Saturday, November 14, 2009
I've Fallen In Love Again
I have never bought a full instrument from Guitar Fetish. I have bought some gear, and I would be glad to trade more of my hard-earned dollars for more of their gear.
And the gear in question is this: A Jazzmaster copy. It doesn't have the weird controls that real Jazzmasters have, but it has the P90s and the bridge. Sonic Youth used these things for decades — they needed dozens of guitars because they were switching between oddball tunings each song, and picking up a new guitar and plugging in is faster than retuning between every song — but they've done this since I was middle school and they got the signature editions this year. I think it's Nels Cline.
That solo is now my favorite piece of Wilco. The piece of Wilco that makes me think that I want a Jazzmaster tremolo. Which then makes me think I want a Jazzmaster. Or copy. And this one, it's a fine.