Thursday, February 23, 2012

Back in the USSR

Today's feature is courtesy of Cuffy Parks of St Paul. Late 80's Kramer Triangle hot rods that will turn heads so fast it's like a scene from the exorcist. These Russian inspired balalaika shaped guitars are pretty scarce here in the cities & it's a treat to have them featured on this site. The Gorky Park is Single pick-up, Floyd Rose equipped, rosewood board, & locked down at the nut. Check out Cuffy along with Kenner & Jake Sundays at Pub Monique in Stillwater.
I can't wait to post some of Cuffy's 1960's vintage axes he's got tucked away... Stay tuned.

Rock with me Friday Feb 24 at Prime Time in Burnsville, & Saturday Feb 25 at Buster's in Owatonna.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You are Here

One of a kind custom design by John (Felix) Sovereign that honorably pays homage to his home state of Minnesota. Figured maple body routed & finished by Richard Leach of St Cloud. Dimarzio fat pickups, Gibson tune-o-matic bridge, Allparts fender neck, Wilkinson tuners and string trees make up the bulk of the hardware. Felix says it plays pretty well. Hand rubbed finish is very nice & the tweed case fits & protects wonderfully. He jams locally around Sauk centre with guys that used to call the band Raging River, but since they have aged, they're considering changing the name to Weak Stream!! Pretty funny, Felix.

Sidenote: We named the last blues band I was in Dirty Pool, cuz (Muddy Waters was already taken).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Remember the Alamo

This picture submitted by a new reader in the Brainerd area. Rare 60's hard tail ALAMO with era correct speckle body finish. Southland Music & Charles Eilenberg started the company after WWII with record players & transistor radios & began manufacturing guitars after 1960, but were out of the game by 1970. They only made solid body guitars for a few short years. Jerry is open to offers on this axe, as he's offering this one for sale. Give him a call at (320) 420-2625 for more details. Ask what other cool vintage axes he's pulling out of his collection. He's got some interesting stuff that you don't see everyday. I'll post more of Jerry's guitars soon.