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This is the “other” Les Paul in my life. It’s a 2010 Traditional Gold Top bought new at Steve’s Music in Toronto, Canada in November 2010.
After the floods in Nashville in early 2010, production was interrupted and it was very hard to find Les Pauls up here in Canada! I always wanted a Gold Top and because of the production issues, I waited about 6 months to find one. Then in Novemebr some “Traditionals” started showing up in stores, and I jumped on the first one I found. The “Traditional” is one step below the “Standard”…not weight relieved (much to my chagrin!) and the regular tuners and jack (as opposed to locking on the “Standards” starting in 2008.
This is truly one of the most Beautiful guitars in my collection, and yet I don’t play it very much…mostly becasue it weighs an incredible 9.5 lbs! Yikes! That kind of weight can give a guy back problems! In retrospect, I should have waited and bought a Standard! But at least this one is still visually stunning…and even though I hate the weight, I still like the way it looks… :D
Toronto, Canada, January 14, 2011.
It’s Friday the 13th and it feels like a Les Paul Special kind of night!
I have it this before and I’ll say it again…this 2009 Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special Reissue VOS is just about as close to perfect as a guitar can be. I strongly encourage you to get yourself a Les Paul Special if you can…maybe it is the Fender-fan in me speaking, but I think “Specials” are better than “regular” Les Pauls! They feel great, don’t weigh a ton and those P-90’s just sing!
Now, I am having to stop myself from buying this one… http://www.theguitarshop.ca/features.php?id=1307 :D
Toronto, Canada, (Friday) January (the) 13th, 2012.