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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

Influences: John McGeoch

There’s a reason I have always wanted to own ( and now do own), a black Yamaha SG1000. Since first hearing The Banshees Ju Ju as a 17 year old. John McGeoch’s playing style to me, encompasses the very modernism … Continue reading

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1991 Ibanez RG760

History  The History of the original Ibanez RG series is a curious one. Not least because the Ibanez RG was perhaps the second guitar after the Yamaha SG to really challenge the Hedgemony of USA is best. Ibanez were the … Continue reading

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Fender Richie Kotzen Stratocaster

The Story As this is my first missive on here, we best delve into a bit of backstory regarding my love of Fender Japan’s Richie Kotzen signature guitars. In my younger days I grew up playing Ibanez & Yamaha Super-strats.I … Continue reading

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