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.