Surprisingly – and proudly – I am seeing more and more people coming to me asking about issue “project” guitars.
This is naturally something I didn’t invent, it’s been there for ages: people buying old battered stuff and putting it together in the shape of a splendidly fixed, even modified, reinvented working guitar.
The core point of the matter is the belief that buying older battered wood “cheaply” (or even cheaper than an original, “mint” condition similar/identical model would cost), will allow us to have the guitar of our dreams. I think this is fairly true, although there may be some “caveats” (i.e., “be careful!) to keep in mind. Will get there.
I’m taking this chance because of a guitar I got yesterday morning (I think I bought 5 or 6 guitars this last August). (more…)