Instrument trade shows are always packed with plenty of spectacles—things that demand attention
because they inspire awe, a head scratch, or a cringe. Sometimes all three. But you know what they
say…one guitarist’s pawnshop reject is another axeman’s pleasure, so live and let live.
Vintage Framus When most of us think of droolworthy vintage axes, it usually involves a trifecta of American-made instruments. But all we could do
was stop and wipe our chins when we came across this quintet of flat-out awesome Framus models from the ‘60s.
ESP Edwards MANA E-JF-X You don’t have to be goth to appreciate the sadistic elegance of this model from ESP’s Edwards line (available in Japan only).