Gibson Les Paul Standard DC Plus

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description This guitar looks like a Hamer or a PRS, I don't actually know why they call it a Les Paul. I bought mine in 1998 after playing around 40 different top end guitars. The look, originality, and of course playability and sound blew me away.
Posted By Michael Palmer (2319)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 6/22/2002, Sid Palmer (9) posted:
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Really like this guitar have named it Ruby it is a studio model.
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On 5/21/2002, Bruce Jones (113) posted:
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If this guitar were lost or stolen, I would definitely want it replaced. After a little work, this guitar plays wonderfully and sounds like a dream. My only complaint is the workmanship issue
Model Year: 1998
Price: $1085.00
Where Obtained: Elderly Instruments
Features:
Mahogony body with tone chambers and AAA flame top 24 fret '59 slim-taper neck w/ trapezoid inlays Single volume, tone controls. 3-way toggle selector H/H config. 490 and 498T HB Grover Tuners Double cutaway w/ Beveled Back
Playability:
I love the way this guitar plays. A Les Paul Std. neck with 24 frets and double cutaway access. It's light, fast, the knob setup is simple. I'm glad I have a wide leather strap to keep it steady though, as it is somewhat top heavy. The workmanship is somewhat sloppy with cracking completely around the headstock logo inlay and some orangepeeling where the neck joins the body in back. There was also a slight warp in the neck around the tenth fret. I DID NOT feel that Elderly Instruments were completely forthcoming in the description of the overall condition of this guitar, in fact there was no mention whatsoever of any of the aforementioned problems prior to sale, along with some major gouges on the guitar's body face. The guitar was such a TONE MACHINE, however, that I was able to overlook the myriad cosmetic and construction quality issues this one time. I would have preferred to make a more informed purchase.
Sound Quality:
This ax sounds fantastic with every amp I've played it through. (I currently run it through a Mesa/Boogie DC-5) Great for any style, although somewhat noisy.(probably due to a loose connection).
Durability:
Rock solid. No complaints. It stays in tune really well. The neck becomes somewhat tacky in colder, damp or sticky weather, making it somewhat more difficult to play.
On 5/10/2001, Michael Palmer (2319) posted:
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I really want another one, I am so in love with this guitar I actually treat myself by playing it. I can be lying around playing my JB and think, nah, the moods not right to play the Les.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $1400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Victor Litz Music, Silver Spring MD
Features:
Made in the US. Body:Carved Figured AAA maple top, chambered mahogany back Neck:Mahogany Fingerboard/Inlay:Rosewood 24 frets/Pearloid trapezoid Bridge/Tailpiece:Tune-o-matic/Stop bar Hardware:Gold Pickups :490R Alnico magnet humbucker,498T Alnico magnet humbucker Controls :One volume, one tone, three-way switch
Playability:
The original action bothered me, so I had it lowered and 9's put on. THe guitar playes so well it's unbelievable. The neck is a bit fatter than I was used to, but no different from your usual LP neck. It doesn't play as fast as a Ibanez or one of those shreddy type guitars, but it plays fast and smooth. I have no flaws to report
Sound Quality:
The sound quality is what made me buy this guitar. It is really lite but resonates perfectly. I have played it through many amps and the sound is still great. better suited for distortion though, it is not the brightest sounding guitar. This guitar sounds exactly what a good guitar should sound like, versatile, smooth, creamy, no buzz. This is definately a stage guitar.
Durability:
I do have to say I am a bit dlicate with this guitar. I very rarely leave it out of it's case, and when I do I play it gingerly. I have had it adjusted 3 times in 3 years, which seemed to be necessary unfortunately. The strap locks that I installed are hanging in there, and there does not appear to be anything wrong with the guitar as of yet. The guitar does not play very well in the cold though.
On 4/20/2000, Jesse Engel (1041) posted:
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Like playing a harp from heaven. . . That can wail. . .
Price: $1150.00 (new)
Features:
It's simplicity is what makes it so excellent.
Playability:
A perfect concert guitar, helps make a confusing set up that more frindly. The 24 frets are also awesome. They make the 22 fret much more accesible/
Sound Quality:
SUSTAIN, with this guitar you feel like you can hold a note from now to forever.
Durability:
So far so good. It can take a bump or two. I still suggest getting one of Gibson's big durable cases.