Gorgeous guitar! Your obsession with the BK reminded me of the year I got deep into prog and thought I needed a Howard Roberts FusionThere were a few nice guitar shops in Glasgow and during my teens I would tour them often. My real GAS began with the late 60's Fender Paisley Telecaster and also the Gibson Barney Kessel.
I still lust after the BK but I did eventually make myself a Paisley earlier this year............ View attachment 1051441
Sometimes, you just need a trem. I'm guessing this was Hendrix, Gilmour, or Van Halen inspired?It was 1980. There was a 1976 Gibson SG that I wanted so bad it gave me heart palpitations to think about it. I had $75.00 of the $350.00 asking price. My mom made up the difference. Mom was making minimum wage at the time, $3.35/hr. Caused a huge fight between my folks. I had it for a year before I traded it for the worlds worst BC Rich Mockingbird copy because the Bird copy had a trem. This fretboard wood was so soft it virtually spit frets out. It could not be made to stay in tune. But it had a trem…
I had an early 90s RG550 I picked up for $275 as an upgrade to my Ibanez AX120. That was my trem guitar (you know, because Passion & Warfare). I honestly don't remember what happened to that guitar, I lost it or sold it sometime in my early 20s... that was a pretty foggy era