With such a brillaint history of instruments to pull from and be influenced by, this is the best they can do nowadays?
RIP Gibson Guitars, 1895-2009[/QUOTE]
I am a big fan of tradition, and a die-hard DIY'er with my own electrics. I see nothing but benefits from this Guitar. It harnesses all the best aspects of digital technology to give the guitar player a more fluid approach to getting better sounds (by eliminating the obstacles that currently impede a guitarists creativity).
David Gilmour would laugh at it for about a day, but with his chops, he could be very expressive [I]on the fly[/I]. I think that is the point.
That and the fact that companies are trying very hard to stay in business. The market kind of demands this now.
Their CEO is a complete a-hole and he is hated by his employees who are guys who love guitars and willing to build them for about fifteen bucks an hour.
I'm one for staying with the traditional models and colors, but this new Zoot Suit SG looks cool to me
[QUOTE=southparkcpa;3395406]Sort of like "new coke".
The Les Paul, IMO, will always be the benchmark of electric guitars.
EVERY great guitarist owns at least one.
I Love my Taylor 810 for acoustic, not sure where gibson is these days on acoustic.[/QUOTE]
I'd say the strat is the benchmark guitar.
But Les Pauls can make noises no other guitar can. Back in the 70's when recording wasn't great, a lot of the Les Paul guys were recording with strats.
Technology wasn't capable of capturing that sweet warm high. They sounded too dark.
[QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;3395519]I'll never forget that movie. Page had a hold on my skull and ears.[/QUOTE]
I was just talking to my wife about The Song Remains The Same....We were arguing about my 13 year old stepson (who can't find his own ass with both hands) and I was comparing myself to him as a kid....The example I used was when TSRTS came out and played in our local movie theater, I was 11 years old and me and my friend watched the first showing, then hid under the movie seats and stayed for the second showing....That movie changed my perception of rock music....I mean come on, JP played that Les Paul with a violin bow!