I decided to dust off the ol’ guitar today to do some writing and recording. I haven’t played a note in two years. Needless to say my fingers hate me right now. But I got the job done and a piece of music I don’t hate.
My weapon of choice (my only guitar) is the Vince Neil Washburn, a limited exition axe exclusive to Future Shop stores in Canada. It was limited to 2500 pieces, numbered, and retailed originally for $299.99. I got mine on clearance — $69.99, including the little practice amp, three Vince Neil picks, strap, and certificate of authenticity with Vince’s autograph. A close inspection reveals that it’s actual pen, not just printed on.
When I told people about my purchase, they’d usually respond, “Wait…isn’t Vince Neil the singer from Motley Crue?” Yes, he played guitar once in a blue moon live, but I guess that’s why I got mine so cheap on clearance. And it wasn’t the last one; my buddy Chris bought one too and re-sold it for profit.
Currently, there are none on eBay, so I suggest if you find one at a decent price, may as well pick it up! It’s a decent sounding guitar, the amp works as a practice amp but for me to record with, not so hot. I’m not really a guitar player, I can basically just play my way around blues scales, so I can’t really really review it as an instrument — just as a collector.
A sample of how the Vince Neil Washburn sounds can be found below. (Reminder: I am NOT a guitar player!)