These aren’t all of them, but they’re the ones I play most often! Clockwise: Vintage V300, Fender American Special Stratocaster, ESP LTD MH 330 FM FR, 2015 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, and a 1958 Hofner Committee
Extremely pricey, but admittedly extremely beautiful Les Paul.
Deluxe, Standard (or Traditional maybe?), Custom.
This started out as a Custom Shop VOS reissue and was “modified” by it’s owner. 2150 is a significant discoutn over the new price on one of these, but considering how hacked up it is I wouldn’t pay this much for it. It would be difficult to get this much for it on Craig’s List for example…IMO of course.
became a new owner of a Gibson Les Paul, something I had been anticipating for
a long while. The Les Paul in question is a 2015 Les Paul Deluxe, part of the
Les Paul 100th anniversary collection.
The guitar is beautiful to say the least. I got my hands on the beautiful wine
red finish model, which has always been a favourite Les Paul finish of mine.
The initial experience of holding it alludes to its power, it felt heavy and
undeniably well made. Up to this point I had been more of a Fender player, and
holding the wide Gibson neck took a little bit of getting used to, but once I
did it began to feel comfortable and natural.
The guitar is abundant with little unique details. Along with the classic favourites
such as the block pearl inlays, the 2015 LP Deluxe has many little bits and
bobs making it unusual and special. Firstly, the ‘Les Paul’ logo on the
headstock is different to the script on a classic Les Paul, on the 2015 LP it
looks as though Les Paul himself has come up and signed the headstock,
preceding the ‘100’ at the end of the signature, which obviously hints to the
100 years of Lester William ‘Les Paul’ Polsfuss. The back of the headstock
features a discreet hologram of Les Paul waving, to ensure the authenticity of
the instrument. Above said hologram is the Gibson G Force automatic tuner, the
details of which I will get to later. To add to the importance of this
anniversary model, the 2015 LP Deluxe comes snug in its own gold coloured hard case.
The 2015 Les
Paul Deluxe isn’t all bells and whistles however, it does pack a punch when
plugged into an amplifier.
The sustain on this Les Paul is definitely the best I’ve experienced with my
other guitars, it is easy to control and does last for a long time! The pickups
(New LP Mini Humbuckers) really do live up to the name and give one hell of a
performance. There is virtually no hum from the pickups, and they handle
distortion extremely well, with that wholesome tone to match. The beauty of
this instrument is in its versatility. The 2015 Les Paul Deluxe can sound like
you’re rocking out Glastonbury or noodling around in a small blues bar. What I
really love is that, even without chorus, the Les Paul sounds like you’re
playing in a church, it brings its own atmosphere.
Gibson G Force. I was a little bit apprehensive about this gadget at first…a
guitar that tunes itself! Whatever next?! However, it is actually really
useful. If you are someone like me, who is incessantly lazy and finds tuning up
a real chore, then this is really helpful. All you need to do is turn the G Force
on and strum, the machine heads will spin (which is really fun to watch and I
still find rather exciting) and tune the guitar, the G Force will only turn off
when the instrument is tuned. You can also set the G Force to different
tunings, whatever your heart desires.
So, go forth
and try this lil beauty out. You will not be disappointed.