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 8:31 08-18-2009 Fender Jaguar '62 Reissue good for surf music, not blues; pitch angle from bridge; Buzz Stop or Buzz Buster to correct pitch angle; string dampener for palm muting; two single coil pickups; volume and tone control wheels for front pickup flush with guitar top; 2 pickup switches, filter switch, and volume, tone control knob at bottom of guitar; funk music; tortoise shell pickguard; chrome plates; maple neck; vintage style machine heads; bone nut; traditional fret size.
 2 11:03 11-16-2009 Yamaha Custom 9 string acoustic originally FG-230 twelve string; Indian music, raga; sitar, Ravi Shankar; Beatles, Rolling Stones; sympathetic strings, reverb, construction; tuning using minor and major chords; modes; prototype; bar chords.
 3 5:05 11-18-2009 Martin S-O ukulele replica of a late 1940's model; mostly mahogany with non-glossy, satin finish; tuning compared to a guitar; John plays a song he wrote.
 4 8:54 12-05-2009 Fender ® Custom Shop 2009 Stratocaster (1959 reissue) directed by guitar maker John English; rosewood fretboard, bigger frets; easy note bending; fretboard curvature; limited edition; less expensive than original; relic guitar with rust on bridge pieces; tremolo system; 5 way switch; case and accessories; cost.
 5 8:11 10-17-2010 Taylor acoustic electric NS74ce nylon string, cutaway electric; Grand Auditorium body shape; less bass, balanced sound; easy to play; Indian rosewood faceplate; cedar top, ebony bridge; Tusq saddle and bridge; rosewood back and sides; pinstripe wood binding; ebony fretboard; pickup system; cost.


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