My local guitar shop has a really cool guitar that I’ve never played before. It is a Gibson Custom Shop ES-446. Way out of my price range, but it feels so good to play! And it is beautiful
Here’s a forum discussion of one here with some pictures.
The thing I really like about it is how much of a blues machine it can be. The more I try to figure out “my sound,” the more I think I like either really clean blues that almost goes into jazz tones. As much as I love Stevie Ray Vaughan, I’m not really a screaming blues guitarist. I’m more of a T-bone Walker tone wise…or I’m into the shoegazer wash of sound of the 90’s…or I’m into the harsh tones of punk…or whatever else I’m into at the moment.
And here’s one in action!
And because of this guitar I have gone through all my gear to see what I can/would sell, what it would go for, and if that is enough to buy this beauty of a guitar! I doubt it will happen, but just going through this process is going to help me purge some gear. Stay tuned!