My current axe
G&L Tribute Legacy HB Premium. Now this is going to get me flamed by all the Fender nuts - but honestly next time you see one of these, whether it be korean or american, play it.
Mine is a tribute series, made in Korea - they cost the same as the Mexican Fenders - and are so much better hands down. I spent months looking at Mex Fenders and this thing totally beats every one I tried in every aspect.
Even though they are Korean, the pickups are the same as in the American Models, and QC is very tight.
Highly highly recommended!
BTW - G(George Fullerton)&L(Leo Fender). These axes are what Fenders were before being sold out.
My first axe is a custom shop I believe made in Australia. This thing is around late 80's I think I traced it. It has dings and worn frets, god I wish it didnt. I love the carved top and is the most awesome playing axe - nice pickups too.
This is a group shot, but it is to show the black guitar. It is a 1991 Japanese Ibanez RG570. I wish I hadnt sold it to be honest because they are getting quite sought after, the Jap ones. I started playing rock and blues more than metal, so I didnt need two metal axes anymore.
The amp in the background is an Ashton (Aussie brand) before anyone who knows of Ashton starter gear, this is an awesome amp for its price. 50w all tube, 70-80 speaker, electro harmonix tubes (soon to be changed). I am very happy with it, I bought it 2nd hand of a guy who only used it for home harmonica playing - mint condition and a bargain!
Effects are Boss CS-3, V847, SD-1, Zoom 505 (eww), and the channel and reverb switch on the amp. Long before any modding.
I'm not sure what the next axe will be, I'd love a nice LP copy, but cant stand the necks. My girlfriend has an Ibanez JTK-1 http://media.zzounds.com/media/brand,zzounds/JTK1IV-f95478be505ed297c4837c81bf3a046c.jpg
hers is butterscotch but I'd like a white one, and change out the pups.