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Gibson Les Paul Vs Vintage Lemondrop.

Gibson Les Paul Vs Vintage Lemondrop  

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  1. 1. Which one floated your boat?

    • Vintage
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    • Gibson
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Which one did you prefer? Also, that out phase position, yea or nay?

 

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I kind of wanted it to be the Vintage (we do like an "underdog", us Brits) but the Gibbo just edged it for me.

Whether the very minor difference is worth the difference in price is another question entirely. If I was looking for a Les Paul (which I'm not because I'm actually trying to sell one - shameless plug alert!) then i would seriously look at the Vintage. Their basses get a lot of love so well worth a look IMHO

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In all truth I listened to the whole thing wanting the Vintage to be the better sounding one, but thinking 'oh noes, I'll have to admit the Gibby wins.'

Then I discovered when they did the reveal I was completely wrong - the one I thought was the Gibby, and preferred, was the Vintage. To be fair to both, it really was a case of which sound I preferred rather than one or the other being qualitatively superior.

Interesting time for me to be thinking about this: when I first moved to London, I bought myself a new (made in 1998) Epi LP Std, in a configuration which would nowadays be the "Plus" version. I've resisted the idea of selling it for years as it's a particularly nice (and left handed) one, but I just don't play it any more.... I'm just *so* *over* Les Pauls.... I do know that were I to be buying a new LP type nowadays, it'd probably be between one of the higher end Vintages and a Gordon Smith.

I'd love to play the two myself back to back and see how the Gibby and the Vintage compare as a playing experience. I'd also love to see what the Vintage factory could do given exactly the same base materials as the Gibson. Often the labour cost is not the only difference - though TBH my impression is that the quality of materials in the higher-end of the budget price range is much closer "the real thing" than was the case back in the early 90s.

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