Yup, that’s John Mayer playing alongside Ed Sheeran, Questlove, and Herbie Hancock to Ed Sheerans “Thinking Out Loud” with…a hot pink Jackson Soloist?! Wait, what? But why? Why??? WHY, JOHN?! WHYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!…we’re just kidding. It’s a great guitar and it sounded pretty damn cool.
Yeah, we know what you mean, John …. . Does this mean you’re now a Jackson artist? Or are you just testing the waters? Doesn’t Fender still own Jackson?!? Oh no! If that’s the case, you may need to go with a different brand…perhaps Godin? or G&L?!! Now THAT would be interesting! Frankly, it doesn’t matter what he plays. Give the guy a 3-string cigar box with a warped neck and he’ll make it sing!
On to our next favorite performance/guitar….
Considering we LOVE Gretsch here at Music City, we couldn’t help but get all amped up (pun intended) when we saw Hozier rocking out to his hit “Take Me to Church” with a glittery Gretsch G5265 Jet Baritone. Great choice, killer tone, amazing song! And then Annie Lennox emerged from a dusky stage-left and a colossal explosion of greatness followed!! She literally took us to church when she performed the timeless Screamin’ Jay Hawkins blues classic “I Put a Spell on You” while fiercely (very fiercely!!) pointing her finger, stomping her feet, and tearing it up on her air trumpet….but we digress. It was the perfect guitar for the performance!