1961 Martin OO-18GL factory left handed 11/14/09

1961 factory lefty Martin Classical. The "G" in OO-18GL stood for "Gut" from the days when animal intestines were used for strings instead of nylon.

Reverend Volcano left handed 11/14/09

Reverend decided they liked the Antique Natural look on the Volcano, so they made them. Now, if they would make it with a Maple board.... Available with 2 Humbuckers or a P90 on the neck pickup. They look identical. The P90 they use fits exactly in the Humbucker space.

Reverend Sensei left handed 11/14/09

Reverends newest leftys. Excellent build quality, lovely necks, great pickups, and I love the locking pin tuners. String changing for the 21st Century.

I planned photos for today. 11/13/09

The weather has not been cooperative for photos until today. Beautiful cool morning with lots of sun. Great fall light for guitar photography. So I get all set up, and a customer arrives. From Argentina. No english. I know no spanish (well, I did know "perro", my dogs, which concerned him somewhat. So I put them away in another room). We started playing electrics. No need to know english or spanish or any other language. Well, he did know "excellent", and he got to play excellent guitars. He played Suhr (why he came), Trussart, Anderson, and Duesenberg. He had been traveling for a couple of days (I think that was what he was telling me with flying and driving motions) and needed sleep, but had never been anywhere he could play lefty guitars like this (he says no leftys in Argentina). He bought a Suhr (S1 Candy Apple Red), but he was smitten by the Trussart Steelcaster I got a couple of weeks ago. He took photos of the guitar, of him with the guitar, and of the two of us with the guitar (his very attractive girlfriend (girls love guys who play guitar!) taking the photos). He wants the Trussart, but it is too dear a price. He left me his card and the name of a friend who lives in Miami who is fluent in english and spanish. Wants me to stay in touch through his friend. Delightful people.
Oh yes, I did not get to photograph guitars today. So tomorrow, unless more delightful people arrive, guitars will be photographed.

Reverend Sixgun (new model) left handed 11/10/09

Reverend continues to impress with this new model. I'll be photographing 2 other models tomorrow.

Heritage H535 Trans Red lefty 11/07/09

Is it Chuck Berry duck walking through my memories, or the great Albert Lee, or maybe Eric Clapton with Big Red? Who ever it is, there is an indelible image of a guitar very much like this one that says "The Perfect Guitar" to me. I just find them irresistible.

Left handed Collings 360. First one made. 11/07/09

Bill Collings just manages to get everything right (after extensive experimenting so that what goes wrong does not end up in your hands).

Jerry Jones left handed Longhorn Bass in Black Copper Burst 11/07/09

A few years ago I got to see Steve Earle play at the Tampa Theatre. One of my favorite all time concerts. Steve and his lead guitarist went through about 15 guitars (Edge did the same thing at the recent U2 concert I attended), changing guitars on nearly every song. The bass player just kept the great thumping bass lines throughout, all on a Jerry Jones Longhorn Bass.

Guitar arrivals 11/05/09

Today a Collings 360 (first lefty 360 made) and a Jerry Jones Longhorn Bass showed up. Photos tomorrow I hope. I've talked to a lot of manufacturers this week. I'll be writing about some new lines I'm taking on as soon as some decisions are made.


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