Author: milo

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Two: Epiphone

During my Epiphone Les Paul hoarding, I always had an eye out for their irregularly available Riviera 12-string model, but never found a good one. [I bought an Eastwood Nashville 12stg instead, and it is radness incarnate.] I like...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day One: Guild JF-65

Closing out my Reverb.com Madness for this month [and for a while, I hope], my greatest gear obsession: The 12 String Guitar. Acoustic, Electric, Semi-acoustic, Semi-solid, National/Resonator/Dobro, even banjo and cumbus — if it has six courses of two...

Reverb Madness Strat Week, Day Seven: 12-string

Closing out Strat Week, and transitioning into 12-String Week, we present a pretty spiffy twelve-string Stratocaster. Fender has had a 12stg Strat [the Stratocaster XII in Fender terms; they really like the Roman numberals when dealing with any guitar...

Reverb Madness Strat Week, Day Six: EVH

You wouldn’t believe what a … I don’t if it should be called a subculture or a cottage industry — whatever it is, there are a metric shit-ton of guys out there making appallingly detail-accurate replicas of Eddie Van...

Reverb Madness Strat Week, Day Five: Tolex

Of all the mutant Fender Stratocasters I’ve seen, this one takes the cake: it’s finished in the baffle weave, black tolex and controls of a ’60s Fender amplifier — it even has an amp’s red indicator light! I’ve found...

Reverb Madness Strat Week, Day Four: Transparent Orange

Nothing will replace the Mary Kaye as the number one Fender Stratocaster closest to my heart, but this Custom Shop transparent finish does appeal to my wood-grain-across-the-contoured-body mania. Of the panoply of DuPont Duco custom colors Fender finished its...