Featuring more junkyard treasure than an episode of American Pickers, this Western Pennsylvania–inspired guitar created by blues axman Beau Davies is more than a cool collection of knickknacks; it’s also a carefully assembled gathering of items that tell his biography.
Considering that millions of guitarists have spent countless hours staring cross-eyed at glass pipes, it was inevitable that one day someone would put two and two together and make a glass guitar. For guitarist and glass blower Nick Eggert, who built this unique glass guitar with chili pepper embellishments, the concept of a glass guitar was a perfectly natural development.
The gang at GJ2 Guitars has posted a new video that offers an inside look at what goes into designing and making their guitars. Viewers can about the company directly from co-founders Grover Jackson and Jon Gold, who show you around their Orange County, California, facilities and introduce the team of craftsmen who build and assemble GJ2 Guitars.
As the photo gallery below will clearly illustrate, Framus — the Germany-based manufacturer of guitars, basses, banjos, amps and more — has made some very distinctive and cool-looking instruments over the years.
Thirty years ago, Leo Fender introduced the G&L SC-2, a cool-looking, light and comfortable axe that could be thrashed mercilessly and never miss a beat. Earlier this year, G&L introduced the Fallout, a dramatic interpretation of the SC that’s quickly becoming one of the most popular G&L guitars made in Leo’s Fender Avenue workshop.
G&L continues its 2013 surge with another stunning, hard-rocking guitar in the Tribute Series line. Just how hard-rocking? Well, it’s likely Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell will play one of the new Tribute Series Superhawk Jerry Cantrell models, along with his G&L Fullerton-made Superhawks and Rampages, at upcoming concerts.
What can you buy with $89.28? That’s probably close to your monthly unlimited* smartphone bill. In gear land, $89.28 could buy you an overdrive pedal, maybe a nice strap and a good cable — or 357 25-cent guitar picks! But can it get you a fully functioning, brand-new guitar?