Posts tagged ‘jimmy page’

June 25, 2012

More Paul

so many great Les Pauls in at the moment.

(L to R)

1990 Les Paul Studio that has aged like an old custom

2005 Les Paul Standard with a nice “plus” top

In the year 2000 : They made a limited edition Les Paul Deluxe that will destroy your life.

1985 ’58 Les Paul PRE historic reissue.  Amazing.

1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul with P-100s.  A beautiful guitar with production limited to 300.

’00 Les Paul Classic with some pickup upgrades: A JB in the bridge position and an Antiquity in the neck position.


Long live Les.

March 20, 2012


The Sola Sound MKII Tonebender. If you know it (you should), you love it.  These very special, very powerful, very handsome repros were made by our friend Chris right here in NY. Housed in a custom, rugged casing, the handmade circuit contains mostly NOS parts. Germanium. Germanium – I love that word. New electrolytics, really beautiful wiring. Nice job on these Chris, the circuit is beautiful.  Peeps, lovers of the tonebender. The need to check out this fuzz is greater than you realize.  Two of us already snatched a couple for ourselves.  Ask for the LIC Professional MKII.  Yeeow.

March 10, 2012

máquinas de rock

The Fender Telecaster hasn’t changed much since 1950. Granted there have been variations on the original design, but its highly versatile spirit remains unchanged.  To me, this is the ultimate desert island guitar that can literally do everything.  No guitar collection or studio is complete without one.  That is not arguable. You simply cannot compete with a good tele – and we have several…

1973 with a mini humbucker

A nitro thinkskin with a ’52 reissue neck, kinman pickups, callaham bridge

1974 Telecaster mentioned in a previous blog post

1978 Fender Telecaster Refin with a humbucker

1973 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Having a blackface super reverb to roll through isn’t horrible either.



February 11, 2012

it’s a player.

Owning a vintage guitar at an affordable price is always fine by me.  This one has some changed parts, dropping the price considerably and making it more accessible to the everyday player.  Fine with us – it sounds great, looks great and we’re all players so, off to the races on getting this one.  Changed parts are: tuners, saddles, pickguard and neck plate.  everything else is there and at the end of the day you can snag this tone machine from 1974 at a much sweeter price.  It is bad guitar karma to let this instrument become a retiree.

December 22, 2011

Harmony Central

Two really nice Harmony Sovereigns from the 60s. If you’re looking for a great sounding acoustic and staying within a budget, look no further. These two are Adirondack spruce, Honduran mahogany back and sides, Brazilian rosewood boards and bridges. Jimmy Page recorded Stairway To Heaven on a dread style Sovereign and Pete Townshend always had a go – to sovereign handy. Not bad for what was a department store guitar back in the day. Yeah, but is she buying a stairway to Sears™?
Either of these would sound great under a microphone and look lovely by a Christmas tree™.