Willie goes over the history of the J-45 and other Gibson dreadnoughts, and in particular shows a stunningly clean example from 1964.nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/1964-gibson-j-45/nn#gibsonguitars #j45 #SJ
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Willie had never held one. None of the rest of us had ever even seen one. Yet here it is...a maple-cap lacquer-finish 1968 Fender Blue Floral Telecaster. Yeah.nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/1968-fender-blue-floral-telecaster/nn#fenderguitars #fendertelecaster #bluefloral
Tone Monster, in his own mind the Annie Leibovitz of guitar photography, shares some of his composition and lighting secrets as he shoots a stupendous '56 Gibson Les Paul Special with matching amp. nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/1956-gibson-les-paul-special/nn#gibsonguitars #lespaulspecial #lespaultv
Willie talks about Rickenbacker's iconic 330 and 360 models and some of the changes that have been applied to the model over the years, and plays a couple of particularly cool vintage ones as well as a fine current-manufacture example.nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/1967-rickenbacker-365-os/nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/1968-rickenbacker-370-rebuild/nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/new-rickenbacker-330-2/nn#rickenbacker #thebeatles #thebyrds
Willie steps outside (on a rather windy day, sorry about the noise) to discuss the pros and cons of refretting a guitar.nn#WilliesAmericanGuitars #refret
We are working on our 2022 Calendar. Here is an outtake. If you ever listened to ZZ Top we won't need to explain. Except that, no, these aren't reissues.
Willie talks about the history of the store, how he came to found it, our 33rd anniversary, and has a big announcement.nn#williesamericanguitars, #vintageguitars
Since it’s Willie’s Anniversary we’ll be sharing a few old photos in next few weeks. This of course is two guys who are well known in the vintage guitar world and who play in perhaps the best rock band in the world. Tom Petersson and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. They bring an effortless joy to the stage every time they play. Note the cool camera angle. Clearly they were worried we were pilfering their vintage guitar collection on stage. ZZ Top played next and was the last time we saw the great Dusty Hill.
On the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the shop Willie reminisces a bit about the history of the place and some of the people he's gotten to know, in particular the late Alan Rogan, tech extraordinaire to the Rolling Stones and The Who and deeply experienced guitar collector, and shows a few instruments that came from Alan.nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/2007-collings-mt2/nnhttps://www.williesguitars.com/product/2010-collings-mt2-mandola/nn#therollingstones #TheWho #gibsonj200 #collingsguitars