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Classic 50’s and 60’s Les Paul

Mats A

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When will these Classic 50’s and 60’s Les Paul’s shown at NAMM 2019 be released? On the Gibson Web site there is still the usual models.
 

edselman

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I believe that in an interview at NAMM the Gibson rep said that release would be sometime in the second quarter of this year. There is a lot of current stock to be moved.
 

Mats A

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Ok Thanks!
I wonder if these will have weight relief and/or two piece backs. I watched the Premier Guitar clip and they looked and sounded very good.
 

lvidal

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Guitars in the new Core Classic line will not have any kind of weight relief. I repeat, WILL NOT have any kind of weight relief.

It's so good to say that.

Ok Thanks!
I wonder if these will have weight relief and/or two piece backs. I watched the Premier Guitar clip and they looked and sounded very good.
 

Mats A

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Like the Traditional then. Probably two piece backs since you need quite large Mahogany chunks to make a Les Paul body.
 

lvidal

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I'm a firm believer that that doesn't affect the sound or the quality of the instrument at all. From three pieces and up maybe starts to bring some nuances due to the different densities of each piece, but I don't think of bad quality just because of multiple pieces if all are premium wood. In case of the neck I though they should always be one piece, for tuning stabilities issues, but it's quite the opposite, more pieces translates in more stability, but it should be of very hard woods like maple. The myths of multiple pieces are worth of their own post.

Like the Traditional then. Probably two piece backs since you need quite large Mahogany chunks to make a Les Paul body.
 
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Mats A

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I don’t really think it matters soundwise either. If it sounds good it sounds good. Many old pancake and three piece neck LP’s sound badass.
 
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