Guitars

trumpy bear with dean guitars

TRUMPY BEAR ROCKIN MY DEAN LESLIE WEST SIGNATURE GUITARS

Since Trumpy Bear arrived he’s been on guard duty over my Dean Leslie West Signature Models. He just might build a wall around them. To that I say “BUILD THE WALL”   (ROLL OVER IMAGES TO ZOOM)    

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome GAS

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back In the Guitar Shop I have it, you have it, and a million other guitar players have it. GAS or “gear acquisition syndrome”.  It creeps into your life without warning and sinks its hooks into your flesh and makes you a slave to it. You […]

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Story of a Harmony Guitar that Became a Martin

Harmony Guitar That Became A Martin Guest Post by Calvin Jones Originally appeared on the website http://calvinslifesong.com The very first guitar I ever owned was a Harmony Guitar.  I was only 6 years old and very small when I received it.  The guitar was old and big and made for quite a challenge to play […]

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Hamer Studio

Hamer Studio My New #1

Once again I scored on craigslist. I found a Hamer Studio that was so cheap I’m not even going to tell you how much it was except to say I paid more for the new   pickups than I did for the guitar. This isn’t a Hamer USA model , it’s  Korean made. But the first […]

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Les Paul Project Guitar

Les Paul Project Guitar Becomes Keeper

Over the years I’ve had a few Les Pauls that were fairly heavy (in the 9.5 to 10 lb range) but they never gave me any grief like I hear some dudes talking about. You know, back problems, hip problems etc. from playing a Les Paul. I couldn’t relate because lately I’ve been playing weight […]

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Lowering String Height on Ovation Celebrity

Yes I know, this series of Ovations doesn’t have a big fan club,. and I get it but I used to have a CC 247 Sunburst that was one of the best acoustics I’ve ever owned. When I found out my daughter was going to learn  to play guitar I gave it to her. I […]

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Guitar Tone Wood

Guitar tone wood. Now that can spark a debate that can get ugly with a quickness. We have a big ol’ feud going on youtube at the moment with some pretty nasty comments going back and forth. I have my own ideas about the subject. In case you are unfamiliar with the subject let me […]

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Dean Soltero Std.

New Axe! Hell Yeah! Dean Soltero! Just like most things worth gettin’ I seem to find them when I’m NOT looking. Case in point: The Dean Soltero. I’ve wanted one forever it seems like but just never found a deal on one. I’ve been watching craigslist for one to pop up for 3 or 4 […]

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Rebuild: Epiphone SG Jr

Out of the blue I decided I just had to have a p-90 equipped axe, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So I hit the trail and located a 97′ model Epiphone SG Jr. It was a little rough but it was intact, and the price was right ($85.oo) I bought […]

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Iconic Hummingbird on a Budget

I went through everything and was largely unimpressed with 2 exceptions: as expected the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro and the Dove Pro. I don’t know how long these “pro” models have been out so they’re new to me. Having played the Epi Hummingbird for quite awhile I noticed the difference in quality right off.

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