So a few years back I picked up a project guitar, a 1982 Gibson ES-335 Dot. Good news, it still had the original Shaw humbuckers and there were no wood cracks or breaks, and new jumbo frets were on there that had plenty of life. No neck reset needed- basically, the bones were good. Many … More 1982 Gibson ES-335 Dot – Project Complete!
I’ve been enjoying Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundowns recently, and I thought to myself, why not get into the nitty gritty of a particular setup that I’ve been into recently. So, here’s the rig – a 1984 Gibson ES-335, a 1966 Fender Pro Reverb running in 4 ohms, a Fryette Power Station 2 attenuator, and a … More My Take on a Rig Rundown
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
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!
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
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
Well that blogothon on all the pedals has tuckered me out. Couldn’t even get up to modern times, but if you look through my blog posts it pretty much picks up where the recaps left off. Yeah, I’m lazy. So let’s move on to a simpler subject – my electric guitars! Below are links … More All the Electric Guitars.