Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My New Guitar!

After 26 years of playing I have finally been able to get a serious guitar. A 2006 VOS R8 from the Gibson Custom Shop. I love the smell of Nitrocellulose in the morning, it reminds me of Les Pauls.

I purchased it off of E-bay from Guitarsofamerica. I've actually had it since October but I still get chills opening the case. I opted for the Ice Tea finish as I am not really partial to the cherry colour of the sunburst. I like them a little faded. The plain maple has just a hint of flame toward the edge.

The sound of it is almost exactly what you hear on the Gibson site. I find the bridge pickup to be a little harsh in the top end, but I am going to replace them with my own. I think double cream bobbins.

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