COOL GEAR ALERT: Framus Hollywood

Remember the ultra-cool Framus Earl Slick signature model I posted about a couple of weeks ago? Well here’s an equally cool Framus, the Hollywood Double Cut.

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Framus started crafting solid body guitars in 1958. The original Hollywood grew to be one of its most popular models being available in both single and Double cutaway. Production of these classics ceased in 1966.

We are pleased to presnt the original FRAMUS 5/131 Hollywood back in the market again in 2011 with all Vinatage Correct features. Available in Single or Double Cutaway.

Set Neck
Inlayed head stock on Double Cutaway Model
Original Fingerboard Engraving
Vintage Correct Switches and Knobs
Framus Vintage Machine heads
24.75″ Scale length
21 Nickel Silver frets
Rosewood fingerboard
Dot inlays
Mahogany neck
Mahog Plywood Top and Back / with wooden rim in the middle of body as per the original
Framus Vintage Correct Single Coil (Neck and Bridge) Pickups
Volume/Treble/Bass/ Rotary switch
Framus Vintage Correct Bridge with Framus Vintage Tailpiece

These guitars are distributed in AUSTRALIA by Dominant Music and are available from dealers all over the country and they can ship to any location globally.
Prices start from under $900 AUS. More info

http://www.dominantmusic.com.au and http://www.facebook.com/framusaustralia

You can learn more about amazing Framus history here: http://framus-vintage.de/

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Top 10 Bands Who Rocked The Silver Screen

This week my feature for Gibson.com is Top 10 Bands Who Rocked the Silver Screen.

Rock stars just love dabbling in the movies. In the past we’ve looked at rock stars in the movies, but what about bands? The band cameo is an oft-overlooked little Hollywood treat, especially if you’re not aware that it’s coming. Here are the 10 coolest – and often most unlikely – band cameos.

10. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – Cannibal Corpse

In perhaps one of the most extreme musical cameos ever, this controversial death metal band can be seen performing their track “Hammer Smashed Face” when Ace Ventura walks into a club. Ace ends up on stage with the band in inimitable Jim Carrey style. Legend has it that the band were drafted into the film at the personal invitation of Carrey himself, and that he is a big-time metal fan, although Alex Santana of the band Blood Money wrote on Blabbermouth.net in 2009 (when he was engaged to Carrey’s daughter, Jane), “For the record, Jim hates death metal… He’d never heard of Cannibal until doin’ that movie. Trust me, it’s the first thing I asked him when we met.”

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NEWS: Zoot, Pulp reunion, Toto tour, Jack White & Bobcat Goldthwait

Epiphone Lt Ed Riviera Custom P93 - click the pic for more info

Here are my latest news stories for Gibson.com. Enjoy!

Pulp Look to Covers for Reunion Inspiration

Jack White Joins Bobcat Goldthwait’s Kinks Musical?

Rick Springfield Reforms Blues-Rock Band

Toto Hit the Road