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Les Pauls I previously owned - my Les Paul Faded

Gas4LPs

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I bought a Les Paul Faded in 2007. Those were nice guitars with Burstbucker Pro pickups and a thin nitro finish. The nut was not properly cut and it would not stay in tune. So, I sold it in 2010 to buy a Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul.

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Gas4LPs

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Should have fixed the nut instead.

I agree to a point. However, it was a learning experience.

First, my guitar tech at the time already installed a new nut on the Les Paul Faded. In fact, he also installed a new nut on my 1980 Les Paul Custom. After the new nut installation neither guitar would stay in tune. Due to my frustration, I sold both guitars. FWIW, I now have a much better guitar tech. He knows how to properly install a nut in a Les Paul.

Second, the finish on the Les Paul Faded was really thin. I honestly thought at the time the finish would not hold up. I got to see the guitar two years after I sold it. The finish was in terrible condition.

Third, I took a gamble and sold two Les Pauls. I ended up with a 2010 G0 and a 2010 Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute. Both guitars have a properly cut nut and both guitars stay in tune.
 

veeman

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Hindsight is 20/20. Glad your happy with what you have now.
 
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