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Old 08-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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As most of you know, Lecktor gave me a Squier Stratocaster a year or so ago, and I have been rehabbing my guitar playing since then. I am very happy with it and have no intention of ever selling it, as it means a lot to me that Leck cared enough to give it to me.

However, I am becoming increasingly aware that there are some tunes that don't work well on a Strat. A lot of my stuff is bluesy or 60s-influenced material, and the Strat sounds great for that, but some of my other stuff is a bit heavier and really wants that thick, humbuckery sound.

Bottom line: I need a Les Paul.

It doesn't have to be a genuine Gibson -- I love my Squier even though it's not a Fender, and I would even without the Lecktor connection, so I think an Epiphone would be perfectly fine for me. I also hear great things about Greco, Edwards, and Burny LPs, though many of those seem to be in the $1,000+ range.

Funny thing is, even though I drool over the gorgeous pics of various sunbursts I see posted on guitar forums, I really don't think I want a sunburst, unless maybe I find one of the really pale ones they call Lemonbursts (see Slash's new video, "Back To Cali," for an example). It just seems as if everybody plays a sunburst. Same goes for the Black Beauty, except as noted below.

My favorite LPs (in no particular order):

- Gold top
- Black Standard or Classic with zebra pickups and white pickup rings
- Triple pickup LP Custom Black Beauty a la Frampton
- Black on black Standard (black hardware), similar to a Gothic
- Lemonburst

It'll be a while, but I've got GAS, and it has to get out somewhere.

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