Two beautiful Silvertone guitars go out for shopping: The sparkling Jupiter is from 1961, the black Stratotone – sometimes also identified as a Stratotone Jupiter – is from 1959. Similar models were also available under the Alden label. Lianne La Havas played a H-45 from Alden.

Photos were taken on the wonderful location of Silvertone Recordstore in Cologne, Germany!

D’Aquisto Jazz Line DQ-JZ: Das Made In Japan Jim Hall Model


Die hier zu sehende  D’Aquisto Jazz Line DQ-JZ ist eine japanische Reproduktion von Jazz-Gitarrist Jim Halls originaler Jimmy-D’Aquisto-Archtop, an die sich wiederum das ca. 5.000 € teuere Sadowsky Jim Hall Signature Model anlehnt. Diese Gitarre wurde zwischen 2006 und 2008 in Japan von Aria hergestellt. Ein absolut seltenes Instrument, eine großartige Archtop-Jazz-Gitarre, und jetzt schon ein Sammler-Objekt.


Hier noch einige Details von der Aria-Website:
Body: 16 inch width Full acoustic, with Ivory multiple binding
Top: Laminated Flamed Maple, pressed arch
Back: Laminated Flamed Maple, pressed arch
Neck: Maple 1 piece
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ivory binding
Number of Frets: 22, #213
Scale Length: 24-3/4 inches
Pickups: 1 x Original Metal Covered humbucker
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge: Ebony, height adjustable
Tailpiece: Ebony
Machine-Heads: Gotoh SG301 with Ebony Keys Finish:
Violin Burst (VLB)

Jim Hall daquisto 1

Volker Kriegel’s 1978 Signature Acoustic Guitar by Ibanez

Legendary german jazz guitar player Volker Kriegel (*1943 +2003) was one of the greatest musicians of his time. A very unique sonic and visual artist who influenced and inspired a lot of younger instrumentalists. Here we have a short visual portrait of Volker Kriegel’s beautiful Ibanez acoustic guitar, built for him in October 1978 in Japan. A steelstring of modern design, with a piezo pickup in the bridge and Kriegel’s name engraved in the trussrod cover.

Eine Anmerkung zum folgenden Video, bevor die Musikerpolizei aktiv wird: Wer die Gitarre stimmt, ist natürlich klar im Vorteil: Die G-Saite ist etwas zu tief gestimmt …

Der große Miles Davis sagte zu dem Thema mal in einem Gespräch mit Jimi Hendrix: „So what?“ 🎶😅🖕🏾

IBANEZ AS-200: Going To Brazil


Inside/Outside-Experte Scofield geht gerne mal vor die Tür oder, wie hier zu sehen, zur Bridge – ein Ausflugstipp von James Brown. Immer dabei: Johns Ibanez AS-200 mit Buchsenblech.

Ibanez AS-200 from 1982. John Scofield’s choice, long before he did not play his JSM Signature models ;-)
OK, John’s AS-200 is from 1981 and slightly modified, but more or less the same kind of guitar, like the one  in the following video.

The AS-200 is a classic made in Japan variation of the ES-335, with a bunch of Ibanez‘ own features: Antic Violin Finish, Tri-Sound-Switch, this one hast non original custom made pickups made in Germany, that sound a bit warmer than the original Super 58.

GEAR USED: Ibanez AS-200, Music Man 112 SixtyFive, DigiTech Trio+ and at least a little bit of Okko Twin Sonic Distortion and O-Squeeze Compressor by RD-Guitarworks