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About japanguitarhunter

I've played the guitar for some 30 years now, during which time many instruments, amps and effects have passed through my hands. Guitars & in particular Japanese Guitars are a big passion of mine and this blog seems like the ideal method for me to let loose my thoughts and opinions on all that is six-string! About a decade ago I played guitar in Nottingham shoegazers Heroes of Switzerland, completing an album and lots of live work with them. In addition I've played in a variety of bands since the late 80's through to now ranging from icy post punk via old school Metal to World Music and beyond. My most recent band was the North London alternative outfit Playroom. Although I've either borrowed, played or owned most solid bodied electrics at some point or another. Ampwise its been largely Marshall with various set ups over the years, Combo's, Rack's, Stack's etc. Although Ive recently moved to Blackstar. Gigwise I've toured the UK toilet circuit off and on since my 20's, so my opinions are based on what works out in the field as it were. I am looking to source some great examples of my favourite Japanese Electric Guitars. So stay tuned for more to come. So do tuck in and do tell me if you enjoy reading it Jez Sullivan

Fender Japan Hybrids: Custom Shop features for little more than the price of an American Special 

While browsing Ishibashi Music today I chanced upon this new range from Fender Japan.  The latest thinking is to take a Japanese Vintage reissue and give it the flatter radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets of its more expensive American … Continue reading

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Interview: The Wisdom Of Soren Andersen

Soren Andersen is a busy man, besides endless clinic work with Yamaha Guitars and Line 6, he’s most well known from his regular gig with “Voice Of Rock” Glenn Hughes. These days he holds down an enviable reputation as the … Continue reading

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Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster

Fender’s product  blurb for the Richie Kotzen signature Tele begins, “Once only available in Japan, the Richie Kotzen Telecaster is now available to a worldwide audience”.  This is a rather extraordinary understatement. Fender have always seemed, to me, rather unwilling … Continue reading

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