By Paul Pigat
October 27, 2011
For Guitar Aficionado
My name is Paul Pigat, and yes, I admit … I’m a guitaraholic. I’ve been chasing the “guitar dragon” for most of my life.
It all started when I found a 1928 Gibson Nick Lucas Special. I was 15. A guitar of this caliber in a young man’s hands is a dangerous thing. It leads to a never-ending quest for the “perfect” guitar (aka TONE LUST!).
Needless to say, I’ve spend hundreds — if not thousands — of hours (and many thousands of dollars!) scouring pawn shops, newspaper ads, and now the Internet, looking for the elusive “deal” and or “perfect” vintage instrument.