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Are Gibson LP lovers snobs?

Amp360

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Most of the snobbery I see (not counting Karen "Bonna" Massa) online comes from the cheapo owners claiming that anything over $1000 is a POS.
 

bursty

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I knew a guy years ago that was a ER doc. He liked hot rods and he had a pretty nice collection of old, original Corvettes. He also liked oddball cars. One of my favorites of his was an old skool VW 'bug' with a Chvey big block 454 with nitrous. Folks thought that contraption was also a joke. That thing smoked every 'muscle car' in town. LOL
Snobbery? hahaha ............
 

Big Al

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I knew a guy years ago that was a ER doc. He liked hot rods and he had a pretty nice collection of old, original Corvettes. He also liked oddball cars. One of my favorites of his was an old skool VW 'bug' with a Chvey big block 454 with nitrous. Folks thought that contraption was also a joke. That thing smoked every 'muscle car' in town. LOL
Snobbery? hahaha ............
Where'd he put it? That mill is bigger than the Bug. Sounds like a Big Daddy Roth cartoon.A true blivette! lol
 

bursty

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Where'd he put it? That mill is bigger than the Bug. Sounds like a Big Daddy Roth cartoon.A true blivette! lol

the bug was basically a VW body/shell with a custom fabricated 4130 frame, one seat for a driver, seat placement at the centerline and halfway between where the front & back seats would have been, 14" slicks, narrowed rear end, 3,500 RPM stall speed converter, massive wheelie bars and of course the nitrous set-up.
It didn't take long until no one in town would race doc because no one could win a race against the bug. It was a true beast of a street legal machine.
The thing was a Chevy powered German looking vehicle that was an enigma of epic proportions that exposed snobbery as something that is only in folks imaginations ......
 

JASON510

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I think snobs exist anywhere, anytime, despite what they do or don't own. HOWEVER, when it comes to guitars, I'm always a little skeptical of the guitar player who has a number of the same guitar. Whether it be Strats, Ibanez RG's, Teles, LP's, etc. Are those people guitar lovers, or only believe in one type of guitar?
 

Big Al

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the bug was basically a VW body/shell with a custom fabricated 4130 frame, one seat for a driver, seat placement at the centerline and halfway between where the front & back seats would have been, 14" slicks, narrowed rear end, 3,500 RPM stall speed converter, massive wheelie bars and of course the nitrous set-up.
It didn't take long until no one in town would race doc because no one could win a race against the bug. It was a true beast of a street legal machine.
The thing was a Chevy powered German looking vehicle that was an enigma of epic proportions that exposed snobbery as something that is only in folks imaginations ......
Please tell me it had a twin 4 barrel tunnel ram or better yet a blower!!
I had a 64 Nova with a 30 thousandth over bored 327 with twin Holly 650 double pumped tunnel ram. With the headers it was a tight fit and took some cutting and welding, but oh my it was a rocket. I had a big block 396 but it wouldn't fit. That small block had plenty of power and torque, enough to make me feel like Grumpy Bill Jenkins.
 

GTfanNL58

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Agreed! My Tokai LS129 Goldtop is top notch! Playability, woods, craftsmanship all truly great. I can compare with 4 CS Les Pauls (I had) which were tremendous as well, and with my present 2022 Standard, but the Tokai is my favoriteđź‘Ť
 

GlassSnuff

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Awww... this post was started back when we made fun of Fenders. Furniture grade wood, automotive finishes, bolts in the neck like Frankenstein's monster...

Epiphones didn't have a chance.
 

Floowid

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I just got my first "real" Gibson Les Paul. I ordered it direct from Gibson, sight unseen, and there were some problems with it. I started another thread to talk about it, and some people said to send it back. I didn't send it back, I addressed the issues and I absolutely love the guitar. Over the years I have owned a lot of "cheap" guitars. I have an Epi LP that I love (well, loved) but that I now realize, after only a few months of playing my Gibson, is not in the same league as the real thing. I had the same shop do the same professional set up with the same strings, but the tone and the vibe are not there. The cheap pickups hurt the most, but the cheap wood, cheaper components, it all adds up (or doesn't as the case may be).

Did I just become a snob? Haha maybe. I've gotten to the age where I can start to afford the nice things. I also just bought my first American Strat. I would say it is barely better than an old Japanese strat I have been playing for years, but it is just barely still better.

I don't claim to be a great guitarist, but even I can hear the difference between my cheap guitars and my more expensive american models. The one exception so far is a Schecter C-1 Classic with SD pickups that was some of the best money I have ever spent on gear. Otherwise, in my experience, you get what you pay for most of the time.
 
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Not all of us.

Besides the 15 Gibsons, of which many were not LP's including an Explorer III, Firebird, 3 SG's, a J45R Custom, and a gorgeous '68 Dove. I've owned or still own and absolutely love the following non Gibson guitars.

'87 Fender American Standard Strat (my forst guitar ever and given to my son)
Hagstrom Viking Tremar (sold)
Eastman 330 copy (still have and absolutely love)
Guild X-175 Manhattan Special (still have and absolutely love)
Guild Jet 90 (still have and absolutely love)

I also purchased an Epiphone G400 for my son that was an amazingly good guitar for the money, and an exceedingly rare Silvertone Custom Shop Paul Stanley prototype (my son is a big KISS fan) which is an amazing beast of a guitar every bit the equal of any Gibson I ever owned in playability, tone, fit, and finish.
 
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