I was expecting this Loïc Le speech on pollution in english Pape guitar and I don’t regret my choice!
The look is absolutely fantastic.
It has an intense, full and warm vintage tone. This guitar is a tribute to my grand father who recently died. He used to be a professional photographer for a newspaper and he was an artist.I asked Loïc Le Pape to engrave my grand-father’s portrait, his favorite camera and a streetlight that reminds me of a photo that he took years ago.
The shape is the exact copy of a Gibson 339 shape. The burst finish reminds me of the old photo papers. A sum of little details that makes it a real piece of art.
Since I received it, I didn’t stop playing it because it is beautiful and it sounds great. The neck pickup is a killer for the blues: it has a warm and precise clean tone. The bridge pickup is biting and edgy: it is huge even on crunchy tones. I like it a lot.
How do the metal body influence the tone? Honestly, when you play it you wouldn’t say it’s a metal body. I reckon that unplugged, the metallic tone is obvious. Once plugged the only remarkable thing is the sound is huge.
Anyway, I had a great experience with Loïc Le Pape who’s been very nice and sincere. He is an artist and I had a lot of pleasure dealing with him. The result worthed the wait and I thank him for this respectful tribute to my grand-father.
Sarssipius Edit: This video is not included in the guitar giveaway that’s why I didn’t include de votes plugin. To watch the giveaway video of Woodoocry just follow the link : Fender Stratocaster Deluxe Switch S-1
Sarssipius: I know I don’t use to put pictures of the guitars that the guys show us here (and maybe I should do it more often), but the story of this guitar deserves some pictures to admire the work of Loïc Le Pape. You can click to enlarge the pictures.
- Mahogany neck – Rosewood fretboard (U.S. Origin).
- Polyurethane varnish.
- Kluson Deluxe tuners.
- SP custom The Origin pickups.
- Gotoh tailpiece (aluminium)
- Kluson bm 003 sung il bridge (aluminium)
- Swichtkraft jack
- CTS potentiometers
- Vintage wires
- Gotoh straps
- 3.6 kilos (double checked it)