I had blogged earlier about finding one of my all time favorite guitars for sale at a music shop in town. The photos I snapped with my cell phone were blurred, so I promised better photos - they are below, along with some other rare and beautiful things Auggie (my son) and I spotted while we were out and about this past Saturday.
|The brightest sounding and best looking guitar you can buy - the Rickenbacker 360 twelve string.|
|The cat's eye sound hole is so boss.|
|One of many details I love about this Ricky - the split pick guard.|
|Awesome detail #2: flat, fully bound back which showcases the guitar's unique shape.|
|Awesome detail #3: laminate slotted head stock with the really cool |
6 up/6 down tuners.
|Awesome detail #4: the "R" trapeze tailpiece and the sculpted top that|
|Another really cool note worthy guitar that was mere feet from the Rickenbacker - a Hagstrom "Viking".|
This is a good guitar for the money; but sadly, Hagstrom is another name resurrected by dudes looking
to cash in on it's mystique. This guitar is probably made by robots, out of cheaper materials.
|. . . and here's the damage.|
|What a beautiful headstock.|
|Still life behind a Pearl banner.|
|Whenever we're down town, Auggie and I like to look at the Ferrari that's in|
the tobacco shop in town. One thing I like about Ferraris is the styling is so
good that it never goes out of style. Find a picture of a Corvette or Mustang from
the same year as this Ferrari and tell me I'm wrong.
|Higgins' voice came into my head, scolding Magnum for how he|
abuses Robin Masters' Ferrari. Magnum whined in protest.