Guitar Reviews by Michael Sawley

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  1. Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (1967-1969) by Fleetwood Mac ·
    If you think of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham and the bass riff for the Chain when Fleetwood Mac is mentioned then do yourself a favour check out this 6 CD box set of the original Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac one of the finest blues bands of a...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/14/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  2. Mike's Guitar Site ·
    I have to say it's good as I made it.
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 12/17/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  3. Live at the Regal by B.B. King ·
    Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton and the guys above can't all be wrong when they say it's one of the best blues album and they're not. Just buy it
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/18/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  4. Ain't Enough Comin' In by Otis Rush ·
    This is a good album if you take it on it's own the only thing I have against it is I prefer the rawness of Otis's earlier recordings but apart from that it stands up with modern blues recordings
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/18/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  5. Fair Warning by Van Halen ·
    This is easily the darkest of the Roth era VH and with VHI ranks as the best from one of the best
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/18/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  6. Ride the Lightning by Metallica ·
    A classic album that redefined metal with excellent musicianship and song writing by all involved
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 12/18/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  7. Frets.com ·
    Frank Ford the godfather of quick and dirty guitar repair
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 12/21/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  8. EMG 89 ·
    Having used passive pickups before I put <a href="http://www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk/rv/myguit.htm">2 of these in my guitar<a> and I'm totally satisfied
    Equipment: Pickups · Posted: 12/21/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  9. In Session by Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan ·
    The only question with this album is why did it take so long for it to be released
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/22/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  10. Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery ·
    <a href="http://www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk">With no previous woodworking experience I came out with these 2 guitars<BR><a href="http://www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk"><img src="http://www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk/rv/e1.jpg"><img src="http://www.mikesguit...(more)
    Hands-On: DIY Schools · Posted: 12/22/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  11. Venus Isle by Eric Johnson ·
    Not sure about his singing but the guitar playing is top notch
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/30/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  12. London Sessions by Howlin' Wolf ·
    As above
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/30/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  13. Eat 'Em & Smile by David Lee Roth ·
    As above
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/30/1999 by Michael Sawley (577)
  14. Van Halen II by Van Halen ·
    A natural follow on from VHI though not quite as good or as good as FW but with some great tracks (DOA)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 1/4/2000 by Michael Sawley (577)
  15. Guitar Player Repair Guide ·
    A collection of Dan Erlewines articles from Guitar Player Magazine covering all aspects of guitar maintenance from basic cleaning through all aspects of set ups and customisations to big jobs like applying finish. With sections on the work done ...(more)
    Hands-On: Building Tips · Posted: 2/19/2000 by Michael Sawley (577)
  16. Women And Children First by Van Halen ·
    The third album from the first incarnation of VH is a bit of a departure from the first 2 must have albums (VH, VH II) and is one of those that need a few listens before you realise how good it is. One of the main departures being the first use ...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 2/19/2000 by Michael Sawley (577)
  17. Van Halen III by Van Halen ·
    The first and last (hopefully) VH album with Gary Cherone is by far their worst and a sad inclusion on their discography. Eddie's BROWN sound is replaced by weak distant sounding guitars. The 1 rating is far too high: -10 is more like it there's...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 2/19/2000 by Michael Sawley (577)