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alanfc
January 16th, 2007, 04:30 PM
hi,
can you tell me if there are years or models I can seek out?

Those Studios' with the heaviest bodies...? I want a heavy body...

Don't want neck heavy diving guitars like the new Studios I just tried. "newer, lightweight" blah blah -- - NO
So beautiful, so unplayable :(

thanks

Tone2TheBone
January 16th, 2007, 04:40 PM
You want a 10 pounder eh? I'm gonna say it's hit and miss with the weights on most Studios. I don't know which years were "heavier". For reference mine is about 8 pounds...not too heavy, and it was made in 1986. My ash bodied Tele weighs around that much if not heavier. Lets see if you hear from 90's Studio owners.

Which Studios did you play? "Standard" Studios or the Premium Plus models?

alanfc
January 16th, 2007, 04:48 PM
You want a 10 pounder eh? I'm gonna say it's hit and miss with the weights on most Studios. I don't know which years were "heavier". For reference mine is about 8 pounds...not too heavy, and it was made in 1986. My ash bodied Tele weighs around that much if not heavier. Lets see if you hear from 90's Studio owners.

Which Studios did you play? "Standard" Studios or the Premium Plus models?
OK thanks-
I'm not sure the model names but they were very shiny! And had new Gibson tags on them.
I see used ones on Ebay 800-950 range but the new ones on MF are only $999.!! .. I'm befuddled. No cash raised yet anyways. But I must know.

Tone2TheBone
January 16th, 2007, 04:53 PM
SGs are neck heavy. For the most part you should be fine with any Les Paul model....studios...standards etc. Some are heavier than others it just varies. Even if made in the same month. I guess density of the wood plays a part in this. I'm not sure if different types of fretboard make a dramatic difference. I forgot to mention that my fretboard on my Studio is ebony (for your reference again).

alanfc
January 16th, 2007, 05:01 PM
SGs are neck heavy. For the most part you should be fine with any Les Paul model....studios...standards etc. Some are heavier than others it just varies. Even if made in the same month. I guess density of the wood plays a part in this. I'm not sure if different types of fretboard make a dramatic difference. I forgot to mention that my fretboard on my Studio is ebony (for your reference again).

OK thanks-
yeah I came across an old and new pic of your white one -very fine indeed...

Plank_Spanker
January 17th, 2007, 05:45 AM
My Studio Plus weighs in at 10.8 pounds. My Standard is a featherweight at 8.2 pounds. I've never encountered a neck heavy LP, even among the lightweight LP's.

alanfc
January 17th, 2007, 10:22 AM
OK thanks ! I think I'm off the Les Paul gear lust for now

background-
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1505916

:rolleyes: at myself

Tone2TheBone
January 17th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Don't worry it will come back soon. :)

alanfc
January 17th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Don't worry it will come back soon. :)

yes this is what the Les Paul forum guys told me too :cool:

Tone2TheBone
January 17th, 2007, 10:42 AM
yes this is what the Les Paul forum guys told me too :cool:

In most instances the lust for more Gibsons continues on even when you snag one. :R You'll find yours!

warren0728
January 17th, 2007, 10:58 AM
In most instances the lust for more Gibsons continues on even when you snag one.
true....as much as i love my '98 Special....i am looking for a standard with dual humbuckers....i am finally going to get to redesign Ron's Music Shack website so i told him to be on the lookout for a decent standard for a partial barter for the website!

ww

Tone2TheBone
January 17th, 2007, 11:01 AM
true....as much as i love my '98 Special....i am looking for a standard with dual humbuckers....i am finally going to get to redesign Ron's Music Shack website so i told him to be on the lookout for a decent standard for a partial barter for the website!

ww


Hell yeah Warren that's the way to barter!

warren0728
January 17th, 2007, 11:09 AM
since he is not a gibson dealer (gibson's policies pretty much eliminated most mom and pop stores from selling their guitars) i have told him to keep his eye out for a nice used "player" standard....not looking for a collectible just a nice solid gibby! :DR

ww

Tone2TheBone
January 17th, 2007, 11:15 AM
since he is not a gibson dealer (gibson's policies pretty much eliminated most mom and pop stores from selling their guitars) i have told him to keep his eye out for a nice used "player" standard....not looking for a collectible just a nice solid gibby! :DR

ww

Have any used Gibsons past through his store in the past? The last used one I saw at Music Go Round was a very clean Vintage Mahogany and they were selling it for $600. There wasn't a scratch on it and it played nice. I hope you find a Standard dood.

warren0728
January 17th, 2007, 11:23 AM
i'll find one...might take awhile but i'm not in a hurry...very few come through is shop...the last one was a gold top although i am looking for a burst of some sort....doesn't have to be a flame top....a plain top burst would be fine too....

ww