Writing a Dream

New Guitar Arrived

O’s happy. She got what she wanted. Sort of. She wanted a 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard, but we don’t have $1400 to spend on a guitar right now. Instead, she is settling for something that sounds alright for now and it didn’t break the bank. I got it used for about $80 so I can’t complain. We liked the style (double cutaway), but we were hoping for a red finish. All we could find was black so it will have to do. It does have 2 humbucker pickups so that’s a plus. Clean it sounds pretty decent. When I run it through the Death Metal pedal it screams and wails like we want. I don’t have the greatest amplifier. We’re looking into getting something new very soon. Here are a few photos.

The Ibanez GIO Double Cutaway next to its cousin the Ibanez acoustic.


Close up of the body. You can see all my fingerprints all over it!


Ibanez GIO by itself.


We are thinking of getting something else in a couple of weeks. Tried out an Epiphone single cutaway studio, also with 2 humbuckers that is going for about $300. Ran it through one of the amps where we tried it out and it sounded amazing. This Ibanez is nice to just toy around with, but that Epiphone is usually a $700 guitar and it sounds like it. Only bad thing about it? It’s also black! Ugh!


2 responses

  1. Looks awesome!

    This might sound idiotic, but as much as I like guitar music I know very little about them… but can you refinish/repaint an electric guitar? Or maybe put red details/decals on it? Just an idea.

    August 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  2. You can, but for a quality job you have to pay through the nose.

    September 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

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