Friday night I played a tinkle the crystal goblets gig. My friend of 50+ years and the first working musician to let me sit in on stage asked me to do a set with his new quintet, doing some original tunes (mine) from our 1990's jazz group and some slick smooth jazz arrangements. I decided to take my Gibson N225 for only its second trip out into the world. The place was pretty packed and I saw two buddies Mike and Terry, good jazz players and longtime critic/fans in the back, but didn't have a chance to say hello before the gig. Afterward they came backstage and were amazed when the saw the little N225. "I thought you must have been playing a Les Paul custom or Lucille." That thing sounds huge." I knew that.