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.
This guitar was the big turning point for me. It changed my idea of how to approach the selection and acquisition of guitars, and it steered me well away, for a long time, from any idea of preference for expensive vintage instruments, though I hadn’t been contemplating anything like that kind of purchase. This seemed like indulgence enough. I bought it to get acquainted with p90s, and it made me love them right away.
I wanted a lightweight, cheap guitar that my (two year-old) son, Gus, could get his hands around as he got older. I jumped the gun on buying a minivan too. Continue reading “90’s Danelectro DC3 Reissue”
My first electric was a mapleglo ’85 Rickenbacker 360 I picked up for $500 brand new with hang tags and no case at a sketchy guitar store in a sketchy part of Metro-Detroit right after I got my driver’s license in ’85. Somehow, I never drew the obvious conclusion from that telling configuration of elements.
It was a great guitar, and I loved it. I drew it. I always regretted selling it, and when I started playing again, I missed it. I looked for, and eventually found, an ’85 jetglo 330 with a white on black truss rod cover to replace it, all the better for being a little roughed up.
This isn’t the next guitar I bought, not really. I had a ’06 Korean Electromatic for a few months, but traded it for this Japanese reissue.
This is the electric guitar I bought in 1991. I was impressed by how it played, but I didn’t know myself well enough to understand why it was the wrong guitar for me. Continue reading “1991 Fender Stratocaster Ultra”