||[Jan. 31st, 2006|10:22 am]
Adam N. Copeland
Not much. Thanks for asking. Oh shit - talking to myself again. |
Bought myself a guitar for the first time in three years last night. It looks something like this, except with a black pickguard and headstock:
In fact, I can't seem to find a picture anywhere of my particular model in red with the black accoutrements. I bought it used, so I wonder if they are a custom job.
Anyway, I got it for $215, it's a Jay Turser JT-133, basically a rather high-quality chinese copy of the Gibson ES335. Has a nice rich deep tone in with the switch pulled towards you and crispy clear ringy tones when pushed away. Sounded better than the equivalent Ibanez Artcore model, felt heavier and more substantial, had better fret dressings and intonation. Bright translucent red. Two big shiny humbuckers.
I went to Guitar Center with the intention of trying out a Squier '51. Total shit. Sharp fret edges, lots of buzzing, cheap materials, really crummy tuners, awful intonation out of the box: tune the open low E correctly and at the 12th fret it was an Eb. Too bad because the pickups sounded pretty good.