It was just December of 2010 by the time I got this guitar, but it was started well before that. It was worth the wait and would’ve been worth a much longer one. Continue reading “2010 Seüf OF-20 F”
I had been shopping old and new 330s and Casinos for a year, maybe, when I found this nicely refretted ’66. Continue reading “1966 Gibson 330”
Another 8502. It took me a while to find, but I wanted to try one with a neck humbucker. It turned out to be a lot more interesting than that. Continue reading “2007 Fender 8502 American Ash Telecaster”
Another Ebay find: the pimary result of having learned how much I liked teles. This guitar was virtually unplayed when I got it, and I had both the single-layer pickguard and the bridge–a Callaham American Standard plate with three enhanced compensated saddles–ready for it when it arrived. Continue reading “2004 Fender 8502 American Ash Telecaster”
I found it on ebay with overwound Fralins and Sperzels already on board, so I bought it cheap and repeated everything else I’d done to it’s sister. This is John McCleary’s go-to guitar, or one of them. It’s a lot of fun. With this guitar, my search for a ’61 style SG ended. It was followed by a similarly abandoned search for a 60’s SG Jr a few years later. I don’t need a Special either: 2008 Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom II.
These are great rock guitars. I was still looking to fill that SG slot on the cheap, and I found this. They’re odd guitars, certainly. Small maple solid bodies that look a bit like an angular Les Paul TV Model with an even more angular tele style guard, the hockey stick headstock I love: gratuitously odd guitars. Continue reading “1979 Gretsch TK 300 Model 7624”
I was looking around for an SG reissue but never found one. Instead, I found Mass Street Music, John Flynn, and Don Grosh guitars. I decided to buy this guitar instead of an SG, and specing it out was, at the time, both a lot of fun and a little intimidating. I learned stuff.