Here's one of the other few NGD's I have taken the time to post. I have been LP shopping for the past few months, and just picked up my brand new Gibson Les Paul Standard quilt top in "Regal Purple."
Yes, Alaska, they actually make these in purple!
I have been looking for this guitar for several years now, with this combination of appointments - especially the gorgeous purple quilt top. Not to drone on and on about the purple, but it was fantastic for me (hopeless purple guitar freak) that they would release this guitar in a "no doubter" purple. That is, honest to goodness, no holds barred - purple.
Many times companies (Gibson included) will release "wine" reds or "midnight" blues, or some other close to purple
color, but it's just not the same. I'm thrilled they did this one in full on "Regal Purple" to satisfy the dozen or so of us around the world that would kill for this guitar, in this color.
Elcid's Axcess was a close second for me, if only for the neck joint and playability. I spent time behind several of them and was quite impressed. I still may end up getting one of the hardtail Axcess' in the next few months.
Anyway, here it is. All the pic's are of my guitar, first few taken by me - last few taken by seller. I show the retail shots here because they really capture the color and quality of the top, and I'm generally too lazy or inept to get these quality pics on my own
Yup. Purple madness.
Once again, will spend the weekend locked away, with bloody, purple fingers!