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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Santana feat. India Irie – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
One of my favorite Beatles songs by one of my favorite guitarists.

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Vintage Sunburst

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This was an interesting, not so eventful weekend. I did make the largest one-payment, purchase of my life: a Gibson Les Paul (Standard Traditional Pro) and it sings like a dream.

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Gibson Les Paul

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Went to Guitar Center last night to check out some Les Paul’s… I’m convinced that it will be my first electric guitar… I’ve ruled out Epiphones and even the Studios line. I’m down to the Standard, Traditional, and Classic. The one I fell in love with was a Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro in vintage sunburst… it felt good to the hands, a bit heavy but in a good way, and the sound was amazing.

I was really tempted to leave the store with that guitar, but I didn’t bite the bullet just yet. I will. I also fell in love with the guitar pictured above… it’s part of a new line. Not only was it a beautiful guitar, but strangely fragrant. Is it the Alpine?

I tried out about five Les Paul’s that night, and I’m certain I’m gonna get one by the end of this month. Now to find the one… That’s my update on that.

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Electric guitars…

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So… I’ve been looking at electric guitars for a long while now. Just looking, reading reviews, contemplating where I want blow my hard-earned cash. I’m no professional guitarist by any means, just an amateur looking to get better, play my favorite songs, and jam with some friends.

I currently own an acoustic guitar, Takamine “Jasmine” S35. Meticulous about my purchases, having just $100 (no job at the time), I spent hours looking for the “best” acoustic guitar under $100. Picked her up for $80 off CL, the best purchase I made that year. I used the extra $20 to buy a set of new strings and a capo. 🙂

Back to electric guitars… now that I’m currently employed, and have a bit more savings, I’m looking to spend more on a quality guitar. I’ve narrowed down my search to three guitars: Fender Stratocaster (MIM), Gibson Les Paul Studio, and the Gibson Les Paul Standard (around $400, $800, $1600, respectively). I really love the look of a Les Paul (Ebony finish, above). So…what am I waiting for?

First, I gotta try em out. Feel em. Listen. Depending on the quality of sound, I’ll see if it’s worth the price jumps. I’m almost certain, I’ll be getting a Les Paul (Gibson, not Epiphone, unless someone can truly convince me that an Epiphone has more value for the money).

I’ll update when I finally make my purchase. Let me know what you think… cheers.

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