My first Gibson was bought new from Chappells of Bond Street in 1978, when I was just 19. My Gran had left me enough in her will to buy the guitar of my dreams. It’s the one in the middle - a 78 built RD Artist. Still playing like a dream, and looking better than ever. Seen here with my gran’s banjolele and a magnificent 2/3 scale custom build Manson.Greetings All, I just took home a new out of the box 2020 Les Paul Standard 60's. My post is about how I now feel with a brand new fresh Les Paul vs all the 20 plus guitars I have had including Les Pauls but were never new. I used to look at buying new as paying premium. I never went new and walked into a local GC a few weeks ago to get strings or something and absolutely got crushed with GAS at the nicest burst I have seen. They call it a Bourbon Burst but there was no mention of the maple flame top which at a minimum was AA grade! After a few visits I bought it. So, after a day or 2 with it now I have come to the conclusion there is something about NEW which I decided I now want. It is very cool that the serial number has this birth date as Oct 23, 2020 which is also stamped on the head. That's about as FRESH as you can get. There is was still unpolished on the head! It is unplayed except by me and that is a different feeling!
Soo, after all that....has anyone gone new after always being a used car kinda guy??