Imagine you’re in line at the local convenience store with whatever you’d normally buy there in your hand. A young person at the front of the line looks hesitant as they ask the clerk for a pack of smokes; overwhelmed by the different brands and sheer number of packages on the wall. After confirming they’re […]
I must admit I don’t really pay much attention to K-Pop (Korean pop music), which I only know exists because there was a story about in on NPR. These Techno song-and-dance groups are apparently manufactured by the government in order to help shape Korea’s public image. No lie. However, when the Korean performer is a guitar and shaped like a five-point (six with the neck) star—and is finished in purpleburst—it lands at the top of my agenda.
Every guitar player can remember the day they brought home or were given their very first instrument. We can remember the excitement, the mystery, and the intrigue that came with setting the guitar on our lap, cranking the amp up to eleven, and making our parents wish we preferred to play croquet. That is, we […]
Ever since electric guitars and amplifiers were invented in the 1930s, certain folks have been interested in cutting down the amount of gear you have to schlepp to a gig. You gotta have a guitar. It’s gotta have a case to carry it in. And the amp electronics have to be housed in some sort of a cabinet. I know! Let’s combine the case and the amp electronics: Amp-in-case guitars. The primary “certain folk” was the brains behind probably the first amp-in-case guitar and the iconic version seen here, Mr. Nate (or “Nat”) Daniel, namesake of the Danelectro company.
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