Where do I go from here?

Have you landed here and you’re wondering “what am I doing here?”, “what does this site do/offer?” or “has anybody seen where I left my plectrum?”. Hopefully this quick article can answer some of those questions.

Some. Because, no … I haven’t seen your plectrum.

Where do I go from here?

Another 52 Guitars, week 38—Aviator Custom Guitars Warbird

I’m super excited by this week’s entry in the incredibly irregular Another 52 guitars series. Partially because I’m writing the post—small victory—but also because the guitar builds I’ve seen from Aviator Custom Guitars look phenomenal. For the purposes of this week’s article header image, I’ve chosen the Warbird 6—it’s one of the many body styles to choose from.

Let’s get into how the Aviator Custom Guitars look and how you’d go about ordering one of your own.

Another 52 Guitars, week 38—Aviator Custom Guitars Warbird

Another 52 Guitars, week 37—EVH Striped Series

This guitar was always going to be in this series. I never thought it would be in the series as this kind of tribute article though. I also never thought it would follow my other favourite signature style guitar—the model used by Randy Rhoads—the Sandoval Dot V.

Tragically, this is where we find ourselves. The man who was the most influential guitarist of the era I find myself in, has passed away. We will however always have the memories and the awe inspiring EVH Striped Series.

Before I get into what I consider to be the most obvious reasons why I’d desire this week’s guitar, I want to share why Eddie Van Halen’s passing meant so much to me.

Another 52 Guitars, week 37—EVH Striped Series

Custom plectrum manufacturers

I’ve had custom plectrums made before and they’ve been awesome. I’ve shipped some of my custom plectrums to friends around the world. I simply love custom plectrums.

Seeing as how I’ve changed my branding since my last batch of plectrums, I thought I’d better see what custom plectrum manufacturers were out there. Perhaps it’s time to order myself a new batch.

Here are the companies I’ve discovered and am considering using.

Custom plectrum manufacturers

Another 52 Guitars, week 33—Alquier Guitars Space Wow

Initially I was going to start this issue of Another 52 guitars with a statement like “Time for something different” or “Here’s something a little left of field”. Then I realised that the whole point of this series was to find 52 guitars that each brought something that little bit unique to your standard guitar. So how do you draw attention to a guitar that goes that little bit further?

I decided I’d go with “Wow!” Actually, Space Wow by Alquier Guitars.

Another 52 Guitars, week 33—Alquier Guitars Space Wow

Another 52 Guitars, week 31—Framus Pro Series Devin Townsend Stormbender

Initially I was going to focus on the D series version of this week’s guitar because it’s the most affordable version of this guitar. After some deliberation and research, I decided “Hey! This is a wishlist!”. A wishlist isn’t made of up almost want items. No, it’s made up of really want items.

I really want a Framus Pro Series Devin Townsend Stormbender.

Another 52 Guitars, week 31—Framus Pro Series Devin Townsend Stormbender

What I learned while making an unboxing video

Let me start by saying that sharing this post and the video embedded within this post terrifies me. I’m not naturally extroverted. Still, I like experimenting with video and figured the best practice material I could learn with was … me.

So, here is the outcome of my experimentation with the initial setup of video, lighting, audio and a few other bits and pieces. All of this done while unboxing my new Jackson Guitars X Series Signature Scott Ian King V KVXT. There needed to be something worthwhile in the video. The guitar is just that.

What I learned while making an unboxing video