I once started a series of articles on the guitars I have in my own collection. I started that series when all the images on this website were in black and white. I’ve since decided it was time to start the series again. What better place to start this updated series with one of the guitars I updated bastardised a few years ago.
This is the story of my C Giant acoustic guitar. The acoustic guitar I bought from Aldi. It seemed like a sensible idea at the time.
Before I write another word, I need to say … this is a positive story. I love my Moniker Guitars custom Reedsdale guitar. I wish I had an opportunity to order another guitar from Moniker Guitars. Sadly, I can’t. Nobody can. Moniker Guitars is no more. This makes me lucky—I already have one.
I love my Schecter Omen 6. There are many reasons for that. The most important reason is that this is the guitar my wife convinced me to buy (in a way that I’ll explain soon). Up until I purchased this guitar I had always researched my next guitar online in great detail. Not this time though. This time I knew I wanted another guitar, I just didn’t know what it was that I wanted. So I went to a local guitar store with the intention of researching what else was out there. That day I not only decided, I purchased. … My Schecter Omen 6 story
I realised recently that I hadn’t written about anything I actually own in a while. Not that I write a lot about anything, but the majority of articles are always “Oooh, this would be nice!” Actually, most of my articles will always be like that because there’s always going to be more that I like than I own. In a way, this article will become that kind of article as well. Why? Well I have a Fender Squire Telecaster SSH (white), but I’m considering modifying it slightly. Let me explain how and why. … Fender Squire Telecaster SSH White
People who follow me on any social network have probably seen me refer to my Notcaster from time to time. My Notcaster is a guitar I assembled using only components purchased on eBay. I will no doubt write more about the guitar here one day in my Scarebear’s guitars article series. Essentially, the Notcaster is a guitar that looks like a Telecaster, but isn’t. The initial guitar was purchased on eBay as a brand new guitar for $27. So you can imagine the quality of the guitar. Over time I’ve changed many components but one thing remained from the original guitar. The wiring. Thanks to Guitar Sauce (sadly, no longer around), that has finally changed. Luckily, it changed for the better. … Guitar Sauce wiring kits—they rock!
The third guitar I purchased in my current collection of guitars was bought for a reason unlike any other prior (or since for that matter). I was looking for a guitar I could keep at work. An office guitar if you will. I considered purchasing an electric guitar for work, but ended up deciding against that for a couple of reasons.
You don’t play an electric guitar unless you’re plugging it in to something that is capable of applying distortion to your sound*.
If you’re going unplugged, an acoustic guitar is louder and therefore more annoying.
Last year I wrote the first of my Scarebear’s Guitars articles. I did that for a few reasons. Firstly, I thought it would be a good thing to write about something I knew more about than my regular articles (on account of the subject matter being my own gear). Not that I generally don’t know what I’m talking about (just to be clear). Secondly, I figured it would be worthwhile highlighting that the things I write about, I own. I haven’t been lucky enough yet to experience the whole gear on loan for review experience. That would be cool though. Feel free to send me gear. Most importantly though, I started the series because this is my website and technically that makes me Scarebear. Logic! … My Magnum story
Okay. I’ve written about Moniker Guitars a few times this year. I apologise if it seems repetitive. If it’s repetitive, I apologise. But even if you have read the article I wrote about my custom Scarebear Reedsdale, I guarantee you missed a few important things. Not because you’re an article skimmer, but because until now I haven’t shared these things. What things? … My Scarebear custom Reedsdale by Moniker Guitars
I’ve written about them a few times now, but I can honestly say Moniker Guitars deliver what they promise. When I last mentioned them, I referenced the guitar I had ordered. Well that guitar has arrived and I couldn’t be happier. My custom Reedsdale is just awesome. This guitar is without a doubt the best out-of-the-case setup I’ve ever experienced. The action is low, fret buzz doesn’t exist and the amplified sound is just awesome. … The Moniker Guitars ‘Scarebear’ spiral Reedsdale
I believe that every guitar has its own story. I know mine all do. But they can’t tell you their story because they’re made primarily from wood and not alive—just like Pinocchio. Thinking of Pinocchio, I wonder if every time a guitar lies it grows a thicker neck and a new string? If that was true, then an Ibanez eight string guitar would be a very untrustworthy character. An Ibanez six string guitar however would be an honest and hard-working guitar. Just like my Ibanez—my first real guitar. … My Ibanez RX-20 story