Here’s something you don’t see (or hear) every day.
This is a 1930’s Vega guitar amp. I found it at my local guitar shop, Blue Eagle — unfortunately, not before the owner had been persuaded (money talks, eh?) to sell the matching lap steel. I can’t get too upset, since I have 2 laps and rarely play them, but it still would have been cool.
The amp sounds like nothing else I’ve played. I’ll have to do some recordings with it. However, I am planning on gigging it this Friday; I’m playing for a Halloween party put on by the Neo-pagan members of the local Unitarian Fellowship. I get to sit in a corner & create an appropriate atmosphere for costumes, Tarot readings, and so on. It’s loads of fun.
The guitar is one I haven’t played enough lately, a Gretsch G6119-1959. That single pickup is a Power’tron — really hot, but it cleans up magnificently. I think of the guitar as a Les Paul Jr. for grown-ups.