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A guitarist in Israel swapped a bass for a walnut-finished Gherson SG copy, and then turned it into an ode to the late Ric Ocasek.

Name: Rany Eskinazi
Hometown: Netanya, Israel
Guitar: Early-1980s Gherson SG copy, nicknamed “Candy-O”

My story starts about two decades ago, when I bought my first (and last) bass guitar. I was trying my luck as a bassist. However, I’ve found out that it’s rather hard for me to sing and play bass at the same time. I also realized that I’m a much better guitarist than bassist. So, I put the bass in its gigbag and left it in the closet for a long time.

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