Gentleman and guitar scholar.
I saw and was mesmerized by him many times.
First, his tone was big, mellow, sweet, other-wordly. His fluidity, articulation and speed (as nec.) with the most complex chords was boggling, though he was the most understated guy. Perfect sideman to Les, and perfect...
after I saw this $6.50 show:
I went to this 7.50 show (not my stub but I have mine still!)
The extra buck must have been because THIN LIZZY OPENED FOR QUEEN!
A buddy of mine has a GLP Custom (mahog, obviously) , maybe historic, early 2000s. It was dark, pots/caps didn't do it for him. He put TV Jones Powertron pickups in there as a fix a while back and now he wouldn't trade it for the world. Balanced, articulate, shimmery power. When I catch up w...
Haha. Was just scrolling to see if it was on the list yet.
It had been a lonnnnng time since I’m primarily Bowery Pines into Fenders these days, but last night cranked my 3 pickup GLPBB into the 1974x w ext cab.
It was like 8th grade. Like the ‘classic rock’ station in your town. Also my...
Find a way to play a classic neck for 20 mins, then a standard neck.
That will make your decision for you. Your call.
When I played LPs a lot, I had a '91 '60 Classic which I loved.
Then was introduced to my '94 Murphy plaintop, then came the 00 '59, with progressively bigger necks. Each...
A true master builder, Rick is. Not a CNC for miles.
And the pine Rick & Cindy build with comes from buildings that were built 150-200 years ago, from trees which were growing for a hundred or two *before* they were cut.
Fat 20 foot by 4 inch by 12 inch joists. Eastern White Pine - The king's...
Watch the heel as well. with 61's thin neck the heel often got compromised when headstocks broke.
I get the PAF thing, but be sure an SG is what you want. I have a '61/LP w repairs I've had for years. T-Tops in it. The neck is just too small for me to really enjoy it but I keep it around...
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks... tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox ... love
Guitars that stay in tune.
and SGs tend to be the most problematic, due to thin body, often thin necks, scooped out anchor points for the two horns...even worse with unseasoned green...
I have a LovePedal Bonetender. They come up in the emporium from time to time.. were about $75-100 used, not sure about now.
Never owned a 'real' tonebender, so can say what I'm missing, but the LP gets me the sound I want in a mini format, which was also key.
100% Hand-built magic. No UPS trucks bringing bodies and necks to the 'builder' here. No CNC. No 'sending off to paint', lol.
Mass production factory Fender strats like the "American Original" are now $2000, with custom shop starting at $5000, and Masterbuilt $8000?
Check out some of here...
Cindy's work is incredible.
Building alongside Rick Kelly for the past 8 years, Cindy brings a hybrid of painstaking old-world craftsmanship and modern, wild, innovative and even practical improvements to custom guitars. She's a good soul in a great place. Congrats on the build! The necks she...