NGD - it was an accident, honest

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by hogrider16, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Gretschie

    312
    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    I was visiting my wife's relatives in Rochester and someone suggested I go visit the House of Guitars. I should have known better; this followed me home:
    Les Paul.jpg
    It's a 1973 Gibson Les Paul Recording Guitar, all original, no headstock repairs, in really nice condition for a 45 year old guitar. It doesn't have the original case, but it came with a hard shell case in good condition. I used it at rehearsal last night and it sounds outstanding for my Rockabilly band. It has a really nice tight low end and clean highs that cut through without being shrill. It goes from really clean to a good amount of dirt very nicely. I don't think it will get the super saturated distortion sound of a traditional Les Paul, but it is exactly the sound I was looking for.

    I won't be selling my Gretsch guitars, but this is a really nice addition to the stable.
     
  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Wow. That`s a really rare one. Congrats on that.
    I heard that these models are a bit on the heavy side. What is the weight?
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congrats and enjoy that classic
     
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  4. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Gretschie

    312
    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    Thanks. I actually tried it out for about 30 minutes one day and then went back and played it for another 45 minutes the next day before I bought it. I was a little hesitant to spend the money, but this is going to be a keeper and will probably replace my Tele in rotation.

    I'm not sure about the weight, but it is definitely on the heavy side. I've had a few Les Paul Standards over the years, but this is heavier than them. The bathroom scale says 9 lbs. and it's probably not too far off. I'm also a bass player so 9 lbs. isn't too heavy for me, although I probably wouldn't play anything much heavier.
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Lotsa Gibsons around here lately!! ;)

    Looks nice man, congrats!
     
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  6. Mag3

    Mag3 Synchromatic

    584
    Nov 22, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Awesome guitar, congrats!
     
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  7. Mag3

    Mag3 Synchromatic

    584
    Nov 22, 2016
    Massachusetts
    ...love House of Guitars, I am glad it is still around.
     
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  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Wow, that's a rare bear. Congrats!
     
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    What a cool find.
     
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  10. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

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    53
    428
    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
  11. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    I'm not really a Gibson fan in general but this guitar is one of the few I would happily buy. Looks awesome n I hope u have plenty of enjoyment.
     
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  12. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Accident you say ? Uh Huh, yeah right !! My wife would never buy that explanation, that's like accidentally buying beer when you went to the supermarket just for bread. :p

    Seriously though, congrats, that's quite a looker !!
     
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    That ain't a Gibson man, it's a Les Paul. Are you the kind of guy that would call a Corvette a Chevy? :)
     
  14. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Cheeky
     
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  15. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Aren't those made in Indonesia? They make a good Les Paul copy, however. :)
     
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  16. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    I had the bass version of that back in the late 70's. Came with an low impedance jack. It was really meant for the recording studio and not live. Sounded really great but reliable conversion to high impedance input on my SVT was really not available back then and the various solutions kept failing. I miss it.
     
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  17. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Epic find! Congrats on your new Les Paul!
     
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  18. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Gretschie

    312
    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    Thanks. My wife was with me and the second day said, "Well, aren't you going to buy it?" It was practically a dare!
     
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  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    LoL, my wife know better than to dare me. Congrats on a very cool and unique guitar.
     
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  20. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    You can't back down from something like that. No siree, sir. You did this to preserve your manhood. :)
     
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