My first guitar was a Fender 12 string. I loved it the first time I played it. I learned everything on it. I had it for about a year and was sure I’d keep it forever. While out with some friends one night, a tornado hit our town in Alabama. I still lived at home… Continue Reading Twister
It was 1972. I had 14 guitars. Both acoustic and electric. My oldest one was a 1969 Fender Mustang. My newest was a 1971 Martin 000-18. I hardly played the Mustang but I did on this day. The Martin I always kept in the case opened and easy to access. This was in my bedroom… Continue Reading Those Darn Cats
The Guitar Storage staff traveled to Manhattan last week to another great show at the Highline Ballroom. A stellar group of NYC area studio musicians put together a worthy tribute to the great music surrounding Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Derek and the Dominoes. Fittingly, they called it Mad Dogs & Dominoes. It was 6… Continue Reading Mad Dogs & Dominos
Ukuleles – Here there and everywhereOne of the first things we noticed was the proliferation of ukuleles at the show. It seemed like everywhere you turned were Hawaiian themed uke displays. All the major guitar manufacturers like Martin, Fender, Gibson, etc are getting into the act but the uke rage is also giving opportunities to… Continue Reading NAMM 2013 – Day 1 Reviews
The Fender Guitar booth at the 2012 NAMM Music Merchandise show was a sight to behold. They had row after row of Custom Shop Guitars on display there. You had to be careful to step over the pools of drool on the floor while looking at them. There was a beautiful array of row after… Continue Reading Fender Guitar Booth at NAMM 2012 Music Merchandise Show
Once upon a time, around 1965, my brother and I played a job in Palatka, Fl. Afterwards, we stopped on the westside of Jacksonville to offload our drummer, pushing the magic button that lets down the back window of our 1961 Ford station wagon…and forgetting to push the magic button to raise it back up.… Continue Reading How To Lose The Best Guitar In The World
I have a Fender Mexican made Stratocaster, and where it is not a prized guitar in the world, she’s a prize to me. She is to me as #1 was to Stevie Ray Vaughan, or Lucille to B.B. King. So one day at practice, we were playing hard, really getting into it. In the middle… Continue Reading Windmill Wake up!