By Glad E. Foundet

Only recently, a friend told me of a guitar in a tiny shop that I should have a look at. I brought my own Les Paul to pitch it against, and there it was! The sound was spot on! I drove it home like an excited sixteen year old. After a mild panic attack when the bridge pickup seemed faulty, I replaced it with a pickup from a pair of 40-year-old Gibson humbuckers I had sitting around. Phew!! I am completely delighted with this new "brother" to my Custom. I can't put it down. I keep thinking, "if only I could have had one at sixteen!" but we can't change the past. The important thing is that I have the sound now and I am so inspired by it, I can't wait to get going! IB