If you are anything like me, first off, I’m sorry; secondly, your guitars probably could use quite a bit of ’spicing up’ as it were. All of my guitars, for reasons I’m not quite sure of, are pretty basic, bland and have little, if any, decorating or customizing. This, is unfortunate. This, is something we should all change. Lucky for all of us, well all of those un-lucky enough to be like me, I found something that might just solve our problems.
Three words will answer our problems: Pin. Up. Girls. Yep, you heard me right, how about slapping some classic 1950’s Pin-Up Girls onto your favorite guitar. There is no quicker way to add some old-school style and charm to your guitar, doesn’t matter if it’s electric or acoustic, old or new. If you’re a fan of tattoos you already know, pin-up girls just don’t go out of style, and when it comes to Rock & Roll, they’ve always been a match made in heaven.
Thanks to the folks over at Strat-O-Blogster, they supplied a few links to some awesome places to stock up on decals and stickers that can help you dig that guitar of yours out of the bland basement. I don’t know what we’re waiting for, get some decals, and get them now!
November 20, 2008 2 Comments
Jimi Hendrix’s burnt 1965 Fender Stratocaster I mentioned yesterday, sold for £280,000 at the Fame Bureau’s It’s More Than Rock And Roll auction, after intense bidding. The guitar’s anticipated sale price of a quarter of a million dollars.
Daniel Boucher, an American collector and winner of the Hendrix guitar, says: “I thought I’d have to pay a little bit more for it, actually. I am going to play it, I hope some of it rubs off on me.” Wow, guy. You could get a lifetime worth of guitar lessons for less than what you spent on that guitar and I’m guessing they would work better.
Another item auctioned off that seems pretty cool was the lyrics for Sexy Sadie, a song from The Beatles’ White Album, which were carved by John Lennon onto a wooden plaque. Did I say pretty cool? Maybe not so cool along with a price tag of £32,000!
September 5, 2008 No Comments
The legendary guitar, which was found earlier this year, will go on sale tomorrow at an auction in London titled It’s Not Just Rock n’ Roll. Hendrix “sacrificed” the fender strat by setting fire to it at the end of a performance on March 31, 1967 in the UK, an “act which turned him from rumor to legend.” According to the BBC, the pickup switch is the only thing that has been altered on the charred guitar since Jimi last played it. They anticipate that the guitar will go for at least a quarter of a million dollars.
Hendrix was known to have lit two guitars on fire during his short-lived career. Footage was taken of his second guitar torching during his kick-off performance of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and can be viewed here.
Other items that will be on sale in the auction tomorrow include The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison’s last notebook of poems, The Beatles’ first contract signed in 1962 and an unreleased song by David Bowie titled Mockingbird.
September 4, 2008 1 Comment
Stereogum has a very interesting post up today, which essentially is a link to a bootleg of a Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks performance at The Siren Festival from July 19th.
This is interesting because not only is a pretty official website posting a bootleg, but during the performance the band played a new song, not yet released titled “Astral Facial”.
Also of note is the picture above from the post, where it appears that Stephen Malkmus is playing a Japanese Fender Stratocaster, the kind I am always looking for because of the smaller neck radius.
July 22, 2008 4 Comments
Today would’ve been Kurt Cobain’s 41st birthday…hard to believe. I remember being in 5th grade, in 1992 and hearing/seeing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video on MTV and being totally effected by it. I got the Nevermind album shortly thereafter, and still love it to this day. I think a lot of people remember when they first heard that song, as well as when they heard about his death as well. Kurt Cobain and Nirvana was what basically got me wanting to play guitar in general so I wanted to post here about it.
Also, I haven’t had a chance yet to go back and play that 70’s Stratocaster at Guitar Centers Vintage room, but I will definitely get around to it sometime this week. I also want to play some vintage Jaguars and Les Pauls just for fun. I can’t afford all of them so I might as well…
February 20, 2008 No Comments
So I’ve been playing the Mustang a lot recently and it sounds and feels great. I’m really glad I decided to get the guitar for my girlfriend, she’s also played it and loves it. Clean-tone is killer as is the distorted tone. So I’m still thinking about getting that 1970’s Fender Stratocaster I saw at Guitar Center Hollywood, in the vintage room, but I’m still riding the fence…$1600 is a lot of money to spend. I think I might go back and play it for a while and then determine whether or not to buy it. I haven’t even heard it amplified yet.
I’m trying to look up stuff about 1970’s Strats just to learn more, if anyone can offer any knowledge (regarding best year, general facts/info, etc…) please comment.
February 19, 2008 No Comments