COOL GEAR ALERT: Framus Earl Slick signature

Earl Slick is one of the Coolest Guitarists In The World. I’ve been fortunate to be in his immediate presence twice in my life (including bumping into him in the gents’ at Ding Dong Lounge when he did a gig with Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson and Gerry Leonard), and I’ve been 58% cooler as a direct result ever since. Framus has honoured Slick’s unstoppably rockworthy guitar playing in the form of a cool new signature model, which you can see here. I took that photo above at NAMM while Slick himself hung around telling people about the new axe and looking impossibly cool.

The guitar is kitted out with a Graphtech Black Tusq nut, DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary or P90 pickups, TonePros bridge (Bigsby optional), passive MEC electronics, swamp ash body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. One thing I think is particularly cool is the control layout (see below). Retrotastic! By the way, you can connect with Aussie Framus distributor Dominant Music on Facebook.