Dreams can come true.
One day in 2010 my cousin lent me this guitar, a 1972-ish Gibson ES-325.
I didn’t really have a strong desire to borrow it from him…at that time I had just started playing guitar again after a hiatus of more than 10 years. I owned 2 Stratocasters and a Tele…and I had just bought my very first ever Gibson, an SG Standard. I had never liked semi-hollow guitars and had no desire to ever own or even try one out! Plus I really didn’t like the finish on my cousin’s 325. ”Walnut” was used on Gibson ES models for a few short years in the late 60s and early 70s and I disliked it!
But since I am so DAMN POLITE, I let my cousin lend it to me! ;)
So I took the guitar home and plugged it in - determined to give it at least a small chance. All I can say is that the next 10 minutes of playing it changed everything!
It was as near perfect as I could want a guitar to be. It had the thinnest neck I had ever felt on any guitar, it wasn’t too heavy (smaller center block than a 335) and the mini-humbuckers sounded great.
Since that day I have owned 3 Gibson semi-hollow guitars, and 3 other Gibson or Epiphone full hollow body guitars. I love them.
Oh and the walnut finish? I now honestly believe it to be one of the nicest, coolest-looking finishes ever on any guitar! In fact, my only remaining guitar-related goal in life is to own a vintage walnut ES-355!
So, yeah, this ES-325 kind of completely changed my life! Such a shame that dude from Kings of Leon had to smash his…TWICE! :D
Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
The Beatles’ version of “Rock and Roll Music” was released as a single in some countries, and topped the charts in Finland, Norway, the Netherlands (double a-side with “No Reply”) and Australia.
Matt Followill and his beautiful Epiphone Sheraton II.
The Sheraton II Archtop Guitar features 2 humbuckers, gold hardware. The scale is 24.75” and the nut width is 1.68” The neck joint is set and the neck material is 3-piece maple. The fingerboard is made of rosewood with block and triangle markers. The body material is laminated maple, as is the top.
I just love this video!
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