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    Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    So has anybody got one of these yet - or care to share their experience with one?

    https://www.gearnews.com/gibson-cust...t-figured-top/

    Usually, (not always) anything Gibson (or most other brands) that deviate from the classic designs don't do that much for me.
    But when I first saw this - I loved it. It looks hot and the design concept makes total sense to me.

    I have not seen much info on the internet on what these are like. CME has one youtube clip - but its played with too much gain and distortion.
    Would love to see some cleaner sounds.

    I'm in Melbourne Australia, and chances are slim I'll even see one in person here down under.

    So I'll need to live vicariously through others.

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    Re: Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    I’m interested in these too. I was looking for a light weight Les Paul with humbuckers. CME has a few of these. They look great but the price gave me second thoughts. I have not seen one or played one.

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    Re: Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    Dot inlays are insufficient. Why no crown inlays?

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    Re: Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    Looks cool, but I think Gibson is killing themselves on the price points on these non-traditional models.
    This, the Modern Classic... Custom shop or no, no one is buying at those prices. For a Gibson, it's all about the Reissues. Anything else, they'll go to a small-name luthier and get at least as good a guitar (probably better) for $4k plus.
    If they were to bring these in at a grand, $1500 tops, they'd do pretty well. Same with the Modern Classic from a couple years ago.
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    Re: Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    Quote Originally Posted by Zentar View Post
    Dot inlays are insufficient. Why no crown inlays?
    I kind of like it with the dots. And the non curved top too... reminds me of a Telecaster.

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    Re: Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

    Quote Originally Posted by jrgtr42 View Post
    Looks cool, but I think Gibson is killing themselves on the price points on these non-traditional models.
    ...
    If they were to bring these in at a grand, $1500 tops, they'd do pretty well.
    Agreed on both points. I don't know what it is like in North America, but I'm guessing these will not sell well and whatever stock is left from retailers may get reduced in price just to move stock? This is when I wish they were more accessible outside the US.

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