April 30th WristScan 'Favorite Guitarists' is now off and running! . . .

Apr 30, 2021,15:05 PM
 






. . . let's share our idols this weekend along with the watch currently on our wrist.

Most of you know that my passion for the Stones exceeds that for watches and pool, so you'd expect Keith . . .




. . . to be my fave, and you'd be right. 


But you'd be wrong if you assumed I thought he was objectively the best; he's my favorite precisely because he's in the Stones, or more accurately, is the Stones. 

So, who else?

Let's start with Jeff Beck.  I'm one of the lucky souls who got to see Page, Clapton, and Beck on the same stage.  That night in December '83, all three played solo sets at The Forum in Los Angeles.  Beck overshadowed them.


Now, Jimmy and Eric are no mean players, but much as I admire them both, my favorite Yardbird is Jeff.

Who's cooler than Steve Cropper?


If you said, "No one," you'd be right.

I'll bet no one here has seen James Calvin Wilsey.


I have; twice.  What gorgeous tone he had.  Sadly ended up homeless in LA . . . died a few years ago. 

Let's not forget rhythm players.  Jim Croce was the star, but his sidekick Maury Muelheisen. . .


. . . made the music.


Almost forgotten today: Alun Davies.

Let's see (and hear!) your favorite axemen, along with the watch currently gracing your wrist.






Art

PS - the sharp-eyed among you will have noticed the photo of Merle Haggard.




I'm not placing him on my list of favorite guitarists.  The reason for selecting that particular photo is that I've strummed the very guitar he's carrying.  

Not a musical bone in my body, but that's the closest I've ever come to touching the magic a guitarist makes.


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Technically, Joe Satriani is one of the best. Now, my tastes are quite eclectic. I love Flamenco guitarists, such as Paco de Lucia. Or some Rock Guitarists and then the choice is large.

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-15:26
Steve Stevens, Rick Ocasek, John Frusciante ( Red Hot Chili Peppers ) are among those who come to my mind, right now. Of course, we could add some legends such as Eric Clapton. I also like Cat Stevens a lot! Among all these rock Guitarists, it would be a ...  

I've mentioned this before in passing, but since you've brought up Steve . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-15:58
. . . it's worth passing along again: I ran into him at a café on Sunset about five or six years ago. Would've asked him for a photo especially for you, Nicolas, but didn't out of respect for his privacy. Also one of my favorites. ...  

Pretty sure he lives here . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:04
. . . and I know people who know people. So maybe.

One of us knows him....

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-16:05

Well, I never actually met him, I was just at the same café . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:06
. . . where he was having late-night supper with his family. But if you know him, all the better.

Ah, one of . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:11
. . . us . Entiendo!

A drummer.... ;)

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-16:12

Oh, that guy! I had someone else . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:18
. . . in mind. ;-)

I was thinking of California Jed . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:32
. . . who happens to be in the entertainment field. He posted a picture once of himself with Gene Simmons.

Ah yes!!!!

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-16:41

We share the love for the 1675 reference and Paco de Lucia ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 2nd, 2021-15:21
... wizardry with his guitar dear Nicolas! But you always scare the hell out of me each time you share that Devilish shot of your GMT!! 🤣🤣🤣 Buen fin de semana mi amigo! Abrazos!! Abel

It is my favorite instrument and there are a lot of great players. If I have to say one, Paco de Lucia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqMfv5IVeZc

 
 By: aWtchslvr : April 30th, 2021-15:56
When I was a chlid I was raptured when seeing my brother playing the spanish guitar. As an ACDC admirer, I want to mention Angus Young. Great weekend to everybody. ...  

Good choice!

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-15:57

Thanks . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:03
. . . for the introduction. Wasn't aware of him until just now. Christopher Parkening, on the other hand . . . . . . is a long-term favorite. Art

Donostia?

 
 By: amanico : April 30th, 2021-16:15

I jot it down.

 
 By: aWtchslvr : April 30th, 2021-16:09

my favorite is BB king from far

 
 By: psfparis : April 30th, 2021-16:32
he played (a lot) with E.Clapton pic by the late Noodia (watch is mine indeed) ...  

Laurent may be gone . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-16:44
. . . but not forgotten, Pierre. His passion for UG foreshadowed its current popularity. As for guitarists: Clapton's on everyone's top ten list. Saw him perform once, but even better, drove next to him for a mile or two east on Sunset Boulevard many year... 

🙏🙏🙏

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 1st, 2021-15:30

Now that is a great picture!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : April 30th, 2021-22:54

Thanks!!

 
 By: aWtchslvr : May 1st, 2021-08:14

Not only the best string wizard

 
 By: Weems@8 : April 30th, 2021-17:02
He is the best artist in my opinion. Clapton. Erik, slow hand. Above Bowie Above Mercury Above Steve Above Hendrix Above Bonamassa Above anything. The king of the super band Cream.

No ambivalence here! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-17:09
. . . and the watch on your wrist, Weems?

Classima

 
 By: Weems@8 : April 30th, 2021-17:41
A simple watch from Baume and Mercier.

Lorenzo Micheli

 
 By: mhz vph : April 30th, 2021-17:13
The greatest classical player of all time in my opinion. He is my main role model and source of inspiration for my playing. There are faster and louder players (both of which are technically demanding in classical) but he has the phrasing and articulation...  

Another guitarist I've never encountered . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-17:17
. . . before. Fabulous player. Reminds me . . . . . . of Sigi.

Sigi is far more versatile

 
 By: mhz vph : April 30th, 2021-17:24
But Lorenzo is a unique master of his particular craft. Something to love in both!

My vote is for

 
 By: kevster : April 30th, 2021-17:23
Jeff Beck. No video to post or story to tell, but I have a couple of pics to add to this weeks theme. Kev ...  

Yes,

 
 By: kevster : April 30th, 2021-18:19
I have made the switch to lay down the low end, however I still have two guitars. The one pictured here and a Yamaha classical. K

Two categories... On Earth... In Heaven... in no particular order...

 
 By: HighEndOne : April 30th, 2021-18:03
On Earth... Al Di Meola John McLaughlin - I have seen a Royal Oak on his wrist years ago... Jeff Beck Eric Clapton Jimmy Page David Gilmour In Heaven... Duane Allman Jimi Hendrix George Harrison Pace De Lucia I could list several more from both categories... 

Duane? He was . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-22:54
. . . da man. 😌

My guitar hero

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : April 30th, 2021-19:03
The watch that fits this song the best imo My SUF M2 Another amazing song And the watch that would be perfect for this song ( unfortunately not mine 😬 ) this watch belongs to a good friend and fellow Dutchman and amazing collector The stunning Sarpaneva J...  

Hell yeah buddy, what a perfect pairing!!!

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : April 30th, 2021-19:55
Your Psychedelic Vetehinen would be well at home on Jimi’s wrist... very well done!

+1!

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-06:46

Thanks 😊 🙏🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 1st, 2021-08:25

I still can't get over Jimi playing to a nearly deserted audience . . .

 
 By: Dr No : April 30th, 2021-23:10
. . . at Woodstock. He was the headliner, but due to delays he didn't come on stage 'til dawn Monday. Surreal . . .

I see a revival of Vinyl and other old school things lately.

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 2nd, 2021-07:37
Especially under young people . My daughter daily wears her 60s rolex 26mm and loves it . Also retro sneakers etc .

🤗👊🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 2nd, 2021-16:56

Purple Haze ! ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 1st, 2021-21:20
Very cool 😎

Fun theme this week, Art!

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : April 30th, 2021-19:45
My fave guitarist has to be Slash🤨🎸. He’s so many things that I am not and rips on the guitar. GnR ushered out the trash that was hair metal (though it looked liked fun, I was too young to indulge in the excesses of the time). In honor of Slash, I present...  

... and if anyone needs a musical shot of Espresso

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : April 30th, 2021-19:57
Here’s another Air Guitar thrash session with the soothing sounds of SLAYER!!!!!!

Superb, this video!

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-06:47

Excellent video my friend, made my day .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 1st, 2021-08:27
Great watch pairing too .

Had two brief conversations with Slash: once in the kitchen of The Rainbow Bar and Grill . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-11:54
. . . and another when he was sitting between two adjoining tables, literally inches away. When he noticed I was uncomfortable by his proximity, he turned and said, "Sorry, man," in a humble tone and moved away. Then there were the three times I watched h... 

Very cool, Art!

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : May 1st, 2021-19:47
Having read his autobiography he seems like just a very mellow and sweet guy.

This weeks contribution, remarkable musician and watchmaker

 
 By: Tim Jackson : April 30th, 2021-20:00
Eddie VH doing his thing! So. Cal. Sunshine to honor Eddie Van Halen RIP. HAGWE All, Cheers, Tim ...  

Mine too, first USA rock band introduced to me at 13 in UK growing up naively 😉

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-15:20
Running with the Devil was an anthem for me, played over and over again. McGonigle bros. are genius watchmakers and top guys too. Cheers, Tim

Oefff I remember Eddy VH from back then. Amazing artist and also born in Holland .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 1st, 2021-08:30
That watch keeps me awake at night 🤯. So amazing and beautiful

;)

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-08:42

Thanks Ron! This is pretty special stuff🙏

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-15:22
The Tuscar Banu is exquisite and the finish and guys behind it are tops. Cheers, Tim

Eddie's technical mastery on guitar . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-12:45
. . . matches John's with a lathe. Top of their respective games, both. Not many have tapped metal/glam guitarists in this thread yet. My favorite might be Tom Keifer. Never saw either Cinderella or Van Halen in concert. Regrets aplenty . . .

Thanks Art!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-15:26
I too never saw VH in concert, but the closest I come is a dear friend, Jimmy Hamm opened for them with his band back in the early 80’s in Hollywood! Said Eddie would play with his back to the audience, so as to not reveal how he did his wizardry in the e... 

Geat video of the maestro 👍

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-18:34

The original ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 30th, 2021-20:15
Hello Art and friends, I have many favourite guitarists but without this legend many of the others may not have been inspired to play the way they do. Link Wray has been named by many of the guitar greats as their inspiration. Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Iggy...  

If you're ever at one of my Wednesday 3-ball tournaments . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-13:07
. . . there's a 99% chance you'll hear Rumble on the jukebox. Not to mention a 98% chance of hearing Duane Eddy . . . . . . and Johnny Kidd. Dick Dale, though . . . . . . drops to 50/50.

I've long felt . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-22:50
. . . Rumble . . . . . . should replace Hail to the Chief when the Marine Band plays for the President. 🇺🇸

Great idea !

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 2nd, 2021-09:11

Superb shots of your Zenith Daytona dear Captain!

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 1st, 2021-15:35
And interesting to know about your musical tastes! Hagwe my dear friend!! Abel

Thank you Abel ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 1st, 2021-21:12
I’m still a Frank Sinatra fan ;-))

Definitely one to know about ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 1st, 2021-21:13
Retro cool 😎

Great theme! I'm a life long lover of the guitar and great guitar-ists. The longer I think about it the longer the list gets but here's some of my favorites. T-Bone Walker, Freddie, Albert and BB

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : April 30th, 2021-21:07
(King). SRV, Steve Morse, Chet Atkins, Paco De Lucia, Mark Knopfler, Jimi Page, Jimi Hendrix, Al Dimiola, Jeff Beck (!II) and John Mcglaughlin (!!!). Hope to find time for some new images but for now I do have these... ...  

I concur.

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-06:51

David Gilmour and ‘The Edge’ are two of my faves...

 
 By: DouglasM : April 30th, 2021-21:30
and new for wristscan this week, my Aqua Terra 18k red gold and steel. First pictures, still taking all the stickers off the bracelet. ...  

The only thing better than guitar tone . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-12:22
. . . is a two-tone Omega.

Very cool and thought provoking

 
 By: timerider : April 30th, 2021-21:46
thread this week Art! Thanks for all you do here Sir!! I am a Clapton fan from way back and saw him once in LA, during the Cream days. Best to you all, Tim The Bell&Ross was racing across town in the heat, liked the light it captures. 😎 ...  

A classic, Clapton.

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-06:53

The Stones played four concerts at The Coliseum in '89. I saw three, but missed the Thursday show . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-12:05
. . . when Clapton played Little Red Rooster . . . . . . alongside Keith and Woody. And the only reason I didn't go was that I couldn't get the day off. 😔

Hello dear Art! It’s very nice to have you hosting this weekend and...

 
 By: Subexplorer : April 30th, 2021-23:19
... with a very challenging Theme for this WS edition. I’m very far for your musical knowledge but I enjoy so much listening guitar players. Spanish guitar is very popular in my Country and with deep roots in our folklore music since times of our South Am...  

Thank you dear Nicolas for your kind compliments!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 1st, 2021-15:18
I’ve been missing the sea so much too! Haven’t been near the sea for more than two years. Now I’m having a couple of weeks holidays and enjoying the feeling of salt water, sand and sun! I really needed this! Un abrazo amigo mio!! Buen fin de semana! Abel ... 

🙏🙏🙏🥂🥂

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 2nd, 2021-00:18

Spain is the place most closely associated with guitar, Abel . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-11:09
. . . and while I've little experience with Spanish music, there was a record I used to play endlessly when we were both watching Sea Hunt . The Kingston Trio are largely forgotten today, but in the late '50s and early '60s were one of the most popular ac...  

Wow dear Art! You bring some fond memories here!

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 1st, 2021-15:17
... the Kingston Trio was also popular here in the early 60’s and I also remember listening them. Same era of Sea Hunt of course! Guitar is a very popular instrument here which is no surprise considering our Spanish roots. I had an uncle (Mom’s brother) w... 

What a fantastic theme!

 
 By: Boris : May 1st, 2021-00:11
Gee, where to start with this one? I've been into rock music for as long as I can remember, and there are so many guitar players I admire. Let's start with the obvious, Jimi Hendrix, who's probably the first name that comes to mind, due to his sheer virtu...  

I would go further: Led Zeppelin was the most accomplished band, of all time.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-10:13
Only band where lyrics and music went together in perfect harmony. Needles to say, that they are everyday on my mind ...

You hit all the high notes, Boris - that's quite the list, and . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-10:42
. . . then some. Jimi is in a class by himself, no doubt. I mean, who else . . . . . . could turn a mandolin into a lead instrument?

Bob Dylan

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-04:56
With ZRC in concert in Düsseldorf Credit: wikipedia And Willie Nelson Credt: David McClister ...  

"Forever Young"😉

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-07:01

Dylan songs that get jukebox play at Maggie's . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-10:16
. . . are Ballad of a Thin Man . . . . . . Lay Lady Lay . . . . . . and Shelter From the Storm. Funny thing happens whenever Lady comes on: four or five guys will walk out to the back for a few minutes, then return with big smiles on their faces. 😎

I knew it! ;)

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-10:50

👍

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-11:01

Bob had a pretty good back-up, too - Robbie . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-09:46
. . . is a fabulous player in his own right.

Joe Bonamassa with some equipment

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-11:00
Try "Burning Hell" ...  

. . . or . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-11:19
. . . Seagull . If Hank and Eric had a son, it would be Joe. ;-)

Always loved Queen and the guitar work of Brian May

 
 By: NT931 : May 1st, 2021-12:31
So here's my trusty Seiko SKX007 with the Brian May mod. The original Seiko is the SRPE83 "Brian May" edition, with a dial inspired by May's guitar, the Red Special. I loved the dial, but preferred a black chapter ring, plus I was getting a bit bored with...  

I was waiting for May's mention! A guitarist's guitarist, or so . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-12:53
. . . I've been told. I was at the Rainbow a few years ago on a Sunday night when I noticed the DJ playing several Queen songs consecutively. I asked the bartender why. Kim said, "Turn around." Brian May was just leaving - he'd had his birthday celebratio... 

My favorite would have to be fellow Canadian Jesse Cook

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 1st, 2021-13:02
...  

Another guitarist . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-13:11
. . . that's new to me. Listening to tracks . . . . . . now. Mainly Spanish?

Yes...

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 1st, 2021-13:46

Yes he is very good

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 1st, 2021-20:29

Jimmy

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : May 1st, 2021-14:37
Page and the other Jimmy, Hendrix, the great Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, and the one and only STEVIE RAY VAUGHN! Some favourite songs from them: “Thank you” from the very first supergroup of the world: Samba Pa T...  

Yes, Carlos Santana!

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-14:49

Mark Knopfler ------ and I admit, I am biased ......

 
 By: HSTE : May 1st, 2021-14:42
...... because I had the opportunity to talk ..... WATCHES ... with him for many, many hours. Great guy, calm, humble, vintage watch collector. And, hey: a great guitar player, composer, band leader. On the picture below (which is a public picture) he wea...  

Oh Mark Knopfler!

 
 By: NT931 : May 1st, 2021-15:23
Romeo and Juliet remains one of my favourite Dire Straits songs. His unique guitar style elevates the song tremendously!

Brilliant guitar player

 
 By: Boris : May 1st, 2021-22:44
And with a very good taste for watches, seeing the beauty he purchased from you.

Saw Mark perform once with Dire Straits almost thirty years ago . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-23:14
. . . at The Forum in Los Angeles. The thinking man's guitarist, in my humble opinion.

Just to remember: Gary Moore

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-15:13
Credit: metalheadrock.com He didn't just play guitar. The guitar was a part of his body. He could make his guitar sing. ...  

Loved his playing, Thjn Lizzy did really well having him play with them in the day.

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-15:31
Thin Lizzy’s Stone Cold Sweat! Parisian Walkways, what’s ballad...with the other master Phil Lynott Fond memories, RIP Gary Moore! Cheers, Tim

Yes indeed, Thunder & Lightning is an epic album

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-18:11
Fond memories come flooding back thinking about it. Cheers, Tim

Very same for me.

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-19:45

Here you go Nico!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-19:58
Thin Lizzy Cold Sweat

Ah, Phil Lynott!!!!

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-20:46

Yes,

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : May 1st, 2021-16:12
I also forgot to mention! Still got the blues, Parisienne Walkways, what wonderful songs! Yours, Adam

Listen to Parisienne Walkways

 
 By: brauner : May 1st, 2021-17:49
Very nice

Gary Moore … GARY MOORE … freaking G A R Y M O O R E …

 
 By: HSTE : May 1st, 2021-16:23
… second to none. Nuff said. Cheers, HSTE

Good call, S! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-22:10
. . . Whiskey in the Jar gets tapped every so often Wednesday afternoons at Maggie's. Art

Art, the Stones are a rhythm and blues band in the first place.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-18:37
I mentioned it to you before and your pick shows it also.

I recall an interview with Brian . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-22:59
. . . where he essentially said that he considered the Stones - which he formed, by the way - as an R&B band. A brilliant musician, Jones - played several instruments naturally, including . . . . . . the recorder, of all things . . .

Angus Young

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-18:46
This is the opener (!), with blazing guitar sounds and a manificent tention in the song, all exploding at 4:00 minutes in that video. And if I ever feel sluggish, well after shaking to that video no more. Second solo at 03:05! The story: my first smoke I ...  

An anthem of Rock and Roll.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-19:50
Steve Stevens was with Billy Idol, at least I know him from then? Also the guitar of "Dirty Diana" from Michael Jackson? Have to look deeper to it

Angus and ACDC are in my top 5 bands to rock out to

 
 By: Tim Jackson : May 1st, 2021-19:55
Highway to Hell, Back in Black and For Those about to Rock are seminal albums from my youth. '79, '80 & '81 the peak for me of ACDC! That music sticks with one for a lifetime. Memory Lane is good today ;-) Cheers, Tim

Well said Tim: Memory Lane ...

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-20:03

The Angus Young guitar has a special taste.

 
 By: aWtchslvr : May 1st, 2021-20:24
I could post dozens of amazing solos. Just in case you dont know it I recommend you Jailbreak, live version. 🎸🎸🎸

This one? . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-21:30
. . . to be played next Wednesday on Maggie's jukebox ;-) . . .

Yes. Better in the cd edition.

 
 By: aWtchslvr : May 1st, 2021-22:38
https://m.

I'll be at The Rainbow Bar and Grill tonight . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-21:49
. . . wearing a vintage version of your Omega, Count - see you there in spirit, and who knows, maybe next year in reality!

Umm . . . I'm the designated driver tonight . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-22:01
. . . but will have a Corona just for you, Count ;-) . . .

A picture of it?

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2021-22:14

Will take a pic this evening . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-22:27
. . . and post it when I return home, Count - possibly on F&W.

Last night's close-ups didn't turn out well, Count . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2021-14:47
. . . so here's a fresh early morning photo for you. 1948 Omega ref 2499, popularly known as The Centenary, the first auto chronometer ever. And for your eyes only: last night at The Rainbow . . . . . . with friends. Our table was reserved for Judy Garlan...  

Judy Garland at the Rainbow

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 2nd, 2021-14:57
Who thought that, but if I let it sink in a while then it makes sense 😀. That is a lovely 2499😍.

Well, it was known as . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2021-15:07
. . . The Villa Nova back then, under different ownership. Garland passed away a few years before the restaurant transitioned to The Rainbow under current ownership of the Magliere family. Oh, and played every night at closing: . . . . . . and in keeping ... 

Yes!... and what a vocalist!

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 1st, 2021-20:10

I'd forgotten, Count. How right . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-21:22
. . . you are. ;-)

As far as Guitars go I've just shown the two I have (Ibanez RG550 and the Seafoam green Brian May Guild reissue). I do have some other pics of the Guild but the Ibanez is not

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 1st, 2021-21:27
currently with me for more pics. The Guild Brian May was made in two technically different versions. Mine if from the 2nd batch. Not many made. More red ones were made than the green. And back to guitarists, I'd like to add Frank Zappa to my list. Pull up...  

Wow, superb.

 
 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-22:22

Thanks. The action on it is excellent and as you go up the fretboard its one of the most tonally accurate guitars I've played. Lots of tone options too as each pick-up can

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 1st, 2021-22:46
be switched in or out of phase. If you aren't familiar with the details of Brian and his dad building the Red Special its a story that's worth looking up. I don't believe either had been to luthier school.

Santa Cruz Guitar was one of my accounts when I worked for . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-21:10
. . . a medical insurance company. They were behind in their payments, so their broker contacted me trying to get them out of arrears. After working with them to clear up their delinquency, the broker told me how much he appreciated my assistance. My repl... 

Precisely. My encounter with SCG was at the same time as . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 1st, 2021-21:41
. . . my foray into GO. There was only so much money to go around . . .

Now that’s a hard one...

 
 By: KMII : May 2nd, 2021-13:36
I generally look at a band as a whole, so that bit of the answer will be a bit of a challenge. But in a good sporting spirit, let’s say Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. As for watch, that’s easier: Have a great weekend, Art! Will be as close to your ances...  

Knopfler is one of the all-time greats, K. Here's a clip of Mark . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2021-15:00
. . . with one of his heroes. Warmest, Art

Brothers in arms has been one of my all time favorites...

 
 By: KMII : May 3rd, 2021-04:37
I might be in a very different life stage now and don’t listen to it often anymore but it’s time for a rerun 😊👍🏻