I foråret 2019 købte jeg en “ny” brugt guitar. DeArmond Starfire. Et Guild-mærke. Det er en model der er stærkt inspireret af af en Gibson ES 335. Amerikansk producerede humbuck’ere. Resten af guitaren er koreansk produceret i slutningen af 1990′ erne.
Den har en rigtig, rigtig god lyd. Indenfor en pris hvor jeg kan – og vil – være med 🙂 Guitaren har haft en ejer før mig.
>>After Fender purchased Guild in the mid ’90s, reissues of some Guild electric guitars were manufactured in Korea under the DeArmond brand name, which Fender also owned the rights to. Import reissue models included the Starfire, X155, T400, M-75 Bluesbird, S-73, and Pilot Bass series. On the front of the headstock, these instruments display the DeArmond logo above a modified version of Guild’s Chesterfield logo. <<
Citeret fra Wikipedias artikel “Guild Guitar Company”
En mand der hedder Peter Frøstrup driver en hjemmeside der hedder “Guitarsamler”. Her har jeg fundet følgende citat:
>>På DeArmonds hjemmeside kan man læse:
DeArmond pickups of the 1950s and ’60s are revered and collected around the world because they reflect the era of discovery when electric guitar was experimental and new.
After purchasing the DeArmond Company in 1996, Fender’s Research and Development department set about determining which DeArmond pickup models could be recreated and how to make the most of these classic designs. The solution to these questions was to produce the DeArmond guitar line in which the sound of these modernized, American-made pickups are combined here classic guitar designs by Guild. Guild staff travelled to Korea to select the right builder who could faithfully reproduce the old Guild body designs that had been chosen as the basis for the DeArmond guitar line. Tooling was designed and built specially for these guitars and was not selected off the cookie-cutter shelf that serves so often as the source of imported designs. The visual appeal is undeniable and the sound quality is absolutely unchallenged by any guitar anywhere near the price. The only way to really appreciate DeArmond guitars is to hear and feel them. <<
Wikipedia om Guild som guitarproducenter
Forskellen på single-coil og humbuck
En moderne udgave af Starfire-guitaren
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