This thread has involved into an interesting thread about how "roughly", or not,... we should all treat out Gibsons. It's an issue I personally struggle with every year just before going on Summer vacation.
Should I just chill out and grab my '63 CW or '64 J-50, throw her in a padded gig back, pack her in the back of the hatchback for the long drive 13 hour drive to France? Or,..... should I just buy another Beater for £200, take that instead and not worry leaving the guitar in the sun or outside.....?
One side of the argument, my thinking is:-
".....The vintage Gibson's have lasted this long and most probabley have seen a lot worse and can take a bit of abuse. Just take it you bloody wimp!!!!"
."You will be a long time dead so what's the bloody point in owning such a nice guitar if you don't play and enjoy it???"
On the other side :-
"...These bloody guitars cost you a lot of money so why take a stupid risk???"
"My Gibsons are old vintage guitars which have had structural movement in there life,...not the newer sturdier made modern Gibsons so treat these old boys with care!"
This year I'm leaning again towards getting a beater.....I know what you are thinking: I'm a bloody wimp!!!!!