Why my Gretsch is NOT a Gibson

The guitar in the photo above is my Gretsch 6121 Chet Atkins solidbody. The first thing you’ll notice, of course, is that it’s beautiful. Its “Western” motifs include its studded and tooled leather trim, debossed “G” in the style of a cattle brand, and fingerboard inlays featuring steer heads, cactuses and fence posts. Even its … More Why my Gretsch is NOT a Gibson

Gear Review: Fender Player FSR Stratocaster

Fender’s Mexican-made Player series instruments are the most affordable guitars with the Fender logo on their headstock. They are priced in between the cheaper Asian-made Squier range and the more expensive USA and Japan made instruments. Every now and then Fender releases some limited edition instruments which they’ve dubbed Fender Special Run (FSR). This particular … More Gear Review: Fender Player FSR Stratocaster

What was Mozart’s middle name?

Was Mozart’s middle name actually ‘Amadeus’? Ummm… Not really! Mozart was christened Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. The first two names are his saint’s names. Following Catholic tradition he was given these names because his birthday (27 January) is the feast day of St John Chrysostom. He was generally known by family and friends as … More What was Mozart’s middle name?

Gear Review: Ibanez Artcore AS-63

With its striking Coral Pink finish, this guitar will definitely command attention. The question is, are you man enough to rock a pink guitar? Background context Ibanez began making a semi-hollowbody model called the Artist in 1978. The Japanese company had previously made a name for itself by making impressively accurate copies of Gibson and … More Gear Review: Ibanez Artcore AS-63

Gear Review: Andreas Eastman EFL 515 SE-BO flute

For today’s review we have another instrument from the Eastman company. This time it’s a flute. Will it live up to the high quality we’ve come to expect of other instruments from the Eastman stable? Let’s see! Background context Many people will be aware of Eastman instruments through their highly praised string instruments, whether it … More Gear Review: Andreas Eastman EFL 515 SE-BO flute


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