Username: Password:

Author Topic: Special guitar day  (Read 476 times)

blue

  • Welterweight
  • ****
  • Posts: 2212
    • http://www.bebo.com/blue1million
Special guitar day
« on: July 02, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
Well, I've had this guitar for a couple of months, but it's got it's special bit now :)

It's a Gibson Peter Frampton Les Paul, a guitar which I was never exactly looking for before, but my friend's shop got it in.  I noticed that the serial number was 147, and both myself and my little boy are big snooker fans.  We were going to see someone special, so the guitar came along at the right time.  On Saturday night we went to see  Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Allen play an exhibition match in Belfast.  We got to meet them, and Ronnie was kind enough to sign the control plate of the guitar for me.  When I explained what it was, he added a little 147 at the end :)  And, to top it all off, he finished the evening by knocking in a brilliant 147 maximum break in the last frame!   :azn:  Myself and my little boy went home very happy

As an added bonus, it's a great guitar!  I'm not enamoured of the pickups, they're too hot and dark, but the guitar itself is fantastic.  I'm making plans to change all the electronics to something a bit more "me"  :wink:
cry HAVOC!! and let slip the pigs of war!!!

richard

  • Lightweight
  • ***
  • Posts: 792
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 04:47:54 PM »
What a great story !! Wonderful memory for Dad and Son. And a great looking guitar as well.
PRS Bernie Marsden Abraxas set
Gibson Firebird Studio  Rebel Yells
JV Strat  IT Bridge
Gibson SG Junior JB bridge
Cornford Roadhouse 30 combo
Yamaha THR 100 Dual

AndyR

  • Welterweight
  • ****
  • Posts: 4697
  • Where's all the top end gone?
    • My Offerings
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 07:35:35 PM »
Awww... that's really cool! Nice one :)
Play or Download AndyR Music at http://www.alonetone.com/andyr

gwEm

  • Middleweight
  • *****
  • Posts: 7450
    • http://www.preromanbritain.com/gwem
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 05:49:52 PM »
Love that story! And a lovely guitar also  :cool:
Quote from: AndyR
you wouldn't use the meat knife on crusty bread but, equally, the serrated knife and straight edge knife aren't going to go through raw meat as quickly

darkandrew

  • Featherweight
  • ***
  • Posts: 333
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 06:57:13 PM »
A really nerdy question ... With the three pickups being so close, are there three separate cavities, ie. One for each pickup, or is it just one long one?

Dave Sloven

  • Welterweight
  • ****
  • Posts: 3853
    • Guitarist and Riffmaster @ Sloven
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 02:39:45 AM »
There are three separate openings on the top connected by a drill hole for the wiring.  You can see the top between the pickup rings
BLACK HAWKS
NAILBOMBS
WARPIGS
STOCKHOLM
COLD SWEATS
MIRACLE MAN

https://slovencoven.bandcamp.com/

Telerocker

  • Middleweight
  • *****
  • Posts: 7166
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 07:06:56 PM »
Great story, great guitar. Congrats!
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

blue

  • Welterweight
  • ****
  • Posts: 2212
    • http://www.bebo.com/blue1million
Re: Special guitar day
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 02:17:58 PM »
Thanks, I'm really enjoying the guitar.  It's one of those guitars that just feels special every time you pick it up :)
cry HAVOC!! and let slip the pigs of war!!!