What I really wanted to focus upon today was the great offering of idiosyncratic guitars over at DiPinto`s Vintage Inventory, and boy have they got some sure-fire stuff for your guitar playing delectation, as well as some fantastic amplification and keyboards from the days of yore.
What`s especially great amongst this set of old gems is the (SG shaped) 1961 Gibson Les Paul seen here. If you want to sound like Eric snap this baby up pronto!
Yes, that`s right, in 1960, Gibson experienced a decline in electric guitar sales due to their high prices and strong competition from Fender’s comparable but much lighter double-cutaway design: the stratocaster.
In response, Gibson changed the Les Paul line. The 1961 issue Les Paul guitar was thinner and much lighter than the earlier models, with two sharply pointed cut-aways, a vibrato system and looking like what was to become an SG rather than the traditional 57 Gold Top single cutaway design. Because of the redesign Les Paul left Gibson and it wasn`t until 1963 that the guitar’s name was finally changed to SG standing for Solid Guitar.
On an even more interesting note my friend Lee over at Rare Star Guitars has some interesting information regarding Clapton`s choice of Les Paul for that classic “woman-tone”, Cream-era, psychedelic sound – that`s right – E.C. likes his Paul’s fresh from the `62 vintage. Here`s Eric talking “woman tone” plus an interview featuring the unmistakably wry loitering of drummer Ginger Baker, a lucid, talkative and obviously highly amused Clapton and some rather finely dressed German journalists.
|Clapton interview `68||Clapton Woman Tone painted SG|
Beatles, Hendrix, Floyd, Zappa, Buddy, Otis, B.B. !!
Good on ya Eric!
Here’s a taste of Eric’s more luminescent and florid period playing with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in Cream – some very, very bluesy licks soaked in lysergic acid and heavy rock afro-polyrhythmic jazz goodness!
FAR OUT Maan.
Cream pioneered the American blues – British psychedelia crossover but with a pendulum like swing from the highs to the lows of the great Anglo-American acid wave and you can almost see the high tide mark and feel the dichotomy in the music. Both Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire are records that distill this fervent mixture of poetry, lyricism, one-upmanship, blues power guitar licks, psychedelia and weirdness. Of course just after Disraeli Gears, The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was released….so…….Wheels of Fire…
Click continue reading below if you`d like to see some of the great guitars from DiPinto Vintage.
well i guess you can put it like that
We are importer & exporter dealers on all brand new models of Musical instrument such as Saxophone,Drum Set,Trumpet,Keyboard,Guitar,Digital Piano, and many more at very cheap price with complete accessories. We are good / great in selling to bulks buyers and also individuals buyers.
We have a lots of items available for sale now, if you are interested in purchasing any one of them, kindly send to us an email with your inquiries to the company email address below.
Gibson Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar……………………$1,200usd
Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar…………………..$1,400usd
Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar…………………….$680usd
Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany Electric Guitar……………………..$400usd
Fender Jim Root Telecaster Electric Guitar ……………………..$500usd
Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster Guitar…………….$330usd
Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster Pro Guitar……………..$1,230usd
Fender GA-43SCE Grand Auditorium A/E Guitar…………………….$300usd
Ibanez Artcore Custom AF125AMB Guitar………………..$400usd
Ibanez George Benson Signature GB200 Guitar……………..$1,150usd
Ibanez AF105 Guitar………………..$350usd
Ibanez George Benson Signature GB10 Guitar……………….$1,030usd
Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Electric Guitar Features:
* Top Species: AA figured maple
* Back Species: Mahogany
* Binding: Antique top binding
* Species: Mahogany
* Profile: 1960s slim-tapered
* Neck Joint Location: 16
* Species: Rosewood
* Scale Length: 24-3/4″
* Number of Frets: 22
* Nut Width: 1.695″
* Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid on neck, holly on headstock
* Fingerboard Binding: Antique
* Plating Finish: Nickel
* Tailpiece: Stopbar
* Bridge: Tune-o-matic
* Knobs: Amber top hat
* Tuners: Green key
* Neck Pickups: ’57 Classic, uncovered with nickel polepieces
* Bridge Pickups: ’57 Classic Plus, uncovered with nickel polepieces
* Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
* Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
* Case Interior: Dark gray plush
* Case Exterior: Hardshell with black reptile pattern
* Case Silkscreen: Silver Gibson USA logo
How To Place An Order::You are to tell us vividly the Units you want to order,the item you want to place an order for and your full shipping address including your contact number.
Place your order today and have a taste of our services.
All buyers should contact us via E-mail address which is listed below for purchase inquiry:
Thanks & God Bless.
These are good gift suggestions especially for musical enthusiasts. I especially would want to get my hands on a guitar.