I know... I've already given my opinion, but I've been drinking and have thought about it some more.
For perspective, I have a stable of several Tylers, Suhrs and Collings.... For amps I've got a PWE, Friedman Naked and a Morgan. Pretty nice stuff.
If you told me I had the choice of playing...
AMP. All day long.
A $600 mexican built Tele is going to sound like a $2000 amp, when played through a $2000 amp.
A $2500 Tom Anderson is going to sound just like that Tele when played through a Marshall Haze.
The guitar is about the feel, the tactile response in your hands, the playability...
Totally, its not like he's pulling off Petrucci licks and needs the guitar up to get his shred on. He's just doing it to be ironic, along with with his 2 sizes too small pants and little brothers t-shirt.
We actually had this experiment already. Remember the 2007-ish Vegas series by Gibson. It was basically this guitar, but with a unique offset body, and a trini lopez style headstock. They were pretty cool, but didn't sell well and were gone in a year or two.
This is that guitar, only in a...
Paul, that sonofabitch is like 60, and still sings like a banshee. What a showman too.
Ace was always too inconsistent, and now days he's a big joke. As others have said, Gene's bass work in the 70's was pretty slick, but Paul is the complete package... the completely effeminate, slightly...
Read the whole thread please....
Customs are still made with ebony boards, just like they always have been,
The new guitars are called Classic Customs....they are built off the new LP Classic platform which has a baked maple board. The classic customs have 5 ply binding on the body front (not...
bought one at NAMM last year. Played it against a mogami, the difference was immediate, even at the noisy NAMM floor. Nice cable, solid bass response. Nice and flexible as well, unlike some super premium offerings
Gibson gives you neck and body/headstock binding, which Carvin does not.
Oh, and Gibson gives one other thing. Resale. You'll take a bath if you try and move that Carvin, if you're even able to sell it.
that guitar was not $2800 in '93, maybe list price, but not selling price.
I had one just like that in tobacco and I paid well under $2K in '92
That guitar is worth about $1300 in that condition. a 3pc birdseye top is nothing special. Unique, yes, but not enough to command any premium