Black Beauty Beats Burst
Ugly? He’ll no, that’s a beauty with character! Congrats!
This new '55 is upsetting the apple cart. I think it sounds better than all of them. I need some real life gigs with it to be sure, but at home it's pretty clear.
The '56 on the right has been with me for decades and I have never played another Strat that sounded better. That era might be coming to an end...
Texas guitar. 1955.
60 something year old guy sold it to a dealer friend of mine. His father’s guitar.
It came with a ‘55 Pro Amp and a ‘56 Musicmaster guitar the dad bought for his son. It’s just as beat. They must have jammed a bunch.
Couldn’t swing the whole package, sadly. Wish it all could have stayed together.
Tat looks a little like Buddy Holly's stolen strat after many years of playing. Ya never know! The sn for the Holly strat is not known.
Really beautiful guitar. I've looked through 7 pages...... but sadly no clips. Any clips ??
I really haven't had a chance to record anything meaningful yet. Here's a clip from a horrible restaurant gig where we had to play so quietly the drummer had to used electronic drums.
I will get something better up soon.
'59 Tweed Super with the volume on "2", with a tiny bit of hair from a Vemuram Shanks 4k, and an El Capistan.
This guitar continues to blow my mind.
Gigs are picking up again, and I find myself wanting to bring just this guitar anymore. Yesterday's gig was the first with my recently acquired 1959 Gibson GA-200 Rhythm King amp, and that amp is shaping up to be my favorite 1950s tube amp of all time. It makes this Strat sound fat, yet clear, with the perfect balance of frequencies and just the right amount of breakup for my liking.
I picked this amp up on a whim from a link in a thread on this forum, didn't really expect it to sound the way it does.
Anyway, couple of gratuitous gig rig shots.