26 Jan 7 Guitars to fuel your GAS
Below is this month’s selection of guitars you really want: some guitars just look so cool you have to have it!
The problem is that there are too many of these coming through from both boutique makers and the big boys. Yes, I have a few guitars and probably wouldn’t get much musically from buying more, but, some guitars are just so great to look at, hold and own.
I don’t go in for the distressed look and much prefer a beautiful, lustrous finish particularly if it shows the natural grain of the wood – maple or koa top anyone – and I’m a sucker for some nice inlays on the fretboard – give me split diamonds any day.
Take your pick from these:
Taylor American Dream in Sunburst
Taylor say the American Dream Series is a ‘versatile and performance-focused family of guitars’. This one features a walnut back and sides with a spruce top sporting a ‘dusky sunburst aesthetic’
The Cozy comes in one basic design and five versions where the bridge and pickups are different but the body shape and neck are the same across the range.
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
When I was a teenager the coolest guitars were the custom Les Paul in white and the SG in cherry red – both too much for my pocket money! Now you can at least get an affordable Les Paul Custom – in white or black – from their ‘Inspired by Gibson’ range.
PRS SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo
The SE range just gets better and better! This SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo features an all-mahogany body with hollow construction for a warm, resonant tone. Boasting 58/15 LT “S” pickups and an LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system.
Fender Gold Foil Telecaster
Inspired by the garage rock bands of the sixties and the cult classic guitars they played, the Gold Foil Collection combines timeless Fender designs with the dazzling style of a bygone era.
Atkin, known for their exceptional acoustic guitars have entered the world of electrics with their ‘reimagined’ and ‘modernised’ series of electric guitars. Shown above is the Atkin Eighty-five in hair metal mode!
First released in 1974 this is one of the guitars that put Japanese instruments on the map and caused a storm worldwide. Re-released in 2010 it features three models that should be on everyone’s wish list.
All seven will cost you £12,500 so which one is your choice? Mine? I don’t want to be greedy but I’ll take all of them! If I can only have one it would be the PRS, or the Tele, or the Yamaha…
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