Gibson VS Fender Blues Guitar

The True Blues Guitar: Fender or Gibson?

Posted by - April 21, 2011

Celebrated guitar greats who have been closely tied to the blues are famous for using Fender and Gibson instruments. Jimi Hendrix, whose recorded anthology includes the posthumous 1994 album, Jimi Hendrix: Blues, on the MCA Records label, and Muddy Waters, known as the Father of Chicago Blues, equally popularized Fender instruments. Jimmy Page, from the

Ibanez Iceman Cracked Mirror Guitar

Two Classic Cracked Mirror Guitars

Posted by - April 20, 2011

Paul Stanley’s Ibanez “Mirror Ball Iceman” Created around 1979-1980, this guitar was specially made for Paul. He wanted a guitar that would give off a dramatic effect when the stage lights hit the instrument. This work of art was painstakingly made by Jeff Hasselberger. He hand cut each piece of glass and put them together

72 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Reissue

72 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Reissue

Posted by - April 5, 2011

The `72 Telecaster Deluxe, comprised of three of the most sought after guitar designs, is one of the most versatile guitars on the market. Utilizing the neck of Stratocaster, body of a Telecaster, and the electronic scheme of a Gibson Les Paul, this axe is simply the best of both worlds… and then some!

Fender Highway One HSS Stratocaster

Fender Highway One Stratocaster HSS

Posted by - March 21, 2011

Every now and then, Fender comes out with something that really looks cool. It’s a bit easy to get tired of the vanilla Stratocasters and Telecasters out there.
When confronted with the Highway One (like many of Fender’s HSS models), you can’t help but get a little excited about it.

Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue

Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue Guitar

Posted by - March 17, 2011

There are a lot of body styles I’ve really fallen in love with – but the Les Paul style is just one of those I that’s always caught my attention. When I first saw the Nighthawk, however – I was instantly turned off. This mutation of a perfect guitar shape was both familiar and alien

American Deluxe Telecaster

Riffing on the American Deluxe Telecaster

Posted by - March 9, 2011

When Leo Fender named his ASAT G&L guitar, the rumor started that ASAT stood for “Ain’t a Strat, Ain’t a Tele.”  The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster is not a made-over strat, but it’s dangerously close.  The American Deluxe has features of both strat and tele that make it a unique instrument. Fender’s design team is

Custom Painted Fender Strat

Custom Painted Fender Strat by Cathee “Cat” Clausen

Posted by - February 10, 2011

Here is a Fender that would ensure that nobody owns a guitar like yours. Its ’57 reissue Stratocaster – custom painted by Cathee “Cat” Clausen. Cathee has painted roughly 20 guitars to date and this is the only Strat she has done. It’s almost like the perfect storm when art meets art – a guitar

Fender SRV Number One replica Stratocaster

Fender SRV Number One replica Stratocaster

Posted by - January 10, 2011

There’s always been something about worn down guitars that have intrigued me.  From whence my eyes doth advert to these wonderous instruments my adventurous imagination does ponder what journeys this seemingly innocent, innocuous tools of the trade has seen. Granted this one in particular was custom built to look naturally worn as it’s a model

Fender Stratocaster 1956 Reissue Custom Shop

Posted by - October 16, 2010

Todays guitar of the day comes to us from Elderly Instruments, out of Lansing, Michigan. First, I have to talk about Elderly Instruments. It was the place where I purchased my first “real” electric guitar, about … oh, I’d say 20 years ago now. I remember walking in there with my folks and about having