Category Archives: Guitar Reviews

Guitar Player Gifts under $50

I wanted to write this page of Guitar Player gifts – because people often ask me what to get a guitarist for Christmas. Not just for me, but people I know as well! I got the Guitar Center catalog the other day, and a lot of times I don’t see much, but they did a pretty good job on their X-mas version this year. I found some really cool gifts right away, and they were all pretty much under $100!

First – let me introduce you to a guitar player’s friend – the string winder! Everyone needs to have a good string winder, but the Planet Waves folks were very smart because they built a string cutter right into the string winder! This is awesome, if I had this I guitar gadget I could throw away both my old nasty string winder (that falls apart when you use it), and my side cutters from my gig bag! Great budget gift under $10!

Planet Waves String Winder / Cutter

A string winder and cutter is one of the most indispensable tools that you can give to a guitar player. The funny thing about this tool is that most musicians (that I know) don’t have a good one. They probably have a cheap string winder that they bought at the music store checkout for $3, and a pair of general purpose wire cutters in their gig bag. Planet Waves makes quality gear for reasonable prices, and the great thing about this tool is that it’s both a cutter and winder in one! Makes a great stocking stuffer or small gift. Get the Planet Waves String winder/cutter.

planet waves string winder cutter review

Snark Tuner

Another great guitar player gift idea under $10 would be a Snark SN-1 clip-on tuner. It runs on a small watch battery (lasts forever), and you can just clip it to the headstock of any acoustic or electric guitar (or bass) and tune in seconds. I’ve found that I usually end up passing it around at practice (prompting me to tell the other guys to get their own), and I’ve even used it live in a gig while playing. Not bad for a little $7 device. Get the Snark tuner.

snark tuner review

Proline Fretrest Guitar Hanger

This next gift is for any guitar player that has his own little studio or music room. Chances are that he has more guitars than shoes, and there are just way too many guitar stands all over the place! What he needs are these Proline Guitar Wall Hangers so he (or she) can just hang the guitars right on the wall! Awesome guitar player gift under $15!

proline fretrest guitar hanger review

Beyution Bluetooth Headphone Review

This one may seem weird, but I’m telling you this is a great guitar player gift idea! Every guitar player can use a good set of headphones. More and more players are using iRig and other devices to plug directly into their tablet or phone to practice. Why not have a decent pair of bluetooth wireless headphones? Recently, at Christmas, we found a really great (and highly reviewed) pair of Beyution headphones on Amazon for only about $20.

beyution bluetooth headphones review

Mini Marshall Stack

Here’s another really cool guitar player gift idea – it’s the Mini Marshall amp MS-2! It runs on a 9v battery and has a belt clip! Complete with distortion, tone, and volume knob! You can have a lot of fun just walking around with this thing on your belt! A very cool gift for the Marshall loving guitar player!

Marshall MS-2

Here are some other guitar player gift ideas posts I wrote:

Personalized Guitar Straps
Guitar Pedal Stompbox Cord Saver
Shure SM58 Microphone

Oh – also I thought I’d mention there are some really cool guitar gifts I found on eBay. They have all kinds of crazy stuff like guitar ties, guitar clocks, guitar signs, guitar posts, guitar hero – you name it! Find a great guitar gift on eBay!

Washburn X50 Review

This is my review of the Washburn X50 and X50 Pro FE guitars with the Buzz Feiten tuning system.

Another manufacturer that I think is highly underrated is Washburn Guitars. For 100 years they have been making quality instruments, but since the 80’s Washburn has been known for making killer shredding machines at affordable prices. Gibsons and Fenders are great, but the cost is too high and they just aren’t very versatile. Their cheaper counterparts (Squier and Epiphone) are a laughable joke quality and price wise. In addition there have never been improvements made to essentials such as tuning and intonation or electronics.

It’s funny, even thought you can’t (currently) find a Washburn guitar in any Guitar Center store, you can still find them in small music shops all over. In addition, modern touring bands are using them every day – like Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Dead Man, Sevendust, Anthrax, Goo Goo Dolls, Sammy Hagar, As I Lay Dying, Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Meatloaf, Kiss, Black Label Society, All-American Rejects, Neil McCoy, Shinedown, Fall Out Boy, Brooks and Dunn, Derek Trucks, Hawthorne Heights, and Breaking Benjamin.

The 2 guitars I’m going to talk about today are the X50 and X50 Pro FE.

Washburn X50 Pro
Washburn X50 Pro FE

You used to be able to get the X-50 Pro for between $400-$500 and and the X-50 Pro sold for $600-700. The X50 Pro comes with a Duncan ’59 reissue humbucker pickup in the next and a Duncan Custom Custom in the bridge. The X50 Pro FE comes with EMG 81 and EMG 85 active pickups. The X50 pros have quilted maple tops, and the X50 Pro FE’s have flamed maple tops. Each Washburn guitar features the Buzz Feiten tuning system, which you can read about here. The X50 series also uses Washburn’s patented VCC or “Volume Contour Control” system. Basically the volume control is a coil tap, and when pull it out it splits the humbuckers in half…but the way that the VCC works is that when you back off the volume control, once it reaches 50% the coil tap automatically kicks in chopping the humbucker down to a single coil.

There have been stellar reviews of both models, Washburn posted a 2004 review of the X50 Pro from Guitar World.
Both Harmony Central and Ultimate Guitar reviews were very high. The thing that has amazed me is when watching these models in eBay auctions for a few weeks, most of the auctions received 40+ bids – which is very high for most guitar auctions. Then, once I read of the features (like the electronics and the Buzz Feiten) – I now know why.

Pickups are a very personal choice, and I think that the Duncan Custom Custom and ’59 both are great choices for many guitarists and amp combinations. Lately though, I am very partial to EMG pickups (especially the 81 and 85) because I find that they work like “peas and carrots” with a POD (I have a PodXT Live). The active electronics just seem to give a certain extra “clarity” to everything that comes through my POD. Many players favor 81/85 pickups – like Zakk Wylde.

You don’t see a lot of X50’s on eBay, usually only a few at a time. They don’t sell them new anymore, so this guitar is a little more rare than it used to be. This page will always have the latest live auctions for Washburn X-50 and X50 Pro FE’s, bookmark it now!

Here’s what’s on eBay right now –

Washburn X50 Pro FE With Gig Bag

USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 00:05:08

If the X50 series isn’t for you – there are hundreds of Washburn guitars on eBay right now in different styles, models, and colors, check them out!

Why I Love My EVH Wolfgang Special

This isn’t a review as much as it is they story of how I came to own my favorite and most played guitar of all time. My white EVH Wolfgang special. This is what it looked like the day it arrived in the mail. I had seen pictures of it online, but I had no idea the case was red crush velvet. Every time I open this bad boy in front of someone that hasn’t seen me open the case, they are wide eyed and say “wow!”. Beyond the way the inside looks, this is a high quality ATA approved SKB flight case with snap latches and professional locks.

EVH Wolfgang Special White

Now that you’ve seen what it looks like when you open it, let’s talk about how it plays. My wife showed me this guitar online, and I had never played it before. I watched several videos online to get a sense of what it would sound like. You never know how that will work, because different amps and pedals, even different hands make a difference in how a guitar sounds. Even the equipment used to record it can change the sound. Having said that, I viewed some videos that at least showed me the guitar could easily be used for everything from Jazz and blues to hardcore metal – and everything in between.

Now let’s talk about how this thing plays. For years I had been in search of a better playing guitar. Better for me anyway. I had Strats and Teles – lots of them. I tried Schecter, Ibanez – both old and new. I had Washburn, Peavey, even a Les Paul and an SG. You name it – I tried it. I had made in Mexico, Korea, China, Indonesia, Japan, even made in America.

I read the specs of this guitar and the two things that stood out for me were the pickups and the frets. The frets the model I purchased were stainless steel. Almost all guitars have nickel frets (that wear out over time). Stainless steel frets don’t wear down – they’re good forever. The difference between these and most guitars is that they are medium-small frets (which is what Eddie prefers and they’re called “vintage frets”). Most guitars have medium-large frets – which are better for bending strings (and normally called “jumbo frets”). Medium small frets are better for hammer-ons, pull-offs, and legato style playing. Before getting this guitar I don’t think I realized that this was the way I prefer to play. Also, the neck is super smooth, and playing is almost like playing on glass.

*UPDATE 2016* The Wolfgang Special guitar has been made in multiple locations including Japan, China (Indonesia), and (now) Mexico. Be aware that while the guitar is essentially the same, all of the new ones made in Mexico appear to have jumbo nickel frets and not stainless steel. Depending on what your preferences are, just be aware of that when making your purchase.

The pickups are so incredible they are hard to describe. They are high gain – but not like you think. They are high gain in the sense that if you plug in this guitar and set your amp to the perfect volume setting, and then plugin a different guitar (like a strat, tele, or paul) you’ll find you have to increase the volume quite a bit to be at the same level. But they aren’t hi-gain like EMG’s or Dimarzio Super Distortion, or even Pearly Gates. At every single volume level they are clear as a bell. But they will take on the characteristics of whatever you put them through. You can play using your volume as the main control for distortion and lead volume, or keep it at one consistent volume and let your pedals do the work – it works equally as well either way.

Let me explain. My amp has one clean and two dirty channels. If I stay on the clean channel by itself, and the volume in the guitar is all the way up – you might get a tiny bit of breakup, but for the most part it’s clear as a bell. Tone for days and days. If I turn up the gain a little on the clean channel I can do anything from Stones tone to country, or even blues. Turn up the gain a little more and we’re in classic rock territory. If I switch over to the crunch channel I can get everything from Def Leppard to Judas Priest, Foo Fighters to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, with some higher gain you can even get Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold – you name it. On my channel the thing just sings and sings.

All of this is just through my amp. I think that many people (at first look) would classify this as a rock guitar (which it can be). However, it can adapt to the sound of nearly any amp or pedal. I should say that it complements the sound of any pedal or amp (and makes it better). I have pedals that go from light crunch to full stack and they all sound awesome through the EVH Wolfgang special. I’ve been in cover bands where I needed to sound like country, rock, pop, metal, 80’s hair metal, blues, emo – and I’ve had no problems at all making the same guitar sound like all those styles (and more).

The last thing I’ll say about this guitar is the price. Nearly all the guitars I’ve had were under $1,000. This was one of the first ones I ever paid more than $1,000 for. It appears that the price has gone down since they first came out on some models, find them from about $900 – $1,500 today depending on model. It was the best investment I ever made for a quality instrument.

One last thing you could consider is getting one from eBay. Sometimes you can get a great deal used. Just click on one of the pictures below to explore what’s currently listed and for sale.



Who Played the Peavey Mace Amp?

Seems like I end up hearing classic songs lately and wonder “what amp did they use on that?” That very thought came to my mind when playing “Any Way You Want It”, I wondered – what did Neal Schon use for those screaming lead solos on that classic song?

A few Google’s later I found that the first few Journey albums were recorded with none other than the Peavey Mace amp. This is crazy considering it’s a solid state preamp with tube power amp (a 160 watt amp with 6 power tubes!!).

Here’s Neal Schon playing on the Departure tour (used the Peavey Mace for that entire tour):

But guess who else used the Peavey Mace? Lynyrd Skynyrd! Turns out that amp is “THE Lynyrd Skynyrd sound”.

here’s an example of exactly what I mean:

and another one here:

That’s insane~! Who would’ve thought the sound some of the greatest classic rock hits could be a Peavey amp (let alone solid state preamp)???

Doesn’t look like there are a lot of these around, but you can find one or two every now and again on ebay:

Vintage Peavey Mace VT 160 watt tube head

USD 212.84 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 03:00:57

Peavey Mace, Vintage 1st Gen VT Series USA Guitar Amplifier, All New 6L6GC Tubes

USD / 849.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 05:30:39

PEAVEY MACE VT AMPLIFIER COMBO VINYL AMP COVER (p/n peav180)

USD 50.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 20:04:43

PEAVEY Model: 212 BW MACE, 12"BlackWidow x2, 6Tube, 160 watt, Steel Guitar Amp

USD / 400.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 02:00:13

Kramer 84 Baretta Guitar (EVH) now on sale

Vintage 84 Kramer Guitar

It’s hard for me to say this (because I’m 43), but remember the (now) “vintage” 84 Kramer Baretta guitar? The Kramer Baretta was the famed hockey stick neck one pickup, one volume pot Floyd Rose masterpiece played by Eddie Van Halen.

Remember the guitar magazine ads with EVH holding the Baretta like this?

EVH Baretta

There were actually a whole series of Kramer ads like that, there’s another one with him holding a Kramer Pacer like this:

Eddie Van Halen Kramerr Pacer

So you’re probably wondering already why I’m lamenting about Kramer guitars of years gone by? Recently my wife picked me up a Kramer Focus 3000 from 1983-4 at a yard sale for a rediculous price with OHSC and stock pickups and floyd rose (and working coil tap). I’ll blog about that in another post.

What surprised me in a few google searches was the fact that Gibson now owns the Kramer name and has been reissuing various guitars, like the Kramer 84 Baretta, and the Kramer Pacer (among others). I can’t believe they did the reissue with the hockey stick necks (also AWESOME!). Note in the EVH pics above that one with Ed has the hockey stick neck, but the Pacer has the pointy headstock.

Check out this fabulous Kramer 84 Baretta reissue:

84 Kramer Baretta reissue

Either this thing must be so very new that not everyone has it (yet), because you can’t even get it at Musician’s Friend or Guitar Center. You can find it however at American Musical right now in stock. In fact they even have this new 8 payment plan (that I just used to get mine) so you can get this axe for just $84/mo if you do that deal (and have it to play in just a few days).

*UPDATE*: you can also now get the 84 Kramer Baretta at ZZounds for the same prices with 8 payments as well!!

84 Kramer Baretta

They also have the Vintage Kramer Pacer dual humbucker model for sale too (in Tiger stripe!):

vintage Kramer Pacer

They also have the Kramer Pacer there too, which comes in a both a cool burst or “Tiger Stripe” version (AWESOME!). I like this Baretta because it has the maple fingerboard, and I prefer that to the rosewood. What version would you get?

You can also still find quite a few Kramer Baretta guitars on ebay now as well:

Vintage 1983 Kramer Pacer Special Guitar Tribute! C-Plate Holy Grail! Baretta

USD 1700.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 19:25:45

1980's Kramer Baretta USA Made VERY COOL !!

USD 854.10 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 00:22:16

Rare 1984 Kramer Baretta Custom Order Floyd Rose Roland Non Angled Banana

USD / 1400.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 18:41:02

KRAMER BARETTA 1986 CUSTOM KLEIN GRAPHIC #24 CLEAN! RARE! ORIGINAL USA!

USD 1850.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 18:56:10

Kramer 84 Baretta Electric Guitar, Red

USD 809.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 07:13:32

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 16:00:45

TRUSS ROD COVER name plate for KRAMER BARETTA GUITAR

USD 14.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 03:13:34

KRAMER Baretta Vintage Candy Blue guitar From JAPAN/456

USD 928.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 01:08:36

Kramer Baretta Vintage Candy Blue , Electric Guitars EMS Free tracking ship

USD 899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 01:07:25

Bare Knuckle Pickups The Mule Review

If you’re been reading any of the guitar magazines over the last few years, odds are you’ve seen that ad with the shirtless gentleman with a handlebar mustache about to bare knuckle fist fight. It’s a great logo, and “Bare Knuckle Pickups” is just about the greatest description for a brand I could think of. There’s really no thinking about what they well, or what their pickups sound like – it speaks for itself.

the mule pickups review

Today we’re going to review the “Mule” humbucker pickups because I’ve been researching some options for PAF ’59 pickups. There are so many options, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, and even original Gibson re-issue PAF ’59’s. PAF is the famous “patent applied for” name given the pickups first made famous in Les Paul guitars – and the SG’s and others. They had a 100% nickel silver baseplate, maple spacers, and nickel plated slugs, and Alnico magnets.

So the question is – could a modern pickup sound as good as the original ’59 PAF? I want you to see something that floored me, check out this video from a parts guitar with The Mule pickups installed:

here’s another video of The Mule installed in a ’59 burst replica:

I’ll warn you now – they cost about $300 (and they’re worth every penny).

Here’s some on ebay right now:

NEW! Bare Knuckle The Mule humbucker BRIDGE pickup black coils

USD 159.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 17:56:47

Bare Knuckle The Mule Humbucker 6 String Set Standard Spacing Raw Nickel Pickups

USD 379.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 20:01:12

My new Fender Thinline 72 RI is Awesome!

This is my new Fender Thinline 72 RI (reissue):

fender-thinline-72-RI-deluxe

The image is stock, I’ll post one of my playing it soon. I used to be a Gibson man, and I was kind of “anti-Fender”. I liked classic rock, metal, 80’s hair bands, modern rock. But the last couple years I’ve been heavy into the blues. It’s funny sometimes – as you age you learn to appreciate different types of music more. For the first time in my life I pretty much (now) understand how and why players use different configurations of Fender and Gibson guitars and amps. Now I use my volume knob (on the guitar), and I used to just play on “10”, and the only use the amp volume. Then again – I used to have solid state amps, and now I have really good boutique tube amps.

I like the Telecaster sound, by my main instrument for awhile now has been my Mexican Tele with a Seymour Duncan little ’59 in the bridge, and a single coil in the neck. There’s something about that configuration that just suits me. It’s not too light, dirty when I want it, but not muddy like a Les Paul. It’s great for nearly any type of music.

Last week I saw a guy on the local Craigslist had a ’72 RI Thinline Tele for sale, but he was willing to trade for the right guitar. One of the guitars he wanted was a Reverend, and I just happened to have one that wasn’t getting much use. In 1972 Fender put out a Thinline Telecaster (that I’ve been able to find) in 2 different types – “deluxe” and “custom”. The deluxe ’72 Tele is unique because it has 4 knobs (like a Gibson), 2 volume, and 2 tone – in addition to 2 “wide range” humbuckers. That, and the fact that the thinline has the signature F-hole tonebox on top for a slightly brighter sound.

So, I decided to setup an appt for a guitar swap – and the guy like my Reverend, and I liked his Tele. It had a C shaped neck a little fatter then my Mexican Tele, but was actually easier to play (for me). So I took it home and cranked it up, and if there’s anything I’ve learned the last few years it’s the fact that every guitar is different. The guy I bought it from said that he switched the pots out for 500K because it was (in his opinion) too “dark”. I don’t know about dark, but I like guitars with the 500K mod because the gain rolloff is different than with standard 250K volum pots.

On my Tele with the lil ’59 Seymour pickup it starts to get dirt around 5 or 6, and progresses up all the way to 10 until it’s full bore. On the new Thinline 72 I don’t start to get dirt until about 8 (on the same rig and pedals), and the sound at “10” on the volume is a bit different (slightly more harsh). The “widerange” humbuckers are not what you’d expect. You’re not going to get a Gibson sound, but it’s not a single coil either. It’s not exactly like a P-90 (or as dark). The best way to describe it is a humbucker that has more clarity (and is more defined). The bridge is really bright, the neck pickup is really deep and ambient.

I love my Tele with the little ’59, but the thing about this Thinline is I can set the bridge pickup at one volume, and the neck pickup at another. Then I can go from neck rhythm to bridge leads with ease. With my other Tele it’s one volume for all.

There’s another Thinline back on the market now called the Thinline 69 RI:

fender-thinline-69-RI

You can see in the image above that the Thinline ’69 is a traditional Tele in both pickups and controls. It has the F-hole cutout, but the neckplate is a 3 bolt (where the ’72 RI is a 4 bolt neck).

I’m grateful to have this as a new addition to my guitar collection, you can find it at musicians friend for about $800 bucks:

Fender Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar Black

Check Musician’s Friend Price for ’72 Thinline RI Deluxe

There are some decent auctions on the Thinline as well:

FENDER Classic 72 TELECASTER DELUXE THINLINE Re-Issue Sunburst Semi-Hollow Tele

USD / 499.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 16:24:17

Fender Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Modern

USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 16:04:22

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Maple Fretboard Black Transparen

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 18:00:02

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Guitar Black Transparent Maple

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 06:49:48

Fender Telecaster Deluxe Thinline Maple W/Body Binding W/Bag...Candy Apple Red

USD 899.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 19:33:37

Fender Deluxe Thinline Telecaster CAR *New Model* W/Gig Bag

USD 899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 18:22:28

Fender Deluxe Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red, Gig Bag

USD 899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 20:29:11

Fender Mod Player Telecaster Thinline Guitar Deluxe 3-Color Sunburst NEW

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 01:51:13

Fender Deluxe Telecaster Thinline - 3 Color Sunburst HOME PAK

USD 974.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 19:59:28

Fender Deluxe Telecaster Thinline, Rosewood - 3 Color Sunburst

USD 924.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 00:51:12

2006 Fender '72 Thinline Telecaster Tele with Upgrades

USD 625.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 15:40:56

FENDER Classic 72 TELECASTER DELUXE THINLINE Re-Issue Sunburst Semi-Hollow Tele

USD / 499.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 16:24:17

Fender Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Modern

USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 16:04:22

Fender Telecaster Classic series '72 Thinline W/ Duncan P-Rails

USD 650.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 20:49:20

Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline Maple Fingerboard Natural 888365986067

USD 1453.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 17:00:43

Fender Thinline 72 Reissue Telecaster MIM - USED

USD 539.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 22:25:54

Fender 69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar - Black

USD 829.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 21:22:25

Stratocaster w custom body semi hollow F hole thinline type Fender USA 1994 neck

USD 950.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 17:00:07

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Maple Fretboard Black Transparen

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 18:00:02

Fender Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar 3TSB -NEW

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 17:00:42

My Favorite Signature Guitars

Seems like everyone and their brother has a “signature guitar” anymore. You seem them from time to time in Guitar Center or the latest Musician’s Friend catalog, but never all at once. The kind of seem to come and go. I decided to list my favorite signature guitar models all at once for you to check out. These are my favorites from Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Michael Schenker, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, Kirk Hammett, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Slash, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Angus Young, and Steve Morse. I wish I had them all!

 

Van Halen Wolfgang Signature Guitars


 

Dave Mustaine Signature Guitars


 

Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitars

Washburn Dime V Dime bag Darrell Signature Model Electric Guitar
USD 150.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 04:42:11
Washburn Dimebag Darrell 333 Lighting Bolt Guitar
USD / 1200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 22:50:18
DIMEBAG DARRELL Miniature Guitar Pantera Blue Lightning
USD / 34.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 17:33:03

 

Michael Schenker Signature Guitars

Dean USA Michael Schenker Signature V Guitar. Minty 2005 - LOOK!!!
USD / 1500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 01:01:13
Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar
USD 264.78 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 19:09:41

 

Tony Iommi Signature Guitars

Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Guitar In Ebony Finish
USD 699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 22:47:34
Tony Iommi SG Guitar NEW
USD / 650.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 03:35:44

 

Zakk Wylde Signature Guitars

Zakk Wylde Tribute Guitar
USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 03:57:25
Epiphone Zakk Wylde ZV Custom Electric Guitar
USD 525.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 19:29:42
Epiphone Zakk Wylde ZV Custom Electric Guitar
USD 799.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 12:21:17

 

George Lynch Signature Guitars


 

Kirk Hammett Signature Guitars

ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Metallica 6-String Electric Guitar!!
USD 174.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 19:26:05
ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar Black 888365985855
USD 655.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 17:00:09

 

Buddy Guy Signature Guitars

Buddy Guy – 2017 Tour issued guitar pick
USD 24.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Fender Mexico 2012 Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster guitar From JAPAN/456
USD 1264.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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BUDDY GUY - BORN TO PLAY GUITAR NEW CD
USD 7.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 08:39:30
BUDDY GUY (black blue) Guitar Pick - Heavy guage
USD / 29.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 18:40:44

 

Eric Clapton Signature Guitars

Martin Eric Clapton Brazilian Signature 000-28 ECB #149 Acoustic Guitar
USD 8995.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton 2005 Acoustic - Guitar
USD 2799.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 21:58:29

 

Eric Johnson Signature Guitars

FENDER ERIC JOHNSON ARTIST SERIES STRATOCASTER GUITAR *WHITE BLONDE*
USD 1500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Fender Artist Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar
USD 1379.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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ERIC JOHNSON (GUITAR 1) - SOUVENIR NEW CD
USD 23.22 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Jeff Beck Signature Guitars


 

Steve Vai Signature Guitars

Ibanez Steve Vai JEM77V FP2 Electric Guitar - MINT Condition JAPAN
USD 2575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 14:58:57
Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Premium Electric Guitar Charcoal Brown
USD 1699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 21:36:35
Ibanez JEMJR WH Steve Vai Signature Series Electric Guitar White Finish
USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 19:50:03

 

Joe Satriani Signature Guitars

Joe Satriani Autographed Ibanez RG Series Electric Guitar!
USD 10.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Ibanez Joe Satriani JS1000 Electric Guitar
USD 800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 13:53:15

 

Randy Rhoads Signature Guitars

New 6 String Randy Rhoads Electric Guitar White Finish
USD 199.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Jackson JS Series Randy Rhoads Minion JSX1 Electric Guitar Neon Pink
USD 169.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 18:52:50

 

John Petrucci Signature Guitars


 

Steve Morse Signature Guitars

Music Man Steve Morse Electric Guitar
USD / 1050.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 20:32:46
DEEP PURPLE STEVE MORSE LOGO BLUE 2017 GUITAR PICK RARE
USD 65.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 04:17:39
Steve Morse Guitar Legend Signed 8x10 Photo
USD 11.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 23:01:55

 

John 5 Signature Guitars

Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar Arctic Dream
USD 2949.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 06:52:42
John 5 - Solo Tour 2017 Guitar Pick - Rob Zombie
USD 5.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 16:29:35

 

Angus Young Signature Guitars

2006 GIBSON ANGUS YOUNG SG SIGNATURE GUITAR
USD 1450.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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EPIPHONE EXPLORER GUITAR CUSTOM , ANGUS YOUNG
USD 369.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 16:06:10
Angus Young AC/DC Authentic Signed Guitar Autographed PSA/DNA #Z55779
USD 749.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 05:49:50

Nikki Sixx Epiphone Blackbird Bass is Awesome

What would classic 80’s rock be without Motley Crue? Nikki has a signature bass that’s both affordable and that sounds great, he calls it the “Blackbird” (fitting eh?). If you love it louder than Hell, then you’re never too young to fall in love with Epiphone’s Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar. The original, “DeepSixx” humbuckers are directly mounted for more crunch, and, combined with a simple on/off toggle switch, help you recreate the distinct sound of Motley Crue!

ESP LTD Cobweb Guitar

Esp has been making these LTD series guitars for awhile now, and you can’t beat what you can get for the money. They look great, play fast like a dream, and their resale value is pretty high. I’m sorry, you don’t get half of the guitar for the same money in an Epiphone.

The LTD EC-Cobweb is based on custom artwork by designed by groundbreaking UK artist Sam Shearon (a.k.a. Mister-Sam). His style, often referred to as “dark surrealism”, is reflected in the Cobweb, which will have a limited production run of just 100 guitars. Each guitar will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. The guitar is based on ESP’s popular LTD EC-500 model, which has a set-neck single-cutaway design at 24-3/4″ scale, a mahogany body, a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and EMG-81 (bridge)/60 (neck) active pickups.The famous single-cutaway guitar body style never looked better! The mahogany body sounds as good as it looks. Featuring an Earvana compensated nut so your tuning is spot on in every key and a thin U-shape neck with 24 extra-jumbo frets, you’re going to sound amazing and feel great playing this guitar! With an EMG-81 JB pickup in the bridge position and 60 active pickup for the neck, your crowd won’t miss a single lick!


ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Metallica 6-String Electric Guitar!!
USD 174.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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ESP LTD MH-401FM Electric Guitar See-Thru Black Sunburst
USD 699.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 07:02:30
ESP LTD MH100 Loaded Electric Guitar Body
USD 119.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 05:55:33
ESP LTD Series Viper-200B Baritone Black Electric Guitar
USD 349.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 15:11:14
ESP LTD M200SR - Electric Guitar w/HSC - Used - NICE!!
USD / 103.50 (12 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 20:21:14
ESP LTD M-1000SE VNS Electric Guitar W/Gig Bag Nice!
USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 03:50:17