NGD: Holy Smokes Red Batman

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  1. lukeap69

    lukeap69 New Member

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    After being disappointed with the built quality i.e. rough fret edges, malfunctioning toggle switch of a couple Gibson Les Pauls I have auditioned at my favourite music shop, I have explored trying Strats and PRS SEs. The strats are okay but did not connect with me. The PRSes are closed to Les Pauls which made them a very good contender. But one of the biggest negative of the strats is the price in the place where I live. It is like 25 to 33% higher compared to Sweetwater price. Insane and ridiculous. But I can get one imported from Europe which will just be slightly costlier than American prices. Still the PRS has the sound signature I am looking for (remember Les Paul ).

    Then I went to the music store to purchase a PRS SE 245 or Zach Myer model, I've noticed this beautiful Batman'esque red guitar with Gibson logo on it. She is gorgeous! Was this Angus Young's guitar I've asked myself. It surely looks like it. But, I had a bad impressions of Gibson electrics due to recent disappointment with few LPs.

    I have asked my sales rep to let me try one. Holy smokes Batman! I am in love. Then I've asked how much it costs? What slightly cheaper than Sweetwater price! And since I am I loyal customer, they were willing to give me further discount. So you know what happened next I presume.

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  2. 67King

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    Congrats, and welcome! Mighty fine looking. Put on the poker chip and swap out the knobs for the silver face ones, and it'll give it a huge vintage vibe, too.
     
  3. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    Lies...it needs witch hats and a chip!

    That's a beautiful guitar :)
     
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    I prefer those bell knobs. Mine go to 11.
     
  5. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Active Member

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    Red Batman? It doesn’t even have a batwing guard...Haha!
    Very nice though dude! That red is astounding!
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and good choice, that is one gorgeous SG! Happy NGD! :smile:

    Btw, 2017 or 2018?
     
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  7. Paully

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    Most triumphant score ;)
     
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  8. lukeap69

    lukeap69 New Member

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    Thanks all. I am thrilled to get the SG as my first electric guitar. I am enjoying playing it very much.
     
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  9. Duane_the_tub

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    That is really nice, congratulations. Hopefully you will get some Batman super powers from it, and become a guitar hero!
     
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