page updated: January 21 2002
I've just added the Washburn RS-10V to my collection. See it's page for more details.
Three different guitars for three totally different sounds. The Bird Les Paul was my first electric guitar and has been customised all the way to my liking. I've changed the pickups to DiMarzio's and Seymour Duncan, with single coil switches, modified the volume so that it doesn't sound dull when turned down, took of the paint of the back of the neck, made the cutaway deeper, rounded a corner, taped the body with Gaffa, etc.
Although it was originally a budget guitar, it now sounds very
good and plays good. But it hasn't been in it's best shape for quite a while
now and it nicely rests at my home and servers as the emergency rescue guitar at
In October 2001 I bought a 2nd hand Washburn RS-10V. It's a handmade PRS-shaped guitar, quilted maple top with two humbuckers and a Floyd Rose tremelo. It now serves as my standard tuned guitar for gigs and plays very nice. I've removed the lacquer finish of the back of the neck, replaced the pickup switch, volume pot and knob, rewired it completely, removed the tone knob and placed the pickup switch there, the mini toggle switch that was intended as pickup switch now functions as a 3 position tone switch.
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