B- 1044 Gadow Bakersfield w/ Joe Barden P.U. (N.O.S.)
US Made Gadow guitars are one of the most unique boutique guitars made in the last 20 years. They went after sound combinations that have eluded MANY a luthier.
This is a VERY affordable guitar of the high end guitarist.
Guitar Player gave this glowing review:
The idea of melding the best features of Fender and Gibson guitars isn’t new. Eddie Van Halen took the law of guitar building into his own hands in the ’70s, slapping a Gibson humbucker into a Strat-shaped Charvel and watching as almost every manufacturer in the world followed suit. More recently, guitar makers such as PRS have elevated this concept to a high art form.
Into this new world order of guitar making comes Gadow Guitars of Durham, North Carolina...
Gadow’s combination of woods provide the perfect PAF bark with an authoritative muscle. Through a loud Marshall I could get great Cream Farewell Concert tones and some very Van Halen-y textures that combined supreme crunch with incredibly articulate top end. The Custom Hollow’s clean sounds are punchy and clear with plenty of twang. Some humbuckers can sound woofy, but not these. In all three positions they sounded balanced, distinct, and musical.