"Blackie" Rock Legend
|This is the most recent
Wayne added to the collection - and the one I looked the longest for - a
"plain-jane" black Wayne.
|She originally had
chrome hardware, but I changed everything to black as you can see here. Also added my
usual Seymour Duncan EVH pickup and a D-Tuna. Plays and sounds great, just like you would
expect for an early Wayne. In fact, for one reason or another, this one has the most raw
and aggressive tone out of all the Waynes.
|This guitar marked the beginning of
my "Black" period, and every guitar that I have purchased since has indeed been
black. I'm really not sure why this is, but I think it may be due to the fact that I don't
want people getting distracted by a flashy guitar - I'd rather have them notice my playing
|Another reason is that I like to keep
some guitars planted around the house so they are convenient if I just want to sit around
and noodle for a while. I couldn't see doing that with some of my other guitars, but the
plain black ones suit this purpose perfectly. I'm not likely to lose my mind if a ding or
two happen to appear as I would with some of the others.
|The serial numbers of this guitar and
the "Ratt Swords" Wayne are but 10 digits apart, so they were likely built
within a few weeks of each other. As I've mentioned previously, the consistency of these
early Waynes is uncanny, and all five of them feel remarkably similar.
|I'm always looking to buy early
Waynes, so if you have one you want to part with, please drop me a line and we'll talk.