“This is a 1987 Les Paul Custom in pewter with Lace Nitro Hemi pickups. Which are my new favourite pickups. They're full-bodied, they sound crunchy when you want them to sound crunchy, they sound half-way clean when you take the distortion off and they're real versatile I think.
“This guitar belonged to a friend of mine and he pawned it to me because he was moving and he didn't want it to leave the state. I'd give it back to him if he wanted, but I love it. If he ever asks for it back he could buy it back from me, but I've kind of fallen in love with it.
“It's just a great tuning guitar, the action's perfect. This one's tuned to drop-C, so this is for songs like, ‘Blasteroids’, ‘Ghost Of Corriliar’ and ‘Sleeping Giant’ are all in drop-C tuning. This is definitely showing some age for a 1987 guitar.”