Love this performance by The Little Willies on Letterman … Jim is such a delightful player.
The Hall of Tasty
This is a really neat 40 minute interview with Tele-meister Jim Campilongo. Lots of interesting stuff about his learning and development as a player. Watch and learn.
I recently picked up this awesome Danocaster deluxe style telecaster after spotting it on the TGP Builder’s Emporium. Danocaster is the guitar business of Dan Strain – previously a session player in Nashville who is now turning out fantastic relic guitars of the big “F” variety. His guitars usually get sold within about 5 minutes of being listed on the forum. Lucky for me this one hung around a little longer – the color isn’t for everyone but I absolutely adore it. I’ve always loved the 70′s mocha teles. Due to the slower nature of the sale and the brown color I dubbed her “Choc Tortoise” : )
The basic specs are Medium C profile neck with 6125 frets on a 9.5” radius (my personal favorite). The neck pickup is an original 1974 Wide Range Humbucker. It sounds amazing. Thick but clear – beautifully fat but with lovely crisp edges to the tone. The bridge pickup is a Lollar. The guitar looks great and feels perfectly worn in. My dad has a later 70′s custom deluxe which I love too but this is its equal in every way. I’ve been playing Choc Tortoise non stop for the past month and its snuck into equal number 1 position with my red roses Trussart. That is a huge wrap in itself. I’ve always considered that guitar untouchable.
So if you are in the market for a great playing and sounding relic F style guitar I highly recommend Danocaster. Dan is a stand up guy and he does incredible work. Choc Tortoise is a great (and very brown) example of how good Dan is at putting together guitars for guitar players.
These new pervy Trussart videos from Guitar Center Platinum. Which one is your favourite?
1. Trussart Steelcaster Rust on Cream Gator
Keith Urban is a hell of a guitar player. Here Keith talks about his first Telecaster and gives some general thoughts on the greatest guitar ever invented.
Prince tears a massive guitar hero shaped hole into While My Guitar Gently Weeps. He starts at 3:28 and of course playing his standard Hohner Prinz T-style. Ridiculous.
Who is Josh Smith? Wonder no longer. This cat has the vibe, the tone, the feel, the groove . . . all of the above. Wish I could of been sitting in the corner of this club taking it in. Josh’s website
Robben Ford playing the track Riley B. King. Great Hendrixy rhythm chops and a super tasty solo (as per norm). I love his spanky Tele tone.
Its Friday night and I feel like listening to The Rolling Stones. Here is Honky Tonk Woman live in Brazil on February 18, 2006. Keith Richards’ solo is pretty hack-worthy … but the vibe is great and it looks like it was a helluva party.