The Dearmond M77T was made by the Guild Guitar company. This has the Dearmond/Bigsy tailpiece and the 2K Dearmond pickups. I’ve read that these pickups were made in the USA and shipped to Korea where this guitar was built. Who knows? It also has an adjustable roller bridge. Very cool. If you think of this as a Gretsch, then this is a good upgrade. I can’t find anything bad to say about this guitar. The neck pickup has a nice mellow tone that could be jazz worthy and the bridge pickup does all that trebly Cliff Gallop, early George Harrison stuff. Kinda’ heavy. The neck has a medium “C” carve. Rock on!
The neck pickup has a nice mellow tone that could be jazz worthy and the bridge pickup does all that trebly Cliff Gallop, early George Harrison stuff. Rock on!
Oh we all love the sixties! The Kalamazoo EB Bass is the inexpensive version of the Gibson EB Bass we hear on so many songs from that period.
This one has been played and modified through the years. It has a new pick guard, new tuners and a new nitro finish.
It’s still got it where it counts though with the original pots and Gibson sidewinder pick up. It’s a very light instrument with a smallish guitar-like neck (super easy to play) but the action is a little high and there is buzz on the on “G” string…BUT…when you plug it in… Wow…this Kalamazoo Bass sounds huge, like some monster bass, hard to believe when you’re holding it. There is one more thing to say about the construction for folks looking at these old Kalamazoo guitars and basses. They aren’t wood, well they’re composite bits of wood all glued and compressed together, so don’t think that you can sand one down and come up with beautiful wood grain.
It’s a very light instrument with a smallish guitar-like neck, but when you plug it in… Wow…in sounds huge, like some monster bass, hard to believe when you’re holding it
The Hohner HW90-12 is a nice playing and sounding 12 string guitar that won’t break the bank. It’s a solid spruce top and a really good feeling satin finished neck. The back is quite pretty .
The strings seem a little close together for fingerpicking, but the guitar has a good tone. Hitting a chord and letting it ring rewards you with a very even harmonious sound. The action also low, which makes fretting all those strings a lot easier. The Hohner HW90-12, “Hey Mister tambourine man!”
Hitting a chord and letting it ring rewards you with a very even harmonious sound.
Cool looking Regal acoustic bass. A great idea that doesn’t quite hit the mark. It’s got a 32″ scale with a medium depth neck. You can get a little fret buzz if played to aggressively. It projects nicely right in front of the cone.
Probably one guitar and the bass together is a good combination. I think this doesn’t have the volume for a large jam. You have to admit that the Regal Resonator Bass has a great vibe going though.
Cool looking acoustic bass. A great idea that doesn’t quite hit the mark.
The first thing that hits you when you see this thing is just how beautiful it is. The Heritage Company sure knows how to make a pretty guitar. The Heritage H535 a thin semi-hollow with a mahogany neck and single ply binding around the body, the finger board and the headstock, which is fitted with Grover Imperial tuners. The guitar has Schaller pickups, that are hot. I would choose a lower output PAF style pickup myself, but whatever. These pickups need to be lowered to get any nuance. The guitar tends towards the bright end of the spectrum.
The neck is a shallow “C” shape. I could get a decent blues sound out of it. The guitar is pretty, but the sound can be quite dirty. By backing off a little on the attack you can still get those ringing 60’s folk rock sounds too, which is a plus.
The guitar is pretty, but the sound can be quite dirty. By backing off a little on the attack you can still get those ringing 60’s folk rock sounds too, which is a plus.