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Gibson Les Paul

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Guitar Talk

Gibson Les Paul ClassicPurchasing a Gibson Les Paul can be a lot of fun and owning this instrument can really help make you sound like a pro. Let’s take a look at some of the finer models and help you determine whether or not they’re right for you.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar

Almost everyone who starts playing guitar is immediately attracted to the electric. It symbolizes rock ‘n’ roll and these instruments are very diverse in their sound. The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar has tonal characteristics that break away from traditional sounds. Needless to say, it is perfect for almost any studio musician who is obsessed with controlling their sound in the studio.

This electric guitar is relatively easy-going on the price tag and has a long life expectancy compared to similar models. This means that even if you’re a newbie that you’ll still be able to keep it as your skills increase. This Gibson Les Paul is highly desirable and often preferred by most guitarists who want to cover a wide spectrum of genres.

Gibson Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute Electric Guitar

This Gibson Les Paul was designed and constructed around a traditional design. It is a tribute to earlier models and has 22 frets with a maple fingerboard. It has a grain texture with a satin finish and is filled with ebony. However, it still remains a traditional and warm texture that isn’t too overbearing on the eyes. In terms of sound, you really can’t go wrong.

Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute Electric Guitar

This is a solid model that has a mahogany body that a maple top. The wood tone in this electric guitar is very unique and really adds a layer of visual dynamics that won’t be found in other models. It is equipped versatile tuners that are durable and that really help you focus on the sound that you are searching for.

Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

This ebony colored Gibson Les Paul was initially introduced to guitarists’ way back in 1954. It was originally called “The Black Beauty” and “The Fretless Wonder” because of its versatility. It has always maintained a higher degree of quality than other models and really stands apart from the other Gibson Les Paul models. Besides ebony, it comes in a few other colors that you can choose from upon purchasing.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Guitar

You will be surprised when you discover how much playability this model offers. String buzz is dramatically decreased when you purchase the Gibson Less Paul Traditional Guitar and you’ll receive a mahogany body and a pair of hum buckers that are classic and derive from the 1957 version of the older model.  This look helps classic players feel more at home while they are playing.

No solid Gibson Les Paul would be complete without a beautiful maple top and speed knobs that are constructed by Gibson. There is a large deal of chrome located on this guitar and there are whammy bars that will allow you to bend all of the notes at the same time. This electric guitar is something that ’80s rock fans will die for.

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Fender Telecaster Reviews

by on Dec.17, 2012, under Guitar Talk

fender telecaster sunburstYou can almost never go wrong when you choose to purchase a Fender Telecaster. The key is to choose one that suits your individual style- and your budget.

In this article, we’ll cover a few of the more popular Telecaster models and help you learn more about them.

James Burton Telecaster

This is a redesigned model that has a basswood body, three pickups, and a U-shaped neck that is derived from the late ’60s. This Fender Telecaster is available in blue or red and you can even choose to have it delivered with a flame finish.

GE Smith Telecaster

This guitar has been played by famous guitarists including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Hall and Oates. It has a superb reputation for being a fine instrument and offers an overall sound that can really make you sound like a pro. More specifically, this Fender Telecaster has custom inlays that are backed by a large neck and body-mounted pickup.

Jim Root Telecaster

Jim root, guitarist and inspired musician, created this Fender Telecaster and has created a final product that can really captivate its users. While it tends to compliment more aggressive styles of playing, it can certainly work well with more modern users who want a more soothing rock tone. The neck is made up of maple wood, the frets are larger than normal, and the black finish really adds to the visual appeal.

American Vintage ’62 Custom Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster has become a popular option for guitarists, mainly because of the widened finger board with easy to press down strings. This model in particular has a double-bound body that is alder and has a multi-ply pick guard.

While it is quite similar to the original version, this model is a bit more reserved and has a C-shaped neck with a standard Telecaster bridge. The American Vintage Custom Telecaster has a three-option switch that really adds diversity so you’ll almost always be guaranteed a rich and unique sound.

Road Worn Player Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster is great sounding and comes at an incredible value. Most guitars of this caliber easily cost several thousand dollars while this one costs much less. This guitar helps experienced players take their skills to the next level by offering hotter pickups and a flatter fingerboard that really helps you work your way up and down the neck.

Be prepared for seamless picking and effortless bends. With an alder body and C-shaped finish, the urethane finish really adds for a dynamic feel. The fret board has frets that are above average in terms of shape and a single-coil pickup that really adds in terms of control. The aged knobs provide three options and some models come with a gig bag and shoulder strap.

Classic Player Baja Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster was designed with a polyester finish and has a V-shaped maple neck. There are 21 medium sized frets so the octaves are well within the range of what you’ll be playing. There is a custom pickup installed in this model and the overall style is perfect for both aggressive and modern players alike.

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