Sharky The Guitar - Her Story
(Wah Wah begins) Welcome to "Evenings with David"
Oh what a neck... Oh what a body! Oh yeah, show me that G String.
This is my 24-year old Japanese-made Jackson Guitar, Sharky. She is a bolt-on neck design with Floyd Rose tremolo that has been locked down by means of a block of wood and 10p pieces.
It's a rosewood fret board with mother of pearl inlay. The pickups are Seymour Duncan, and she has only one knob to play with. all volume baby, all volume.
The first gig I played with Sharky, I was 18 or 19, in a local pub and I'd foolishly changed the strings the day of the gig. At that point, the Floyd Rose had NOT been locked down. I was an amateur at adjusting it myself, which meant every time I tuned it, the Floyd Rose would raise up, and the guitar would go out of tune. eventually the Floyd Rose had come up to a 90 degree angle, and needless to say I couldn't use the guitar for the gig!
Sharky's been through the wars a bit...
The tail injury was the result of my brother, 3 years younger than me. He was pratting about and stood on the bloody end of it... and it cracked. 😥 I lost about three inches of my bloody guitar. Being an avid DIY-er, and having sufficient sharpened tools *cough* I took my saw (blunt) and presumed to reshape my guitar!
The second injury was of my own doing - when I thought I'd be cool, and hip, and down with them kids, and proceeded to take two wood screws and affix a Roland Midi Pickup to the body, not realising that the Roland pickup wouldn't fit underneath the strings. So now... I have two little ventilation holes on the body. Joy.
This is my favourite guitar. It's done countless gigs for me. What's your favourite guitar, and has it sustained as many injuries as Sharky?