next on the auction block from the fabulous Adrian Belew Collection comes this gorgeous
and very playable Heritage 575 archtop electric guitar. if only I could play jazz guitar like my pal mike gallaher I would probably keep this one, but it's wasted in my hands. it is a beautiful instrument with natural maple high quality craftsmanship throughout. and sounds, well, just like a jazz guitar! waarrrm. this is the Heritage version of a Gibson ES-175 like Steve Howe uses. I played it/recorded it for
conversation piece from
op zop too wah. as with most things I own, you could eat off of it. perish the thought.
OCB indeed, you should see me when I have almost finished a meal: there is always one single bite of each food group left on my plate. I can't help it because I don't know I'm doing it!
but evidently I ration myself as I go.
back to Heritage Guitars. an interesting story. the old gibson craftsmen refused to move
from kalamazoo. gibson moved here to nashville. but the old gibson craftsmen refused to move. so they made a deal with gibson to keep the old school guitar-making gizmos and they started Heritage Guitars.
this piece of heritage is as good as they come.
flatwound strings. wood pickguard. humduckers.
check it out on ebay beginning Friday evening January 26 at 6:00p.m. pacific time.
you have 10 days to make up you mind:
how much do I love this guitar?
* gorgeous george was a blond TV wrestler in the early days of such cudge. my uncle jack used to watch him.
even though it has nothing to do with the sophistication of this instrument,
I call this one gorgeous george, the blond bomber..