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”