Buy a used goldtop, it won't break the bank, you can easily flip it if you like.
Don't buy into one year being superior to another, that's bunk.
One guitar is different than another either way, and Gibson has made consistently good guitars in all years of the historic line
2500 should get you...
Good for you guys!
Nice to see the forum produce more than just anonymous postings.
I know Jon slightly from a distance, and find him to be a great guy, with a good heart.
Looks like it was a wonderful time for both of you.
As another member stated, it's fun either way. I certainly have enjoyed the ride.
Part of it is we are spoiled, there are many great sounding guitars being made. The bar is very high now , and even with tops. There are so many good looking tops around that anything less than spectacular is ho...
Didnt you know that guitar players hear things from years gone by.....and things that don't exist.
Like paf's every one of them sounded a little different, that's what you hear....and every one sounds better than anything since.... that's what you don't hear.
My cynical/ sarcastic ramblings...
Here is my point , it's not the guitar that sounds good it's the guy playing it, and this Mason guy proves my point. His six figure guitar doesn't sound any better in his hands than any other guitar.
Your burst doesn' make you sound better practice does.
That motorcycle cost me 7 k used it's a 97 Electra Glide it does not get me to the store faster, does not drive better than my old Honda shadow. Just like your 59 les,paul does not make YOU sound better.
Comparing a 7 k motorcycle to a six figure guitar is ridiculous your smarter than that...
In Benghazi U.S. personell received no assistance and we saw what happened.
This time around U.S. personell got proper assistance and they saw what happened.
I will now respond back to my friends over at TGP, someone doesnt get the whole "relic" thing.
Many of you are unaware that I am a scientist in real life.
I have just invented a topical solution to remedy situations like this it's called Assholium
You rub it on and the asshole in you goes away, only for a while though.
I don't ever use it, it's for you guys that don't get how smart I...
This is my point exactly!
You can have a closet full of vintage guitars and never sound any better because of it. You sound like you no matter what.
The les paul fantasy of old guitars being the benchmark of tone, goes out the window when you can't drive that ship like jimmy page.
I once had...
Brady may not have has his best game, but he is not the reason this team lost.
The defense couldn't stop Miami, and when they were given the lead at the end of the game, they gagged. Pathetic for a group that just a few weeks ago gave themselves the nickname the boogeymen. They aint scaring...
My search for a Gibson es 330 led me to this eastman, it has a great set of lollar p90's, and is the only non gibson or fender I have.
It's a blast to play, covers a lot of bases, and the aged finish is remarkable, just a cool inexpensive, outstanding sounding instrument.
I got the best gift of all, I stopped inviting all the holiday a-holes over, and spent the day with my two sons, beautiful wife, and my two furry friends Teddy and Ray Ray.
We ate good, drank a little and laughed a lot. A perfect day.