After around 10 years without a Gibson my Fender passion was strong. My latest purchase (around 2 weeks ago) was going to be a buzz, a 22 year old '52 RI Tele with boutique pickups. It was awesome. The pickups were chimey and creamy, the neck a tapering V. Beautiful. Yet something wasn't right. I ignored it at first but after a few days I knew it wasn't happening. I was trawling the guitar shops looking at other Teles. Maybe a 72 Custom or another Baja was the ticket? I had my credit card burning through my wallet. I came home with this...
My first love was the Les Paul but for years I have been looking at Gibson's crazy offerings and thinking wtf?? Expensive and gimmicky. Until I saw their 2016 lineup. This LP Studio Traditional is simply stunning. Fit and finish is great, feels and sounds amazing. Those Burstbuckers Rock! What attracted me to Teles was the simplicity, and that's what makes this Studio a great guitar!
At £649 it's the deal of the century.
It's good to be back.