Gibson Les Paul BFG
Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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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?
Old 15th November 2006
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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?
Old 15th November 2006
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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!!!!
Old 15th November 2006
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cool.. interesting.
Old 15th November 2006
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the 'Skullin' video on the gibson site is pretty 'bloody' hillarious!

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


Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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Sure wish they'd offer a fat neck version.
Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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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
Old 15th November 2006
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Thumbs down

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

Oh, and the guitar is fugly, too. fuuck
Old 15th November 2006
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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.
Old 15th November 2006
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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
Old 19th November 2006
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If they had an ebony fretboard with pearl inlays, it'd looks sooo much nicer...
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