posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:09 AM
Shipping went fine. There was a cardboard box around another one, some padding (plastic bubbles), then the case with the unharmed guitar inside!
YAY! First hurdle cleared.
I took my new girlfriend out for a drink and showed a few lucky people. They were stunned!! It is a piece of furniture!! The case looks nice but it is
not a road case.
Dora. Tuned up to E flat (unplugged) to a sweetened Peterson tuning. OMG! The guy on AMS who complained about the frets doesn’t know what he is
talking about!! No sharp edges up and down the neck on either side. Smooth playing with almost a broke in feel. One thing I wish Gibson would do is
put some lemon oil on their necks from the factory! I had black powder on my fingers after an hour of playing unplugged!
I will put 10s on (maybe 11s) and tune down a half step. I will raise the bridge on the high E side a sconch, lower the bridge Pup, then redo the
intonation. And oil the fretboard.
First pass, as they say in that Aussie beer commercial... “keeper”!!
Going to hockey for game 7 (who’s in the box?!!!) so ya’ll might need to wait till Friday or the weekend for the plug in review.
Thank to all that responded!!
Besides a custom build, this is the most money I’ve spent on one guitar. And I so glad to have had it work out (so far)!
PS - If I can figure out how to dither pic size down on my phone, I’ll post some salacious photos!!