Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I’ve got it and didn’t know it. It all started when I bought a cheap LTD MH100QMNT a couple years ago. Even though it’s more of a metal oriented guitar, I got into learning some solos by Pink Floyd and that led to playing blues – one of the benefits of working with Americans. My next purchase was an Ibanez RG1070pbz that I love. It is so flexible and versatile, I don’t think people give Ibanez the credit they deserve. Add to that how easy it is to play and you have a great guitar. For the price I doubt there is anything that beats it.

However, now I need (yes, I need) a proper Gibson Les Paul. How do I know this? Well I played a 2018 Hp-ii in a guitar store and man that is a sweet axe. Playing it through a beautiful Laney Lionheart amp didn’t hurt either.

So here I am, trying to figure out how to sell my two old guitars to buy the Gibson. Not an easy task when you don’t speak the language of the country you live in.

One day I will be in a position where I can just buy guitars without selling the old ones. I hope.

As a side note, learning to play guitar has been the best decision I’ve ever made. It kept me sane during some of the darkest periods I’ve been through. I really think that the human brain likes patterns and repetition, order and sitting there practicing scales and whatnot definetely puts you in a different zone.