Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ibanez AM-73 Artcore

Almost too classy for me

My wife had a co-worker who was selling this guitar for his dad. The price was right, so we gained another resident. You will hear me say many times that I've never played an Ibanez guitar I didn't like, and this one just continued the streak. If you want smooth jazz or slow blues, this is your axe. This is one of the Ibanez semi-hollow guitars with a smaller body size, which gives a good feel. It can rock out with the fuzz/wah sound if you coax it, but it's truly best at the jazz/blues thing. And a wayyyy classy look.



Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Front
Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Front



Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Back
Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Back




Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Body
Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Body


 
Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Headstock
Ibanez AM-73 Artcore: Headstock

1960s Teisco EJ-1

Nice reverb-y '60s sound

Stole this one off of eBay a few years ago while everyone else was watching the Super Bowl. Apparently he'd been just sitting in a closet for almost 40 years. He was so unwanted that the price and shipping together were less than $40! (I told you I stole it.) It took a little bit of work to get him into shape, but once he was -- man! The action was a little high, and the baseball-bat neck was huge, but the metal pickguard gave a resonance that sounded like a built-in reverb. Much more mellow-sounding than you might expect. Great with delay and flange for some '60s psychedelia. I was quite pleased overall.

1960s Teisco EJ-1: Front
1960s Teisco EJ-1: Front

 

1960s Teisco EJ-1: Body
1960s Teisco EJ-1: Body

 


1960s Teisco EJ-1: Headstock
1960s Teisco EJ-1: Headstock

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape

Very cool guitar, even if the effects didn't work

Found this guy in a local pawn shop. Played and sounded suprisingly good. Unfortunately, the effects didn't work -- there were a couple of broken wires, and apparently other things as well. I tinkered a little, reconnected the wires, but still got no effects. Nice guitar even without them, though. Sometimes I think I should have kept it.


1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Front
1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Front



1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Back
1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Back




1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Body
1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Body



1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Headstock
1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Headstock



1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Pickups
1980s Cort Effector, Explorer Body Shape: Pickups