Anyone own a 2015 Gibson Les Paul?

MrDon

Owner of a heap of shit dentist guitars
#62
I think I've tried a few years ago. I think MrDon even knows who sold me my Strat Plus neck back in 2014. I guess they sensed I've got Irish blood in me (it's mixed with good old Yorkshire blood for a smooth aftertaste!) and helped me get some Strat Plus goodness when I was still pretty new on here!
I need that Strat Plus (I think it's a plus with the Lace Sensors) in my life. Sell it me pleeeeeeeease :p
Sorry buddy Strat is going nowhere.
 
#66
After countless (great Epiphones 1962 Sorrento Reissue, Nighthawk, Casino Coupe) I finally purchased a used 2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut. I don't know how so many people can be so resistant to these especially for the price you can get used ones for. The finish on my VS is smooth, shiny and built very well. Don't like the GForce, put some good Grovers or Kluson's on it. Still ahead. Brass nut? Yes I changed mine with a $14 dollar Graphtech Tusq Zero Fret drop in for the brass one. Still ahead. Everything else about this guitar is classic Les Paul Double cut goodness. Look they over did these but. I actually like the GForce. Is it as accurate as I would like? Sometimes. Sometimes the low E is just a tad flat but recalibrating the thing is easy and really improves the tuning. It still takes me LONGER to tune myself on my other guitars than using the GForce. But replace it if you like. Again, I am still way ahead of the game and I love this guitar. I have small hands and find the wider neck(barely) is different but actually helps my playing but that is individual. Anyway, I love my Epi's but also my Gibby.
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
#67
After countless (great Epiphones 1962 Sorrento Reissue, Nighthawk, Casino Coupe) I finally purchased a used 2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut. I don't know how so many people can be so resistant to these especially for the price you can get used ones for. The finish on my VS is smooth, shiny and built very well. Don't like the GForce, put some good Grovers or Kluson's on it. Still ahead. Brass nut? Yes I changed mine with a $14 dollar Graphtech Tusq Zero Fret drop in for the brass one. Still ahead. Everything else about this guitar is classic Les Paul Double cut goodness. Look they over did these but. I actually like the GForce. Is it as accurate as I would like? Sometimes. Sometimes the low E is just a tad flat but recalibrating the thing is easy and really improves the tuning. It still takes me LONGER to tune myself on my other guitars than using the GForce. But replace it if you like. Again, I am still way ahead of the game and I love this guitar. I have small hands and find the wider neck(barely) is different but actually helps my playing but that is individual. Anyway, I love my Epi's but also my Gibby.
Sounds like you have a lovely guitar there @cmiri19
And welcome to the forum too!
Now...
Give us some PICS of your Gibbo!
:cold:
:)
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
#68
After countless (great Epiphones 1962 Sorrento Reissue, Nighthawk, Casino Coupe) I finally purchased a used 2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut. I don't know how so many people can be so resistant to these especially for the price you can get used ones for. The finish on my VS is smooth, shiny and built very well. Don't like the GForce, put some good Grovers or Kluson's on it. Still ahead. Brass nut? Yes I changed mine with a $14 dollar Graphtech Tusq Zero Fret drop in for the brass one. Still ahead. Everything else about this guitar is classic Les Paul Double cut goodness. Look they over did these but. I actually like the GForce. Is it as accurate as I would like? Sometimes. Sometimes the low E is just a tad flat but recalibrating the thing is easy and really improves the tuning. It still takes me LONGER to tune myself on my other guitars than using the GForce. But replace it if you like. Again, I am still way ahead of the game and I love this guitar. I have small hands and find the wider neck(barely) is different but actually helps my playing but that is individual. Anyway, I love my Epi's but also my Gibby.
I own a les paul 2015 standard. Pretty much the same experience as you have. I replaced the tuner in the end. Especially when strings got a bit older it got close but not exactly right. So i'd still be tuning by hand. I left the nut as it is though.

So, good on yah! now show us!
 
#71
It's a "lightning" wrap around bridge. I was worried about intonation but it is spot on with the new strings. Some adjustment at low and high E ends if needed. So far so good. The body resonates really great and is loud enough to play acoustically for late night playing. I did change the the brass nut for the Tusq adjustable drop in replacement. Sounds good and stays in tune.
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
#72
Here she is! Really pretty mahogany wood on the 2015's
Nice!
I do like the bound fretboards on these.
Gibson P90s are bloody good too - I had zero temptation to change them out on my (former) LP Tribute.
That’s a lovely, lovely thing @cmiri19
I hope you’re rocking your festive socks off on it too!
:)
 
#73
Let's just say I'm grateful to have it and am enjoying playing it more than I could imagine.
The bound neck is what really caught my eye when I first saw and played it. The neck really is perfect.
2015's Are actually made well beyond the controversies.
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
#74
Let's just say I'm grateful to have it and am enjoying playing it more than I could imagine.
The bound neck is what really caught my eye when I first saw and played it. The neck really is perfect.
2015's Are actually made well beyond the controversies.
There's been a lot of talk about the quality and reactions to gibson around here. I think a lot of it is unearned. You can say a lot about gibson as a company and how they treat people. But the guitars are great. I have the suspicion that a lot of the "bad gibsons" people complain about are actually fakes. When it's cool to hate..
 
#75
I think you are right. We will all mourn the day that Gibson goes down. This being my first there is more than mystique to owning one. This is nothing like my Epiphones. Great guitars for what they are but the feel of my Gibson is just a cut above. And I love my Eli's.
 

doctorpaul

Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
Staff member
#77
I’ve lost count of the Gibson’s that I’ve owned, but the one that played the worst of all was a mid 70’s. The modern stuff has all been great. The setup and fretwork on my 2015 Less+ was fantastic, and I got along with G-Force just fine. My only concern was longevity ... Tronical have a track record of not supporting anything other than their latest gear, the Dark Fire electronics we’re fragile and you can’t get new replacements.
I suspect that working G-Force batteries will be difficult to find in 10 years time.
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
#78
I suspect that working G-Force batteries will be difficult to find in 10 years time.
I've got a tuner and battery + charger lying around :)
But I think you're right. The bright side is that it's all constructed on a regular headstock so it's pretty easy to replace. either for regular tuners, or whatever next robot comes along.
 
#79
My friend owns 2015 junior he bought for £250 from Amazon. He has reliced it and it looks incredible. I'm not on Facebook anymore so I can't upload pictures. But it's night and day. Suitably kicking myself.
 
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