I was recently shown the Halo guitars website and I have to say their Custom Shop is incredibly appealing. You can select 6, 7 and 8 string guitars as well as 4, 5, 6 and 8 string bass guitars. So many options. For this weekly article series however I need to focus on one guitar. It was difficult, but from the Halo catalogue I have to say the Goliath Baritone 8 string guitar appeals to me a lot. A Les Paul style guitar with 33% more string? Awesome.
Month: October 2013
I’ve written about them a few times now, but I can honestly say Moniker Guitars deliver what they promise. When I last mentioned them, I referenced the guitar I had ordered. Well that guitar has arrived and I couldn’t be happier. My custom Reedsdale is just awesome. This guitar is without a doubt the best out-of-the-case setup I’ve ever experienced. The action is low, fret buzz doesn’t exist and the amplified sound is just awesome.
Not that I’m a lead guitarist (or a decent guitarist for that matter), but I do like a double cutaway guitar. I’m also a fan of a symmetrical guitar design. I imagine that’s been one of the Gibson SG’s long-lasting selling points. The Ethan Hart EH-21-WH is an awesome looking modern take on a classic design style. It’s also pointier and I’m a big fan of pointy guitars!
If you haven’t worked it out yet, I love guitars. I see many of them as art. Sometimes I find that rare guitar that actually looks more like a piece of art than a functional guitar. The Tao Guitars El Mirage is one such guitar. Problem is (if you can call this a problem) this guitar is functional. Just ask Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.
I discovered this week’s dream guitar maker luthier when I was perusing the prizes one lucky person is going to win in Sonoma Wireworks‘ RiffRumble 23. A major component of the first prize is a Codella Stormchaser Guitar. I had not heard of Codella Guitars so I visited their website. I’m glad I did. If you read on, I believe you’ll be glad too.