I confess I’ve not spent much of my life ice skating. Oh, I’ve been to ice skating rinks, but I don’t know, going around in circles on sore ankles just never turned me on. And there was always that queer, loud, ballparkish organ music in the foreground, if you’re lucky (or not), played by a live organist. I might have felt differently if the musician had been a guitarist. Or, rather, a Guitorganist!
Only 24 Made in Gold Metal Flake Each year we bring out a few limited edition color schemes for the Airline ’59 series. Here is the first for 2014! Gold Metal Flake, black neck and headstock, black body binding and all the ’59 trimings. Please take a close look at the photos down below to […]
Warren Ellis Tenor – Metallic Margarita. ONLY 6 OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE. FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED – SOLD OUT Here is the latest custom shop order of the Warren Ellis Tenor. Only 8 were made in this color. They have dual mini humbuckers, a mirror pickgaurd and a maple fretboard. These won’t last a week, so grab one […]
So I have been getting into slide guitar quite a bit lately and have been diving into my blues collection for inspiration. One thing I noticed was the tone that guys like Elmore James and Lightning Hopkins were getting was not your typical electric guitar plugged into an amp an cranked. After a bit of research I realized that these guys were taking flat top acoustic guitars and mounting electric pickups on them to get their tone. So I set out to make a slide guitar that would pay homage to those blues artists of the past.
England native, Phil Jones is a natural born electronics/audio geek. Around the age of 13, he “borrowed” some magnets from school and hand wound a double bass pickup on a record player, ( He dug it out of a closet and showed me…amazing!). As a child he raided dumpsters in search of old tv’s and radios that he could dissect and turn into amplifiers. He even collected old tobacco tins, turning them into hand built stomp boxes!
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