Some early roots of Rock n Roll + my own take on the “Brown Sound.” In all seriousness though, unless you’ve been on another planet for the last month, you guys have heard about the devastating wildfires which blazed thru California recently. Many ppl lost their homes, their beloved pets, their lives, and their businesses + belongings. One of those ppl was acclaimed guitar man Wayne Charvel, of @charvelusa. It was brought to my attention that not only did he lose his family’s Paradise, CA home, but also their entire workshop, not only containing their guitars but also all of their irreplaceable 40’s-era machinery (no CNC’s there) and all of Wayne’s rare and one-of-a-kind handmade lutherie tools. These are tools he created by hand when there wasn’t one that already met his needs. Like his son Michael said, it’s one art to create the guitars and instruments, but an entirely different art form to create the actual tools you need in order to build those guitars. We’re talking about a guy who has been building instruments by hand since 1959, and has been a cornerstone of the music many of us grew up listening to, including the real Brown Sound and a huge part of Rock n Roll history. Pls chk out the GoFundMe link in my bio and consider donating anything you’re able to. Fires are still burning out in different parts of California and we’re now coming up on Thanksgiving here... I honestly can’t imagine what this kind of loss feels like; and I’m devastated inside just reading about it, especially knowing that he poured his heart into his work. Indeed there’s still a lot to be grateful for, and I’m grateful for all the love Wayne put into his craft and into the music we’ve enjoyed over many decades. Definitely give it a read and feel free to share — personally, my wish is that every retailer who carries/has carried Charvel Guitars over the decades would share the story via email blast/social media; I know we all could use a little help every now and then... 🙏🏼 #charvelguitars#charvel#paradisefire#geartalk#gibsonguitar#gibson
Matt grabbed a set of Seymour Duncan “Jeff Loomis” signature blackout pickups for his Ibanez RG, and man did it turn this guitar into something else! There’s still time to take advantage of the pickup installation special with any in-store purchase of any Seymour Duncan or DiMarzio pickup throughout the end of December. @seymourduncanpickups @dimarzioinc
#masqueradermonday and todays #jackanoryguitarstory is Shirley, my @shergoldguitars SM02.
This is my only guitar that I've purchased new and I bloody love it!
I'd had my eye on these since their re-release after the Shergold name being taken on by Barnes and Mullens, the guys behind @faithguitars acoustics. Suckered by the early videos, the @rabeaafro one was killer. I'll happily admit however some of the videos didnt really sell it. But there was some mojo there that got me hooked. So I dug more, researched the specs, and what specs! Designed alongside the amaaaazeball Patrick Eggle, fitted with killer Seymour Duncan pickups, full rosewood neck and fretboard, staggered locking tuners, tusq nut and the cool hand layed aluminium fret inlays.
So, that was it! I needed one! Saved my pennies and on 30th December '17, I took a trip to Cambridge with the ever tolerable @cakefairy1974 to visit @millersmusic, the nearest place to me that actually stocked them.
I was torn, SM01 or SM02? Grey or Dirty thru blonde? The SM02 won the battle. Largely because I don't have a HSS pup configuration that the 02 offers whereas the the SM01 has the same Humbucker / P90 configuration as my BFG Les Paul. So SM02 it was...and it had to be the thru blonde! I'm a sucker for a bit of wood grain! And instantly on that spot Shirley was born, Dirty Shirley!