Third PRS in my collection, a custom 22-fret single cutwaway PRS guitar. Good grade guitar with fine finished cap. When playing it i like a Les Paul type and versatile guitar that handles easy and has a smooth flattish rosewood neck. The fretboard is fairly plain with abalone bird markers, and the PRS Signature is place in abalone in the head stock. The 2 Tone/ 2 Vol arrangement is complemented with a 3-way selector switch for neck, bridge and midway position, and additionally coil tapping is stock on this guitar too. An interesting details is that the guitar was originally marketed for the US market only as stated on the back of the headstock.
Here a rare prototype #003 of a Gibson Solid body Barney Kessel model. Although this is a solid body guitar, this model is similar to the semiacoustic kessel models from the 1960s, designed with input of the legendary jazz guitarist Barney Kessel. Sporting a 2-vol, 2-tone arrangement and a 2-hum-bucker (burst-buckers) power plant, equipped with coil tapping on both tone pots, makes this an awesome tone machine. The guitar is similar to a Les Paul custom in its ability. This particular example was number 3 out of a trial run of the Kessel models that were produced for a very short period in 2015.
Been resisting getting a Gibbo V for a long time. Well here is another, a 2001, Gibson V in red. Before I got any V, I thought, Balancing problems, floating neck, diving body, uneven weight distribution. Pointy bits, etc. The list goes on. Saw this, and had to get it, great sound over a valve amp. Both grungy and clean etc, quite flat wide neck, hence plays wonderful rock, blues and even classical, and also can make a real rocky racket in overdrive over my Hughes and a Kettner.
Here a Gibson Les Paul Custom In Black beauty in black and nickel finish. It’s a 1979 model and is an example of a fine solid body guitar made with solid mahogany body with a cool finish. The guitar is in good condition for its near 4 decades with some marks to the body and a bit of tarnishing to the nickel hardware giving it patina and rock mojo. With killer looks, and awesome sound it is a winner in my book. The fretboard is a fine grain dark ebony and the mahogany neck plays light and fluid. Guitar receipt from the shop where it was bought for $620 in 1980 came with the guitar. Guitar lives in its beaten up chainsaw hard-case.
Here we have a superb 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom III, Electric Guitar. A very heavy solid body guitar with 3 pick ups in gold finish against an almost pristine glossy black finish. The guitar’s 3 hum-buckers enable a wide variety of tone and output. Apart from its build quality, it is quite a rare model. It is one of the top guitars in the collection. The guitar has a fantastic feel to it, and sound wise it is awesome. The fret board is high quality fine grain ebony and the low set up makes that plays light and fluid. Guitar lives in its original hard-case.