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My '52 to '57 conversion, just didn't have that centered seam or I might have had burst done on the refinish. Gold hid the patch holes anyway.
Glad I never got it in my mind to put a Bigsby on it, during my years of monkeying around.
I was a percussionist, drummer, Tympani and trumpet player very young. Some piano and xylophone.
1965 at 18, I saw The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck at the Hullabaloo on Sunset Blvd.. That was it. From then on it was Guitar and Harmonica. I was lucky to see a Classified ad for an old Les...
And a couple thieves can conveniently take them away out the front door.
Actually the Gator is pretty cool, but then you have the regular guitar cases to put somewhere. It's complicated. A natural disaster could wipe out the world.
I think the vintage style Chinese Zither would be a great thing for Gibson to release at rock bottom prices. I see one on ebay for $78,000. Also the Zither domain is for sale
No matter how you look at it a Tokai is still copying the Les Paul and at a cheaper price. My opinion is it is bad trademark enforcement and opportunism by USA entrepreneurs in the first place.
I used to have a Hondo Doubleneck Pro 12/6 string. It was trying to copy the Danelectro., although...
Never mix LSD with other street drugs or alcohol--not even pot--it ruins it. It is dangerous to many and wastes your time, making you susceptible to various neurotransmitter problems. Certain pharmaceuticals + LSD --absolutely not!
If you have mental issues, don't use it...