Here, books are waiting, everywhere.
Some to be discovered, others repaired. And some forgotten but protected, guarded for now. But time
wears on everything, including the materiality of objects. While some few books remain pristine
after centuries, most, like everything else, turn to dust long before. At nearly 100 years old,
this Spanish masterpiece is a survivor.
I found this pedal at a Long & McQuade store near Toronto - MXR Prime distortion. They had a special Boxing Day sale on and it cost 40 bucks new, so I figured “what the hell?”
I had been using this Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer, but I find it too mid-rangy for my taste. They say Stevie Ray Vaughn Used a Tube Screamer (although I think his was a TS-9), but this pedal does not in any way shape or form make me sound anything like SRV. At all! :D
Guitar Shopping this week at the big Long & McQuade store on Bloor Street in Toronto, Canada:
Various Gretsches, Godins and even a Taylor electric in there too!
Gibson Custom Trini Lopez ES-335 Reissue.
New finish on this SG. The tag said “Trans Black” but it sure looks brown to me!
I was ever to spend over 4000 dollars on a new guitar, which I would never do, but anyhoo: if I was ever to spend more than $4k on a new guitar, it might just be one of these - Gibson Custom Shop ‘54 Les Paul Gold Top, VOS.