5th February 2012
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This electric guitar was modified in the early 60s by a young lady who inherited a spiral brass Spirit Cylinder from her Father. Spirit Cylinders are containers for “thoughts left behind” by souls who have departed and no longer need them. At least that’s what merchants told her Father in the Moroccan bazaar where he purchased it. He perished a short time later. The daughter was a struggling musician in Southern California and paid some electric guitar tech guru $100 to hook the Spirit Cylinder to her bridge pickup. She then pawned the guitar and ran away with an AWOL sailor to live with gypsies in Hungary. It’s not known if she ever had nerve enough to play the guitar after the modification. I won’t do it … perhaps you’d like to try.
18th January 2012
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Awesome 2012 Ohio Guitar Show!
You should have been there! Thousands were. Guitar heaven. Ready for the next gig? I better get to work making more guitars:-)
12th December 2011
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2012 Calendars of 5 of our most popular guitars!
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Poster size wall calendar with gloss finish on heavyweight stock.
Size 11 1/4” x 17 1/4”
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$10 & shipping / handling each
21st November 2011
Guitar Stimulus Sale 2011
30% off listed price of any guitar ! ! !
November 23-30, 2011
Give & get a gift of an amazing original custom eccentric electric guitar!
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18th November 2011
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Small Business Saturday Sale!!!
30% off listed price of any guitar and extra set of Ernie Ball strings included on Saturday, November 26, 2011.
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First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there’s Small Business Saturday, the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement. It’s a day dedicated to support small businesses, the heartbeat of our communities.
15th November 2011
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GUITAR STIMULUS SALES!! UNVEILED TOMORROW!! BIG!!
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9th November 2011
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I’m getting lots of requests from email, twitter, tumblr etc fans for pics of the Abombcaster. Here she is! Rumor Has it…Found buried with an unidentified body in an Alabama cornfield in 1971. Cleaned up pretty well: has new strings.
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8th November 2011
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My search for storied guitars took an odd turn. Sometimes it’s the odd devices that get me jazzed. One guy even had a guitar with human teeth used for the knobs on the tuners. He was a professional boxing referee and collected the teeth for 20 years. Another guy once tried to sell me a hollow body Gibson that had a secret compartment fitted with poison darts and a blow gun. I don’t know why, but I don’t make this stuff up. One of my favorites is the one I have on my work bench right now. It needs a new volume pot. It’s a Strat look alike clad with aluminum from the Porsche James Dean died in. The guy I bought it from said a friend of a friend swiped a door from the car. (The car has never been accounted for, by the way.) He deskinned the door and used the sheet aluminum to shore up some bad cracks in the body of his guitar. He had documents. I believed him. Enough said.
1st November 2011
“Is this a three quarter size bass guitar?” I asked. “Yeah, got it from a dude in New Hampshire. He had a clown act he did at parties and such and a full size bass stuck out of his pants too far.” I didn’t ask for elaboration. Didn’t need it. Didn’t want it. “Thirty bucks? Why so cheap?” Oh jeez, aren’t I the master of haggle? “It’s a piece of crap,” he said. He was obviously the master of salesmanship. “Take twenty?” I waved the bill. “No, thirty, and that’s firm.” “Twenty-three?” I pulled some crumpled ones out of my shirt pocket. “Done,” he said. It was the extra 2 knobs and the little box wired to the side that caught my attention. I needed to compare it to a diagram I had at home, but it looked like a dual amber capacitor housing and, if it was, this was a very good thing. Sixteen of these were made by Robby Hubson in 1968 exclusively for the Winslow and Sharp guitar works. They never worked like they were supposed to and, even worse, no one knows now what they were supposed to do. Just as it sat, it could easily fetch a grand and, if it lit up when amped, the sky was the limit. I whistled happy happy tunes all the way home.
25th October 2011
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I had never seen a guitar with one of these. Not in real life, anyway, only in old pictures … very old pictures. I wondered if it worked. “Peter Frampton owned it. He sold it to Jimmy Page,” the owner pleaded. “Jimmy Page sold it to Jimi Hendrix in 1986.” “I bet he hardly used it,” I said. “Only once and that was at that there big We Are The World concert,” he offered. This was fun. “Remember that?” “Oh, yes,” I said. “I couldn’t keep my foot from tapping.” I flipped the heavy beast over. ” I’ll give you 20 bucks,” I said. He looked shocked. “For a guitar that Slash himself owned? Are you nuts?” I knew who was nuts, but I wanted the pickups. I WANTED the Chambered Star and Dot lever. “Oh, did Slash buy it from Jimi?” I asked. “No, I think he bought it from Prince,” he said. “Fifty bucks,” I countered. “Last offer and I get to use your bathroom before I go. Take it or leave it.” I slung the guitar over my shoulder like a fat rifle. I gave him my best dare you to say no look. He stuck out his hand. We had a deal.