- Feb 26, 2017
- Reaction score
This one right here...
Because it made the most beautiful noise my teenage ears had ever heard (on All The World's A Stage) and in the hands of that guy ^ was probably the single biggest reason I sought out my first Les Paul.
Besides just AL's tone (and haters be damned) I think the Norlin era produced the best sounding LP's in Gibson's history.
[Sorry for the tangent] Yeah, I'm an AL hater. I've got both his guitars, same serial number. AL230. Weird thing is that, though I do love Alex, I just wanted a 355 period. Went in to EM Shorts and found out I could get the Alex version $700 cheaper than a regular 355 so I snatched it up.
Then, when Gibby came out with the Axcess, since I am a tremolo freak and have always wanted a Floyd LP, I logged onto GC just to check out the new Axcess, did a search for Axcess [not Lifeson, just Axcess] and up pops a redburst Lifeson Axcess . . . S/N AL230. I $hit you not! Now, WTF would you do? So, completely by accident, by decree from the guitar gods, I have the matching set . . .
Sadly, since I'm sick, I need to get them off to a good home before I move on to a higher transition of entropy or however the song goes [??] . . . Leave it all to my nephew and he'll just take them to the closest pawn shop which will require me to come back and haunt him on a daily basis. Yeah, I know, you'll gladly take them off my hands but that's not what I mean . . .