It looked great on the eBay site that day. It was one of those commercial drop sites that
take stuff from the public and post it for them. The goldtop looked clean
as can be with no dings, scratches or anything. The bid price went to
$1,800 but with a list price of $4,000 and retail discounts to $2,500 I
said what the hell and went for it. They had good feedback rating too.
I waited to the last second to put a bid in $100 over the current and got
it. The thing landed in the lobby of my place 3 days later. Perfect.
Tone, that's all I can say. A thick, rich rock and roll blues tone with sustain
that lasts like a pipe organ in a cathedral. The finish is this classy, luxurious deep gold
with the light back rather than the darkback models that some prefer.
I hooked it up to the Fender Cybertwin with a Nady wireless system and
now just hang out on the deck, jam and watch the ships roll by on the Bay.
On February 18th, the gang and I head back to the Fillmore to see BHTM again. It
should be a great show. I'll post the set list after.