Brand new guitars just don’t have that feel and vibe or sound until it’s had a beer spilled on it, drug across the stage or has been dropped off the stage. Fender’s Road Worn series haven’t seen this kind of abuse outside the factory, but they certainly look like they have. Based on classic Fender guitars and basses of the 50s and 60s, the Road Worn models include two Stratocasters, a Telecaster, Jazz bass and a Precision bass.
The Fender Road Worn guitars and basses are magnificently aged and distressed to replicate that particular worn look of a vintage guitar that has toured the world. Each Road Worn instrument is perfectly aged for that broken in feel and look, however, unlike genuine vintage guitars, they are affordable for the working musician.
The Road Worn guitars feature an alder body (ash-wood for the Tele) and maple necks, visibly relic nitrocellulose lacquer-finished bodies, smooth worn-in necks and distressed chrome hardware (nickel-chrome for basses) for a worn-in appearance. While the instruments have been designed with period-correct specifications, numerous modern upgrades have been integrated into each model, including Tex-Mex single-coil pickups, larger 6105 frets and five-way pickup switches (Strat models). Continue reading
The Gibson Les Paul Standard is the choice of guitar heroes, working musicians, garage band guitarists and collectors alike. Considered the signature instrument of rock and roll, it is the benchmark by which all electric guitars are measured.
Great tone sets a guitar apart from the pack. The Gibson Les Paul Standard defines great tone. It is the first solidbody electric guitar composed of select, multiple tone woods. The revolutionary combination of a grade A mahogany back and carved maple top coupled with the Gibson-pioneered humbucking pickup produce the legendary crunch and creamy sustain that has set “The Standard Since 1952”
Why settle for an imitation? Only one guitar can give you that famous Gibson Les Paul tone with rich sustain, effortless playability and quality craftsmanship you have come to expect from Gibson and their Les Paul guitars.
Don’t just take our word for it. Try this American icon for yourself and discover what demanding players already know. For more information on the Les Paul Standard visit GearVault.com.
Randy Rhoads had one of the shortest but brightest runs at the top of the rock and roll game. His body of work with Ozzy Osbourne has stood the test of time and still provides inspiration for up-and-coming metal players and his legend has only gotten larger since his untimely death in a plane crash in 1982.
Now, the Gibson Custom Shop has recreated Rhoads’ white 1974 Les Paul Custom. It is a faithful recreation of the guitar Rhoads played with Ozzy and is still heavily identified with. This is the “Crazy Train” guitar, which is the song that started Ozzy’s solo career and is still his most iconic non-Black Sabbath tune. Source: Gear-Vault Continue reading