Oh, Yeah! Crunchy on the Outside with that Smooth Creamy filling!
OK, I had purchased an American Std. Strat from Sweetwater during my "Jeff Beck" phase, and I still love it and play it often- but wanted to diversify to that crunchy Blues sound as well, so I purchased the Gibson LP Studio demo model (2014) Dersert Burst, and I'm absolutely thrilled with it. It arrived with a perfect string height setup (for my taste) thanks to the Sweetwater engineering staff, and for a demo, I couldn't find even a microscopic scratch on it- it was perfect. I changed out the Tan trim for a Black Gibson Pickgaurd, Pickup trim and Toggle washer, and with the Desert Burst in all black trim it's incredible looking! (my personal taste). Sound, you ask?? It doesn't need any Blues FX boxes, and even with my Fender Hotrod Deluxe III tube amp, if I change the channel to a bit more dirty, this baby gets Raunchy real fast! Now I have the variety I've been looking for- (and a side note)- I may not have needed the Strat because now you can pull out the volume buttons and get shimmering clear single coil tones as well. Thanks, Josh Dillon, for setting me up! Sweetwater does it best.