The Double Cut Les Pauls were never too popular, and I believe it was because of their more radical design. They're not bad guitars at all, but you have to really dig the way they look. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, a mahogany set neck with a rosewood fretboard, standard trapezoid inlays, 22 frets, a tune-o-matic bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
This guitar was a bit used, so there was some fret wear going on. You could see the grooves in the frets, and for the guitar to play nicely, they should be leveled and recrowned. The ends were still nice, however. The nut itself was a bit too deep after all the years of the strings running through them, so it needed a new nut. Keep in mind that not all guitars will have these issues, but it's something to keep in the back of your mind in case you ever decide to buy one of these used.
I wasn't a huge fan of the stock pickups in this thing. Then again, I'm not the biggest fan of Gibson pickups to begin with. The bridge was powerful, but it lacked what I usually look for in a bridge pickup. I like the pickup to be clear and tight, but it seemed to be voiced more towards the vintage side of things. The neck sounded decent, but I'd like it to be more powerful and smoother sounding. I'm a sucker for those ultra smooth guitar tones for leads, but that's probably because I use them as a bit of a crutch for lead playing.
They're a bit ugly, but they still deliver in terms of tone. They sound fat and play the part. Try to see if you can score a cheaper used one on eBay rather than buying in the store. You should get a much better deal that way. Or you could even search Craigslist and try to get it cheaper that way. Be sure to watch out for fretwork issues.
See reviews prcdents. Mine was in 1998, first year of production. As usual with Gibson, the first models are irrprochables (that is after when it comes success, that is a gte ...).
As this model was a little risk taking, Gibson has put on the wood quality: the maple table, mahogany body and neck, and rosewood are the key of any beauty .dropoff window Usually we do not find this quality than on custom shop models.
I had the opportunity to test DC outputs recently: times have changed! (Unless apprcier wooden crate color keys ...)
The neck is modern, fine enough to make life easier for small hands, wide enough for a clean game. The frets are wide and flat: it is not the top for the correctness (rglage in compulsory luthier), by contrast, legatos out alone.
The access to acute is guessed just by looking at the photo ... We can make a barr on the 20th fret as who laughs.
Stomach chamfer is a real plus (and this is a thin that crit!). The guitar wife snugly to the chest and right hand naturally falls over the ropes.
The guitar as provided tonal bedrooms (PROCD dsormais gnralis all Paul Standard), it is very, trslgre. Level sensations, has a low recall almost Hfner.
Easily obtained sound of a Les Paul (and for good reason!). Some regret the unique pair of volume and tonality. What you lose in subtlety (and that little prs nobody hears in concert!), It makes up for in rapidity. And it is the first Les Paul that allows violining.
The handle almost completely out of the body, allows thundering vibrato: a plated agreement around the first five boxes can be vibr like a Fender! Users familiar with the Telecaster stuff. on the other hand, try doing that with a '58 Reissue LP and its handle "baseball bat" ...
In dbranch can clearly hear the tonal chambers: the guitar trunk!
This instrument is a nervous, angry, destiny to rock, blues and country music. The rhythmic tear, attacks are sharp and the sound of trickling harmonics. The neck pickup, placed lower because of the 24 cases, DLivre sound a little prcis and less fat than the usual Paul.
The clean sounds are amazingly beautiful: no need to prolong compressor notes or roll arpges Danny Gatton.
The intermediary position possde lot of charm with this "little" its bounding the period Page "Physical Graffiti".
The neck pickup is warm and juicy. Again, even clean sounds have something singing.
The race is particularly rgulire potentiometers, which makes them very usable. With a good amp (lamps and ractif), we can very easily go from a slightly dirty a lead sound without changing channel (very big advantage: the result is more musical).
I possde this guitar for three years. I bought it for sound (endless sustain, percussive attack, etc.), reasonable price given the quality of the wood and the ergonomic advantages (weight, natural vibrato, simplicity of the electronics) .dropoff window
His qualitprix report is still good but the Americans are beginning to wake up: the first series factory 1998 2001 starts very Seriously search (https://www.mylespaul.com/forums/gibson-les-pauls/54785-thoughts-gibson-les-paul-dc-standard-plus.html).
Try it if you like (s) sound (s) Gibson (Obviously, this is not the same as Slash but hey, that's playing in front of the mirror of his cabinet or to an audience? <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" /> ) .dropoff Window
This is a guitar USD.
Channel 24 cases, 2 PAF pickups
Stop bar and bridge tune o matic
one volume and one tone, one 3-position selector
It's a gibson!
The neck is thin like a Les Paul Classic. Rounded back and flat on the button.
The last boxes are accessible from a Standard is the rve.
Grace creuss of cavities in the body, the guitar is very lgres, dcoupe stomach with a table and a bomb is great comfort in play standing.
For the game sitting cel dpendra the template of the player because the guitar is small.
The sounds are good thanks to trs cavities and micro USD.
It is plutt versatile for blues and rock, a well-functioning, coupled with my marshall.
For the rest can do, even if I have not pursued the matter, DSOL.
But it sounds more mdium and thinner than the Les Paul Standard.
I used several months before selling it reluctantly.
It really is top. It saturates more slowly than the Standard, it is less heavy, it is cheaper and has a handle that suited me.
For the report qualitprix, Gibson is not the maximum, some models are not well finished, it is unacceptable that price.
I found mine in the new opportunity, has the worth!
This guitar is in excellent even if I found an opportunity in promotion or I Rasht!
I am the happy owner of this guitar for 3 years
Made in the US 98
So we find:
A handle 24 cases late 60's Profile
a Tune O Matic
2 double pickups 490 & 498
1 knob volume 1 tone knob
+ Stopbar chrome easel
Access in the treble is no problem, he just had time to adapt because of the smaller spacing between the frets sensitive from the 14th box.
The handle is fine and pleasant, with a more rounded back on Start.
Lightweight compared to the Les Paul Standard and my other guitars (due to room tone in the body).
The stomach is cut and the more double cutting.
Blues Rock in the style it suits me perfectly.
I branch or in a BOSS GX700 + Fender Champ 12 amp or directly into a Tech 21
Neck pickup sounds OK for blues / jazz
Ideal pickup for his bluesy / Rock / Hard
The sustain is OK in all cases
We obtain the classic Gibson sound, with more rounded than the LP Standard
That's 3 years that I use with the beast still enjoy.
It took me a few weeks before finding my bearings and paufiner the adjustment at the bridge / stopbar.
Nothing to say about the finish or electronics after 3 years.
The value for money is okay, it still is close to 2000 euros ...
No regrets to date, a Les Paul without incobnvénients of this one