It took a year, but I managed to finish my series on 52 Guitars. It probably took a year because I decided to write an article each week, but I was dedicated. Some said I couldn’t do it and some didn’t care. Regardless, I did it and my website has more content than it’s ever had before. If you’ve followed at all, you now have a list of 52 guitar manufacturers. That’s right. I didn’t just select 52 guitars from the top five guitar manufacturers, I went out there and researched some luthiers I’d never heard of until this year. 2013 made me a better guitar fan. It also saw me finally receive a new guitar. 2013 was way better than 2012.
Month: December 2013
I’ve enjoyed putting the 52 Guitars series together. Each week I’ve written about a different guitar from a different guitar manufacturer. As this is week 52, I wanted to make sure I ended on a very high note. Something that would mean a lot to me while representing a little bit of me and where I come from. I could only do that with an Australian luthier. An Australian luthier with a global following. It had to be a Maton.
If this is your first time to my website, here are a few things you need to know. Firstly, I love black and/or white. I love black and white so much I’ve dedicated this website to only black and white content. I also love guitars. I love all kinds of guitars. So when you find a guitar that combines those two loves for me, I’m one incredibly happy guy. This week I discovered the Knaggs Guitars Influence Electric “Kenai” (Tier: 3) in a faded Onyx finish and I’m ecstatic.
Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the GuitarMoose offerings. I was drawn to this company by a few things. First, their name. Then their logo (I love an interesting logo) followed by their products—StickyDots, StickyGrip plectrums and SoftGrip plectrums. After trying out all three products, I have to say I’m impressed.
Today Singular Sound released BeatBuddy—the world’s first guitar pedal drum machine. This pedal may just change the way you look at small venue performances, gigging, rehearsing or song writing. Simply put, this guitar pedal allows you to manipulate prerecorded drum tracks with the ease of many guitarists’ favourite tool—a foot switch.