“The Purple One” Custom Refurb Soundtrack Feat. PCJ Custom Guitars

I approached PCJ to repair and customize my beaten up RT series Ibanez. I wanted to transform it into a guitar that would be perfect for playing slide guitar. I was taking on a lot of new pupils including blues players wanting to learn blues lead and slide guitar.

The bridge of the guitar was replaced and blocked off to make it easier to use open tuning without the possibility of the bridge moving. Also the action of the guitar was raised slightly to give clearance when playing so no contact would be made with the fret wire when sliding.

When it came to putting a video together for this project I decided I really wanted to emphasize the change to a more slide focused guitar. I had the idea of making the music a duel between a regular 6 string playing lead and the purple guitar playing lead slide.

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