Just How Cool Are Fender Road Worn Guitars? – Relic Craze

fender road worn guitar reviewBrand 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

Gibson Les Paul Standard set the Standard

Gibson GuitarsThe 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.

Gibson Randy Rhoads Les Paul Custom VOS

Randy Rhoads Gibson Les Paul CustomRandy 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: Continue reading

Rickenbacker Guitars Highlights

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Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC) is one of the most prominent names in the field of electric guitars manufacturing. RIC finds its base in first company founded as the Electro String Instrument Corporation by Adolph Rickenbacher and George D. Beauchamp in 1931. This pioneering firm produced “Rickenbacker Electro Instruments”, the FIRST modern electric guitars

Being a musician of the 1930s, The Beatles in the 60′s or the most-current rock groups on MTV, the Electric Guitars Rickenbacker have always helped in taking the music to new dimensions. Groups like Oasis, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, and many others always have Rickenbacker guitars in their musical arsenal

In modern era, the electric guitars Rickenbacker have retained the same spirit of first-class pre-1965 electric guitar manufacturing and craftsmanship. Today, the company is offering its newly designed guitars and basses, as well as highly successful, limited-edition signature models endorsed by diverse players such as Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, Carl Wilson, John Kay and Roger McGuinn

The electric guitars Rickenbacker are known for their distinctive sounds and are played mainly without distortion. A striking feature of Rickenbacker guitars is the use of two truss rods to correct twists and curvature in the neck. Rickenbacker guitars avoid most hard rock, metal, and punk outfits, though there are some exceptions. Many electric guitars Rickenbacker are equipped with an extra “stereo” output socket that allows the two pickups to be connected to different effects units or amplifiers

Some of the most sought-after models of Rickenbacker guitars come from 325, 330, 350, 360, 381, 620, 650 and 660 series. The 325c58 model is characterized by short scale body, oven knobs, gold plastic parts and three toaster pickups. In the 381v69 model, the front and back of body have German-style carve and checkered binding. Stereo output and a 12-saddle bridge are other features of this model

In simple words, each Rickenbacker guitar is characterized by its own unique features. And that is the reason why even 70 years after the invention of modern electrics, thousands of guitar players feel satisfied only with Rickenbacker guitars

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