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FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / New Les Paul Traditional Review

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too many guitars and not enough hands
Jun 16th, 2014 11:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well those that have read the other thread on my latest purchase

here's the low down
Lefty Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2012

its got a centre seam 2 piece mahogany body it is supposedly weight relieved- Weight 8lb 13oz on the old lie detector. not to heavy but its certainly not light

The maple cap is what they call an AA flame there is in normal light not a lot of flame but the picture picks it up pretty good there are some std grain lines in the top that is a little off putting cant see it in the photo

Finish is great no marks even though they said when I bought it there was some minor hazing and marks around the headstock where it was hung in the shop a polishing cloth and bit of spit buffed it right out

But I don't care much about looks ( if I did I'd never look at my self in the mirror ;0 )

The biggest thing to me is how a guitar plays and how it sounds.

I need to tweak the setup string height and gauge but that's a personal preference thing

I could actually gig the guitar straight out of the box!

but the 50's neck profile is perfect I really like this neck carve nice and comfortable over the whole neck from chords to single note lines

The pups are 57 classic and classic plus these are really sweet pups sound like a dream through my Fender DRRI. I love the tones that I can get from sweet rolled back woman tone to the growl of a power chord through the bridge it's all there.

the only thing is and this is small the volume and tone pots give me the full sweep but its wired backwards I may change this or get used to it because at the moment I don't want to or need to change anything.

This is the best $2000 ($1850US) I have spent on a guitar

I'll take a better pic later but this one not to bad

Lefty Burst


Southwest Ohio

Alone in my principles
Jun 17th, 2014 03:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Beautiful looking guitar! Glad you like it!

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Jun 17th, 2014 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice! Love the top - not too much flame - it's just sorta "there" - very cool.

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