Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Special

I finally found a few extra moments to snap a few pictures of the newest guitar I added to my collection last week.

I recently had a birthday and figured, "hey, it's been a while since I got a new piece of musical gear, let's buy myself a new guitar." The Gibson Les Paul Special is one I've had my eye on for years so I finally found a nice one on EBay and pulled the trigger on my birthday night.

What should have been a simple shipment from New York turned into a two week wait as the guitar shop initially sent out the wrong guitar. I was notified by email that they had mistakenly sent the wrong one and I should refuse shipment of the first package. They got the wrong guitar back and sent out mine. So, it took a little longer than I would have liked but it finally got here and, let me tell you, I absolutely love it.

It feels great, plays great, and sounds amazing. I did a little playing around with it earlier this week and recorded a new cover song just to test it out and it worked like a charm. It's actually so nice it's hard to put down and some nights I actually find my left hand hurting from noodling around so much.

So, this is the newest member of my guitar family. And, like the rest of the guitars I have, I decided to give this one a name. I have a Tom, a Jerry, and even a Kurt. But this one didn't have a name that screamed out to me at first.

That is, until I put it next to its big brother, the other Gibson I own, named Cooper. Looking at how small the new Gibson looks next to the ES-333 I've owned for years I could only think of one name that fit perfectly for my new Les Paul.

Ladies and Gentleman, I proudly present you with Itty Bitty.

He'll be playing on some new OilCan Drive stuff soon.

Have a great one!


Anonymous said...

Hope you have been saving your pennies for the Les Paul auction in June. Looks like everything he ever invented or touched is coming up for sale.

Sean Tiffany said...

Wow...I looked at the pre-auction items and, while it would be cool to have some of that gear, it's a tad bit out of my price range. But, very cool stuff from a very very smart and talented man!