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 …

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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 …

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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 surprisingly 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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