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.
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.
We’ve all been there. Fave wah. Got old to the point where you can’t stomp the effect on and off easily anymore. It gets to the point where you’re crushing it like Clapton at 1:25: Or you get a cool old wah on eBay. Uh oh, got to crush it to start it … More Guitar How-To: A Wah that’s hard to stomp on and off.