Oh yes, I surely have G.A.S.!
Oh yes, I surely have G.A.S.!
This Takamine is the only 12 strings guitar I own in my collection and it is a gift arrived directly from Japan, after one of my last professional visit in the Country of the Rising Sun.
It’s a good one even if I’m not a great lover of twelve stringed instruments. I just picked up lately for a strum with some friends and the sound is full and crisp at the same time. Not bad at all.
It’s fine to have it around.
This is a very special guitar for many reasons. One because is a pleasure to play and get in hands. Then because it has been purchased in Japan and last but not least it sound in a brilliant way. It’s an Ibanez Custom Shop electric made out of a regular S5000 series but with a lot of differences, starting with the precious pearl inlays decorating all the body and the neck. The body is really thin but capable of producing a powerful sustain sound. The Floyd Rose tremolo system is the golden one and it’s very easy to setup.
This is clearly a great acoustic guitar. I found mine at the Guitar Center in Sunset Boulevard at LA with a little help of my dear friend Paolo. I was actually looking for an extremely more expensive Taylor whes he came to me asking to check out this one: it was a marvellous Takamine EAN 40 C, one of the best guitar money can buy for around a thousand bucks. And it comes with a flight case!
Someone said this is the real Telecaster made by Leo Fender in his new Company, the G&L, founded when he left Fender Instruments already bought by CBS. I only know that I fell in love with the guitar for the natural finish and its warm and crisp sound and it happened when I just got it in my hands. Continua a leggere
This is a special guitar you can play for days without turning out tired or bored. It is a solid body classical guitar with nylon strings almost unusual and difficult to find nowadays. It sits there in the middle of the collection and sometimes it happens I played it for a few days, just for fun. The neck is perfect and even the amplified sound is quite good making it desirable if you need to record some guitar parts especially through computer interfaces using software plug-ins for effecting the bare sound.
The quality of the body is more than acceptable, obviously has nothing to compare to Gibson CEC but you save many, many bucks on buying it. The contoured body is sleek but the sound is still good with some peculiar sustain that makes this guitar adorable because of its little weight. If you can find one somewhere give it a try and buy it.
This canadian manufacturer has always made interesting and good guitars but it gets my attention when the guitar I used to drive the Roland Guitar Synth got lost and I need to replace with something else. As explained by the manufacturer, this is a three-voice guitar featuring electric and acoustic guitar sounds, plus the infinite possibilities provided by synth access.
Long ago, in 1985, Kaman Corporation came out with the Collectors Series Limited Edition model year with a cutaway body and a new preamp circuitry with a three band graphic EQ. The guitar has a shallow body and a very good sound for being so thin Continua a leggere
Here’s another special bit of my collection, the Custom 24 10 Top Paul Reed Smith 1991 with Tortoiseshell finish. It can sound like a Strat or like a Les Paul but with more power and usability. At that time I paid a fortune to get it and it was very hard because PRS made very few guitars, mostly for the US market.
Many thanks to Mr. Claudio Calzolari.
The original Gibson Chet Atkins Classic Electric Cutaway (CEC) was a revolutionary solid body classic guitar with the typical nylon strings and a fake sound hole in the middle of the front top. As deep as a regular Les Paul guitar was great to play and easy to have and the leg or on the shoulder even for a prolonged period of time. It has just two controls, volume and tone, on the front shoulder, easy to locate but not so easy to manage. Continua a leggere