«Io cerco il piacere,» continuò «perché non credo nella felicità. Tutto ciò a cui gli uomini danno questo nome esiste nella loro immaginazione, si fonda su un autoinganno. Io sono troppo razionale per abbandonarmi a illusioni.»
Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch, Venere in pelliccia, ES 2010, pagina 89.
Cool cherry Firebird and a couple of lovely ES-335s (and a BB King “Lucille” in the background).
Epi Nighthawk - IMO one of the best values for money in the whole world. For less than 450 bucks (new) you get a very versatile and beautifully finished, high quality guitar.
In fact, I often wonder how they can build a guitar this nicely finished for such a low price. I fear one day we will find out that these are built in a sweatshop somewhere in the third world* where poor children are sold into guitar slavery by their destitute parents and paid less than a dollar a day, chained the machines and whipped if they don’t keep up. Did I mention they also work a 14 hour day 7 days a week?
Hey look! It’s my next car!
Another beautifully finished high quality guitar. It’s an ES-195 and it costs a few times more than the Nighthawk in the previous shots. Like 6 times as much!
8 Stings, no waiting. I can barely manage 6 strings…let alone 8!
Scrumptious Select Tele.
Here’s that new Strat colour again. It looks like my Custom Shop ‘66 Closet Classic which is i a colour called “firemist silver metallic”…but not exactly.
What do you cats think of the Fender’s noiseless pickups. I have never tried them, but some Stratocaster “purusts” that I know say they are quasi-humbuckers - sure they have no (or less anyway) noise like a regular single coil, but they don’t have that signature “chime” that Strats are famous for.
On the road again…
* is it politically correct to say “third world” these days? If not I can substitute “developing nations” or “emerging economies”. Let me know.