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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mongoose, Jan 4, 2022.
Man I was a freshman in high school in ‘75
That must have been something!
Was the show decent?
I wasn’t much older I graduated high school in 74’ … I joined the USAF right after high school. The show was awesome. Mahogany Rush opened for Nil Lofgrin ( from the band Grin and long time member of the E Street Band)…. Frank was incredible!!! Reproducing his studio sound over and over again. He had the huge pedal board that took like 4 guys to carry it off stage. I guess Strange Universe was out at the time.
The thread asks who our favorite guitar player or Strat player is. I have to say Jimi. If the thread asked who the best living rock guitarist is I would have said Frank… no contest. He been schooling’ the chumps for a long time…
We were actually embarrassed for Nil Lofgrin… we stayed for a few songs but everybody was leaving …. Compared to Mahogany Rush he was a chump.
I'd posted about John Hall earlier as my favorite Strat player, and then I realized it's actually a tie - I also really like Coco Montoya's playing and tone a lot, and I think that he's always been very underrated.
Absolutely Jimi, nobody is even close. Second favorite would be a much harder call, a lot of competition for that spot. But for favorite - no effing contest…
Love the post! Hella yeah.
He was an SG guy. I'm waiting for Gibson to realize that his SG would be a great custom model.
He circle breathes with his whammy sax.
If you're a fan of the anorexic Michael Bolton, there's supposed to be a good documentary floating around about him on one of the streaming services.
What was he playing at that show? Strat or SG?
I like documentaries
I actually enjoyed the one on Kenny G.
That thing is just awesome.
I do as well. Haven't seen that one. A few before it on the list.
Looking forward to your thoughts when you watch it. I had zero bias prior to and still not a fan but now an admirer.
When they put things into perspective Pat Metheny's rant made himself look like a douchenozzle.
I’m pretty sure he played his 61’ SG. He always played it when I saw him. But it’s the guitar his Mom bought from a guy down the street for $75 when Frank was released from the hospital. His Mom asked the doctors and nurses at the hospital what she could do for him to make him comfortable at home. They all said “He likes to play guitar” … so she bought the first one she could get… the SG.
Frank often plays Strats in the studio and live in the early days… The liner notes for Child of the Novelty state he used a Strat and a Fender Twin to record Guit War… he loves the Strat sound but SG’s are his comfort zone. The SG’s he’s been playing for over a decade have 3 Strat pickups in them…. He build his own Custom Shop it seems…. Fans build him guitars also.
Is that how vintage guitars look before they get the crap beaten out of them?
I was just curious because all those photos I posted from his website of him with strats he looked really young. And most of them were submitted by fans so he must have been playing them live at some point.
I have his last major release, the 6 hour performance Live at the Agoura. The man is a giant. And it's so well filmed, unlike many live releases. It's a shame whatever it is took him out, but what a note to leave on! A real tour-de-force.
Your favorite strat player is Christopher Lambert?
That's the one he's playing at the Agora theater show. I defy anyone to listen to Child of the Novelty and say that's not a strat....