As painfully embarrassing as it is, my first character was Firemist on Warriors Cloud. She was a good character, definitely. All the qualities of a good deputy except her very evil rival had the job. She was the hero in her story, even if she is a bit misguided in her ways. She was very traditional, following the old ways closely even if they didn’t apply to the more modern times very well. I made Firemist when I was either 12 or 13, so there’s that. For a young child, I had a pretty complex character, even if that character was a cat.
This week: Long & McQuade Brampton, Northwest of Toronto, Canada.
If I ever have to buy a 36 pound guitar I want ti to be this one.
I love Gibson gold. This ES-335 plays as good as it looks.
Beautiful ES-195. The colour is getting close to Gretsch territory!
Speaking of Gretsch: these! I am a sucker for “sparkle” but that orange one on the right is so pretty.
I once saw BB King in Vancouver with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. needless to say it was a fantastic show. My only complaint was that I was sitting center stage about 20 feet back and I had BB’s amp pointing right at my face! After an four of him hitting those staccato punchy notes he is famous for, I thought my head was going to explode! It didn’t though. :D
Notice anything odd about this Gibson “Lucille”? Hint: it’s semi-hollow. No? OK, hint #2: what feature do you usually associate with a semi hollow? NO?!? OK: hint #3. IT HAS NO F HOLES! Lovely colour though.
Speaking of lovely colours, this is a new Strat and I don’t think I have seen this colour before. It kind of looks like Firemist Silver…but not quite. What the heck is it? Don’t make me go to the website!
I will admit I was not crazy about the Select line when it came out. But I must say that Select Telecasters are amongst the most beautiful Fenders of all ever and ever. Look at this lovely hunk of deliciousness. I would lose the ‘bucker though…Fender should be single coils IMO.
Tonight’s project is to 1) change the strings and clean up my 2005(?) Fender Custom Shop ‘67 Tele Relic (shoreline gold), and 2) Admire the new American Vintage '62 Jaguar reissue! Maybe even play it too… :D
There was a time, long ago, when I loathed the over-sized "CBS" headstock on a Stratocaster. I felt that the original Strat headstock was perfect…and the “CBS” headstock was so out of proportion and goofy looking.
HOWEVER, I walked into the Long and McQuade store in Mississauga in April of 2011 (It must have been either April 29th or 30th because I remmeber going home that night and doing my taxes. Since the deadline for filing Canadian income tax returns is April 30th, and I NEVER do my taxes until the very last day I possibly can, so it MUST have been either the 29th or the 30th!), and I saw this used 2005 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition ‘66 Stratocaster Closet Classic in Firemist Silver Metallic.
At first glance I was in love with it…and after many years of literally hating the CBS headstock, this guitar was so beautiful it changed my long-held opinion in less than 5 seconds! :D