I can't figure out why Gibson stopped making it. I don't know how much a new one cost in 1987 compared to a LesPaul, but it just a very nice guitar.
Model Year: 1987
Where Obtained: Consignment Music in Memphis
Totally original. Built in 1987 in Nashville, the 142 day of 87 and it was the 83 produced that day. Gibson's serial number layout will give you all that info. It is Ivory colored has two humbucker pickups, tone and volume controls.
The absolute best thing, beside the sound is the back of the fretboard is NOT painted, it's varnished just like my American Strat. Smooth as a baby's bottom. Other Gibson's like the Blues Hawk feel sticky to me. I got fat fingers so the little bit of extra spacing between the strings, make the cords easier to play.
I'm learning to play the blues, so the deep tones sound more bluesyyyy to me.
Stays in turn with size 10 Fender bullet strings. Temp changes from Chicago to Memphis in December were OK.
It's a pretty good Gibson overall. Good sustain. but if you play heavy metal/rock/thrash the weight can get to you.Thats the main reason it got a 4...
Model Year: 1993
Where Obtained: Local music store (Southern Knights)
It's got good sustain but for a Gibson you would expect better.
It's a nice guitar and has good tone but it's heavy; Like all Gibsons.
I installed some pickups in it because when I bought it didn't have any pickups in it.
Like all Gibson's you can rely of them, weather it be a world tour, or a bedroom..