Welcome to Guitar Review! My name is John and I love Guitars! While I’ve played many instruments in my life (piano, trumpet, violin), the one thing that has remained constant is guitar. I first learned on classical guitar in high school and college, but have played electric from that time until today as well. Basically 30+ years~!
This blog is a compilation of reviews, thoughts, gear adoration, research, things other musicians have told me about, along with a bunch of experience I’ve picked up along the way. I think that music is unlike nearly anything else in your life. It’s a lifelong learning experience, and if you like to play you’ll have an unspoken instant kinship with people you only just met. There are so many musical options today as well – analog, digital, wifi, bluetooth, wireless, everything from DAW online collaborations to weekly blues james. I am constantly amazed at the amalgamation of all these things, along with innovative new products that allow us to do the same old things in completely different ways.
I hope you enjoy reading Guitar Review as much as I enjoy writing the posts! If there’s something you’d like to see reviewed, or something you think I should know about – please let me know.
Currently I have switched nearly all of my Fender guitars for Gibson (Flying V pictured above, a Firebird, a Les Paul, and an SG) I also have mymy EVH Wolfgang Special (made in China version I believe), and I also have an Ibanez Artcore I go back to every now and again.
I have a custom built pedal board with many clone pedals, as well as some old standards from EHX, Visual Sounds, and Xotic. I’m also very partial to my .009 EVH strings (that never – ever, ever break and sound terrific!). Currently I play through a PRS Archon amp, but mainly use the clean channel and my pedals.
This is a pic of me taking delivery of my Max Butler Swamp amp from Max a few years back when he was still alive. Learn more about them at www.MaxButlerAmps.com:
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