That's because Guild is "the working man's guitar."
They're beloved by streetcorner buskers and Nashville superstars alike.
They've always been built stout - and this newest generation is also remarkably light and balanced.
They sound great and open up with age just like they should, which is...
Some of us were around to play the "vintage" stuff when it was new.
Even then, not all of it was that wonderful.
Nostalgia is a great way to sell the reissues.
However - I prefer gear that doesn't break - so I go with this:
I consider "vintage" and "reissue" gear as being "cool," and I...
It's incredibly painful, but sometimes you just have to let go.
I was married to the gal I thought was going to be the "love of my life."
After 10 years living together - 3 as man and wife - she still couldn't stop running around on me.
Tried therapy couple times - she was just broken in a way I...
Don't go. Stay for the "surprise" birthday party and spend your time with people who care about others and whose priorities are more correct. If this guy can piss away that kind of cash in 2 days after a lifetime of chasing that one big score, then he's got deeper issues than you can solve. If...
Back in the day, I ran my POD into a Blues Deluxe (40W 1x12). But the amp got so LOUD so fast that I never ran it over 3. Yeah, the POD acted as a pre-amp and provided some boost, but that big heavy Fender was not a friendly beast to run wide open - let alone around the house. Much happier with...
Panhandle (and its associated brands like Roughstock and Powder River) make really great western wear.
And it's not overpriced. So you did good Pilgrim!
Another brand that's similar is Scully. Really nice stuff - but a little more pricey.
Rockmount is great stuff for top dollar.
All of this is...
Most of the real cowboys I know also wear trucker hats instead of Stetsons - unless it's Saturday night.
I gave up western boots about 15 years ago because they're not kind to my olde feet.
Now this cowboy wears hiking boots and crosstrainers. 🤠🥾🐴🎸
Linda Lou has a Pretzel in her bridge and a hot Bootstrap P90 (that fits a humbucker rout) in her neck.
She delivers everything I need for leads and rhythm.
Bootstrap set them up so they're RWRP.
And they cost me about $60.
What else do you need???
I've had stellar luck with Bootstraps.
They deliver the tone I want at a price I can afford.
Go poke around their website - they will tell you what magnets, wire, and even bobbins they use.
They ask you if you want 'em RWRP too!
Best of all, made in a garage in OHIO, USA.
Linda Lou has a...
After WWII, westerns ruled Hollywood. There were fancy chaps, hats, and gun rigs - but no "cowboy shirts." Singing cowboys and dastardly gunslingers were clad in chamois and flannel shirts like LL Bean sells. So a tailor named Jack Weil set out to create a special shirt for these desperadoes of...
Credit card debt is a deadly whirlpool that will suck you under.
I know because we were there several years ago.
But once you get free of it, life becomes much easier.
The sun comes out from behind the clouds, birds begin to sing, unicorns fart rainbows ...
There are outfits that specialize...
I'm kinda gettin' tired of buying guitars and then upgrading them. Which is why my next guitar (after I sell off some of the ones I've upgraded) will be a Reverend.
Reverend builds guitars the way I would build one for myself if I had all the tools and gifted craftsmen at my disposal.