Sunday, November 04, 2007

My other vice

I went a bit insane this weekend and ended up with the guitar you see on the left in the photo. It's an Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top in Transparent Amber. I've never owned a Les Paul before and this one is really nice! For the pittance it cost, it's hard to believe that it actually plays nice, but it really does! The fit and finish are excellent. I can't find a flaw anywhere. The tones this thing puts out are sublime - and totally different from any of my other axes. This is guitar #8 in my rapidly growing collection. This time a year ago, I only had two, and I'd owned them for 15 and 20 years.
The guitar on the right is #6 in the collection. I got it a few months ago when Lulu bought it for me as an early birthday gift. It's a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser in Black Cherry finish with a maple quilt top and mohogany back and neck. The inlays are all abalone and very nicely done. The pickups are EMG 81 and 85, and this thing just shreds! I'll have to get the whole collection togther for a group photo soon.

Corvette Weekend

This weekend I spent some time with the Corvette, removing the factory body side moldings (BSMs) and polishing the doors so you can't tell they were ever there. It took about 20 minutes to get them off, and then two hours of cleaning off the adhesive and buffing the paint out with 3M Perfect-It fine cut polish. The result is stunning. It's like a new car!

I've been really enjoying the Vette. We're taking it on a short trip to Savannah next weekend. Can't wait!