Re: Electrics - Premium, Mid-Priced and Affordable - Whose Wallet ?
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:54 pm
arkieboy wrote:John Egan wrote:Didn't they have Bill Lawrence pickups?
Indeed! Mike Oldfield used one for 'Incantations' and 'Platinum' and Santana was also a user before he developed the SG2000 with Yamaha, which I'd like to own too while we're digressing. The 20yo me coveted them and they don't cost the earth second hand these days - I don't think I'd take them on the road, but I'm sure I'd find an excuse to record with them.
(back on topic) But again that shows just how silly some guitar prices are these days: for much less than any of the guitars listed in the premium category you could buy two once-popular but now unusual guitars that you could use to strike out on your own, kickstart your guitar collection, or just noodle along to your favourite albums.
Mind you, that 20yo picked up one of these when you couldn't give Gibsons away ...
Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a Les Paul Signature. A Recording yes, but not a Signature. Back in the day I used a Gretsch Double Anniversary, which I bought new in 1962, and still have. I also have a 1967 ES330,which I bought second hand.
Speaking of unusual, I fairly recently found a reasonably priced 1974 Ibanez twin neck (12-string and 6-string) which I couldn't resist. Much more interesting than anything I could buy from a Fender or Gibson Custom Shop. Weighs a ton, though.