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    Default Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    I think I found exactly what I want, that is, if the guitar in the link below is a Les Paul Special. All of the Specials I have found seem to have humbuckers instead of P90s, but the LP Faded Double Cutaway(DC) has the P90s. So is the LP Faded DC basically a LP SPecial?

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ric?sku=517512

    thanks.

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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    yes

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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    No, a Les Paul Special is a singlecut body. This is essentially a Les Paul Junior with a Tune-O-Matic.

    but one could also say yes, as the cutaway is the only real difference
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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    Thanks dudes. I'll probably pick one up in the yellow color.

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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    I played one of those the last time I was at GC. It was one of the best playing and sounding guitars I'd ever played in my life. The finish on the neck was great, just like my Taylors.

    The p90s were great sounding as well. I was playin some Beatles, some blues, and then some guy that looked like Morgan Freeman rolled the tone down on it and started playin some funky Jazz.
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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    Well, while your checking the guitar you might consider these maybe http://cgi.ebay.com/Edwards-ESP-Les-...QQcmdZViewItem
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    These are very nice guitars. I'm just giving these so you have more options to choose from.
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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    YES, it's basically a Les Paul Special Double Cut.

    Main difference is that the body is thinner than a traditional Special. It's also got that weird, cheesy (IMO) "faded" finish, a cheaper single ply pickguard, and no neck binding..

    Here's what a "real" special looks like:
    http://www.gibson.com/products/gibso...DoubleCut.html

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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    I've had on '03 model in the TV Yellow for a few years now. Generally it's a cool guitar & I dig it a lot but I only use it for slide. It sounds great, but with the thinner (60's shape) mahogany neck and extra slice of wood gone from the neck/body joint I have some real pitch problems playing that axe at gigs...if I don't pay attention to what I'm doing it sounds like there's a damn whammy bar on there! LOL

    Hence, set it up for slide and the 'defect' becomes a 'feature'!

    The finish has worn pretty well, it didn't take long for the areas where the strap touches the body to wear through. Now there's a few spots on the neck & body that are starting to hit the 'white' sealer coat and even the wood in a few spots. The P90's sound great too! On the downside, the tuners are complete crap & can fall apart pretty easily...I've already had to replace a few. The "gig bag" that came with the guitar is also a HUGE joke, not much more then a dust cover IMO. There's soooo little padding that if you grab the neck through the bag you can feel the strings & frets! I've been hauling mine around in either a hard case or a TKL bag that has about 3" of padding and it's been fine, but I still baby that axe like no other...and I'm not sure that I like that. But its worth it I think.

    IMHO it's still the best P90 guitar on the market in that price range. Everything else just sounded or felt a little "fake" and plastic to me. YMMV.
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    Default Re: Is this guitar basically a LP Special?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheezemaster
    YES, it's basically a Les Paul Special Double Cut.

    Main difference is that the body is thinner than a traditional Special. It's also got that weird, cheesy (IMO) "faded" finish, a cheaper single ply pickguard, and no neck binding..

    Here's what a "real" special looks like:
    http://www.gibson.com/products/gibso...DoubleCut.html

    You are correct sir.

    There not bad little guitars but nothing "special" heehee.

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