Posts Tagged ‘Gibson ES-335’

How a Gibson Guitar Helped Create Spinal Tap

Monday, May 25th, 2009

This story does not go to eleven (mandatory opening line for a story related to Spinal Tap).  The New York Times had a great story yesterday about how the original three members of Spinal Tap – Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer – are going out on a tour billed as “Unwigged and Unplugged.”  Of course the original drummer can’t join them since he died after choking on vomit – oddly, not his own vomit.  The article describes how founding members Christopher Guest and Michael McKean first bonded in the late 1960′s over a certain model of Gibson guitar they both owned.  Care to find out which one?  Read the whole story.


Downturn Guitar: Epiphone Dot Semi-Hollow Body

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

With more and more people flying their Hoover flags these days we could all look to save a dime or two.  As Dave mentioned, we’ve recently started a series called the “Downturn Guitar” in which we recommend a cheaper alternative to a more expensive guitar.

Let’s start by taking a look at the venerable blues-rock machine that is the Gibson ES-335.    Full Story…