Friday, November 25, 2011
when life was still good, business was doing great, friends were still friends and gods were still within reach... i bought this stratocaster as a gift to my precious daughter... a few steps away from the store, i realized my daughter will have to wait for this strat later as part of her inheritance... (btw I only own guitars) so i headed to another store and bought her a fernando stratocaster... hehe, sorry mica... these guitars are all yours anyway.
photography by joey dela vega
For my 42nd Birthday, my wife gave me this lovely Greg Bennett Royale...
The ROYALE™ addresses the performance shortcomings of this great design. The sides and the center block are made from one piece of wood, rather than two sides and the center block. This creates a more rigid structure to mount the neck, top, and back into. The result is uncommon attack and sustain, without sacrificing the rich, full tone. It’s more like a solid body with incredible tone and warmth or fullness.
The compact size reduces the tendency to resonate and steal energy from the string. Duncan Designed™ pickups insure a professional balance of tone, clarity, and power.
photography by joey dela vega and mica villarosa
About 17 years ago, I saw this nice telecaster in a store window and I've had my eye on it since. Unfortunately, I didn't have the cash nor the capacity for pay for it at the time. My good friend Riza Villanueva paid for it initially and paid her back in installments. Two years ago, I had the tele reconstructed and personalized with the help of Ruel "Pipeg" Raymundo. This telecaster is a dream to handle but is quite heavy... which is good.
photography by jerry santos, joey dela vega and eugene barona