I once owned a Les Paul (for a very short time) and a Flying V2 from Gibson. After decades of not playing Gibson guitars I’ve found a Melody Maker on Reverb.com (the seller was Yeahman’s Guitars from Switzerland) an felt immediately in love. This model was built in November 2010 in Nashville. Not a real vintage guitar but with tons of vintage flavor. Plays and sounds great. When you grab this guitar, it’s like coming home. You start to play certain kind of licks and you don’t really know why. The Melody Maker makes you play different than you maybe play on other guitars. Damn… I’ve got the Gibson-Mojo-Virus again….
I always wanted a Gibson ES-330. This model has no sustain block and sounds just beautiful. My old friend Bodo Suss from Moon Music sells Stanford guitars and showed my the Crossroad Thinline 30. I was blown away by the quality and the sound. The nitro (!!!) finish is simply stunning. The P90 dog ears sound yummy. The guitar is made in China and proofs once more, than Chinese is not equal cheap. For a very reasonable price you even get a nice and sturdy hard case. The setup and overall finish is superb. The tuners are not only great looking but doing their job. When you grab this hollow body guitar for the first time, it’s like coming home. Like meeting an old friend.
You can hear this great guitar on the upcoming The Haunted Echoes Album “Songs Like Horses”. Treat yourself and get it here.
Shawn James. Dark, calling, mesmerizing. Stripped to the bone. Blues, Folk, Gospel – you name it. He creates a haunting mood. The sound of the resonator guitars, the minimal drums. Leaving a lot of space to breath. Heavy, smokey air.
Check him out.
Today I released a brand new song called “Obscure”. A very dark ballad. Alexander Klemke took over the vocals and Max Saidi is once more on the drums.
Get it on Bandcamp or stream it on your favorite streaming platform.