by Charlie Doom
Call me petty, call me poor, but I play cheap guitars because I like the way they sound. There is definitely an ease and unspeakable beauty inherent in the expensive guitars; most notably their ability to stay tuned and lack of dead spots on the neck. But the drawback to expensive guitars is that they all sound like expensive guitars; they’re riddled with perfection. That’s where cheap guitars come in handy.
I’ve gone through a lot for that little box of Korean-made balsa wood.
But my $50 Gremlin is special and so is my humble Yamaha Pacifica. Everyone who hears them always exclaims, “what kind of
When you purchase a
If you can do that, every
A Brief Look at Priceless Guitars in Music History:
by the Smashing Pumpkins
The signature feedback “whistle” in this now classic rock gem from the early nineties was attributed to a $65
A.K.A. Eric Clapton’s
Eric Clapton built Blackie using parts from 3 different Strats way back in 1970. It cost him a total of $300 and the ax has become one of the most famous guitars in the world; selling for almost a million dollars in 2004.
3. Stella Guitars
As played by Robert Johnson
The grandfather of rock and roll played a $12