Gibson Les Paul Classic
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Gibson Les Paul Classic

Les Paul Classic, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

MGR/Rich Benson 09/06/2003

Gibson Les Paul Classic : MGR/Rich Benson's user review

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Having lusted after a Les Paul ever since i started playing, a new found financial freedom allowed me to finally relegate my Epiphone from its stand to its case. i went for the classic because i prefer the tone of its p'ups to the standards and i love the vintage aged vibe. the fact that it is roughly 200 pounds cheaper only sweetened the deal! i paid 1150 pounds for it at Peter Cooks Guitar World in Hanwell just outside of London. This included a beautiful Gibson case plus a load of Gibson stuff (polish, strap leads etc.)

Through my Marshall combo it delivers classic Les Paul tone every time. further to this, a wide range of tones can be conjured easily, this guitar is in no way a one trick pony. i have the treble p'up set with tone on 8, volume 10, and the rhythm p'up has volume 6.5 and tone on 7. this results in lead sounds pushing the amp into creamy overdrive and cleaning up nicely with the neck p'up for rhythm. middle position has both p'ups live and provides a very useful middle ground.
the look and vibe of the guitar are pure gibson and this instrument just oozes quality. the nitro-cellulose finish is just stunning!

i cannot fault my gibson! i am happy with the look, sound, construction and the price!

built to a very high standard, we all know that gibsons will last for a lifetime and only continue to sound better and better.

If u are in the market for a Les Paul, dont hesitate. If u are in the market for a quality guitar which is ideally suited to blues/ rock styles, but is also very versatile, then look no further.

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