This is one of the most frustrating questions from the MIJ collector. People often make the mistake of citing the American or European importer as the"maker" of the guitar, when in fact several Japanese manufacturers were producing badged guitars out of their plants and shipping them to America and Europe to sell. Japanese manufacturers made multiple badges at the same plant, many of whom resemble each other closely. Some manufacturers merged or changed hands over the years which added to the confusion, sometime merging with another maker, only to pick up their name later. In some cases a manufacturer would farm out production to various manufacturers, making it still more difficult to know who made the guitar in your hands. Parts from other guitars would be used in the making of a particular badge for a period of time because it was all the manufacturer had to hand And sometimes, the guitar which is supposed to be an MIJ guitar is actually made elsewhere Korea, Indonesia because production was moved during this period in history. This page is a work in progress and as new information is revealed it will be added to the list. But I can"t do this alone, folks.
Gibson® Guitar Pickguards
Here it is in"Iced Tea. With all the fat, sweet, snarling Les Paul tone that purists love, the new Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro II sports a mahogany body with a thick maple cap for the perfect blend of warmth and clarity. The top is finished in high-gloss lacquer, while the back, sides, and neck have a smooth satin finish that feels great and lets the wood resonate fully. Period-Correct Pickguard The creme-colored pickguard has been a Les Paul staple dating back to the models of the late s and the early s.
Many players, however, removed the pickguard from their Les Pauls to show off the beauty of the flame maple tops, prompting Gibson to stop installing the pickguard altogether. During the s and s, Gibson began reinstalling the pickguard in the factory, and the Les Pauls from this era once again arrived in stores bearing the classic, creme-colored pickguard.
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Valley Arts had its origins in a music store owned by guitar teacher Duke Miller, whose students included McGuire and Carness. He got me my first teaching job at a store in Pacoima, California, called Music World. I was 15 at the time. Navy, and while he was in the service Miller asked him if he wanted to buy into the business.
Around , Carness joined with McGuire and Miller in the store partnership, and by , Miller was ready to move on. Mike kind of gravitated toward repair and I gravitated toward the business side. Everything was always focused on the player and the service. Initially they focused on teaching, and the teaching staff eventually grew to include 12 full-time teachers.
McGuire also began learning how to repair guitars. I would go over there every morning and he would teach me stuff. I would clean up his shop and he would show me stuff and let me work on some things. I did that for several years, all the time taking in some repair work at the shop. All the time it kept evolving.
Gary Moore’s Guitars and Gear
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Coincidentally, Gibson had been working to acquire Valley Arts.
Spanish stele of a boy with a pandura. The earliest image showing a lute-like instrument came from Mesopotamia prior to BC. Under the Sasanians, a short almond shaped lute from Bactria came to be called the barbat or barbud, which was developed into the later Islamic world"s oud or ud. During the 8th and 9th centuries, many musicians and artists from across the Islamic world flocked to Iberia. The squiggly lines on the soundboard, looking like a 3 or W, are characteristic of ouds.
The pandura , a lute the Romans brought to Spain, was also strung with three strings, and later called trichordon by musicologists.
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It was also fitted with a Kahler tremolo system.
He remained active until his untimely death in February His main guitar in the early years was a Les Paul acquired from Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, which he owned for more than 40 years before selling it in This is the guitar that Gary used on his best selling album Still Got The Blues, and the one he kept by his side until his death. As said, Gary used this guitar very briefly and it pretty much disappeared after mid If you happen to know what happened to it after, be sure to let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
After leaving Fleetwood Mac in Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years. Couple of visuals mods are also worth mentioning. If you happen to know more, be sure to send us a message. Photo by Alan Perry www. Please note that even though the interview was published in January , it was likely conducted a couple of months prior. I broke the neck off while having a row with me chick.
It appears thought that the neck still had a Fender logo on the headstock based on the footage, so maybe Gary ended up just grabbing a neck from another guitar. Both of the humbuckers are Di Marzios, which Gary seemed to like very much.
I Love Rock"n" Roll: Joan Jett"s Life in Photos
Over the years many local, as well as international artists have graced the stage there. It is unique outdoor theater located in Kapiolani Park. This venue seats 2, persons, with the capacity to hold up to 6, more on the lawn area.
Kiso Suzuki Violin Company Company founded by master luthier Kiso Suzuki, it began making guitars in in the area of Kisofukushima.
Click through for 20 photos and fun facts. Her father was an insurance salesman, her mother a secretary. The family moved to Maryland and then to Los Angeles, where her parents divorced. That"s when Joan decided to take her mother"s much cooler maiden name, Jett. Guitar Lessons Weren"t for Her Joan got her first guitar when she was 14 but didn"t like taking lessons.
It didn"t help that her instructor kept trying to steer her toward folk music. This is where she met Cherie Currie. Each band member created a persona based on her idol.
Four decades of guitars from Czechoslovakia. When I wrote my original article about Eastern European guitars [Guitars of the Cold War, Vintage Guitar Magazine, January ], I was still in the process of researching the roots of these instruments. In the first two installments, I had focused on Russia almost exclusively, though I did mention Jolana guitars briefly.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that this was also done at the factory!
The body is made of highly flamed maple, absolutely gorgeous. And most of all, there is a detail we have never encountered on a Country Club: The sound post connects top and back, giving the guitar a greater rigidity, to avoid feedback problems when played really loud. No heavy dings, no heavy wear. The binding deterioration, so common on"60 Gretsches, was becoming a real problem on the guitar"s body, since it just could not be stopped in any way.
So, instead of keeping on touching it up by replacing the damaged pieces one at a time, we have chosen to ask our luthier Salvatore Mancuso to complety restore it. The restoration job is just perfect, since Mancuso has used exactly the same material, dimentions and colour of the original binding. More rare details make of this guitar a true"collector"s item": Rare and interesting indeed! All in all, an exceptional guitar, rare and beautiful, with the same sound and circuitry of period"s s, but with an unique look and personality, with a great natural blond finish and a fantastic flamed maple body.
Introduced inl as the budget model in the Chet Atkins line, the Tennessean mod. Few guitars have such a strong personality.