Had a little tour of Bath and Bristol over the last few days. I was keen to try out the Gibson G-45. What a load of junk.
I played lots of guitars. For anyone with interest;
HD-28VS. Jesus that’s a large guitar. Sounds like an exploding piano. Uncontrollable bass but phenomenal
A miriad of Martin OMs and 000s. The road series and similar weigh a ton and don’t do much for me. Best of bunch by a mile was the 000-17. Really nice but you’re not getting my £1600 without putting some finish on there
Gibson G-45. A lot like the old WM-45 but just looks and feels like it was taken off the production line too soon. Especially the studio. Wow what a sparse thing and tonally nothing great
Tanglewood Java things, not seen those before they have gorgeous ebony BS and sound great. Especially the Cedar top 12 fretter. Very nice
If I wanted to spend just less than £500 my money would likely go here.
Vintage stole the show. (I have slated the v300 before. I take it back).
Paul Brett signature 000 shape. Light as half a feather (I’m big on weight. If it’s super light I generally don’t care what the wood is) all lam mahogany
NINETY NINE POUNDS!!!! And you get strings with it... Had to check with the guy that it was new or used. (For me) it’s was in the same playing field as the Black smoke. Same finish too.
I’m waiting for Black Friday, see if I can get it for £75. I’m so tight.
I prove to myself on every trip, I have VERY cheap taste.