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Obsession 7 by tbolt Obsession 7 by tbolt
Blue Beauty.

My biggest complaint agout Gibson is that their products seem to come in one of three colors: Bowling Ball Black, Generic White, and Everybody-Has-One Sunburst. If you're lucky, you can find Wine Red.

Well, this year they are releasing them in my color, blue! :D

The Les Paul Standard:

It is called the Standard because it is the standard by which all other guitars are measured! The flame pattern in the grain is not just skin deep, it runs the full thickness of the 1/2" maple cap! The action is unbelievably low, and the neck is ramrod straight. She has a great combination of sparkle and growl, depending on one's choice of music! =^^=

The Les Paul '50's Tribute:

In Everybody-Has-One Cherry Sunburst (worn), This is a great throwback to when the Les Paul first hit the scene in the warly '50's. A lot of classic Rock was made with a guitar like this! =^^=

Again, she has the Les Paul Formula: A solid Maple cap on top of a thick mahogany body. It adds sparkle to warm sustain! The pickups are not the regular Gibson humbuckers, though. In 1952 the humbucking pickup did not exist, instead she sports the p-90 single-coil pickup. the first really successful electric pickup by Gibson. It is similar to the pickups found on the classic Fender, but they wind them much larger, giving them a little more output, and a deeper tone. The P-90 is distinct and clear. Some guys will search far to get this kind of tone...
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baZti Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Did the blue LP come without the pickguard? It's stunning!
tbolt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!, and yes, there's no guard, I've been debating whether I want to put one on, which would entail drilling a couple small holes...

I waited a long time for them to make it in my color! =^^=
TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Tried any Schecters yet? It's also an American brand, and I think those are really good.
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have played one of the Custom models that a coworker has, I want to say that it is either a C-1 or a C-7, except that it has EMG active pickups in it. Actually, it looked a lot like the picture you have posted! =^^=

What impressed me first about the guitar was its playability, the action was nice and low, and the fretboard seemed to have a considerable radius on it, which made barring chords very easy! As I continued playing, I found it to be a vary responsive guitar when mated with my Peavey Amp. Just by changing my attack on the strings, I could go from a warm rhythm, to a bright lead, and then to and '80's overdrive! Heh, as of this time, when my finances are a little more secure I'm going to search out a small tube amp and attempt to perfect that skill! =^^=

A lot of Schecter's lower end stuff is made in Korea, but between Agile, Michael Kelley, and the couple Schecters I played, the Koreans make an outstanding instrument! Epihpone used to have a lot of their instruments made there as well. When they come up on Ebay, those always seem to get a good price!

So, yes, I have had the opportunity to play on a couple Schecters, including a nice Stiletto bass with the neck-through design! They do make a fine instrument!
TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Yeah, mine's made in South Korea.
But what you say about it is very true!
It's incredibly easy to play, very fun, and it's a good all round guitar.
My first guitar was a Jackson, when I bought this Schecter, I was in heaven, and I still am!
Absolutely smashing guitars!
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It it your first guitar?
TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
The Schecter is MY first guitar. The Jackson once belonged to my brother.
He gave it to me when he bought a new one ^^
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, cool! If you love it that much, then you made an excellent choice! :D

May you have many great years with the hobby! =^^=

What kind of amp do you have?
TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Momentarily shite, I use a line6 thingy in the computer.
My brother has ENGL.
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well, at least it should be easy to do your own multi-track recording into your PC! =^^=

If you haven't tried, look for a program called Audacity, it is simple and works well!

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