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We met with The Fender Custom Shop recently to take a look at “The World’s Most Expensive Stratocaster,” called “The Midnight Opulence” which been put up for sale in Singapore for an amazing US$90,000.
Studded with several different kinds of precious jewels, including diamonds, citrine, blue topaz, peridot and emeralds the ‘Midnight Opulence’ is a one-of-a-kind axe, hand built from scratch and designed by master builder Yuriy Shishkov. Even the guitar wires are hand-hammered of fine silver and rose gold design.
Regardless of your politics, you gotta admit one thing: this White House really knows how to party, and we must admit, having a little blues jam with legends like Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, BB King, and Buddy Guy can make us forget for a while about stuff like unemployment, out-of-control spending and debt, and soaring gasoline prices. After all, don’t… Read More
Guitar Shop TV recently sat down with blues/rock sensation Kenny Wayne Shepard to discuss new signature Fender Stratocaster at NAMM 2012. According to Fender‘s website, the guitar was inspired by his own 1961 Stratocaster. It features vintage styling with modern appointments, including Graph Tech® bridge saddles, a 12” radius fretboard, custom neck shape and jumbo frets.
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In this episode, Part Two of our coverage of the National Association of Music Makers (NAMM) annual convention in Anaheim, California, GSTV speaks with Gibson Guitars about its line of classic SG models, visits with Curse Mackey of Dean Guitars to check out a range of red-hot signature models, and takes a very special look at “The World’s Most Expensive Stratocaster” from the Fender Custom Shop, which was recently sold to a collector in Singapore for US$90,000!
The walls of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are layered with yellowed customer snapshots that are God-only-knows how old. Needless to say, Tootsie’s doesn’t have the glitz of some of the newer honky-tonks, and that’s precisely why it’s so great. Purchased in 1960 by a Tennessee native named Tootsie Bess, the establishment (which backs up to the Ryman Auditorium on Lower Broadway) was originally named “Mom’s,” but was renamed after the façade was painted an “orchid” color.