I had a bunch of band expenses come up recently since we're looking to record in July plus a bunch of other stuff, so I planned on selling my old ESP LTD EC-1000. It just sat around and never got used after about 2 years of it being my main guitar so I threw it on Craigslist and posted the link on Facebook to see if any friends wanted it. Funnily enough, a friend of mine said he was looking for that guitar but didn't have cash, wanting to trade this gorgeous axe for it... well I couldn't possibly say no, could I?
Forgive the poor "nice camera, bad camera man" pictures, but it's still better than my iPhone!
dat wood grain, amirite?
The guitar is a Fender American Special Telecaster and it is definitely a step up from my EC-1000, and I've wanted a Telecaster since I was like 13 or 14 so this was definitely a good choice for me. The pickup is a Hot Rails copy, GFS I believe. Sounds awesome on both clean and distorted stuff. It's got that classic Tele sound with just a bit more punch, perfect combination. He threw in the stock bridge pickup too so I may try that out later, you never know.
I'm still debating if it's worth keeping this guitar since I do have a lot of band expenses right now that need to be taken care of, but hot damn it's going to be hard to get rid of this thing. Going to set it up to my preferences and with some different strings and give it a couple weeks before I decide, but that wood grain alone is enough reason to keep a guitar.
Thanks for reading, time to go shred and enjoy my new axe.
Very nice! I'd say you STOLE that guitar by trading an LTD for it.
Definitely give it a little time. Teles just sound good, that's all there is to it. By having a humbucker in the bridge, you won't get as much twang, but I'll bet the lead tones you can get are fat as hell.