Gearhead Garages

Every day we are bombarded with corny sales pitches for all sorts of “man” stuff—the kind of kit that men would buy for themselves if they weren’t busy thinking about other people in their life first, or at least cowering in the fear that any splurging on themselves might be construed as selfish. So, in the spirit of free enterprise, male empowerment and self-promotion, I urge you to buy this wonderful book written by Ken Gross and Tom Cotter. It’s chocked-full of groovy photos of cars and guitars in the collections of some very cool rockers, by master lensman Michael Alan Ross, and the bonus is you get to see some of my shop too. (That’s the self promotion part).

The authors tell me that if they sell enough copies to actually make a profit, they might make another one about Heavy Metal. Now wouldn’t that be grand? See, it’s a double good cause. Go ahead, buy two and give one to a buddy for his birthday.

Because I’m such an agreable chap, I’ve made it easy for you by providing this link:

Rockin’ Garages: Collecting, Racing & Riding with Rock’s Great Gearheads

So go ahead… you’ve got my permission to splurge on yourself. If anyone doubts your frugality, tell ’em I made you do it. You’ll thank me later.

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Jol Dantzig is a guitar builder, designer, writer and filmmaker. He has worked for Gibson, Fender, Guild, Ovation, Gretsch, and was a founding partner of Hamer guitars—one of the first boutique custom guitar brands. Dantzig’s work has been played by hundreds of artists including Sting, Steve Stevens, Larry Coreyell, Dug Pinnick, Billy Gibbons, Keb Mo’, Nick Lowe, KK Downing, Glenn Tipton, John Abercrombie, Glen Campbell, Rick Nielsen, Kenny Vaughan, Lita Ford, James Honeyman Scott, Elliott Easton, Andy Summers, Peter Frampton, Martin Barre, Lyle Workman, Brad Gillis, George Harrison, Jeff Ament, Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Tweedy, Nancy Wilson—and many others.

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