He was truly one of the best. Innovative but mindful of the great guitar making lessons of the past.
On an unrelated note, for some reason I think you have the perfect name for a guitar maker! Don't know, Dana Olsen Guitars just sounds so right to me. Are you?
The recent thread on whether relics will go out of style got me thinking. I don't have any data to back up my impressions, and I think guitar styles do not go out of style, but it seems there is a gluttony of new guitars being made every year which makes new guitars, any new guitar, sort of feel...
It is a real Gibson LP Classic.
It is also a breath away from a headstock snap, and virtually unplayable unless the neck was reset.
If you are looking for a professional grade, playable instrument, this ain't one no more.
It’s a rite of passage.
Many of us at one point get the partscaster itch, either as a self-assembly project or with help from others. We have our honeymoon with the Custom Shop killer du jour, get bored, sell it for 30% of what we paid in parts alone, and move on, on our quest for gear nirvana...
I am not into 7-string guitars, but I am becoming more and more interested in the Fender VI. The idea of a short scale 6-string bass guitar tuned one octave below a regular guitar opens up lots of possibilities, and I was chatting about it with my band's bass player.
We would really like to...
My COVID-19 collection:
- Charvel Custom Shop Green Meanie
- Gretsch Custom Shop 6119 Tennessean Rose
- Fernandes "Buck Tick" Stabilizer
Other than the Charvel, which I admit was an impulse purchase, although it turned out to be an amazingly playable, great sounding instrument, the Gretsch...
I did not write the letter, and obviously none of your unsolicited advice applies to me.
You are quoting me out of context, in that I stated that Reverb users will perceive the increase as excessive, and therefore possibly abandon the platform or, more likely, exploit nefarious way to work...
I think that is my point.
With Reverb increasing arbitrarily their fees, people will post their instruments for sale so that everyone can see them, and then push for an offline transaction that bypasses reverb.
I own a few incarnations of Steve Vai's signature models, namely a 1996 Jem 77FP floral and a 1991 UV77MC multicolor, both in dead mint condition.
Tommy at the Music Zoo commissioned a 2-piece run of the Charvel Green Meanie about a year ago (one being the OG model with the white pick guard, and...
I was looking for what bothers me about this thread. Proselytising, that is.
Gibson bashers who are on a mission to convince you that Gibson is nothing but overpriced garbage, Gibson fans who get incensed if you are not a fan.
I have owned about 15 different Gibson guitars, among which a R9...
Brilliantly executed guitar and congratulations on the courageous color choice!
it reminds me of a cross between Uli Jon Roth’s Sky Guitar and Gus guitars (http://www.gusguitars.com/product.php?model_id=2 ).
i appreciate your reply, but I do not believe you.
The video you posted, honestly proves nothing. It shows a pair of hands leading a wire on a winding machine, that’s it.
This said, use me as your sacrificial lamb. Prove me wrong.
Give the TGP readership proof that there is a Tone Specific...
Please understand that for every unnamed “we”, “our” etc you are losing many potential customers, who would appreciate just plain honesty and transparency in promoting what appears to be a good quality product.
A simple “my name is X Y, I am a pickup winder, and here is where you can find me”...
Oiling the fretboard will not repair the existing cracks.
As others said, you can think of mixing fine ebony powder with glue, but regular CA superglue is not the best for this. StewMac sells CA glue in different grades of viscosity, and what you need for this job is some 10-viscosity (fine)...
I respect Heritage as any other guitar brand, but I don't get the "OG Gibson craftsmen" mystique. Even in 1985 when Heritage was founded, virtually all old Gibson employees from the late 50s golden years were long gone.
Yes and no.
I am as OCD as it gets with regards to these things, I always keep all the paperwork that my guitars came with, but on the other hand when I take my Historic to a gig I leave all the certificate, booklet etc at home. There is a risk that you might lose it, especially if you bring...