Brad's Guitar Closet
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|I spent many years waiting for an opporunity to pick up a Chandler 555, and it did not dissapoint. One of my favorite guitars. I'm a big fan of the Mini-Humbucker pickups, and I installed a Chandler ToneX tone control for an additional kick.||2016 Fender American Elite Telecaster in Autumn Blaze Metallic finish. This guitar is completely stock-- one of the few I haven't made any mods to. It was perfect right out of the box!||White Telecaster that's been heavily modded, tweaked & recycled. The only actual Fender parts left are the neck pickup, pickguard & some electronics. With aWarmoth neck w/Schaller locking tuners and a Rio Grande Muy Grande Twangbucker pickup in the bridge. Forearm and tummy contours make it really comfortable to play.|
|2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut in classic "TV Yellow". One of the all-time greats for straight-ahead rock. This model has the "robo-tuners" which a lot of people don't like, but I think they're pretty useful. I've been playing this one a lot and it's become one of my favorites.||This is a custom Telecaster that I put together myself, with an MJT body, Fishman Fluence pickups, Tronical tuners and a neck from CEG Hardtails. Right now, this is my favorite guitar to play, it's my #1 go-to guitar.||Re-issue of the Fender '69 Telecaster Thinline, cream-white finish with a flame pattern revealing the natural wood beneath. Very cool looking guitar, great to play, too.|
|This 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe goldtop has plenty of wear & tear including some serious checking on the top, but it's got a lot of mojo.||Customized Fender Blue Flower Stratocaster, with Suhr Michael Landau pickups, a beautiful Warmoth neck with graphite nut & vintage Fender-style frets, and Tronical motorized tuners.||DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe. I played one of these at the NAMM Show and fell in love with it-- had to buy one! Cool retro looks, nice mini-humbuckers, and plays like a charm.|
|Yamaha Revstar RS502T in Bowden Green, with P90 pickups w/push-pull "Dry" switch and aluminum tailpiece. The Revstar design was inspired by vintage motorcycles.||Modified Fender Stratocaster. Originally a Squier Affinity Stratocaster HH, I replaced & upgraded everything except the body; an actual Fender neck, Fender locking tuners, GFS 60's Overwound pickups and a GFS bridge. All because I can't resist a Pink Sparkle finish!||Line 6 Variax JTV-59. A lot of folks don't buy into modeling guitars but I certainly think they have their place. These guitars come in handy in many ways & can make gigging much easier. I'm particularly fond of the electric sitar model.|
|Washburn HB45WHK. I was looking for a semi-hollowbody and read a great review of this guitar in Guitar Player magazine, so when I found one in my price range, I scooped it up.||2016 Gretsch Streamliner G2420T hollowbody in Gold Dust finish. With licenced Bigsby vibrato and Broad'Tron pickups. Saw this one up at a good price, I couldn't resist.||Vineyard JC501CEQ/T acoustic guitar w/piezo pickup, EQ and tuner built-in, with both XLR and 1/4" output jacks.|
|Xaviere DLX II bass, Spalted Maple body with a carved top and active electronics. A great bass for a very affordable price.||Vineyard JB-N Jazz Bass copy.||I picked this up just for fun. It's a cheap copy of a Hofner "Beatle" Bass by Rogue. It's great when I need to get a little McCartney out of my system.|
|This was a prototype nylon-string Classical guitar built for Vineyard, with a built-in pickup.||Rouge RLS1MBK Lap Steel, just to play around with.|
|Here's my current amp, a Dr. Z MAZ 18.||This amp just sounds great, very flexible with lots of great tones.|
|It has a Dr. Z Brake-Lite attenuator installed.|
|I also own a Vox AC15 amp.||I upgraded the tubes and put in a Celestion Blue speaker.
Also replaced the reverb tank.
|For practice & jam sessions, I use a Boss Katana 50.|
|And for acoustic gigs, I use a Fender Acoustasonic.|
Here are some guitars I used to own, but no longer...
|I had special ordered this Reverend Avenger with a "Ridged Aluminum" finish, maple neck & Sperzel locking tuners.||A Charvel Surfcaster. With roller bridge & nut. Of all of the guitars I've sold, this is one I miss a lot.||A Jackson Surfcaster with a cool transparent orange finish. I replaced the stock humbucker with a lipstick humbucker to bring back more of that classic Surfcaster tone. I also upgraded the tailpiece/bridge to a Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable model.|
|A Fender Stratocaster, faithfully recreated as George Harrison's Strat known as "Rocky".
|Blue Paisley Fender Telecaster||1957 Reissue Fender Stratocaster in Shell Pink w/maple neck. Originally had a plain white pickguard w/cream pickups but I upgraded the pickups & put on this pearloid pickguard.|
|Danelectro 59DC 6-string||Danelectro DC Bass||Danelectro DC3|
|A Psychocaster from Blue Star, a small guitar-maker in Michigan, with a cool reflective top.||A Fernandes Vertigo. Always dug that Roadcone Orange color.||An early-model Reverend Avenger|
|This one I put together myself, using a Warmoth Telecaster body & neck. This one had a quilted maple top, some extra body contours for playing comfort, and a Fishman Piezo Bridge pickup.||A Danelectro 12-String||A Danelectro Doubleneck.|
|Fender Aerodyne Telecaster. Kind of a dissapointment, I didn't keep it for long.||A Jerry Jones Electric Sitar copy with Red Crackle finish. Groovy!||A Weissenborn copy from Vineyard Guitars.|
|Phantom Guitarworks Vox teardrop copy||Reissue Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet. Chambered mahogany body, TV Jones-designed pickups, and Bigsby-licensed Vibrato tailpiece.||Fender Nashville Telecaster, with a Strat pickup in the neck position.|
|A reproduction of Eric Clapton's famous SG. It is hand painted and does not have a clear coat. It was made to have the look and feel of Clapton's original hand-painted guitar. For more info on the original guitar, which was owned by Clapton and later by Todd Rundgren, click here.||Another Surfcaster. This one was a recent reissue from Eastwood with a nice Seafoam Green finish.||Custom Warmoth Telecaster w/Contoured Heel, Forearm and Tummy Contours; Schaller locking tuners; DiMarzio Twang King & GFS Lil Puncher XL pickups. I painted & finished this guitar myself.|
|All the electronics from a Line 6 Variax in a custom Warmoth body (with pearloid top) and birds-eye maple neck with matching mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Graphite nut, Schaller locking tuners, contoured body-- all my favorites.||Breedlove CM acoustic. The top was bordered in abalone with Bloodwood binding. The peghead and fingerboard were also Bloodwood, and the back & sides were striped Macassar Ebony. A beautiful guitar, sad to sell it but I needed the cash.||This one was custom designed by hand-picking the body, neck, pickups, hardware, etc. from the best manufacturers in an attempt to build the ultimate guitar.|
|Italia Modena Electric Sitar||Ibanez Artist Expressionist Series AR620 IV|
|Vox Valvetronix amp||Vox Heritage Collection AC30H2 amp|
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