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 8:20 02-24-2009 Fender Road Worn Stratocaster blues music; made (in Mexico) to look old; under $1,000 vs original worth over $10,000; good sound; tall frets for easier note bending; Tex-Mex pickups; new 5 position switch sounds demonstrated; only one volume control, two tone controls.
 2 9:03 07-02-2008 Fender Telecaster country music; chicken pickin'; maple fretboard; volume swells; Telecaster riffing; Stratocaster; Squier series; antique Telecasters.
 3 6:09 08-01-2008 Martin D-35 acoustic country music; mahogany neck; binding; ebony fretboard; Grover machine heads; ebony bridge, bone saddle; spruce top; Indian rosewood; 3 piece back; extinct Brazilian rosewood; singer's guitar.
 4 7:52 09-06-2008 Guild Stuart X-700 blonde jazz guitar; Fender purchased company; solid spruce top vs plywood top; feedback; beautiful tone; Gibson L-5; cost; nine layered binding; ebony fretboard; flame maple back; stringer in neck; mother of pearl inlays; master volume control; Chet Atkins Tennessean.
 5 6:31 04-12-2009 Kirk Sand CTE2 Custom Electric Guitar Chet Atkins, Jose Feliciano, Kevin Eubanks; hollow, hand-carved top; mahogany back and neck, ebony stringers; gold Schaller machine heads with ebony buttons; easy access to inside; gold-plated humbucking pickups; Nashville style Tune-O-Matic bridge; Epiphone style tailpiece; wide neck; Lenny Breaux; ebony fretboard with half moon inlays; binding; contoured neck piece for easy high fret access; blues; cost.

Please note: John works at Kirk Sand's guitar store.



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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