Another 52 Guitars, week 23—Wylde Audio Nomad

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t own a guitar that was influenced by the designs Zakk Wylde has been applying to guitars for years now. Zakk’s Bullseye guitar and the variations that have followed since then are all really well designed. The RedRum Vortex design on the Wylde Audio Nomad is no exception. The design draws your eye into the business end of a seriously tempting guitar.

I know I want one.

Another 52 Guitars, week 23—Wylde Audio Nomad

Affordable V-style guitars … here’s seven I’ve found

Quite some time ago, I wrote about six guitars I could realistically see myself buying. Not all of them, just one of them. I’m not wealthy. Since the year I wrote that article, I’ve not purchased another guitar.

Dark times.

I’m hoping that this year is the year I break the drought. I feel like 2020 owes me something good. I’m pretty sure most of us have been questioning what has gone wrong with this year. Knowing that guitars always make me happy, I thought I’d look into my V-style guitar options.

Affordable V-style guitars … here’s seven I’ve found

Another 52 Guitars, week 18—JHALE Guitars NoneMoreBlack

It’s been a while since I added to this series. I apologise for that. It just hasn’t felt like the most important thing for me to focus my thoughts and energies on in these current times. Having said that, I wanted to make sure my next article in this series did something to promote someone who wasn’t representing a huge brand but instead was doing their best to get their voice heard in a crowded market.

The first guitar I thought of was the NoneMoreBlack by JHALE Guitars. Now I know that this article isn’t going to do much to help Jay—owner and luthier at JHALE Guitars—but if I’m going to reconnect with my joy for guitars and blogging, I couldn’t think of a better guitar to start with.

Another 52 Guitars, week 18—JHALE Guitars NoneMoreBlack

Another 52 Guitars, week 17—B.C. Rich Mockingbird Extreme with Evertune bridge

My true love for metal guitar came along as I lived as a teenager through the 80s. I loved all genres of metal in the 80s, but some of the more memorable bands played the pointiest of pointy guitars and few were pointier than B.C. Rich. As I continue my series of guitars I’d love to purchase—all guitars having something new to add to my collection—the Mockingbird Extreme with Evertune bridge ticks a lot of boxes.

It doesn’t hurt that the guitar just looks amazing.

Another 52 Guitars, week 17—B.C. Rich Mockingbird Extreme with Evertune bridge

Another 52 Guitars, week 16—Grainger Guitars Hades

One trend I’m noticing more with the guitars I’m coming across for this year’s Another 52 guitars series is the craftmanship that is going into some of the more boutique luthiers I’m discovering. Honestly, I’m loving the way the modern guitars are looking. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional shapes as much as anyone else, but for the guitar industry to have a future I honestly believe it needs guitars that are unique. Guitars such as the Hades by Grainger Guitars. This thing is absolutely beautiful.

Another 52 Guitars, week 16—Grainger Guitars Hades