Sunday, January 26, 2014
29 - What Would Ace Do?
In my last post I mentioned that I traveled to Dallas over the weekend. The reason was to visit a dear friend and guitar collector in order to shoot several of his guitars for inclusion in my guitar series of photos I started late last year. I got a lot of great shots, of which this is merely the first one I processed. I'll be showing the best of them on my main blog as I finish processing them. After I've completed the series, I intend to self-publish a photo book. If you're interested in a copy, go to the main blog and get my contact information.
When my buddy pulled this guitar out of the case, I knew that it had to be in my series. The cherry sunburst Gibson Les Paul has a special place in my heart. It's the very first guitar I lusted after. The one that kindled a life-long passion for me. I was a big fan of KISS back when I was 12 and Ace Frehley played a cherry sunburst Les Paul. I wanted one in the worst way. But of course, 12 year olds generally can't afford real Les Pauls. Shoot, I'm middle aged and it's still a whole lot of money. I shot this one in front of an old Marshall amp because that's what Ace played 'em through, and to my mind, that's the quintessential pairing with a Les Paul.