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Hello Old Friend- remember the song?
That's what it was like when I picked this up, cant
explain it - it's just so fabulous to play.
Here is the Technical: Origianl finish was stripped down
to the natural Mahogany and hand-finished with Tung Oil to
reveal a beautiful wood grain.
VERY stunning for Mahogany.
Just LOOK at the finish!
- Natural Tung-Oil finish
- One-piece Mahogany neck
- 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard
- Dual open-coil humbuckers
- Black Top Hat knobs with silver inserts
- Hardshell Case
- Graphite nut
- I love this guitar.
This is a real rocker!
This guitar was supposedly once owned by Dave Hill of
Slade. I dont know if it was, but I am assured by the lad
I bought it from that it was.
I once had the great pleasure of playing with Slade in
the Isle of Arran around 69-70. What a week we had. They
were a brilliant rock band then. Happy Days!
This is a real guitarists guitar and it weighs a bloody
ton! But what a sound.
Plugged in to make sure it worked and that is all.
Beautiful example of this American beauty in Aztec Gold.
Complete in Custom Hamer Case with all tags and warranty
this guitar lists at $3000+$180 for the case.
Here is the factory spec:
A hand-crafted Honduras Mahogany body & bookmatched
Flamed Maple top is lovingly finished with 14 layers of
hand-buffed lacquer. It's oversized dovetail joint
connects a 3-piece Mahogany neck with a quarter-sawn
Rosewood fingerboard and Mother-of-Pearl crown inlays.
Add the best hardware in the guitar world, two Seymour
Duncan '59 pickups, and you've got an instrument that's as
beautiful as it is playable.
and the link:
Here is a very,very, rare guitar.
This is the Heritage SAE Cutaway made for only a short
time around 91-93.
Not many of these were sold as people thought they looked
real strange. In fact they were made to look like a early
18th centuary instrument on purpose.
It has a Mike Christian transducer bridge and is perfect
for the acoustic player who likes to play electric now and
again. It will never ever feedback.
Made of course at the old Gibson factory in Kalamazoo
this one dates from 1991 and is already worth twice what
it cost new.
I know what you are thinking, he has bought himself a NEW
guitar! Yes I must confess after watching the videos of it
on You Tube I thought "gotta get myself one of these" so a
phone call to my friend at Ovation in the States and a
week later here it is! All I am going to say about is that
this is a fantastic guitar that suits the way I play so
much I feel as if I designed it myself.
Here is the Ovation blurb.
Let me introduce myself.
I am the new VXT Hybrid. I am the the ideal guitar for
players looking for maximum acoustic and electric
versatility in one simple to operate instrument. Tonal
diversity is what I'm all about. Pan from sweet acoustic
finger style to hard driving power chords with one simple
turn of a knob. Or, combine the two for complex mixtures
of everything in between.
Electrically, two Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking pickups
provide the power and cover a wide range of styles - from
blues, to jazz, to heavy metal crunch. Acoustically, I've
got a VIP virtual microphone imaging preamp. This
brand-new technology enables players to dial in a natural,
studio-quality acoustic sound with unlimited headroom and
no feedback hassles.
I get so much mail about the John Birch custom I have
which is brilliant I thought I would get another one.
This is a SG custom dating from the 70's with all the
usual JB "tricks" 25 frets a multitude of knobs that all
do something and a unbelievable variation of tones.
Since I wrote the first thing about him I have learned
that he sadly died in 2000.
He made fantastic guitars.
The UNK all Korina with P90's.
I have waited months to get this. The legendary Paul
Unkert, guitar designer extrordinaire has started his own
company and I have managed to obtain one.
This is a fabulous instrument. It is the first one in the
UK at date of writing [July 2008] All Korina the tone and
sustain this has is fantastic. My thanks to my good friend
Greg Dorsett of Rock Stars Guitars for managing
to persuade Paul to make me one, as they are
flying out of the doors in the music shops in the USA.
Mine has the brilliant new "Stetsbar" trem system on it.
Find out about them here: http://www.unkguitars.com/
I am about to start touring again, yes, even at my
advanced age it never goes away, so if I am playing in a
town near you come and hear this wonderful guitar.
P.S. The one I have is the very guitar from the
Guitar and Bass Magazine review.
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