John Heussenstamm

Guitar Reviews


John calls upon his 40+ years of music and guitar experience to review and evaluate various popular guitars.


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# play time date added make / model topics
 1 9:46 02-20-2009 Gretsch G6120TM Hollow Body Chet Atkins model; fingerpicking, boom-chuck; Merle Travis, Travis picking, pickguard; tiger maple top; 3-piece maple neck; Grover ® machine heads; binding; owned by Fender, made in Japan; ebony fretboard, half moon inlay, red dots; Adjusto-Matic ™ bridge; Filter'Tron ™ pickups; vibrato bar chord demo; 3 position tone switch; master volume; strap knobs; cost; rockabilly; Brian Setzer; Neil Young; f-holes.
 2 9:30 07-05-2009 Martin OMC-1E acoustic electric Orchestra Model, Cutaway, Electric (OMCE); Fishman Aero sound system with tuner, bass, midrange, treble, notch, brialliance, phase controls; solid mahogany back and sides; laminated neck; solid spruce top (vs plywood); rosewood fretboard; dot inlays; rosewood cap on headplate; small handles on tuners; drop 'D' tuning.
 3 6:52 10-21-2008 Mark Angus custom acoustic luthiers; custom vs mass-produced; cut-away; hand-made bridge and dots; bone saddle; maple binding; pickguard; rosette; mother of pearl binding; spruce top aging; sound; logos; mahogany neck; dark wood plate; Grover tuner machine heads; faceplate; Hawaiian koa maple.
 4 7:48 06-23-2009 Gibson Les Paul Custom made in 1980's; originally called 'Black Beauty'; blond paint over solid mahogany body; Grover machine heads; great for heavy rock music; ebony fretboard, harder wood, brighter sound, fast neck; humbucking pickups; ice cube knobs; diamond inlay on headstock; pinstriping on binding; larger Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge; square mother of pearl inlays on fretboard.
 5 7:57 08-03-2009 Fender American Vintage '62 Jazzmaster ® reissue, debut in 1958; rosewood fingerboard, clay dots; maple neck;vintage style machine heads with slotted pegheads; string tree; bone nut; scale length; pickup circuitry; surf guitar; not normally used for blues; Buzz Stop or Buzz Buster; whammy bar.


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are John's only, and he is not responsible for any purchasing decisions the viewer of these videos may make as a result of these comparisions. As of the date of these reviews, John does not have any direct commercial relationship with any of the companies whose products he is evaluating, with the exception noted.




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