Another trip in the Ade Phazy Time Machine. This is a 2001 57 Goldtop reissue, aged by Tom Murphy. Purchased secondhand in March 2004 from Charlie Chandler’s store in SW London. I bought this when I was in a classic rock/blues phase, rather on a whim. This is what I wrote back in 2005 or so.
The aging is not too overdone (for my tastes) and I particularly like the aged nickel parts. Plays beautifully – very lively sound – with lots of sustain. The neck pickup shows this particularly well.
Being a ’57, the neck is substantial compared to my other guitars, but quite playable. I’ve not yet used it live, prefering the LP Classic or G&L for stage work.
I sold it in around 2007 to a local guitar shop. One slight sticking point concerned the authenticity as my guitar slightly pre-dated the Gibson’s Historic Reissue series, with individual certificates, which we know today. Luckily, the previous owner / Chandler’s had obtained email confirmation from Gibson of the guitar’s provenance.
I don’t regret selling it – the neck was just too big for my tastes – but it had a great sound and looked absolutely gorgeous.
Check out my Guitar Timeline to see where this one fits into the Ade Phazy guitar history.