I don't really like The Police, so I've never paid much attention to Sting. And I rarely hear him mentioned among bassists' influences. Is there something I'm missing? Does he have a lasting legacy as a bassist? Or is he just a decent songwriter with a cool name?
Here it is. That's my beginner setup. Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 Worn Cherry.
I picked up this cool MIJ Aria SG copy off of Craigslist a couple of weeks ago and was hoping someone could help me ID the production year or just provide me with some information about it. The few resources I could find online said that the first two numbers of the serial number usually indicate what year it was made, but I don't think that's the case for this particular guitar considering the first two numbers are "10". I unbolted the neck to see if there were any other identify marks, but all that was there was a handwritten number 8. The local tech who set it up for me didn't know much about it. His only insight was that the components all appear to be original. It is interesting to note that there is no branding on the head stock.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and let me know if I can provide any more info!