Our Affinity Series Tele® guitar features two single-coil pickups, three-way switching and truly classic Telecaster® guitar style. This special-edition version features a alder body with a Butterscotch Blonde finish, and a maple neck. Its electronics include two single-coil pickups, a three-way pickup selector switch, volume and tone controls.
Affinity Series guitars are designed to offer beginning players quality playable instruments to learn on that will tune well, sound great, last for years, and inspire creativity. This one is modeled on Fendder’s classic Telecaster design which was first introduced in 1950 and is still a venerated favorite among players today. Grab it here
One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. The Pacifica Series feature comfort-contoured bodies, bolt-on neck designs, vintage-style vibratos, and 5-way switching of the H-S-S pickup configuration.From the affordable PAC012 with beautiful color finishes, chrome hardware, and quality construction to the PAC812V with Seymour Duncan pickups and locking Sperzel tuners, the Pacifica Series cover it all. You can grab a used or new one here
Great Beginner guitar dressed in new eye-popping finishes, these Fender®-designed Stratocaster® guitars have a great look and feel. With a contoured alder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and late ’60s headstock, two single coil pickups, one humbucking pickup and standard tremolo system, the Affinity Series Strat®HSS has all the vibe at a fraction of the price. See more pics here
The Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Acoustic Guitar is a fitting tribute to this prolific artist. Martin designers chose solid East Indian Rosewood for the back and sides and capped it with a solid Engelmann Spruce top. The neck is presented in Martin’
Limited to 175 exquisite guitars, the D-28M Elvis Presley most closely resembles Elvis’s 1955 D-28, fitted with a custom-tooled leather cover with his name across the lower bout. Martin honors “The King” with their D-28M Elvis Presley Limited Edition acoustic, complete with a unique tooled leather guitar cover that made Elvis’ own D-28 instantly recognizable. Featuring rare Madagascar rosewood back and sides, closely resembling the endangered Brazilian rosewood, this guitar also boasts a solid Adirondack spruce top picked for brilliant, powerful tone. 1950s-inspired Martin appointments grace this D-28, including Grover deluxe nickel Kluson tuners, the old style Martin decal logo on the headstock, a black ebony fingerboard and belly bridge, as well as a flawless polished gloss lacquer finish with a vintage-appropriate light amber aging toner on the top. See more here…
The ES-335 brought hollowbody tradition and solidbody performance together in 1958, and is still one of the all-time classic guitar designs. Gibson’s Custom Shop offers this variation on a theme with a plain top and satin lacquer finish.
The ’57 Classic pickups are hotter than most vintage 335s we’ve played, but still full of warmth and dynamics courtesy of the guitar’s construction.
Sustain is on tap at every turn and backing off the volume cleans things up beautifully, while tempering either pickup’s tone control gives beefier, more Les Paul-like tones.
Imagine it’s 1958 and you’re seeing an ES-335 for the first time ever. Wow! Well that’s the response we’ve had here on seeing this one.
True, it’s beefier sounding than most originals, but we suspect most players would actually like that. Big neck? Yeah but that means big tone too! – Read more up on this Guitar here
History speaks for itself. The Gibson Custom ES-335 is one of the most important guitars of all time. Right from its introduction in 1958 as the world’s first semi-hollowbody electric guitar it has been a mainstay of players eager to balance the gorgeous, round, mellow tones perfect for jazz and blues with the edge and sustain of a full-blooded solidbody.The Gibson Custom Shop has unveiled the most accurate re-creation of the 1959 ES-335 ever produced. This ES-335 VOS (Vintage Original Spec) edition retains its classic proportions: 16-1/2″ wide, 20″ long, and 1-3/4″ deep. The neck is one-piece mahogany beneath a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays and a single-ply binding. Additionally, the guitar has a single-ply binding on the top and back.All hardware is nickel, and there’s a classic ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. Neck scale is 24-3/4″ with a 1-11/16″ nut width. Satin finish models have vintage style tulip shaped tuners, while figured and plain tops come with Grover kidney-shaped tuners. All Custom Shop ES-335s have powerful ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume pots, two tone pots, and a three-way pickup selector switch. They are strung with Gibson Brite Wire .010 strings and come safely nestled in a black levant case.All Gibson Custom VOS guitars use a proprietary process for creating a beautiful nitrocellulose lacquer finish that includes unique steps for staining, wet-sanding, and hand-rubbing; imparting the look of a well cared-for 40-year-old instrument. The result is a remarkable patina that will delight even the most discriminating enthusiast. See More pics of this baby here
This “mid-level” guitar has a lot of high-quality features, like a real Bigsby B-70 tremolo, Duncan Designed HB-101 pickups (I know they’re not the real Duncans but they osund awesome anyway), Grover tuners, coil-tap controls to switch from humbuckers to single-coil, Maple body, and a Mahogany Neck. The coil-taps in particular are nice, as they allow you to achieve almost any sound.
This is a Gibson Les Paul standard without the trademark Gibson headstock practically. Just think of what a Gibson Les Paul standard is like and visualize it with an Epiphone headstock. I would recommend this guitar to just about anybody for the tone and price. I have a 1961 Melody Maker, and really, they’re quite equal in tone, but that also depends on what tone you want. It sounds WONDERFUL, for just about anything except metal (with the exception of hard rock). If you couldn’t see the headstock you wouldn’t know the difference between this guitar and a genuine Gibson Les Paul. This guitar hardly buzzes at all. Like a Gibson, this has that beautiful warm, rich sound.
Ever wanted to know what to use a telecaster for? This video will probably get you excited! Seriously, if you can learn these different tones and techniques, you should be proud of yourself
Bonamassa was born and raised in Utica, New York to parents that owned and ran a guitar shop. As a fourth-generation musician, he recalls knowing he wanted to be a musician as early as age four.
He received his first guitar from his father at the age of 4, and by age 7 he was playing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix tunes note for note.
He first opened for B. B. King at 12 years of age. After first hearing him play, King said, “This kid’s potential is unbelievable. He hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface. He’s one of a kind.”
You can find out more about his music here: http://www.jbonamassa.com/
Interestingly, this is not a ‘Fender’ telecaster.. but still..