Over the past few months I've been falling out of love with my Les Paul. I was nothing personal, and don't get me wrong I'm still "into" LPs but sometimes these things happen. Things didn't feel right and at some point you just have to end the relationship. Someone else, someone who will really love the LP, will pick it up. It's for the best. It's over. I was back on the market. I got a pack of spiffy new picks and spent a lot of time at the music store scene. At some points I got a little desperate and tried to pick up guitars at some pretty generic places. Everything was so fake though. They looked pretty at first - some of them even looked exactly like the vintage super-models everyone wants - but they had overseas baggage. Underneath the paint (or even screen printed wear & tear) was cruddy wood and sloppy craftsmanship. I finally found some better shops. They don't look like much from the street but inside they have the real deal. The kind of guitar you want to bring home to your amp. It's not about appearance here, it's about quality. I speed dated a bunch of guitars and spent some quality time with the ones I felt had a connection. One of them - oh man, this beautiful vintage white and maple G&L bluesboy - was so great. I played it for a few minutes over my lunch break and I couldn't get it out of my head all afternoon. After work I came back and played until the store closed and the night was over. I tried a bunch of similar guitars but nothing compared. I had to have this one. I fell hard. I brought it home a few days ago and I've spent every moment I can with it. Exploring every nook and cranny, finding where the pickups and tone knob meet to make it's tones. It's neck fits so perfectly in my hand and the fretboard is like butter. Even when I'm not playing I bring it with me around the house. I prop it up so during commercials I can glance over and see it flicker in the light of the TV. I have a picture at work I can flip to when I'm thinking about it. We had our first gig together last night and it did a fantastic job! It's a keeper. I know the next few months will be different but I don't care right now. We're on our honeymoon and I'm enjoying every minute.