•January 17, 2008 • 2 Comments
My father was visiting for the Christmas holidays so we made a couple of guitar videos for your viewing pleasure here:
This is Dan Herron from Austin, Texas playing You Really Got Me Cover by Van Halen. Dan is using Ernie Ball Music Man Axis guitar with Line6 Flextone II amps.
This is John Herron from Marble Falls, Texas playing Crossroads Blues Cover by Eric Clapton. John is using Ernie Ball Music Man 5150 Axis guitar with Line6 Flextone II amps.
•November 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment
Here’s my latest acquisition, a Vintage Sunburst Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Guitar.
Beautiful isn’t she.
Thanks to Marty in Chicago for selling me this beauty. By the way, ebay is a rip off. Send the buyer a note and ask if they’ll sell the guitar off ebay in a private sell.
(This post was made on an Apple G5 Tower).
•October 3, 2007 • 2 Comments
Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. His broad appeal made him one of the world’s most influential electric blues guitarists. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Stevie lived in Austin; he was the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan of Austin, Texas.
Here’s a couple of Antone’s show prints I had framed at Hobby Lobby. They did a spectacular job! (If you go to Hobby Lobby at 183/Lakeline, ask for Mona). I bought these posters at Antone’s back around 2000. I’ve got a couple more of Stevie and Buddy Guy I’ll get framed one of these days.
Aren’t those matching frame mats stunning!
SRV Memorial on Town Lake in Austin, Texas
(This post was made on an Apple G5 Tower because a Dell couldn’t handle it.)
•September 26, 2007 • 6 Comments
I thought I would show you my 5150 because I just put a new Frankenstraat neck on it.
New Frankenstraat neck.
Music Man 5150 EVH Guitar.
(This post was made on an Apple G5 Tower.)
•September 21, 2007 • 60 Comments
I think this is the new EVH Wolfgang Fender prototype guitar or did Eddie just cut out the horn off of his Peavey Wolfgang? At Summer NAMM 2007 in Austin, I spoke with Charvel/Jackson, Marketing Manager, Brian McDonald. He said they were working on a new EVH Fender guitar, most likely priced under $2,000 so I betcha this is it.
I don’t care for this headstock. Does it look uninspiring or what? I think it looks like a shark or lobster claw. I wish he would have a Music Man style neck. I wish Ed would come up with something new rather than just keep regurgitating the same guitar over and over with each company he changes over to.
What do you all think? Are you going to buy one?
These photos are courtesy of Jeff Findley Photography. Thanks Jeff for the great photos! Full set of rehearsal photos may be viewed here: http://jfindley.smugmug.com/gallery/3484303#P-1-15
Eddie Van Halen shreds
•September 10, 2007 • 5 Comments
I found this cool TV show, Ocean Force: Panama City Beach.
As you may or may not know Panama City Beach is the No. 1 Spring Break spot in US; it’s a most spectacular vacation spot because the beaches are primo.
I grew up vacationing in PCB from a kid and was just there last week so I know every nook and cranny of this beach so I found this show to be very interesting and a fresh break from COPS.
Ocean Force: Panama City Beach
Mondays at 8pm and 8:30pm E/P on Court TV
Tune in for 2007 Spring Break mayhem in the new special series “Ocean Force: Panama City Beach.”
•August 22, 2007 • 5 Comments
Hello from the World’s most beautiful beaches—Panama City Beach, Fla.
Sugar white beaches, best in Florida.
Panama City Beach Pier.
We’re getting huge wave swells from Hurricane Dean. I just bought a Boogie Board and going to catch some waves.
This is our condo in the middle.
Here’s the view from our balcony.
My bedroom. We all have to have separate living quarters because we constantly fight about the AC temperature.
(PS Grandma is jitterbugging to “Word Up” by Cameo on my iTunes right now, very funny, now SuperFreak by Rick James, video to come).
Thanks to my Panama City Beach Flickr friend Danarah for hooking me up with some good Panama City Beach info. Here’s a link to her Flickr photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danarah/
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