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Les Paul Vs. Jet body shape.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    ricky wilson had like ten mosrites im reading lol. such a shame he dies so young.
     
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When we saw the B-52s in concert recently, their current guitarist played an Eastwood Mosrite copy.
     
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  3. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    eastwood are getting a lot of hate on this forum lately haha. b-52's were amazing live with ricky! i gotta fix my mosrite now....
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    It's a 1965 M-65-3/4. I rescued it as it'd been seriously carved up and left for dead. It's what I'd call a project. Odd holes for switches and such and a Tele type hole for an added bridge pickup. I have all of the original hardware for it, including the chrome single coil pickup. It weighs next to nothing and is a true hollow body. Even has the original chipboard case. Ain't blue, tho.
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sounds like it needs some work and could become blue!
     
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  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    My jet seems to be 3/8" wider than my Epiphone Les Paul. 13"and 13-3/8". Not a huge difference. Are other jets wider?
     
  7. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    wow interesting to see them together like that! even though the les paul is lovely i still prefer the gretsch, the les paul looks almost stunted to me. and why is it when you google broken headstock gibson comes up 99.9% of the time? i neve hear the same for gretsch headstocks, must be the angle or are they the same?
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Jet necks break off at the body:p
     
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  9. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Gibson headstocks have a couple of problems. First, the 15º is pretty extreme (Gretsch is less but I've never measured it). Second, the one piece construction (see pic below) gives you a weak spot. They used to have a volute strengthening the area under the nut in the 70s but the traditionalists won out and they dropped it. Epiphone has the same problem.

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  10. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    lol that picture of all the broken headstocks!
     
  11. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    how do you know i dare to ask?
     
  12. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    I have had three gibsons, flying V standard sg and and a sg custom, two fell and the heastocks were a goner! i am too clumsy for gibsons.
     
  13. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Not first hand, just by observing how many have heel repairs or neck resets. I'm talking old one's now, the newer one's are fine.
     
  14. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    At least Epi's have a scarf joint. The worst ever is the Firebird headstock! Screenshot_2018-09-14-05-48-22-1.png
     
  15. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    The Jet edges the LP imo.... but hey... they're both classics... love both!!
     
  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Both my 70s Gibsons have the volute :)
    volutes.jpg
     
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  17. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    makes complete sense and it looks nicer!
     
  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    You really have to like choppers to have one, they are not for everyone. I don’t mind a bit of rake, love dirt bikes but I am by no means a big chopper guy. I do not like the handling. That said some of them are just incredible looking!