NAMM is one of the biggest shows in the musical instrument industry, and it’s the time of year when a range of manufacturers announce new models and such. Last year there was some suggestion from Adam Jones that he was working with Gibson on a guitar, and it seems that at NAMM 2020 they have now confirmed there will be such a thing (thanks to MusicRadar):
The Gibson Custom Shop is also working with legendary and multi-talented Tool guitarist artist, sculptor, special effects designer, videographer and producer Adam Jones on recreating his original 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst that can been seen live on stage with Adam today in support of their world tour and blockbuster new album Fear Inoculum. More details to come on this project later in 2020.https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-gibson-confirms-signature-les-paul-custom-for-tools-adam-jones
More details to come on this I expect. I can’t imagine it’ll be a cheap investment!
Will only buy it if comes with that stray screw just like Adam’s.
If it’s not ridiculously expensive and they have a lefty version, I might have to get one. Of course, odds are, neither of those conditions will be met.
I think you’re correct there. I’d love to have one of these, but I can’t imagine it would be much less (if at all) than AU$2k
LP Customs are 5k+ new.
It will be very expensive and could be a limited run.
Yep, another lefty here. It’s a massive bummer.
Purely curious but, when I started playing guitar many years ago, I didn’t know left from right. Though I am right handed and the majority of guitars are, I just of easily could have started learning left handed. Why do people learn left handed?
In exactly the same way you pick up a pen with your preferred hand for the first time. Your mind is geared to use that hand. Although I’m left handed, certain tasks I do only right hand or foot.
Fair enough, except for the fact that one pen can be used in either hand, while left handed guitars are more scarce and usually more expensive. My memory may fail me, but I believe Adam himself is left handed.
Adam writes with the left hand. But just because you write with the left hand it doesn’t mean you do everything lefty.
The scarcity of left handed guitars does suck. But I have a very nice collection which took many years to find. What annoys me the most is that I could have borrowed friend’s guitars and had a really wide experience of playing all different brands of guitars, and many different years of make of the same model, ie: Stratocaster, Les Paul Custom, Telecaster. I’ve only ever played one Les Paul Custom because I imported it from USA. I’ve played a few USA teles and strats because I owned them. Always wanted to play a PRS but never seen a lefty… Read more »
I understand your point, my point with the pen is it’s just a natural instinct to use that hand. For me to even try to write right handed or play guitar right handed is and has always been pointless. There would be no joy or willpower to try. Unfortunately I can’t get the particular guitars I’d love but Gibson, Fender do make most models left handed. Even PRS do these days. I have a beautiful one.
I learned guitar left handed because I picked up the guitar and started playing left handed. Playing right handed felt all wrong. But a friend of mine picked up his brothers guitar for the first time when he was a kid and his brother took it out of his hands and said “You’re playing it upside down” and he ignored the impulse to play left handed and learned right handed. So you ‘can’ do either way, but one will be a little faster to learn because you feel more comfortable at the start. I write right handed, although I play… Read more »
There will be no left handed version.