Date of manufacture: March 5, 2022. Reviewed March 29, 2022 by Steve Yetter (AKA sonar1)
Features: Midnight Black Pearl “foxtail” hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Guitar weight is 6.75 lbs.
One-piece Honduran mahogany, hand selected for lightness.
Honduran mahogany neck. Indian...
In tune, even!
Great neck frets & board.
It snarls, it growls, it crawls on its belly like a reptile!
I’m honored to own a wicked pissah piece of playable art!
I can tell my other guitars are shakin‘ in their cases!
And a fat neck it is!
Went to the toy store in Chico (GC).
Wasn’t intending to buy a guitar (well, maybe a cheap Ibanez or something).
I saw two Tributes hanging high with maple necks (I love them on my slab tributes, like Specials),
AND they looked fat (my favorite). The other was tobacco...
Didn’t DO anything yesterday, but woke up this morning with a sore ankle. Weird. Unusual.
Now 12 hours later it’s REALLY hurting!
Took Tylenol and Advil throughout the day, with food.
No visual clues. Just hurts like a mofo!
What gives? Walking is outa the question.
Cane hobbling to the...
I hate that sometimes doing the right thing is painful and involves loss.
Self-pity is one of my most sincere emotions, so naturally it tore me up to put her down today after a couple days of tanking heart failure.
She went to sleep peacefully at the vets, with my daughter and I commiserating...
Fat neck; good sounding P-90; Sweetwater demo discount; couldn’t pass it up.
This one will get ‘50’s wiring mod (one solder connection).
Since the new solder is so hard, I’ll use a blowtorch. Free relic at same time.
Call me crazy, but after simply hefting my 2020 November Burst off the rack it went home with me (fabulous neck too).
Quickly it became my #1, and sent my 2012 R9 packing.
Then I left most everything else behind as I moved from Santa Cruz, to Redding.
Tried a PRS, and a couple other Les Pauls...
So taken captive by my 2020 Gibson USA Slash Standard’s fat gronkin’ midrange, I miss it when it’s not there.
There was nothing at all wrong with my 2019 Standard ‘50’s cherryburst UNTIL I A/B’d with the Slash.
I mean, I happen to LIKE Burstbucker 1&2’s a lot! But the bridge didn’t have the...
The stuff they’re making now all seems stellar to me.
I remember the fifties/sixties CMI era. Ted McCarty et al.
Had a ‘61 J-45 that was a cannon, and beautiful.
My teacher had a fifties L-7C, and an L-4!
I couldn’t be happier with my just regular production stuff from 2019 & 2020:
Started the day intending to pull the covers off my 2019 Standard ‘50’s, to see if I could get it closer in sound to my 2020 Slash, which has THE sound I want, always.
Once that task was completed and a new set of strings installed, spent a 1/2 hour or so twiddling and dialing in.
My GC Trad Pro-V has the little dip switches in the control cavity. With these one can switch out coil tap for coil split, reassign high filters and “transient response,” etc.
One by one I turned on all five while playing and hearing.
Woke the guitar up pretty nicely, and turned it into the...