New Guitar Day: 2016 Fender Limited Edition Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar in Black

When Johnny Marr tweeted a pending limited edition color (black) for his Jaguar, I posted a little Pet Shop Boys inside joke from a song on Behaviour, an album Johnny played on:   This is the Jag I’ve waited years to get.  Now I’ve gotten it.  Gearheads of the world, unite!   http://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/jaguar/johnny-marr-jaguar/product-0116400.html If you … More New Guitar Day: 2016 Fender Limited Edition Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar in Black

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.