yea heres another guitar i tried at a music shop in Freo.. really small shop with unrecognizable brands – and unrecognizable instruments, which in my case is always a good thing.
not feeling very adventurous, i proceeded to try the most unique looking electric guitar i found.
it was an Onyx guitar… dont ask me what the hell that is, i havent a clue. And testing it didnt bring out anything cos i only hit the bridge pickup . .the blend as well as neck pickup wasn’t working (not quite showroom quality is it). So the end of the test drive, i discovered i was testing the amp more than anything. The guitar was woody.. but didnt give the raw grunge i was quite expecting. (am i just hearing an L6 & P90s in my head??) Oh. and there was that ostentatious sticker at the back that said ‘Made in China’. I cant believe how anyone would proudly display that. It might as well have been marketed as a Power Ranger or any one of those mass produced toys.. needless to say that tarnished the image of a promising instrument. The shopkeeper Jake (not his real name) wanted to charge me 550 for it, after he promised to wire the pickups. . Jake, to that, i say, ” heh.. . heh.. . heh. . .”
heres an interesting sign though.