Fender Bass VI

Fender Bass VI

Solidbody / Production 1961 – 1974 The Fender Bass VI is a short scale bass of 30 inches, but the tremolo along with its guitar style 6 string spacing, revealed its true identity as a low tuned guitar.The body and tremolo came from the Jazzmaster, and the three...
Music Man Edward Van Halen

Music Man Edward Van Halen

Solidbody / Production 1990 – 1995.  With dive bomb vibrato effects and super fast fingerboard tapping, Eddie Van Halen was the most influential guitarist of the 1980’s and the foundation of the Kramer companies success. In 1990, Ernie Ball / Music Man...
Gibson ES-175

Gibson ES-175

Hollowbody / Production 1949 to current day. In 1949, two years after Gibson added a cutaway to its ES-300, making it the ES-350, Gibson then did the same to its ES-125 and added 50 points to its title model number and called it the new ES-175. The models Florentine...
Guild Artist Award

Guild Artist Award

Hollowbody / Production 1956 – 2007.  The Artist Award was Guild’s johnny Smith Award model, but only for a short period of time. Guild began its guitar business in 1952 just as Smith released the track Moonlight in Vermont, that bought him fame for his...
Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson Les Paul Junior

Solidbody / Production 1954 – 1958, 1986 – 1992, 1998 to current day. Gibson’s 1952 Goldtop Les Paul priced at £150,00 competed with Fender’s £120.00 Telecaster, but Fender also offered the Esquire at a much lower price. In 1954, Gibson came...
Aria Urchin Deluxe

Aria Urchin Deluxe

Solidbody / Production 1982 – 1984.  This Aria Urchin Delux illustrates the Japanese company was unencumbered by any traditional designs, while Gibson and Fender had great difficulty creating news designs and did not follow its Les Pauls, Stratocasters and...