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Old 04-27-2024, 09:26 AM
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I'm with you, I'm in no hurry and focused on learning right now over gear. But gear is fun, and Les Paul's are are associated for me with so much music I grew up loving, and I dig the look. I'm shallow about such things, and I don't know enough about electric guitars to make a move into some ultra high-end guitar. I'll just still want a Les Paul if I don't get one.

This is what I grew up on. And look, it's a Goldtop Les Paul to kick things off...

This guy absolutely rips BTW.

Well, that is some very cool playing. However, if a person could ever get to that level of playing, it would take years of crazy dedication. And yes, the gold top Les Paul looks very cool. I have learned to appreciate that look after a lot of years.

On a lower level, you might be interested in checking out my latest video in Show & Tell on this forum. I am using a heritage cherry burst Les Paul for the Mark Knopfler solos on this song, and even to me, they sound pretty cool. And they are a lot more accessible than what I witnessed in that video you posted.

You might also be interested to know that I am not even using a real amp to get the Mark Knopfler tones. I am using Guitar Rig 7 in my computer. Cost for Guitar Rig 7 is only $200 and gives you access to a huge array of simulated amps and effects and it sounds really good, at least to my ears.

There are a lot of ways a person could enjoy a Les Paul.

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Old 04-28-2024, 10:17 AM
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Nice playing, singing, and well produced video!
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