Thursday, September 14, 2006

Left Of The Dial

A friend sent Umlaut THIS LINK for the Paul Westerberg Signature Guitar. Only $159!? Umlaut suggests that everyone reading this should buy one and teach themselves 4 chords.. Then we'll form a band and teach this bullshit town a thing or two! YEAH!!

"Pretty girl keeps growin' up, playin' make-up, wearin' guitar.."

From the Manufacturer:

First Act® Paul Westerberg Signature Guitar

First Act signature artist Paul Westerberg is one of the most influential artists of his generation—a pioneering songwriter, guitarist, and frontman of legendary status. As the leader of The Replacements, he helped pave the way for the ‘90s alternative rock revolution. The indie rock icon has recently been spotted on stage playing a guitar with a unique provenance.

While on tour, Westerberg stopped into a local mass retailer to buy shaving cream, and bought a crimson First Act ME501 electric guitar on impulse. Westerberg debuted the guitar onstage that night, and quickly brought it into heavy onstage rotation for the rest of his tour.

First Act and Paul Westerberg have come together to design a great signature rock guitar, the me580. A killer electric with a rock and roll soul.

Westerberg described his vision of the guitar: "…something not too heavy, that I could play quietly or full volume. It has a single pick-up, and it sort of snarls. It’s lean, clean, and mean, and it doesn’t have that big, overdriven, fuzzy sound. You can get that with an amp, but the guitar itself doesn’t put it out, and that’s what I was looking for. There’s a definite old-school thing—it belongs in a garage. It probably sounds best in a garage playing surf music or something like that."

Designed for rock revolutionary Paul Westerberg of The Replacements, this solid body is ready to rock! The contoured custom body shape was designed in our Studio for Artists. A deep single cutaway offers high fret access. The maple neck cradles a smooth rosewood fretboard.

One vintage-voiced single coil pickup offers a classic vintage tone. Punk rock plaid punctuates the pickguard. A tilted 3+3 headstock and our string-through retainer system maximize sustain. Die cast tuning machines provide accurate tuning. Volume and tone knobs offer quick access to sound tweaks.

"It’s just like rock ‘n’ roll ought to be." ~Paul Westerberg

* Custom body shape designed in First Act's Studio For Artists, single cutaway solid body with warm and brilliant sound, balance and high fret access
* One "vintage-voiced" Alnico magnet, soapbar style single coil pickups with classic vintage tone
* Punk rock plaid pickguard
* Retro styling with modern vibe
* Maple neck and rosewood fingerboard
* Tilted 3 + 3 headstock to maximize sustain
* Chrome die-cast tuning machines for accurate tuning
* Strings through the body with patented First Act String Retainer system, for maximum sustain and tonal reproduction
* Volume and tone controls for tone sound tweaks