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[24 May 2010 | Comments Off on Gordon Giltrap Signature Vintage Guitar | 8,870 views]
Gordon Giltrap Signature Vintage Guitar

Vintage have announced the launch of a signature model, Gordon Giltrap electro-acoustic guitar.
Based on an instrument that was custom-made by, luthier, Rob Armstrong for Giltrap in 1980, the Vintage signature model was built with the input of both Giltrap and Armstrong.
The Grand Auditorium/000 style guitar features a high-grade, solid, North-American cedar top and mahogany back and sides. We’re guessing the back and sides are laminated as they don’t specify solid in the same way it’s called out for the top. The bridge is rosewood and carries a compensated …

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[7 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on 7 Calendars For Guitar Geeks | 1,789 views]
7 Calendars For Guitar Geeks

It’s getting towards that time of year again.  Out with the old, in with the new and all that.  And, as a discerning, guitar-geek, you need something to record important dates – gigs, rehearsals, Yngwie Malsteem’s birthday, that sort of thing.
You could make do with that calendar that your significant-other has bought – the one full of pictures of weird, fluffy kittens looking terrified because a photographer has glued them into a boot for the purposes of a shot that makes a certain person say ‘awwwww’ but makes most people …

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[24 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Paul Smith And Vintage Collaboration | 3,305 views]
Paul Smith And Vintage Collaboration

That’s Paul Smith, not Paul Reed Smith.  Paul Smith, the clothing designer, collaborated with Vintage Guitars in order to produce this – the Paul Smith acoustic guitar.
It’s a 3/4-sized acoustic that Paul Smith is refers to in most of his marketing as a ‘children’s guitar’ but could really serve as a travel guitar for the discerning clothes-horse who wants to strum as fashionably as he or she dresses.
The guitar has a spruce top and mahogany body.  The neck is maple and the fingerboard, rosewood. Specifications list a mahogany bridge but the …

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