If you don’t like guitars and guitar stuff look away now
If you don't like guitars and guitar stuff look away now.......Filled my boots at the Southern Guitar show at Kempton Park Racecourse yesterday. Just me unfettered with a moderate crowd of fellow junkies amidst a fantasmogorical extravanganza of new and used instruments and accessories on 2 floors of the function suite. Loads of truly fabulous ancient electrics and a smattering of acoustics from the famous makers to a fascinating selection of lesser knowns and 'also rans'. Also some pant wetting new guitars of astounding quality from an assortment of luthiers..check the amazing work of Dutch maker Angelo van Merrienboer at www.panucci.nl for vintage LPs and Teles that look and feel better than the real thing at a fraction of the cost. Somehow managed to keep the debit card from flying too far. Didn't buy an original Gordon Smith GS1 that had been shoved into a corner. It had a £280 ticket on it which was way under Ebay street price. These little gems have been proven time and again to sound better than Gibsons when recording Green Day style power pop chord bashing. Been on my bucket list forever but Jesus told me I must sell some stuff before acquiring any more...damn!!!...However, left with a shiny new set of Brian May style Burns pickups for my upgraded Korean Marquee model from Barry Gibson (Burns proprietor and interestingly my predecessor in The Rockettes) Can't wait to cobble them in and ROCK!!!...2 dirt cheap capos...one intended for banjo's and mandolins but works great as a '5 string at the 2nd fret' for instant drop D tuning(try this great trick revealed to me by an old boy at a bluegrass gathering a few years back).... and a set of strings. Emotionally drained and have to rest now.