Thursday, October 4, 2007

Les Paul Studio Part Deux



A while back, I posted a couple of pics of my Gibson Les Paul Studio electric gee-tar.

I was going through my photo folders for photos to play with in Elements and I came across these two that were more abstract looking.

The first one is looking down the neck of the guitar while it's on it's stand. I like the semi-circle of the part that cradles the neck against the straight lines running down away from the camera.

The second one is of the bridge pickup and the bridge. I liked the distinct, sharp edged metal pieces against the grain of the wood.

Yeah, I know it needs dusting.

I bought this guitar used from a good friend at work. For some reason that makes it a little more special.

The "Seymour Duncan" on the cream colored part of the pickup is the name of a man who has made a darn good living creating and selling guitar pickups that have different sounds to them. The pickup there is a Seymour Duncan "Custom", which sounds like an old Gibson pickup, only more powerful. An electric guitar pickup is made of magnets and many thousands of loops of tiny wire that sense the vibration of the steel strings when you pluck the strings.

This tiny little electrical signal is then sent down a cable to an amplifier that usually has two "stages" to greatly pump up or amplify the signal from the pickups.

Each guitar type, like this is a Les Paul, and it's pickups have a signature sound. Each amplifier has a set of unique sounds too so that a guitar player has a lot of control over the tone the guitar and amplifier produce together.

I'm not a great player, but this guitar is a dream to play.


Joann at Through Joann's Digital Eyes has nominated me for the Inspirational And Excellent Photography Blog Award.


Thank you Joann. It's wonderful seeing your part of the world (Netherlands) through your camera.

Thank you for the award.

8 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Congratulations on the award. Very well deserved it is too. You always post some great pics with some great commentary.

I like the photo of the guitar pick-up especially. I love the detail and the deep red colour. And now I also know more about guitars than before!

Daniel J Santos said...

Well done in guitar's photos. A deserved award.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi John /Jam

Of course I said it before but very well deserved that you go this award, CONGRATULATIONS:)

Your photo's are now great again!

BTW I bought yesterday a macro-lens, I show soon some pic's with the resul , its amazing how the lens's reacting.

Have a great week/ day :)

Mike said...

Hey John nice shots. I have no musical ability but love music. I really enjoyed your man corner story. It really made me smile.

I hope you get to feeling better. I can't even imagine the pain you have to put up with but I know it really can get you down. Keep taking those meds for your family!:)

Mike

photowannabe said...

Great abstracts of your geetar....I would love to hear you play.

lv2scpbk said...

Neat way to photograph these.

Moi said...

you must be such a proud owner...and Congratulations on the award .....:)

CG said...

Great pics and congrats on your award!