Many guitar players in Malaysia want to own a Gibson Les Paul in their guitar collection, so as me, i have been wanted to get one since years back when Gibson released Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The Traditional model that placed in between Studio and Standard where the price tag at USD 2,249 (MSRP).
Now, There are few problems to get a Gibson guitars in this country, lack of the “exclusive dealer”, stock availability for test up, irresponsible sales person and overprice charged for whatever (shipping, handling fees, bla bla bla…) they counted in. Refer the LYN forum thread here and here. In short, it just a headache to buy it and too much risk to put on, if a person got a limited budget and only got one chance to make a right purchase.
However, there are still good guy dealers that can help you to bring new/used Gibson from US or SG, you may try Music Master and the “famous sofa owner” Dead Eye Guitars, they provide reasonable price but still have some problems stated above, such as you have to order, wait for it to ship over and the most important, what if you just don’t like the one you holding?
Since kinda difficult to get it right in here, therefore i look at Swee Lee Music, the main distributor for Gibson at our neighbour country, Singapore. Swee Lee is the only distributor in Singapore, every other shop that sell new Gibson’s are taken from Swee Lee, refer here, even The Guitar Store in Malaysia. Still not believe? check this on Gibson official website, under both Malaysia and Singapore section: International Distributors
Music lovers will love this film, titled “What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music“. In celebration of Red Bull Music Acedemy 15th anniversary, they have work together with award winning director Ralf Schmerberg to create a full-length documentary film, starring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Rakim, Skream, Q-Tip, Bernie Worrell, Egyptian Lover, Ken Scott, Thundercat, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy, Debbie Harry and Stephen O’ Malley.
“Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York and produced by Schmerberg’s Berlin-based artist collective Mindpirates, the film focuses in on the creative process – but ends up asking questions about life itself. Following the young artists attending the Academy as well as featuring talking head interviews with musicians who have seen the twists and turns of the music industry, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music is full of (direct and indirect) insights.” (Red Bull Music Academy)
Been searching around for All About Your Heart(Nie Version)? You can listen it right from Mindy Gledhill’s official website at this link: All-About-Your-Heart_Nie-Version
ALL ABOUT YOUR HEART
Mindy Gledhill, Kendra Lowe
© Blue Morph Music 2010 (BMI), Kendra Lowe (ASCAP)
My imagination sees you
Like a painting by Van Gogh
Starry nights and bright sunflowers
Follow you where you may go
Oh, I’ve loved you from the start
In every single way
And more each passing day
You are brighter than the stars
Believe me when I say
It’s not about your scars
It’s all about your heart
You’re a butterfly held captive
Small and safe in your cocoon
Go on you can take your time
Time is said to heal all wounds
Like a lock without a key
Like a mystery without a clue
There is no me if I cannot have you
Here is the latest ESP guitars 2013 (USA) catalog for viewing and download. New guitars are mostly on ESP signature series, LTD series but no new addition to ESP standard series. Moreover, i found out the ESP standard series, ECLIPSE-II 24 (24 frets) is not in 2013 catalog. One of the most exciting new series are LTD Deluxe series “Evertune” (EC-1000ET and MH-1000ET), which consist of custom bridge that helps stay in tune “all the time, under all conditions”.