Episode 54 - The Music Man StingRay

This week we explore the little-known Music Man StingRay guitar, one of Leo Fender’s first guitar designs after selling his company to CBS. We learn that Leo really, really liked treble. So, if you want a guitar capable of sounding like tinfoil, listen in…

Episode 53 - The EVH '78 Eruption

Video Director and Van Halen expert Ken LaBarre joins us from beautiful Madison, Wisconsin to talk about the EVH ‘78 Eruption guitar - one of only 30 in existence. We also hear about Ken’s exploits with Childish Gambino and LCD Soundsystem, among other live acts for whom he’s directed video. Gonna be a good one…

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 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 50 - The National Varsity

Oh, the wonders of fiberglass - especially when it’s used to make a guitar. This week we look into the National Varsity and talk about its science-y origins.

Episode 41 - The Fernandes ZO-3

Superfan Steve Malibu visits us this week, and shares with us his encyclopedic knowledge of Deep Purple, as well as his sweet Fernandes ZO-3 guitar. Nothing is off-limits, and Steve delivers.

Episode 35 - The Rickenbacker 4003

Welcome to the first episode of 2019 - a bass! We’re looking at all the good the Rickenbacker bass has done for the world, and it’s plenty!

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 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 19 - Fender American Vintage Reissues

And now for something fun! How do Fender reissue guitars stack up to their ancestors? This week we concentrate on the American Vintage Reissue (AVRI) period of Fender's history, via two Jazzmasters - an original 1963, and a 2006 AVRI. Can you tell the difference? Listen in...

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'!