Friday, April 26, 2013
Joe Maphis' mighty axe!
In collecting records, I've often found that religious covers have some of the coolest instruments! Joe Maphis (<-- 2 links with info about him) is certainly among those with some great custom gear. (this is just one of his religiously themed albums; he was an overall country star first and foremost) Check this out!
Massively eye-catching, Partridge Family bus-esque cover, don'tcha think? Let's have a closer look at that guitar (with which he played some of the fastest, most impressive country pickin' ever heard!)...
Mosrite Special. Nice choice! I've just had a look on eBay for one and there is actually a Joe Maphis double-neck signature model on there right now! (here) Asking price is $3,390.00. That is common for Mosrites now, which all seem to go for big money. Saw some that were double this price or more while looking!
Here's a pic from the back cover of Joe with his mighty axe:
He reminds me of someone. An actor? Hmm... Any suggestions?
Here he is playing "Fire on the Strings" (he apparently plays the fiddle and banjo on it as well):