gold foil

Crank a small amp and the gold-foils in this Audition solidbody will gladly scream.

We used to have an excellently eccentric local public access channel in our area, and the recording studio was just a little ways from my house. Some of the touring punk bands as well as local ones would play live on the channel, and let me tell you.… It was so awesome. The performances were the stuff of legend. I can remember one particular band playing where a song culminated with the singer hammering a long nail into his nose! (My wife and I share these crazy experiences, and our kids are always shaking their heads at us, unable to comprehend that VHS era.)

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Humble 1960s designs are reborn in a high-performance boutique gem.

The latest model from Portland, Oregon, based luthier Saul Koll is an upscale tribute to down-market American guitars of the 1960s. As such, it’s part of an emerging trend among boutique luthiers: re-envisioning the funky budget guitars of the past as immaculately crafted, high-performance instruments.

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Offset meets Teisco meets Danelectro meets Tele, anyone?

Recorded with an Eastwood Sidejack Baritone DLX into a Catalinbread Topanga, a J. Rockett Audio Archer (set to clean boost), and an MXR Reverb routed to a Jaguar HC50 miked with a Royer R-121 and a Goodsell Valpreaux 21 miked with a Shure SM57, both feeding an Apogee Duet going into GarageBand with no EQ-ing, compression, or effects.
Clip 1: Bridge position.
Clip 2: Middle position.
Clip 3: Neck position.

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