Wednesday, January 11, 2006

You, Light Up My Life

I'm not a huge electric guitar fan; I have three, but none of them's particularly good, and one's out on loan.

I don't know why I don't play them much, just ended up being more into acoustics.

Anyway, reader Adrian (I don't think I have any others) suggested that the Yamaha RGX A2 Electric Guitar (left) is kind of cool because: 'I love the tuning knobs, and the color LEDs behind the volume and tone knobs.'

Yeah, that is pretty cool, though I wonder how bright that tuning knob light actually is...and wouldn't it be even more cool if it had that light over the fret board or something (kind of like those cars with lighting underneath them?)

The tuning knobs are interesting; I wonder how they feel when you turn them?

Anyway, it's nice, but too expensive for me to get one just because the lighting is cool.

3 comments:

adrian said...

While we're on the subject of cool Yamaha gear that I want:

I'll gladly take one of these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/519167/

And one of these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/480828/

And this isn't Yamaha, but I'll take one of these too:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bo/search/detail/base_pid/460286/

mchgtr said...

lol...well those would certainly wake the neighbors!

Never seen a fiberglass horn before; that's kind of cool and it's white and silver! It would match your iPod very nicely ;)

adrian said...

Yeah, most sousaphones have been fiberglass since the mid-late '60s. Schools/colleges with lots of money and a desire to show it off usually go for an all-brass model, but those of us who have to actually play them certainly appreciate the reduced weight of fiberglass.

The fiberglass/brass combos seem like a nice compromise.