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Started by Michael McNamara. Last reply by Mike Raeburn May 9, 2014.
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!
Why would anyone make a guitar that is "meant to be unplayable."
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 :-)
And, this one appears to be the prototype...
The "52" is actually a tribute model made in 2009 - the year Les Paul passed away. Hopefully more "playable" than the original... ;-)
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).
A 1944 Martin D28 should be on your list. It is the holy grails of holy grails.
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.
Nope, not 37 or born in '78. Now a LP from my Birth year will be outside my price range.
Ron - are you 37, by any chance? Wolfe has a 1978 Gibson Dove, too... ;-)
They also have 1 LP - and 2 Flying V types...
I like the wood on the Flying V2...
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