Post by mythundreamt on Jul 11, 2021 18:37:45 GMT -6
Out of the blue I had a chance to play one, and I was BLOWN away. It felt like it was made from a different wood than any other Les Paul I’ve ever touched before. It didn’t just sound better, it played better too.
And then it turned out the dude had not one, but two. I tried the second and it was similar, these two were in a class all by itself compared to my (and his) reissues. The tone had an entirely different register, like a much more solid tonic with far more balanced overtones in harmonics. Just incredible sounding.
All his Les Pauls had the same pickups, his favorite hand wound PAF replicas, so it wasn’t the pickups. Both my reissue and one of his had old world Brazilian Rosewood fretboards and hide glue construction too, so it wasn’t that either! It seemed like it really was the old wood, which was incredible to me. The difference was far more than I ever expected.
Anyone else have either this experience, or for that matter the opposite?
I jokingly asked if he’d sell me one, and he said sure he didn’t really need two. Of course the price was unthinkable, that bit I wasn’t surprised by.