One of the guys from the Forum, who is a player in New York City wrote that Awesome John is one of the nicest guys he has ever met and John is indeed a master of the guitar.
custom made Fender Stratocaster, that looked like no other.
Brian May, just had to get their hands on it.
For those how have never with Awesome John, he grew up in New York City. In the 1980’s he put together a 3 piece band that played original material in local clubs. At the time he was known as John Gundez.
hugely popular performer in Turkey.
In addition to periodically returning to New York City to play, John is well known in Europe, has toured the Soviet Union and of course is beloved in Turkey. Not only is John a wonderful guitarist, but he is a super showman as well.
Awesome John, since it sounds similar and is much easier to prounce. When he sings, he sounds a little like George Benson, but with the high tenor range of Vince Gill. He plays guitar better than Jimi or Eddie Van Halen and he looks a little bit like Fred Flintstone. Awesome John can play shred, jazz, pop and he will amaze you.
pink Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster for sale, in order to help out people from his home in Turkey.
The Strat is a beautiful instrument known as the Dreamstrat.
Gene Baker worked on the instrument and it took him over three years to complete the guitar.
Sims in the UK.
Sims is a company that speciallizes in building necks with light-emitting-diodes as part of the design. This Stratocaster has LED’s on the side of the neck for position markers.
Lace Sensor pickups. The hardware likewise is entirely gold plated. This is truly a remarkable and unique instrument.
Tony McKenzie for an undisclosed price. On McKenzie’s web page, he states the guitar is now owned by “Peter” in the south of England.
The guitar has 3 humbucking pickups. The neck and bridge pickups are possibly DiMarzios and have blades instead of pole pieces. The center pickup is a stacked humbucker.
Look closely at the video and you will see the Sims neck. The LED's are position markers on the neck and the side of the neck.
Early Bird International. They are the world-wide distributor for a line of guitars called Master Guitars. These guitars are designed by Latvian luthier George Gorodnitski, who has been building guitars for over 35 years.
Awesome John also uses and endorses the StepMax tremolo system for his guitars.
It comes with an adjustment that allows you to bend to a specified pitch up or down. The plastic tip for each of the StepMax tremolos is uniquely designed.
In addition to being a superb player, Awesome John does charity work and service to the needy within his country.
TV and radio in Istanbul. He is a Muslim, but one of his best friends is Rabbi Jay Levy aka the Rock and Roll Rabbi. Levy grew up in New York City and played in studio bands before he took up his religious career.
Levy met Awesome John at a street booth in New York City where John was selling Turkish cymbals and drums. Their mutual love for music has made them fast friends.
Check out Awesome John in action: