This one is my oldest guitar. At least the one that I still own because the real first one was another Strato but black that I sold for this natural one. Actually it has been modified many years ago by an italian luthier, Alfredo Bugari, that changed a lot of things, making a custom Strat, just an unique version for me. It’s quite heavy and the sound is a little bit too weak to be used comfortably: that was the way it goes in the early ’80s.
Anyway I’m still in love with this beauty.
I’ve been in love with this guitar since I’ve seen her the first time on a live concert in London. Some of my favourite artists used them in the ongoing show. I knew already the Ovations but I never imagined something like that would exist. Of course it was outrageously expensive for my pockets so it remained a dream for a long time. Until I found her again hanging in a shop in Santa Cruz, on a day I was there for a business trip. Now she’s here with me, getting along with my beautiful Taylor. We are pretty happy to be all together now. One of the main feature is the stereo output that creates a fantastic sound effect when the guitar is plugged to a mixer or to a couple of amplifiers.
I was lucky to get in hand a pre-production Parker Guitar when I was at the KORG USA headquarters in Long Island around 1991 looking like a regular red Stratocaster. What really impressed me was the incredible weight: so light, I can’t believe it would sound properly. After less than a year I was holding in my hand my brand new blue Parker Fly with its contoured and peculiarly shaped poplar body. Still I love the guitar for its versatility and multiple sounds and for its fake acoustic sounding bridge, very used in ’90s fusion and world music records. With a weight that is less than two kilos you can use it on stage even for a Band Aid concert without feeling tired or stressed.
Still a jewel in the entire guitar world panorama.
Gibson introduced and started producing the Explorers in 1957 made out of Korina wood. Because production records are unclear, it is not known exactly how many were made, but the original production total has been estimated in less than 50 pieces.
The Explorer featured a long curved headstock with all the tuners placed in a straight line on one side, design that has been popularized by Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars and other electric guitar makers such as Kramer and Hamer 20 years later. Continua a leggere→
For many many years I devoted myself to electric guitars for their great versatility and the ability to be played even late at night, unplugged, just for practicing, not disturbing anyone. But my real love, I discovered late in the years, was the world of acoustic one so I started up building a little collection of beautiful and good sounding acoustic guitars.
The Taylor 614CE is a very high-quality guitar and it’s one of my best. It is a stand-out cutaway acoustic-electric models in the Taylor Acoustic Guitar 600 series, which feature Sitka spruce tops with Big leaf maple back and sides. The body exhibits the big maple sound in a Grand Auditorium shape; a brilliant size and shape for all types of performance. The Taylor 614CE has lovely, high quality finishing touches including an Abalone soundhole rosette; Pearl “Leaf” pattern fretboard inlays; hard rock maple neck with Ebony fretboard; gold-plated Taylor tuners; Ebony bridge and headstock overlay; white binding; with “Tusq” nut and saddle. As with all 600 series guitars the Taylor 614ce is a Venetian cutaway pre-equipped with Taylor Expression electronics. Complete with a Taylor deluxe hard-shell case, the guitar retails new for just under USD $4,000 and while not an inexpensive guitar, is worth every cent.
I bought her in 2004 in Milan
This is my first Fender Custom Shop guitar. I’ve been in love with Stratocaster since I’ve been able to recognize them. I don’ t know why but the shape of the body and the peculiar sound of the single coil pickups have always captured my attention to her. So this is it.