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NGD 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Textele, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    USA
    Finally found the LP I've been looking for. I had nearly gave up on new Gibson Guitars, glad I stuck with the hunt.

    This one is perfect and I got a close out deal on it brand new. The used models are selling for more than I paid for this brand new one. It's a keeper!

    I did put the supplied pickguard on for the traditional look, as shown in the lower pics.

    I love this thing, it rings like a Grand Piano clean and has ALL of the signature Les Paul tones I need all over the gain spectrum. From Page to Rhoads, it does it all and plays so easy due to the compound radius neck (10"-16") and asymmetrical neck carve.

    Gibson can still do it right when they want too! ;)

    Fire Ball 1.jpeg Fireball 2.jpeg 2017 Lea Paul Standard.jpg

    And here she is with her partners in crime............

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  2. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    Europe
    Congrats! Sweet guitar. I see you have the Holy Trinity right there! HNGD.
     
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  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden

  4. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oh, that is nice! Congrats!
     
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  5. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Wow! Nice!!!
    HNLPD!!
     
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  6. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    Awesome!! Very nice looking burst on that one!!

    I have a 2013 Standard Plus that I got a few years ago under similar circumstances. I paid just under half what it was going for at the time in a closeout deal. I almost missed out because I did some research to make sure it wasn't one of those "too good to be true" deals. Used ones were going for more at the time also! It's a great feeling when you score something like that!!!

    I actually left the pickguard off on mine. It looked a bit weird to me at first, but I grew to prefer it. On my ebony LP, I like having the cream colored pickguard on there...so it depends :).

    I've been playing mine a lot in my new band...it's my current #1.

    Best of luck with it!!!:thumb:
     
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  7. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    USA
    Thanks for all the kind comments!
     
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  8. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    Congrats!! Great looking LP
     
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  9. Etacarinae

    Etacarinae Strat-Talker

    Age:
    35
    158
    May 21, 2017
    United states
    Looks just like mine I got recently. Besides the upper fret access, which was never a LP's strong suit. It is my best feeling guitar. Mine was immaculate, and well set up right out of the box.

    Curious how you are liking the pickups. They surprised me a little bit. They had a lot of bite and felt hotter than I was expecting given their moderate winding (maybe I have been playing too much of my strat - which is a bit anemic in output).
     

  10. Robins

    Robins Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Nothing better than a perfect Gibson. I would never sell my white V for the very same reason.
    Great looking Les Paul.
    Congrats and enjoy!
    Some guitars find us somehow.

    Life is good,
    Robin
     

  11. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    I'm wondering what pickups he's go in there.

    Mine has BB Pros, which I really detested at first. I've grown to really like them now that I know how to "control" them :). I had to bring the neck pickup down significantly to clean up some mud.
     
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  12. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Thread derailer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    @Textele Congratulations! That's a sweet looking guitar, Gibson seems to have found a treasure trove of fine curly maple, there have been some gorgeous tops lately.

    Enjoy!
     
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  13. Etacarinae

    Etacarinae Strat-Talker

    Age:
    35
    158
    May 21, 2017
    United states
    It is definitely the BB Pro's. He and I both ordered the same deal on a 2016 standard in Fireball. They are quite clear on mine - but I would not classify them as smooth like the 57's. That said, first Les Paul that I like the neck pickup as much as the bridge pickup.
     

  14. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Nice find! And a great family pic.
     
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  15. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    USA
    Correct, they are Burst Bucker Pros.

    It sounds exactly like a vintage Les Paul should sound to my ears.

    And they sound great in this guitar, I would never change them out and I am a hopeless tinkerer :rolleyes:

    Thanks again for all the kind comments!

    And it is because of @Etacarinae that tipped me off on the closeout sale and made it possible for me to be aware at the right time to pull this deal off.

    Thanks Etacarinae!
     
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  16. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    USA
    Exactly, me too!

    No muddy mess going on with this neck pup.
     
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  17. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Nice. A beauty!
     
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  18. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    Oh yes !!! These really are great guitars. And it looks like mine. Can't argue with that :thumb:
     
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  19. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Very nice indeed.
     
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  20. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Nice one. Great top.

    I got my American Standard Strat on a closeout deal like that. It's always cool to get a great deal on a great guitar.

    HNGD!:thumb:
     
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