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Comment by Joe Cooper on August 27, 2015 at 6:18am

When I said "meant to be unplayable" I meant "I understand they are unplayable" as I have not played one myself but have heard that they are unplayable from other guitarists whose opinion I respect. Les Paul himself is reputed to have told Gibson that the guitar was unplayable and they subsequently rectified their mistake by replacing the original tailpiece with a stop-tail bridge and later a Tune-o-matic bridge (which they still use to this day). Even a company with the pedigree of Gibson is capable oof making the occasional mistake!

Comment by Jim Yates on August 26, 2015 at 1:29pm

Why would anyone make a guitar that is "meant to be unplayable."

Comment by Joe Cooper on August 26, 2015 at 12:17pm

I still have my doubts. Just bought an Epiphone Les Paul '56 Gold Top as I'm a big fan of Hubert Sumlin and wanted to get close to his sound. Very pleased with it so far :-) 

Comment by FloridaGull on August 26, 2015 at 10:01am

And, this one appears to be the prototype...

Comment by FloridaGull on August 26, 2015 at 9:59am

The "52" is actually a tribute model made in 2009 - the year Les Paul passed away.  Hopefully more "playable" than the original... ;-)

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA...

2009 Gibson Les Paul Tribute 1952 Prototype

Comment by Joe Cooper on August 26, 2015 at 3:03am

Those '52 Les Pauls are meant to be unplayable. If you're looking for a playable Les Paul with P90s, go for the later models (either the '54 with a stop-tail bridge or better still, a '56 with the Tune-o-matic bridge).

Comment by Ron Khoo on August 25, 2015 at 4:09pm

A 1944 Martin D28 should be on your list.  It is the holy grails of holy grails.

Comment by Jim Yates on August 25, 2015 at 4:04pm

I don't have any guitars from my birth year, but I never thought much about it either.  I have a '58 Goya, a '50 LG1, a '62 D-21 and some newer guitars, but not a one from 1944.

Comment by Ron Khoo on August 25, 2015 at 2:59pm

Nope, not 37 or born in '78.  Now a LP from my Birth year will be outside my price range.

Comment by FloridaGull on August 25, 2015 at 2:35pm

Ron - are you 37, by any chance?  Wolfe has a 1978 Gibson Dove, too... ;-)

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-dove-1978-natural-gloss

1978 Gibson Dove

They also have 1 LP - and 2 Flying V types...

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-les-paul-tribute-1952-pro-2009-gol...

2009 Gibson Les Paul Tribute 1952 Prototype

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-flying-vee-2000-white

2000 Gibson Flying Vee

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-v2-flying-vee-1980-natural

1980 Gibson V2 Flying Vee

I like the wood on the Flying V2...

 

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