NLPD - '15 Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR

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  1. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    I bought a player grade white LP Studio earlier this summer, otherwise, this is my first proper Les Paul and I've waited many many years. Also, paid for it with Summer gig money :)

    It was listed as a Traditional, but it's more like a Classic, but having some Traditional specs. This was a Sam Ash limited run in 2015. I got it for a real deal and it arrived yesterday. I never knew these existed before this past week,,,I guess 2015 wasn't a complete dumpster fire for Gibson.

    Some specs..
    The finish is Ice Tea on this plain top.
    Neck Shape: 60’s Slim Taper
    Nut Type: Graph Tech
    Finish: All nitrocellulose lacquer (top, back and sides)
    Hardware: Nickel
    Bridge: Nickel Non-Wire ABR
    Electronics: Hand wired 2 Volume 2 Tone with orange drops (no coil tap)
    Bridge & Neck Pickups: 57 Classic, nickel
    The G-Force system had been replaced with Grovers and stored away in the case.

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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    HLPD, that is a beauty! Always liked the plain tops.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice score, HNGD!
    Ice tea & cream is a classic look.
    Leave the robos in the case.
     
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    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, the plain tops are getting a little more favor with me too. So much flamey, quilty, blingy out there these days.

    Yeah, the robos aren't even in the case anymore, they're in a cabinet in the basement so I don't have to carry them around
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, I'm favoring the plain tops these days. My 2012 Traditional has some flame but it changes in the light. Some angles not so much. Subtle flame is ok.

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    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    You've got a real looker there
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice dark fretboard. Is it ebony?
     
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    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    No, just rosewood. Although my white '07 LP studio has an ebony fretboard. It's a real player.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Congratulations
    HNGD
    We are a bit alike. I have a 2011 white studio, an 2 Traditional’s, they are definitely players.
    Beautiful LP brother.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    @Mitchell Pearrow that's excellent! :cheers:
     
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    Congrats! She's a beauty!
     
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    Pretty much have everything I want on a Les Paul. Congrats...
     
  15. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Well-Known Member

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    thanks!

    After playing Les Paul's and looking at many, many, online for a long time I was glad to have come across this model last week. I was real glad that this particular one had a price drop and caught my eye, because it was listed as a Traditional....and it really is not a Traditional.

    BTW, there are two for sale on Reverb right now. I was 90% ready to buy the one in Texas but happened to find the one I bought through a geographic search I'd saved on Reverb. Ironically, on Facebook Marketplace I'd offered to trade an Ibanez + $$ for this Les Paul I'd bought just a few days ago but it wasn't until I learned about this ABR model that I figured out what this seller really had.

    Mine was a cheaper than current listings, I think, because it came with an SKB TSA case, not a Gibson and he got motivated to sell it. I would have needed an SKB case anyway because I wouldn't have liked dragging a pretty Gibson around to gigs.
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    HNGD, it really looks great

    Cheers :cheers:
     
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    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! I too favor the more understated/planer tops.

    Class axe!
     
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    Hngd!
    Classic and understated! Very very nice
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Looks great:cheers:, i heard they let a good one through every once in a while, just to keep us on our toes:thumb:
     
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