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If I ever buy another guitar…

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Posted on January 25, 2013 |

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.

I would like a Fender Toronado or Gibson Firebrand too.  Maybe any sort of double-neck or even a 6-string banjo.  I’m sure there are other guitars out there that I want that I just don’t know about.

Check out my Guitars Board on Pinterest for an ever-evolving list.

What’s on your wish-list?



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Concerned Citizen January 31, 2013 at 05:33 PM
I was rooting for you to get your 13 guitars in '13~! Hopefully the dream isn't dead yet. Very cool guitar, though...I agree with you that it would be cooler with the individual states in different colors, but still very cool nonetheless. And I would imagine that it would be awkward to play.
Erin Faulk January 31, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Eric, have you been in Diversity on West Liberty Avenue to check out their guitar selection? I don't play guitar myself, so I'm not good at guessing preferences, but Buddy carries Oriolo Guitars, which he says he loves to play: http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/articles/new-business-adds-diversity-to-dormont
AiXeLsyD13 January 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Ha ha, perhaps! We have a little one on the way though, so that will be the primary usage of any "extra" funds for the time being. Ha ha. There are a bunch of other cool axes at the post in the link. I almost went broke on a Fernandes Ravelle one time...
AiXeLsyD13 January 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM
I have! We were at Tom's one night and the guitars lured me in... like the store was the spider web & I was the fly. Ha ha. They had only been there a day or two. Buddy seems like a real nice cat, & I do dig the weirdness of the Oriolo guitars! They're a little outside my price range, but totally not unreasonable. I hope he does well here in Dormont.
Ed M February 01, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Yeah but what does it sound like!!!!!
AiXeLsyD13 February 01, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Well, my skills are so poor, that it just doesn't matter. Ha ha. The most compliments on tone that I've received lately have been on a suped-up $90 start clone... So I've had good luck with cheap weird guitars.


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