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About darrenbond

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  1. The ultimate Les Paul has to be the ULTIMA.....................I just got one and they are awesome!
  2. Nice one................I think I'll give it a try...........................
  3. My only Les Paul is an Ultima - quilt, flame, stop tail - very nice!
  4. I just picked up a Les Paul 'Ultima' that is fairly attractive! PS how do I get a large photo in the reply?
  5. Thanks for the welcome guys! ARE NINE: I think what makes this guitar special is that:- 1. It's a Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson model 2. Only 300 of this model will be made 3. It sounds exactly like a RUSH recording (early stuff) DEEPBLUE: The sound can be a little thin when using the Varitone in certain position but flick the active switch up and it gets a great bluesy tone - very woody - lovely! All guitars have different characteristics and 'comfort' depending on thickness of neck / body so it's all very subjective - I have several strat's and they are all different - tried 5 Les Paul Custom's in a shop last week and 4 of them I thought were awful (even a Steve Jones Custom Shop!). I suppose what makes a guitar 'special' is the one that fits your hand and sounds right to your ears, it doesn't have to be expensive, deluxe, custom shop or vintage and as my old man used to say.....'it's horses for courses' Now I'm off to do a deal on a Les Paul 'ULTIMA' - Quilt, Flame inlay, stop-tail (now that is a special guitar! ) If I can work out how to do it I'll post some pics!
  6. Just got a Alex Lifeson 355 (AL95) and I have to say that despite what I have read on these forums I think this is a fantastic guitar!! I was a huge Rush fan when I was a kid and to have one of these, bearing in mind there will only be 300 is quite something...............and it sounds fantastic....with so many different tone variations it's hard to believe anyone can not get the sound they want out of it. I use a Fender Blues Deluxe (Custom Shop Moto) and various Boss pedals and this thing rocks! PS Volute is not an issue, trem arm is not an issue (although tip is cracked - probably as it sticks out when swung back and may have been cracked by the case lid?) Brilliant guitar
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