The body is made of highly flamed maple, absolutely gorgeous. And most of all, there is a detail we have never encountered on a Country Club: The sound post connects top and back, giving the guitar a greater rigidity, to avoid feedback problems when played really loud. No heavy dings, no heavy wear. The binding deterioration, so common on ’60 Gretsches, was becoming a real problem on the guitar’s body, since it just could not be stopped in any way. So, instead of keeping on touching it up by replacing the damaged pieces one at a time, we have chosen to ask our luthier Salvatore Mancuso to complety restore it. The restoration job is just perfect, since Mancuso has used exactly the same material, dimentions and colour of the original binding. More rare details make of this guitar a true “collector’s item”:

Used and Vintage Guitars

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G&L Legacy Tangerine Metallic SOLD. We’re getting fantastic used gear in daily here at The Minor Chord, here is an eye-popping offering from our friends at G&L. Recently built in their Fullerton, California factory in , the Legacy model is their straight ahead strat-style guitar.

In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles — and of course others — stopped all that. Suddenly, electric guitars were 1 on every kids Christmas list. Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars. EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10, electric guitars to USA per year. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Rickenbacker… these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us.

Hence, the foreign guitar manufacturers gave us what we wanted. Tip of the iceberg!

Dating a vintage Fender steel guitar

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 and I firmly believe, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.

The Serial Number Problem The difficulty in determing where your SRV Strat fits into the production line lies in the fact that Fender serial numbering, apparently, has only to do with internal stock control and not particular dates of manufacture.

But with an iso cab you still get one sound from the single speaker, maybe 2 sounds if you mount more than 1 mic inside the unit. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Rivera also made the RockCrusher Recording, a solution providing an even more convenient way to record an amp head and with way more tonal options available. This allows you to shape the EQ curve for an infinite amount of possible voicings.

Read the full Rivera RockCrusher Review When it comes to guitar amps, there are so many factors to consider that I could write an ongoing series about choosing a guitar amplifier that would probably continue indefinitely. As far as big name amp companies go, Fender, Marshall, Vox, and many others have long-standing reputations and many available amps with distinguishing factors.

But I recently decided to get my hands on a modern amp that would give me the best clean foundation for building my sound in conjunction with the effects pedals I use and review on the site. The amp I chose was the Rivera Venus 5 head. I decided first and foremost that I needed an amp for Best Guitar Effects that would provide a pristine clean sound for demoing and reviewing pedals, and the Venus 5 fit the bill perfectly. Just watch this video and listen.

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This guitar has a nice weight at well under 9 lbs: The neck has a comfortable 59 profile: This was used as a reference color guitar over the years, and has never left the Memphis factory since until now. This was a limited release guitar from

Dating your effects How can I date my old electro-harmonix pedals?? The easiest way to date pedals is the same way you date some guitars and amps – by the POT CODES.

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The Fender Mustang Story

I have seen four A stamps on Natural finished bodies, and a trans-red with an A stamp. I’ve seen a C on a Monaco Yellow and a Sunburst. I have also seen a D, along with an A on a Sunburst body.

This is the story of the Fender Mustang electric guitar. This story was compiled from many articles with information about the Fender Mustang guitar, contributions from readers like you, and my ownership of various Fender Mustangs over the years.

At that time, it was suggested that there might be as few as four replicas made. These guitars have serial numbers, but they are NOT serialized 1 through Each guitar John Cruz makes, regardless what kind of guitar, gets the next serial number in line. He mentioned to me that Jimmie was getting three of the guitars.

Mine is JC which Mr. Cruz informed me was the 12th Tribute Strat. There is no shortage of criticism of the project. I do not see it as different from any other product – where there is a demand, someone is going to fill it. Stevie’s guitar is one of the most easily identifiable, famous guitars in history, and folks other than Fender have made dozens of replicas of Number One at prices from several hundred to five thousand dollars.

Fender’s Custom Shop employs some of the best craftsman in the business, and it is not unusual for their guitars to sell for thousands of dollars due to the number of hours spent handcrafting each guitar. It is my understanding that sales of the Number One guitars worked like this: Fender sold them to their top dealers in this case by a lottery system due to the high demand who can resell them to customers or not.

For the Clapton , my understanding is that orders were taken on a specific date from Fender dealers on a first-come first-served basis. In both cases, the customers who were successful in getting a guitar were those who paid for them in advance.

Burny and Fernandes Brand Information & History

If you’re looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn’t get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that’s typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren’t many of these around – most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that’s no longer available. It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal.

Fernandes is the parent company that made most of the company’s Fender replica guitars under its own Fernandes name. Burny is the brand name or division that focused on the making of .

About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost. Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice. However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.

Fender Guitars Serial Numbers Decoder

This resulted in the so-called lawsuit period. During this period, Ibanez produced guitars under the Mann name to avoid authorities in the United States and Canada. The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since.

Introduction. For most collectors, pre-CBS (pre) Fender vintage guitars and amps are the desirable ones. Although CBS purchased Fender (officially) on January 3rd , it took some time till the guitars changed (though by mid , six months before .

This is one of the most frustrating questions from the MIJ collector. People often make the mistake of citing the American or European importer as the ‘maker’ of the guitar, when in fact several Japanese manufacturers were producing badged guitars out of their plants and shipping them to America and Europe to sell. Japanese manufacturers made multiple badges at the same plant, many of whom resemble each other closely.

Some manufacturers merged or changed hands over the years which added to the confusion, sometime merging with another maker, only to pick up their name later. In some cases a manufacturer would farm out production to various manufacturers, making it still more difficult to know who made the guitar in your hands. Parts from other guitars would be used in the making of a particular badge for a period of time because it was all the manufacturer had to hand And sometimes, the guitar which is supposed to be an MIJ guitar is actually made elsewhere Korea, Indonesia because production was moved during this period in history.

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