SPONSORED POST: YourInstrument.com

As you guys know, I’m a huge guitar geek and my tastes range from pointy, neon-coloured shred axes with Floyd Roses to classic semi-hollowbodies with Bigbsy vibratos. So when the fine folks at YourInstrument.com asked me to write a sponsored post, I thought the perfect thing to do would be to have a look around at the wide variety of instruments for sale. Because a) it’d be a great way to show the diversity of instruments that folks like you and I are using the site to buy/sell, and b) because nothing is more fun than looking at electric guitars for sale, except for playing them. So let’s see what’s there this week. And you can always keep up with what’s online at this very moment by checking out the site.

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PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt
This is the signature model for the Opeth frontman. It’s one of the first SE models to include old-school bird inlays, and it rocks 24 jumbo frets, PRS designed tremolo bridge, SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups, volume and tone control with a 3-way toggle switch. You can see Mikael playing these on the road. Read More …

Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Les Paul Found!

Pelham-Blue-Les-Paul-2I’m so glad I get to write this story! You might remember that Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Gibson Les Paul was stolen in Chicago recently when Zakk was in town for the Experience Hendrix tour. Zakk mentions it in our recent interview too. Well as Guitar Player reports, the guitar has now been found! It turns out that ten days after it was nicked, it was sold for a couple of hundred bucks to Royal Pawn Shop in Chicago. After the mandatory 30-day wait period for the guitar to go on sale, the store decided to get a second opinion on its value, taking it to Chicago Music Exchange which happened to be a sponsor of the Experience Hendrix show and which had already been made aware of the missing guitar. The Chicago Police Department now has the guitar and it should be back with Zakk soon.  Read More …

Zakk Wylde’s Peham Blue Les Paul Stolen

Pelham-Blue-Les-Paul-2If you’re in Chicago, please keep a look out for Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue bullseye Gibson Les Paul Custom. It was stolen off his tour bus (along with a leather BLS vest). It was taken at 10:11pm during the Experience Hendrix show (which also features Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Johnny Lang, Bootsy Collins, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Cox and more). I interviewed Zakk about this guitar for Gibson.com a few years ago and it sounds like it’s very near and dear to his heart. If you know the guitar’s whereabouts, you can contact Zakk through Twitter at @ZakkWyldeBLSRead More …