Jeff’s very rare 1959 rebranded Supro that looks good enough to eat
Love the description of a guitar with a “mother of toilet seat“ finish that one would also consider licking.
Please do a pressing of Cousin on “mother of toilet seat” colored vinyl with absolutely no explanation.
Any day a new Wilco album is announced is a good day for art!
Angie Heaton, the drummer for the band Corndolly introduced me to the practice of adding plain M&Ms to popcorn at the movies in 1993 or so. I’ve done it ever since.
Totally geeking out on that one. Could GearTalkin someday include audio of how some of this stuff sounds?
"The guitar that launched a thousand ships" ... excellent. Thank you for sharing!
Absolutely love the “mother of toilet seat” description. Quite the visual description. Made me laugh out loud in the office!
Mark, I enjoyed all the references to candy and the retelling of Jeff’s sweet memories of being drawn to something that lasts way longer than the initial sugar-high. Crystal, In answer your question about favorite treats, I’m one of those weirdos who can’t get enough of black licorice. But, I also loved adding Milk Duds to my popcorn at the movies if I saved enough of my allowance to afford all three. Thanks! ♥️
I have a 1961 Dwight Devon amplifier. From what I can tell, it was most likely marketed at Sonny Shields Music to be sold new with a Dwight Coronet student guitar. It's just an Epiphone EA-35 Devon with the Epiphone badge removed and a Dwight one in it's place. Also the same circuit as the Gibson GA-8 Discoverer. However the Epiphone/Dwight amps have a 12" Jensen 12J11 speaker while the Gibson's have a 10" Jensen 10J11. I've replaced the original flubby sounding 12J11 in mine with a re-coned Jensen P12R of the same vintage. It's just a much better sounding speaker. I put the original up in a box in the closet in case the originality police ever show up at my door. It's a great sounding little amp. Two 6V6's in parallel single ended class A. We record and even gig with it. Just throw a mic on it and go. It's a fantastic blues machine. Set it at 7 and 7, it has the perfect breakup. I just love it.
Soooo pretty! ✨❤️✨
Welcome Mark and Crystal, or shall I say our new deputized Captaineers?? This was a very interesting story of how Jeff found and loved this unusual guitar. Amazingly I had a "mother of toilet seat" green steel guitar when I was about 10 years old that I took lessons on. It was a Fender from the 50's too!
It reminds me of the custom bowling balls I used to swoon over as a child.
For a landmark birthday, we decided to shop for an American-made Strat, something he wanted for his guitar collection. He called from Carter's Vintage Guitars in Nashville. it was down to a modern instrument and more expensive vintage instrument. I asked him which one he liked the best, because if he didn't come home with that one he'd always feel a vague sense of disappointment. Of course it was the 25 year old guitar made by one luthier for the first owner in Norfolk, VA. My husband still loves everything about it. But at the time, all I wanted to know was, what color is it? Gold sparkly. Oh, yeah.
“That Rogers kit that looks like spun ribbon candy! “ Welp that’s definitely the one for me. Fascinating details here “microwave Mark! So cool reminiscing about Sonny Shields Music Store in ESTL!
Thank you Crystal for admission on natures candy covered in chocolate.
Off topic, but excited new album coming out soon! Any chance of all formats being available at same time?