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Old 07-18-05, 11:08 AM   #1
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LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Hi guys (and gals),

I'm new to the forum and very impressed by what I've read here so far (real brain trust in Gibby LPs).

I just recently got my first Gibson LP, after years of Fender, Ibanez, and other Gibsons (Flying Vs and SGs, all of which had horrendous QC issues). I'm extremely delighted with this new guitar - it has the BEST pickups I've ever heard, an incredibly resonant acoustic tone, and compared to previous Gibsons I've had, has virtually flawless construction (it's not as precisely assembled as a CNC-made guitar, but being handmade, it shouldn't have to be).

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Old 07-18-05, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Beautiful guitar!!

Give us some more details, what pickups, year, model,etc..
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Old 07-18-05, 11:19 AM   #3
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That's a Standard?? Wow! Rivals many Historics I've seen - beautiful guitar!
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Old 07-18-05, 11:19 AM   #4
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Old 07-18-05, 11:28 AM   #5
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It's a 2005 Les Paul Standard with Faded Tobacco burst finish... it really leaped out at me in the music store, because its top was far more attractive than any of the glossy LPs I'd previously seen. I got a major case of GAS as a result, and after trying probably 30 other LPs, I came back to this one, and ironically enough, it was the one that impressed me the most sonically.

It has the burstbucker pros, which sound to my ear like DiMarzio Air Classic pickups, although with a slightly more "focused" feel. There's none of the nasty super high output boom of the old 490 series pickups. In terms of the finish, I actually like it a lot more than the gloss. It's not as sticky, and seems to let the wood breathe a lot more... the tone seemed to be a lot more complex and woody than the regular standards that I played.
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Old 07-18-05, 11:38 AM   #6
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Can I ask where you got it and how much?
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Old 07-18-05, 11:39 AM   #7
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Sure - I got from "Bud's Guitars" in Peterborough, ON, Canada (a small mom & pop outfit), and I paid $2175Cdn for it.
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Old 07-18-05, 12:08 PM   #8
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

hey now, I LIKE 490's...lol
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Old 07-18-05, 12:11 PM   #9
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

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......it's not as precisely assembled as a CNC-made guitar, but being handmade, it shouldn't have to be........
BEAUTIFUL!!!

Not sure who told you it was handmade.........it is a CNC made guitar.
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Old 07-18-05, 12:37 PM   #10
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Correction: Hand assembled. Mostly. ;)

It definitely isn't as cleanly put together as an Ibanez or Epiphone, but it plays a LOT better, has incredible tone, and "character", I feel.
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Old 07-18-05, 12:47 PM   #11
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Please clarify for me. Is this a faded sunburst of one of the faded series?
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Old 07-18-05, 12:53 PM   #12
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It definitely isn't as cleanly put together as an Ibanez or Epiphone, but it plays a LOT better, has incredible tone, and "character", I feel.
You will fit right in here at the LPF with the other Les Paul nuts with an attitude like that!!!!

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Old 07-18-05, 12:58 PM   #13
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This is one of the faded series, with the thin satin violin-like finish.
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Old 07-18-05, 01:53 PM   #14
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Dear God.....It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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Old 07-18-05, 02:12 PM   #15
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That is absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Old 07-18-05, 02:15 PM   #16
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

I think they mean "Hand Stained".
I would argue that the guitar is more hand-made than cnc'd, but definately not 100% hand made. Les Pauls never were all hand made.
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Old 07-18-05, 07:52 PM   #17
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Beautimous!
And a nicely shot picture too.
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Old 07-19-05, 12:30 AM   #18
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Congratulations! You're guitar is a gem! I also got one of the tobacco burst Faded Standards this past week. (see pic)

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Old 07-19-05, 02:46 AM   #19
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Man, your guitar just slaps you in the face, doesn't i? It screamS for attention ... which it deserves. She is gorgeous. Nice find. Oh, and I love the look of those B&W PUPs against that finish. SWEEEEEEEET :dude
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Old 07-19-05, 05:19 AM   #20
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From what I can tell, in addition to the faded series plain tops that people seem to dislike, Gibson is making some real gems, probably to encourage people to sign on. I'm not sure what the concensus about these guitars is, but from my point of view, it's win-win for the customer and for Gibson: We're getting a beautiful guitar for a few hundred less with extremely good tone due to the really thin finish, and Gibson is probably saving a packet by eliminating the extra drying/buffing.
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Old 07-19-05, 05:56 AM   #21
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

This is the first flame top Les Paul I've ever had and I'm fairly ignorant of the different qualities. Is there anything wrong with mine?
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Old 07-19-05, 06:31 AM   #22
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Yours is gorgeous! The only thing "not right" with it is that it came with pickup covers, which they usually don't. I think it looks better that way, personally.
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Old 07-19-05, 08:55 AM   #23
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nice guitar
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Old 07-19-05, 08:27 PM   #24
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Oh, that is a terrible guitar. Give it to me and I will dispose of it properly.
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Old 07-20-05, 06:24 AM   #25
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Too late. I burned it to heat the house. ;)
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Old 07-20-05, 08:09 AM   #26
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I've got a better pic now to post.. A friend came over last night and said he didn't like the top. He said it looks like it was colored with a crayon. As Bill O'Reilly would ask, "What say you?"

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Old 07-20-05, 12:36 PM   #27
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It takes a while to get used to the satin finish, I guess. I think it looks great, and in a few years, after it's had a chance to age a little, it'll probably look even better.
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Nice top I see some reflection there off of the bridge and tailpiece. Must be a shiny satin. Welcome to the LPF.
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Old 07-26-05, 01:31 PM   #29
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holy fuck !!! if the one I just bought looks like that, I'm going to loose my freakin' mind ( in a good way) :dude
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Old 07-27-05, 07:55 AM   #30
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The camera actually captured it really well. The colour is exactly as pictured. The flame really jumps out when light hits it from an angle too. I'm probably starting to sound like a LP faded sycophant, but I'm just floored by how well it plays every time I pick it up. The guitar literally sings acoustically when I pluck a note... the whole guitar breathes. I've never encountered this in a solid body instrument before.
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Old 07-27-05, 08:31 AM   #31
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Re: LP Standard Faded Tobacco Burst

Not usually a fan of flames, but that's a terrific looking guitar, Cheburashka... subdued enough to not be too much... really very nice. That area just above the top of the right side of the bridge pickup up to the top shoulder of the guitar has a great depth to it. Nice score!

Is the 'satin' finish on these comparable to the finish on the LP Special DC faded? I quite like the finish on those...
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Old 07-27-05, 09:02 AM   #32
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Yessum, the finish is exactly the same style. Really thin and consistent.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:16 PM   #33
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This one posted by a guy at HC is still my favorite of the fadeds

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