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Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jun 12, 2014.
Started by Michael McNamara. Last reply by Mike Raeburn May 9, 2014.
Are you all aware that Acoustic Guitar are about to close this site on the 30th June? I have just sent a stiff email to their 'Community Support Team' (on the Main page) suggesting they keep the site open. Perhaps you would all like to do the same. Facebook and Twitter can not do what this website does. Their Facebook page is full of 'guff', not the good stuff we have here.
I'm really loving my new SJ-200 Ebony
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.
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