The following day in Magnum Sound, Mike suggested we come in and film some #GuitArsoles content that night before Doug left, so I went home and frantically came up with some things to talk about. It was then Doug said, "let's do shit Gibson top trumps"... to which I said.... "how about all guitars?" and then the show was born.
Obviously a little tongue in cheek (for those struggling with the concept, we obviously don't really think you should buy a guitar and throw it into the sea!), we had a lot of fun filming these and hope it can turn into a long running series featuring many guests in the 4th seat (as Doug lives 450 miles away).... so here are our first 4 guitars... which do you think it worst? Let us know in the comments at the bottom and suggestions for future guitars to talk about!
#1 - Teuffel Birdfish
While none of us have played one and therefore can't comment on how they play or sound (we're actually all pretty sure they're great based on people we've spoke to), there's no hiding from the fact it looks like it fell out the back of a plumber's van.
It's worth noting that I applaud the modular design, I like the idea of being able to switch out components to taste. Given the chance though, why not just switch all the parts for a real guitar?
#2 - Burns Brian May Red Special
To quote Doug, "The type of person who buys a Brian May Red Special likes trains, their favorite colour is beige and they named their daughter Janet".
#3 - Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul
If I had been unfortunate enough to buy the Epiphone (because let's be honest, the Gibson is out of reach for 90% of guitar players and 99% of 15 year olds), I'd have had to go around wearing the badge of shame as Gibson wouldn't want people to think I had the proper model... oh no... it has to be clear that this is the cheap one, with it's off yellow colour and terrible Epiphone headstock. It's a travesty - Zakk never played this guitar (or one like it) so why on earth should I buy it?
#4 - Gibson Reverse Explorer
Kendo is an open Gibson fan, which is fine (nobody is perfect), so I know it hurts him to see this monstrosity on the market.
While the body isn't actually too bad (unlike the infamous reverse V), it looks like they got to the headstock and gave up. It resembles a shovel, which begs the question, why has nobody done the world a favor, taken this guitar and used the headstock to dig it a shallow grave, never to be seen again.