For a variety of reasons I wasn't able to get there until about 3pm on Saturday. My buddy greeted me and asked, "So what are you going to buy today?". "Nothing", I said, having just bought a sweet Breedlove acoustic-electric this week (a nice complement to my SE Angelus). Needless to say, I was walking out of the building by 3:45 carrying a Black Gold 408 Semi. I'm such a sucker for limited runs...
I have the best wife in the world, by the way.
1999 Artist Archtop II Grey Black (Braz board/Piezo/Paua) / 2010 Modern Eagle III 25th anniv. / 2013 408 Semi-Hollow Black Gold Burst (Experience 2013)
2011 Heritage H-535 25th anniv. (Seth Lover pups) / 2013 Telecaster American Deluxe (Ash)
2012 SE Angelus Custom / 2013 Breedlove D/SReH American Acoustic-Electric
1964 Epiphone Cortez FT45 acoustic / 2006 Osborne Chief 5-string banjo
Aristotle...great grabs on your part too!!!
I figured out of everyone you would be at the top of the line for one of the amps....the guitar is a nice touch...very classy!!!
which is why doug brought down the plate voltage to get it near 30 watts (or at least thats my understanding)
-I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.
SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE 30 Head/Cab
I've totally been lusting after one of these for a while now (just ask Les and CR). Glad someone picked one up and gave a tone test! Now I really, really want one...
As far as I knew, they were a limited run of 8-10ish. Is this still the case or did they do another run for Exp? What's the serial number...?
I picked up a number, 4729, when I picked out the wood and colors for the Private Stock. It's a lovely prime number. I also picked up a lovely receipt for the balance marked, "paid in full."
Then, I got hassled over my 305 Prototype by Hans and Scott. Sorry about the confusion guys.
I never had a chance to succumb to substitute GAS although there were a lot of tempting things,
The HRDA and the DG Custom amps were great sounding, but I don't need another amp.
The were a couple of interesting pieces in Swamp Ash, but I am all swamp ashed out at the moment.
Last edited by Dancing Frog; 09-23-2013 at 04:05 PM.
Lots of cookies.
The 408 semi-hollow is a personal dream guitar, which means, of course, that there won't be any left by the time I can afford one.
If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
-- Homer J. Simpson
If I thought I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself!