O’s happy. She got what she wanted. Sort of. She wanted a 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard, but we don’t have $1400 to spend on a guitar right now. Instead, she is settling for something that sounds alright for now and it didn’t break the bank. I got it used for about $80 so I can’t complain. We liked the style (double cutaway), but we were hoping for a red finish. All we could find was black so it will have to do. It does have 2 humbucker pickups so that’s a plus. Clean it sounds pretty decent. When I run it through the Death Metal pedal it screams and wails like we want. I don’t have the greatest amplifier. We’re looking into getting something new very soon. Here are a few photos.
We are thinking of getting something else in a couple of weeks. Tried out an Epiphone single cutaway studio, also with 2 humbuckers that is going for about $300. Ran it through one of the amps where we tried it out and it sounded amazing. This Ibanez is nice to just toy around with, but that Epiphone is usually a $700 guitar and it sounds like it. Only bad thing about it? It’s also black! Ugh!