Episode 51 - The Guild Polara

Back to the Hoboken, NJ for this week’s episode, courtesy of a lovely 1965 Guild Polara. We’re convinced this instrument has fantastic tone, but we’re not sold on the built-in kickstand idea…

Episode 48 - The Fender Duo Sonic

The Fender Duo Sonic was introduced as a student model guitar in the 1950s. It has since become a go-to instrument for scores of professional players. Why? Join us as we take miscellaneous guesses…

Episode 43 - The Gretsch Silver Jet

So sparkly! This week we’re putting a beautiful 1955 Gretsch Silver Jet through the wringer of our pseudo-expertise. You won’t want to miss this one!

Episode 40 - The Hamer Sunburst

We’re heading back to Chicago! This time we’re exploring the beginnings of Hamer Guitars, via a 1978 black Sunburst. Paul Hamer was responsible for the first vintage guitar shop, and was arguably the first high-end boutique guitar maker. So there.

Episode 34 - 2018: The Year In Review

Join us for a special look back at all the informative irreverence we foisted upon you, the faithful listeners, in 2018!

Episode 31 - The Gibson Les Paul Junior

We’ve got a great show this week. Ed convinces John to try kombucha, and a beautiful 1955 Les Paul Junior is taken for a walk around the park. Spoiler: we love it (the guitar, not the park). Join us, won’t you?

Episode 28 - Giulietti Guitars

We’re headed to Italy this week to investigate just how it came to be that the capital of accordion manufacturing ended up making guitars in the 1960s.

Episode 22 - The Isana Deluxe

We head to Post-War Germany this week for a look into rare world of Isana guitars, with a stop along the way in Communist East Germany. You won’t want to miss this story.

Episode 21 - The Fender Bullet

This week’s episode features the Fender Bullet, the guitar meant to take the place of the Mustang and Musicmaster. That didn’t work out very well, but it sure is a fun, unusual instrument to play. Bonus: Ed and John talk about stuff they did over the Summer months…

Episode 17 - The Guild Starfire

This week we plug in a Guild Starfire IV, and trace the steps that led to its creation. Get ready to hear a very muscular sounding instrument, brought to you by the letter 'Damn'!

Episode 16 - The Univox Hi-Flier

We've been pretty busy this week, pulling double-duty to bring you only the best our addled minds can handle. This episode is all about the Univox Hi-Flier, a supersonic death ray of a guitar. Look at those P-90 pickups!

Episode 7 - The Fender Jazzmaster

This week we are lucky to have in the studio Frank Gross, the owner of Thunder Road Guitars in beautiful West Seattle!  Frank has brought with him a 1959 Fender Jazzmaster, in its original case - which happens to have a gaping bullet hole shot clean through it. Awesome!...

Make sure to check out all the cool guitars Frank has online on any given day, or better yet - stop by if you're in West Seattle. Tell 'em The High Gain sent you!

Frank Gross of Thunder Road Guitars

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