I certainly don’t need another guitar. I’m always looking at them though. There are just so many different kinds out there, and I can appreciate almost all of them. Some I actually sort of drool over, & eventually I end up with one. I don’t think 13 Guitars in 2013 will ever become a reality. I can always add cool guitars to my Pinterest board, right?
These are some that I’m always thinking about…
The Epiphone USA Map Guitar – It has to be ridiculously cumbersome to play, but no more than my Galveston B.B. Stone. The brown finish is neat, but I’d love it to look like an old-school pastel textbook map of the USA. They pop up on ebay every once in a while, but none are ever priced low enough that I feel it’s a “must buy” because I’ll never see the same deal again. There are other companies that make them too. I’m not picky, I just like the shape & the idea. It would certainly be a fun one on stage.
The Fernandes Ravelle – I’d like any of them really, but the green Dave Kushner model is awesome. I dig the green color, and the sweet pick guard with holes in it. I love how it takes the classic Les Paul shape, and makes it a little Alien. The curves are awesome. I dig the sound too, on the Velvet Revolver albums & live show. I’ve seen a few in action at shows around here, but I’ve only seen one for sale at Guitar Center in Robinson. I almost dropped more money than I could afford on it… it was only around $500 which seemed reasonable. Sadly, I made a sound financial decision that day.
Fretlight® Guitar – It seems like it would just be really fun to play with one. I might even learn a scale other than the pentatonic with one. I like the old school one with the knobs & switches. I don’t know if I’d even gig out with it, unless you could program it to make a cool light show or spell out the name of your band or something tasteless & offensive on the fretboard. Maybe even the word “POOP” because, well, that’s always funny.
Hallmark Guitars Wing-Bat – Or the George Barris Batman guitar. I’ll probably never have enough money to own this thing, but it sure is cool. No Batmobile beats the 60’s Batmobile… and this thing looks like it was in the trunk all along. If anyone has one that needs a good home, let me know. I’ll play it & take care of it quite well. I’d gig out with it too. It’s a shame when these collector guitars hit a shelf somewhere never to be played again.
DiPinto Mach IV – One of my favorite guitars playersplays one of these sweet-looking axes. It’s very eye-catching. It’s almost like a Mosrite, but not quite. Gel from The Eyeliners is one hell of a guitar player, & the reason I want one. I’m generally not a fan of red guitars, but with this… I’d like a red one.
Annihilator copy by Oktober Guitars – I’m not nearly as cool as Doyle, but I’d love to play one… being a Misfits Fiend for all these years. I’m not sure I’ll ever have $600 lying around for a guitar that I wouldn’t play all the time.
I do also want a bunch of other stuff that’s not so specific. I’d love to have a hollowbody, something like an Ibanez Artstar/Artcore or Epiphone Flamekat. I’d love a custom Millennium Falcon guitar. I’d love one of Tom Bingham’s creations like the Record guitar or suitcase guitar. I like weird stuff, like the Bigfoot Guitar or the Electric Ant Farm guitar.
I’d like a translucent guitar. I did want one of those lime green BC Rich models that were out a while back. They had them in Warlock, Bich or Mockingbird styles, but I’m not sure I could pull that off. I’d also like a see-through Galveston (or any “off “brand) Les Paul or Telecaster. A translucent guitar with LED’s in it would be incredibly fun.
What’s on your wish-list?
- Vintage German-made Goldklang archtop hollow body electric guitar (guitarz.blogspot.com)
- 1960s Kent hollowbody short-scale model 743 bass (guitarz.blogspot.com)
- Believe it or not: 1980s Kramer Ripley stereo guitar (guitarz.blogspot.com)
- Uncompromisingly evil aluminium guitar from hell (AKA The Ukraine) (guitarz.blogspot.com)
- Sébastien Gavet’s Tour Bus Guitar (guitarz.blogspot.com)
- Graph Tech Launches World’s First Picks with Built-in Tone (prweb.com)
- Play it, baby! (karensamenow.wordpress.com)
- Guitar Center does me a solid, and I didn’t even initiate it. (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- DIY Guitar Pick Punch (mrshams.wordpress.com)
- The 67 guitars to rule them all (larkalong.wordpress.com)