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
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
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.
Dad this one is for you.
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.
- Carved Poplar body
- Parker custom-cast aluminum vibrato bridge, stainless steel saddles
- DiMarzio custom wound pickups
- 3-way mag pickup selection with push-pull coil tap
- Graph Tech™ ghost® piezo saddles Acousti-phonic Modular Pre-amp
- Custom Parker vibrato system
- Only 1.928 gr.