The past few weeks have brought some really amazing things into the store including more Analog Outfitter Sarge amps, this Gibson Historic ’61 SG LP Stinger (which we knew would go quickly), some new Eastman Acoustics and some great used gear including this used Collings 290. Here’s what each of us has had our eye on the most:
John Flynn – Grosh ElectraJet Standard with G-90s
This Standard gives you the same amazingly resonant response and total playing ease that the Grosh Customs have. This guitar sings and is just a blast to play.
Matthew Khomsi – Fender American Standard Jazz Bass (Jade Pearl Metallic)
I love everything about this bass! The custom shop pickups are a big upgrade because they offer more clarity and frequency balance. This new finish is arguably the coolest color they have ever released.
Alek Nelson – Fender American Standard Strat (Jade Pearl Metallic)
This 2012 American Standard Strat has some big upgrades, both in tone and aesthetics, and I love the new Jade Pearl Metallic finish. The Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups in this are the very essence of Strat tone too.
Josh Baldridge – Repair Shop – Seymour Duncan Joe Bonamassa Signature PAF Pickups
I’ve been looking forward to getting a set of these Bonamassa PAFs in stock since we heard so many great reviews. There are other pickups that reconstruct the physical elements of vintage PAFs, but the idea of cloning the sound of a particularly great pair of PAFs (like Duncan did here) is an exciting approach. There has been quite a buzz about them online. We recently received some, then they sold in a flash after just one day on our website. More on on the way soon, just give us a call if you’d like to reserve a set.
Matt Harmon – Repair Shop – Collings I-35
This was a hard decision as we have 3 guitars that I would love to take home, but since the Gibson SG LP Reissue (Stinger) is gone, it was between the white Collings 290 double cut and the Collings I-35. This I-35 just rings out and its such an amazing instrument. The Mahogany used on the back and neck is stunning and the detail work with the back binding (how it rides around the heel cap) is very tasteful.
Eric Putnam – Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe Pedal
This is such a great pedal. If you want that Jimi uni vibe sound this will do the job well. It can go anywhere from subtle to just plain crazy. Check it out. It will probably be an addition on my board very soon!
Ted Kritikos – Demeter Fuzzy Octavulator Pedal
This is one of my favorite effects in the store for lead lines and solos. The octave side of this pedal really adds another dimension to my tone, and the fuzz just makes everything a little nasty. I think this pedal really shines in front of a loud tube amp – just the thing for making your guitar stand out in the mix.
Anne Tangeman – Fender Modern Player Marauder
There are a lot of things I love about this guitar from the shape and feel to the low price, but my favorite thing about it is the pickups – this has a Fender Triplebucker in the bridge position and a Jazzmaster in the neck position with 5 way switching. Build quality and detailing is great. I think this one’s a total steal.
Chucho – Hohner Marine Band Harmonica Key of C
Chucho’s been listening to a lot of Slim Harpo lately and decided he’d take up the harmonica. He’s got a tough time with his paws and all, but Josh is soon fitting him for his own harp holder just like Dylan.