I’ve been playing this one a lot lately. It is a Swiss knife guitar for sure with these split DATron pickups from TV Jones. Plays so easily that I had to put 11s on just to get a little “fight” out of it.
I was worried at first about a bar bridge not being able to intonate properly on a Gretsch Penguin I was buying online. That fear was not realized as it actually is my most in tune guitar throughout the entire neck.
I had an Ultra III a few years back and thought it was great. Sounded nice and was a quality piece. Ended up selling as it weighed a ton and the volume drop switching from humbucker to single coil was severe. I’d love to give the new foil covered model a go.
I’ve had a few, Steelcaster Deluxe and Steeltops but ultimately moved on. I bought them for their looks and sold them because they didn’t have the organic tones I prefer from wood guitars. Lesson that took 3 purchases to learn because they look so damn cool lol.
Hi Teye! I upgraded my La Perla to Mojo from Mood a few years ago and I’m still pleased with it. I’m curious if the Juju is even better? I’m open to self installing the circuit but will that entail “messing “ with the black box guts and voiding any Nashville warranty work? Sorry things have...
Hi Teye! I had my La Perla upgraded to the Mojo and I’m very pleased with the results. I am open to a self install circuit that’s even better however, I’m concerned that would void any warranty? Would the install involve “messing around” with the black box?
In my experience, I’ve spent (wasted) a lot of money on guitars that were “just as good as a Gibson” or “Les Paul slayers”....nothing fully scratched that itch until I got a proper Gibson Les Paul.
Do yourself a favor and save up to get the real thing. You’ll be chasing your tail until you do...
My response is always the same in these threads. Gibson Johnny A. #82, part of the Roadworn Auction (branded into the back headstock).
Loaded it with Wolfetone Dr. V pickups. Biggest guitar regret ever: