Episode 52 - The Wandre Cobra

It’s our anniversary! We’ve been fudging the facts and making stuff up every week for an entire year - that’s 52 whole episodes! Enjoy everything there is to know about Wandre Guitars, and thanks for listening!

Episode 47 - Abernethy Guitars

We’ve got a custom guitar builder in the house! Justin Abernethy of Abernethy Guitars joins us to talk about his work. If you want to know more about these fine instruments, this episode is for you!

 
 

Episode 46 - The Rickenbacker Lap Steel

We had a swell time this week hosting Graig Markel and Zera Marvel from Recovery Effects. They stopped by High Gain Central with a Rickenbacker lap steel guitar and a pile of their fine, fine pedals. We laughed, we cried, we made shit up.

 
 

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 24 - The Fender Jaguar

This week we veer away from an exhaustive look at the Fender Jaguar, because we have a guest! Brady Smith of Old Blood Noise Endeavors joins us all the way from Oklahoma, where he lovingly walks us through a pile of his pedals. If you ever wanted to get inside the head of a boutique pedal manufacturer, listen in…

 
 

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 20 - The Gibson Explorer

Join Ed and John as they explore the Explorer, the quintessential pointy guitar. Gibson debuted this beast in 1958, and it was a flop. Eventually, metal came along and saved it. The rest is history. Long-haired, spandex-wearing history…

Episode 18 - Apland Guitars

This week our guest is pro woodworkerJeremy Apland, of Seattle's own Apland Guitars. He runs us through two of his instruments, built one at a time and entirely by hand. If you've ever wondered how guitars get made, but were afraid of asking dumb questions, we've got you covered - we love sounding dumb!

 

Jeremy Apland with the 97 Cam, and his 1997 Toyota Camry

 

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 13 - The Danelectro U3

This week we dive into the world of Nat Daniel, founder of Danelectro. You won't believe how this guy's mind worked. You won't want to miss the cool tones of a 1958 U3, either.