- Jan 3, 2014
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- Humboldt County, CA
I rotate through all of them. I keep them in cases and pull out two or three and play them until I decide I want to try a few more.
Pics or it's a pink Epiphone Hello Kitty model.Overall, it's my most expensive Guitar. It is my Gibson LP R8, that cost me slightly less than 4k Euros (Kinda amazing, considering what even the plainest plaintops cost now). I'm not a rich man by any stretch, and I saved up long for that one. Out of the many Guitars I tried in that Price Range, this was the one that really spoke to me. We all know it's not always the case, but on that Guitar, Gibson got it right. It was set up very good from day one, and it really resonates so well, it never goes out of tune. A very close second is my Mockingbird (MIK, ~1700€). I almost alternate 50/50 between these two, the R8 has slightly more playing time, since it resides in the living Room. I must admit my other Guitars don't get played frequently enough.
Is it a Sunrise Tea burst? Mine's a 2011 R8 Sunrise, looks just like yours. Everyone needs a plaintop:
Nice!!! Mine is a RG470 as well. I did a full set up on it and ordered the Cruncy Pats. I also removed the middle pickup because I would hit it with my pick more often than not. I tried lowering the middle as far as it would go but was still not enough. I actually didn’t want to remove it because it provided some great tones that are very different from the typical 2 humbucker guitars. It plays excellent, sounds good enough for my ears being a bedroom rockstar ha ha!!!I have an Ibanez RG as well (RG470). Really good guitar for the money. I got tired of trems and never really used the middle single coil so I blocked the trem, disconnected the single coil and screwed it all the way down so it doesn’t get in the way of my picking. I swapped out the stock pups for a set of DiMarzio John Petrucci’s (LiquiFire and Crunchlab) and wired in a new 5 way switch. For my tastes anyhow the guitar went from good to wow! 😀
Beautiful Guitar! 😍Is it a Sunrise Tea burst? Mine's a 2011 R8 Sunrise, looks just like yours. Everyone needs a plaintop:
Update:During the week, I do most of my woodshedding on my Ibanez RG through either my Bogner Mini Ecstasy or Katana. I bought it cheap and replaced the pickups and pots with some GFS Crunchy Pats. Weekends I have more time and play my Wolf LP and LTD Eclipse through my tube amps…
i get it but damn if the neck feels good then refret.Thanks for the suggestion. I’d thought about that as well but the prices that I’m seeing for a re fret are at or more than I paid for the guitar new. I dig it, but not that much if you know what I mean. I think over time I should be able to find a replacement neck at a price I’d be willing to pay. If not, no biggie.
My Harley Benton SC-Jr is the one that sits next to my desk. I have an SC-Custom that lives at the practice space.Depends on my mood, really. But most of the time, it's my Harley Benton LP JR copy and SG Jr copy. Or the SX Tele copy.
All three sound and play well, so I don't feel like I'm struggling with a cheap guitar. And if I bang them up, drop them, whatever - not a big deal.
I used to thinknof my acoustic the same away (an old Selmer). In fact, I repaired the headstock with JB weld. It's been pretty beat up. Just found out these were hamdbuilt in Japan and are actually worth money 😬
Eh, oh well. It's a player instrument, not an investment.