Happy 100th Anniversary, Martin Dreadnought!

http://blog.martinguitar.com/blog/celebrating-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-martin-dreadnought So I swung by Matt Umanov’s today, and read the literature on this milestone. Looked it up and found the blurb above on Martin’s blogpost. Hey now. For such a momentous moment in gear history, I think we should celebrate it too! Here’s mine, a 1972 Martin D-28S. It’s my understanding that the current … More Happy 100th Anniversary, Martin Dreadnought!

New Guitar Day: 2011 Guitar Center Exclusive – 1960 Les Paul Standard Aged (G0) with Jimmy Page Wiring

Well I went on a P-90 binge lately, and found myself with no 2-humbucker guitars.  That had to be rectified.  So here we are. There she is, my first relic type guitar, 8.3 pounds. Just picked up this G0 this morning and put it through its paces – I really love all the different tones … More New Guitar Day: 2011 Guitar Center Exclusive – 1960 Les Paul Standard Aged (G0) with Jimmy Page Wiring

New Guitar Day: 1968 Gibson Sparkling Burgundy ES-330TD

The ES-330.  A little-known guitar in Johnny Marr’s stable during The Smiths era.  You get a brief peek at it during this 1984 Top of the Pops performance of Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now:   That’s a 60s burst, and I was on the hunt, but then I came across this beast in Chelsea (NYC):   … More New Guitar Day: 1968 Gibson Sparkling Burgundy ES-330TD

1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 Reissue.

First of all, there are far better authorities on this particular guitar than me, so here’s a link to give credit where credit is due: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/norlin-years/275412-1954-les-paul-custom-bb-vs-1972-reissue-54-custom-bb-concluded.html Wow, that guy did the homework. My serial number checks out as a 1972, since the 6 digit number after the LE starts with a 7, which puts it … More 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 Reissue.

Klon.

Here’s a little story for y’all, folks.One Fender Tweed 6G10 Harvard amp. Which is basically a Princeton on steroid iron hiding in a big boy cab, but whatever. Tweed.Play it cranked. It is LOUD for a small room. LOUD. And GLORIOUS.Turn it down and play it clean. Oh so sweet. But it is not loud. … More Klon.

I Will Hunt You Down, DAM Sola Sound Tone Bender MKII Pro!

http://www.macaris.co.uk/colorsound/Colorsound-Pedals/vintage-colorsound-pedals/p/pro-mkII.aspx http://www.stompboxes.co.uk/MKII1.html Way too jet lagged right now, so just gonna plow through this.  I had a long long layover in London, so what am I going to do, just sit in Heathrow for hours?  No thanks.  Time to leave the terminal to hunt for some tone.  A path which apparently has appropriate billboards lining … More I Will Hunt You Down, DAM Sola Sound Tone Bender MKII Pro!