I've been through this. Basically wanted a Les Paul about 12 years ago but convinced myself that something similar would do. I've had various Les Paul-ish guitars including a very respectable Gorden Smith Graduate which sounded ace but they weren't Gibsons. I even got a 335 convincing myself I didnt need a lester but this year I just realised what I should have done all along and went out and did it with a 59 reissue.
Still the honeymoon period so dont expect a measured review but I have to say god, that tone through a cranked valve amp sends shivers down my spine.
My only regret ?- the obvious one really, of not doing it 12 years ago. Life is too short.
Arsebiscuits. I pulled the trigger on a used ebony traditional (2010) from Guitarguitar only to discover someone walked into the shop an hour before and bought it. I had negotiated £930 on it too which I think was pretty good.
They have a used goldtop standard for roughly the same price...but if there's a gayer guitar than a goldtop then I don't know what it is.
Originally Posted by Newton Faulkner
it's hard to see the light when the fridge door is closed
Rox you gotta stop flashin' that Burny about, thing giving me hot flashes!
I also agree with your earlier post about getting top quality guitars for 1/4 of the price, I would of put that custom in terms of craftsmanship above many a Gibson and I've had a few.
Now you gotta see Ians 2012 Honeyburst that thing is incredible he did a silly thing putting it in my hands didn't wanna give it back but I was too scared to play it... Gibson do have their quality but there's stuff out there just as good with a bit of that magic in there.
Im a huge fan of a decent LP (arn't we all) and that extends to most of the Chinese Burnys too, they're kicking ass in that department.