Apparently, the new Gibson Modern Flying V announced at CES 2018 wasn’t the first model with more than a little “Star Trek” flavour: Guest blogger Michael Wright shares his views on the 1986 Kramer Triaxe – a guitar that’d be perfect for a Klingon heavy metal band! I’ve always thought it highly ironic that among […]
Swedish brand Hagstrom is a familiar name for most players interested in vintage and rare guitars. But most of them probably know little about this Patch 2000 model. Guest blogger Michael Wright sheds some light on this obscure guitar. When I pick up a guitar to plunk on these days, 99% of the time it’s […]
Guest blogger Michael Wright tells us more about this rare 1968 semi-acoustic model by Yamaha. Exquisite, and quite special for sure… My first guitar was one of those legendary acoustics with 3/4″ action, outfitted with heavy gauge (one gauge only) Black Diamond strings. I was seven. My teacher, an authoritarian Austrian gentleman, insisted I practice […]
Find out more about JG Guitars – former New York accordion makers who turned to guitars. Guest blogger Michael Wright thinks it was a good move… and got the guitar to prove! I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with accordions, largely due to my forehead-slapping reaction to being forced to watch the Lawrence Welk […]
Guest blogger Michael Wright writes about a very rare, early Teisco guitar. Or, should we say… “guiter”? For many, many years—can you say “Still today?”—any electric guitar that smelled of being made in Japan (or not obviously American) was labeled as being “made by Teisco.” This was the equivalent of the labelling of […]
Eastwood are bringing back a guitar from their own more recent past – which is an exciting prospect in itself! The Eastwood GP is a tribute to the legendary Ovation Ultra GP, and has become a collectible and desirable guitar in its own right! There’s little doubt that the Ovation Ultra GP is one of those mouth-watering rare guitars, […]
Can a brand new guitar be better than a legendary, vintage one? Mosrite vs. Sidejack: Which One Is Better? This is a tougher question that you might’ve thought… Before we start a fight, let’s be clear: we LOVE Mosrite here at My Rare Guitars, as Mike himself made clear in previous blogs. They sound amazing, […]
Some players seem to have a natural dislike for Peavey amps, which is often unfair. But what about… the Peavey T-15 guitar??? Now here’s an obscure little gem! In this guest article, Rob Roberge reminds us why this guitar and Peavey itself deserve a bit more love… I was talking to my buddy – a professional blues player – a great player who has an impeccable […]
If you’d have told me I was going to write an appreciation of a guitar like this Dean Z Autograph—let alone any Korean-made guitar—back in the ‘80s, I probably wouldn’t have laughed outright, but I certainly would have been skeptical. Then again, a good many of us probably couldn’t have imagined people writing books about or paying premium collectible prices for Japanese guitars back in the early ‘70s. Times change and reality and history intervene to challenge our preconceptions!
Go ahead, admit it. If someone told you there was a cool Sixties guitar with a factory setting called “Wild Dog” (or maybe even one called “Split-Sound”), you’d want one, wouldn’t you? Of course you would. That’s why, once I found out about the Burns Jazz Split-Sound, it went straight to the top of my wish list. But sometimes when you get what you wish for it doesn’t live up to the hype!
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