I love my EJ 3 Color Sunburst from Wildwood. Best Strat I've ever played. I love the specs on this guitar. I'm not a huge fan of EJ's work, but he can spec out a guitar.
I also have an Albert Lee Music Man HH with the rosewood neck that I'm not crazy about. I'll probably swap out the...
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream
ABBA - just about everything
Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire, Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart
Jay Z - Empire State of Mind
Martina McBride - This One's for the Girls
Chely Wright - Single White Female
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Eric Carmen - All...
I went to a school for the arts in the '80's. My classmates and I had Charvels, Jacksons, Kramers, ESPs, and anything with a pointy head stock. About mid way through my sophomore year, we had a transfer student come in with a real deal 50's gold top. We snickered at his choice of hardware...
I think the EJ Strat is the best bang for the buck guitar in Fender's line-up. I also like that it doesn't scream I'm a signature guitar; the only clues being the neck plate and the lack of string trees.
Rickenbacker 360 x 2. I ordered one and the neck was twisted. I returned it and ordered another one and the neck was worse.
It's a real shame too, because I've always loved the aesthetics and sounds these guitars produce.
I have two signature guitars; an Eric Johnson Strat and an Albert Lee RWMM. Although, I respect and Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lee, I wouldn't say that I am a huge fan of their music, but I am a huge fan of the specs on the guitars.
I don't care if it's a signature guitar or not. If it has the specs...
1) Gibson Les Paul R8
2) Gibson Firebird
3) Gibson Explorer
4) Gibson SG Classic
5) Gibson LP Junior
6) Gibson U2
7) Fender Nocaster
8) Fender EJ Stratocaster
9) Fender AV '62 Jazzmaster
10) Fender MIM Jazz Bass
11) Ernie Ball MM Albert Lee RW
12) Epiphone Casino "inspired by Lennon"
I'm 6'4" / 250 lbs; I don't look in the mirror when I play, so how the guitar looks on me is irrelevant. I have a rosewood Albert Lee and I don't have a problem getting around on the guitar. The quality of the guitar and the tonal capabilities over came any short comings.
I have guitars with...
I like them both. I have True Velvet neck and middle pickups paired with a Duncan '59 in my Gibson U-2 and they sound fantastic. I have Dimarzio humbuckers in my Albert Lee Music Man that I also like. I had a Parker Nitefly with Dimarzio's, that didn't impress me (i think it was more the...
I've never bought from Dave's, but I agree that the chances of having a lemon come from Wildwood or Sweetwater (not a Rick dealer - btw) would be far less. I still don't think dealers should have to act as QC inspectors.
FWIW, I'm not terribly picky when it comes to guitars. As long as a...