I did a 75 minute outdoor set at Medina Ballroom on Saturday which turned out to be a good show once the storm blew over. Jake Scherer did an smoking opening set with his hip band New Medicine. Jake played this cool bound Fender Telecaster, & it proved to be a worthy companion that sounded great with a smooth overdrive.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Jack Mansk pictured here with his killer custom 2011 white Les Paul. You can catch Jack doing his 80's thing on this cool axe by going out & catching a Brat Pack Radio show. Here's their website for show dates.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Tom Schulz from Blaine generously shared this wild guitar for our Minneapolis Guitars site. It's a 1991 Assassin (gunslinger), but it's not the only snake themed guitar he owns. A cool anaconda finish like this makes it a good candidate for any rock video, but it's a great sounding guitar to boot. Note the angled pickup configuration & the stacked single coil in the neck position. A very versatile guitar indeed.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Twin cities long time entertainment icon Sherwin Linton shown here with a new custom version of the classic Fender Jaguar. They are a few strange variations of the classic Jag available now. This one features block inlay, bound neck & a smaller headstock. There are some switching variations also available on these Custom Jaguars. I've seen Sherwin perfom dozens of times with a 50 year old version of this axe, but sometimes in the entertainment industry you just have to go with shiny. Click here for the impressive Cotton Kings tour schedule. If you've got a few minutes CLICK HERE for his new release: "We Need a Lot More Guitars" & check out the extended killer dueling guitar solos at the end of the cut.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Craigslist this week if you're in the market.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Ben Bantam while he was doing a show with Rockfist in Burnsville last year. You've gotta love the playability of a humbucking strat with a Kahler trem. Great guitar, great player, great band - 'nuff said.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I was contacted by Awesome Musical Instruments this past week to see if I'd like to demo their unique switching systems for pick up selection. The variety of tonal possibilities seems almost endless one you start flipping the switches. Wiring kits or pre-wired pick-guards assemblies are available for your standard Gibson, Fender or Ibanez guitars. I was impressed by the vastness available products listed on their website. Nice to see something new available for the recording sessions player. Visit them at: http://www.awesome-guitars.com/, be sure to check out their website thoroughly.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dedazzled & bejeweled, this mosaic madness hails from Coon Rapids Home Goods store in Riverdale. This unique mirrored designer piece submitted by talented vocalist Dawn Delaney Wilson. What a cool strat.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Spectors are among the most practical basses out there from the standpoint of sound & playability. The price range is reasonable considering the quality & longevity of the instrument, & they're just beautiful & sexy to look at. The Spector Forte 4s are known for their straight necks & ultra smooth body contours, & a crisp, clear output tone that can make a worthy player into a contender. The perfect combination of art & functionality come together in this beautiful new guitar owned by Chris Morehouse, currently performing with the popular twin city touring group Common Ground. This assembly of seasoned musical veterans has got the science of performing classic rock favorites down to an art.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Dave Brown, (Senders) one of my all time favorite twin city fronts. His energy & style were a powerhouse of inspiration to entertainers everywhere. This hep cat was like Dean Martin & Chuck Berry all wrapped up in one. I'll forever cherish the memories of our many gigs together years ago at the famous Whiskey Junction in S Minneapolis. His Cherry Gibson 335 with large fret marker inlays is a fine blues axe & served him well for many performances. Dave loved the electric hollow body Gibson guitars. His memorial service is being held today at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis. Click HERE to view a memorial pictorial of Cool Breeze on YouTube. Dave will be missed by many, & remembered by the millions of smiles he left behind in his long musical career.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Viking Rocker's classic rock tribute show was a great success Friday night at Pickle Park. The featured acts Poisened (Poisen), Crown Jewels (Queen), & Top Jimmy (Van Halen) were all very entertaining, & as you can see by the photo's the guitars were all fairly authentic too. One of these axes has been previously featured on this website, but is so cool I thought it worthy of a repost. All these guitarists are top players & consistently perform stylistically authentic to give you a taste of the original artists.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Bob's Facebook page.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ted Pillera from Lakeville, showing off his new D5 LTD five string bass in a natural satin finish. Active electronics & low action make for an ultra-responsive & easy playing guitar. This pic was snapped Friday night while Ted's new band Drama Queen was performing their Prior Lake debut showcase at the Arizona's Lounge on 169 & Canterbury rd.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Mr Mark's Music in Anoka for only $299. The features include built in internal amplifier, drum machine, & ipod input. It's the perfect couch potato guitar. Check out the demo video on YouTube.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Chad Higgins. The beautiful ivory white finish is contrasted by a glitzty gold hardware package, including gold Floyd Rose trem system & matching locking nut. You can get a good look at this rare hollow body electric guitar when you catch a show featuring the popular Minneapolis group POP ROCKS. The guitar is a class act by itself, & so is their show. Here's a link featuring their upcoming show dates.