- Sep 29, 2014
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Oh man that is breathtaking!OK, I hear ya a-callin'...!
I saw this thread and meant to post something. Here ya go:
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2014 Standard (premium quilt) in Ocean Water. They came in Honey Burst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Ocean Water and Rootbeer. Strangely, the tops on the guitars chosen for the pics on the Gibson webpage aren't all that interesting -- I've seen far better examples with crazy figured quilt maple in the wild (although I've never seen another one anything like mine). Whichever guy at Gibson picked the wood for this one was either very clever or very lucky -- and I want to thank him!
I really must take some new photos of this thing; apologies to everyone who has seen these same media gallery pics rolled out before (!).
That's too funny!
Actually, I didn't have the budget for one of these when they were new in 2014 although I loved the look and this color more than all the others.
I bought this particular Lester used in 2018 for half the original price. It was an eBay find and I went to collect in-person and check it out. It was an absolute case-queen and barely used by a guy who was primarily a bass player.
It's definitely a bit of a one-off and it really does look like you're on a beach, looking down through water onto the sand below. Darrell is right, there's a bit of a boat-wake effect coming off the end of the neck and spreading out past the pups and the bridge. Crazy top. More importantly, a lovely guitar to play!