Burst" top (finish) job that (cosmetically speaking) marred so many mid-'70s 'Bursts. The "top" @ your '75 appears to be of the 3-piece variety, yes? If it is, the builder who selected the pieces did a pretty good job @ putting together a product whiich, after the spray, has rather a coherent look. What's the (approximate) weight? IIRC, you're a "Marshall" guy: How does this one sound through, say, an '80s Marshall 100w > 4-12 cabinet @ "flat out" volume? Sustain? Crunch?
     
  18. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    Yeah I thought those were the better cases, although the catches used to break on them easily IIRC. The protector II cases were too big and bulky...

    It was a three piece top, correct.
    I couldn't say what weight it was to be honest, I sold it in 1986 to buy a brand new 1986 Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty) it had those factory tuning pegs that used to fold out into a string winder.
    So my memory of its weight is a little foggy....Although I do remember it was lighter than the Custom that replaced it.
    Damn, I really wish I still had that guitar, it was a really good burst, I remember it felt better than the Custom and most others that followed, it was a real gem..
    Yeah 1983 JCM800 2203 with a 1960A Classic (greenbacks) cab, yeah I never quite got the sound I had with that Tobacco Sunburst....We were playing Led Zep, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Free that sort of thing...I used to get quite a lot of positive feedback about my guitar sound, still do when I play live, which isn't that often any more sadly....
    Really, the first guitar that's raised my eyebrows since then is my Jimmy Page Les Paul....man thats a nice guitar, really versatile sounds too....
    Right, I'm looking for a Tobacco Sunburst!!
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  19. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    I wouldn't mind playing and (moreover) "owning" one of Jimmy Page's Lesters from his collection.
    :music::music:

    IIRC, they sounded pretty good through HIWATT gear, my "preference" re: big wattage Brit all-tube amplification. Sorta partial to the 50w heads -- easier to OD "naturally" than the 100w variety, and easier still if you run it outta Celestion 12s instead of HIWATT cabs' original Fane 12s.
     
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  20. KeninDC

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    1959 Les Paul. Used on "Satisfaction."

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