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'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 05:05 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.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If I thought I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself!