Gibson Les Paul BFG
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Gibson Les Paul BFG

Just thought this looked interesting. Kinda fun.

It's a stripped LP Standard, but with a P-90 in the neck position.

Thing doesn't even have a truss rod cover.

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Gibso...%20Paul%20BFG/

It's gonna street for under a grand.

maple top/mahogany back, so it'll have that open sound, kinda like a Jr. or SG.
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Thanks for the heads up. I like the look. Unfinished like a trendy nightspot. What about the neysayers who don't like to mix a HB with a P90?
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Hey, I kinda like that idea. And under a grand, made in the usa. So what's with the "BFG", Badest F***'* Guitar?
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hell, if those are those audiophile wooden knobs that sell for $400 a piece on there, then Gibson are selling this at below cost!!!!
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cool.. interesting.
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the 'Skullin' video on the gibson site is pretty 'bloody' hillarious!

"......bbuy a guiiitaaaRRRRR..... only from GibsOONN...."


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hell, if those are those audiophile wooden knobs that sell for $400 a piece on there, then Gibson are selling this at below cost!!!!
Hee hee. That's funny. Someone should leak this over at Audiogon.
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am i the only one that thinks finishes like that are absolutely hideous? it looks like they were wrapping it up for christmas and accidentally put the seam on the front.
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Sure wish they'd offer a fat neck version.
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1k is a good price for a new gibson. I kinda like the DIY look. I'm not stoked on the colors, but I may get one to hang on the wall.
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Yeah, I think the price is good.

I'd actually be more stoked if it came stock with p-90's in both positions.
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1k is a good price for a new gibson. I kinda like the DIY look. I'm not stoked on the colors, but I may get one to hang on the wall.
500 bux for the axe
500 bux for the word "Gibson" on the headstock.

Kinda sad, but I almost feel like a $1000 Epiphone would be of higher quality than a $1000 Gibson.

A little off topic, buy have you guys even checked out Ed Roman guitars in Las Vegas. $1000 bux goes a long ways there.
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the 'Skullin' video on the gibson site is pretty 'bloody' hillarious!

"......bbuy a guiiitaaaRRRRR..... only from GibsOONN...."


yep.
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am i the only one that thinks finishes like that are absolutely hideous? it looks like they were wrapping it up for christmas and accidentally put the seam on the front.

Yep - one of the ugliest guitars I have ever seen produced by Gibson!

- Chris
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Thumbs down

That band sucks! How did they get a Gibson endorsement?

Oh, and the guitar is fugly, too. fuuck
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500 bux for the axe
500 bux for the word "Gibson" on the headstock.

Kinda sad, but I almost feel like a $1000 Epiphone would be of higher quality than a $1000 Gibson.

A little off topic, buy have you guys even checked out Ed Roman guitars in Las Vegas. $1000 bux goes a long ways there.
I used an Epiphone LP as a backup for a while, and I tried a lot of 'em to find what I considered a good one. I felt like they didn't feel as solid, maybe something with the neck joint. Not a small difference, and definitely not a case of "badge engineering".

My advice to anyone would be to pay the extra for the Gibson.

The finish on the BFG is kind of a "whatever" to me. I like the configuration, and it's a pretty good deal.

I could give a rat's culo who's endorsing it.

I wouldn't buy a gumball from Ed Roman.
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could it be "Billy F. Gibbons" ? i doubt the reverend would sign off on a piece of crap like this? oops did i say that? i must say i played the gretsch "billy-bo" at music toys and it sure had some serious mojo- i threw some of the same tv jones pickups as he uses on the billy bo into a hamer of mine and now it screeeemzzzzzzzzzz. long live the reverend, gibson not so much... pram
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If they had an ebony fretboard with pearl inlays, it'd looks sooo much nicer...
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