This entry in the Another 52 guitars series has quite a few features I’d include in my list of features I don’t currently have in a guitar I already own*. Exciting, right? So, let’s get straight into the article on the awesomeness of the Michael Kelly Hybrid 55.
First and foremost, I love the look of this week’s dream guitar. The Ikara by Stone Wolf Guitars is a modern approach to the body shapes often seen in an electric guitar. And as the official description of the guitar states, this guitar looks built for comfort. Comfort and style combined for the win.
I love a good Telecaster-style guitar. I have two already. C.R. Alsip Guitars have a good take on the style as well. The Tejas-T comes with so many options you can easily build the guitar of your dreams.
That’s perfect, because that’s exactly what this article series has always been about.
It has been a while since I’ve come across a guitar website that lets you digitally create your dream guitar before ordering the real-word version of that very same guitar. So I was very happy to come across the Baum Guitars website and their Wingman model guitar.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve been reading the articles in this series, you’ll know I’m looking at guitars that have something unique—when compared to my own current collection’s feature set. Well, today’s guitar ticks more boxes than any previous guitar in this series.I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a guitar this unique.
The first time I did this 52 guitars thing, I had a Telecaster in the list that was a Jim Root signature model. Later on when I did the 52 amplifiers series, I had a Jim Root signature model amplifier. Now I’m not the world’s great Slipknot or Stone Sour fan, but I will say this … Jim Root knows good gear.
That’s quite the article title isn’t it?! Seems fair, the A1.6C Carbon Matte Black by Solar Guitars is quite an awesome looking guitar. This guitar ticks more boxes than most when it comes to the checklist of features I don’t currently have in a guitar.