Big business will tell you the guitar market is dead. They, of course, will let you know a myriad of what's problematic, ie: shrinking demand, age demographics, Millennials and their lack of interest and of course, E.D.M. Yep, Electric Dance Music or, could it be Rap killed the Rock-star?
Identity crisis could be the culprit here. You see, when I grew up, there was no shortage of Rock Gods. From Jimi to Eddie, we had them all, but do you really need to be a "Rock Immortal" to be inspired? Some suggest that the male-dominated sport of playing guitar is misogynistic and not inclusive. Really? I think not. The guitar doesn't know gender when being played, wouldn't you say?
Think back a few years ago, way before your first mortgage payment. Yep, you'd go to band practice every night, hanging with the boys and playing "The Boys Are Back in Town" to perfection. Got to ask you a question: Do the hairs on your arms still stand up when you hear the solo to "Stairway to Heaven?" They say you don't see U Hauls behind a hearse, so if you can't take it with you, might as well enjoy it right here and right now. With a million guitars sold a year, I think the guitar business is here to stay and with that logic, why wouldn't you want an iconic guitar from a legendary company? I just gave you the pros and cons of the current state of affairs.
I'm not coming at you from an investment standpoint, just coming at you with a statement. That statement comes straight from one of Rock-n-Rolls premier ambassadors, Mr. Paul Stanley. What's that Paul? "Aw yeah. If you believe in Rock-N-Roll, why don't you stand up for what you believe in?"
People, if you believe in being a guitarist, then stand up for what you believe in. This guitar, I would say would certainly be something to stand up for and as for the specifics? Well, this is a very desirable, first-year wrap around that's completely original and is in OMG condition to boot. I know, I know- you wanna know about the weight right? Yes sir, she weighs in at a tidy 8 lbs, 4oz. Yes, that's right people, the perfect weight, I'd say. This Les Paul comes complete with the original case in equally stunning condition. If you are in the market for a completely original and clean '53 Goldie, then there is only one choice that needs to be made. That is, when are you gonna make the call?
In closing people, there are two things that define you; Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything and lastly, do you have a convincing Paul Stanley voice? That starts with attitude, swagger and a killer guitar. Now, come on people...