Because there's some awesome guitars out there.
Some obvious stuff, the Ibanez AR:
The 2663 (later the Iceman) - this is actually my dad's, from around 1976:
The Aria PE series, this one being a high-end model (actually from 2007 but IIRC based on their old stuff, beautiful anyhow)
Some not-so-obvious stuff now - a particular favourite, the rare Westone Thunder III:
An Aria Pro II Mockingbird:
A Greco Bich, not sure there are enough switches:
I'd sell limbs for an Ibanez AFD:
Or a Yamaha Pacifica 1221M, the rare high-end model from the early 90s:
Or, indeed, a Yamaha Pacifica 1412, the really really really high-end one:
That's before some of the beautiful LP copies that came out in the 70s and 80s.
Any other fans among us?
- "I'm going to write a very stiff letter. A VERY stiff letter. On cardboard."