by Marisa Torrieri Bloom
October is a gorgeous month in so many parts of the country, especially New England and the Mid-Atlantic, with tapestries of changing leaves and tree filled landscapes, as pumpkin mania takes hold. Guitars aren’t necessarily seasonal, but as parents of young children turn their attention toward Halloween prep mode, we’re seeing orange-and-black everything.
Some of the most beautiful and sturdy rockin’ guitars, too, remind of us pumpkins, leaves and dark, scary nights. Here are five of my favorites:
This Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Single Cutaway Hollow Body (with Bigsby Orange Stain) simply screams “rockabilly band.” Reviewers rave about its cool vintage look and sound.
The neon-orange Jackson X Series Soloist SL3X in Neon Orange is a Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Tremolo.
If you love Joe Satriani, check out the Ibanez JS2410 Joe Satriani Signature Electric Guitar Muscle Car Orange — a striking, bold beauty featuring a rosewood, 24-fret fingerboard with Joe’s favorite DiMarzio pickups wired to some advanced electronics.
If you like a good fade-out, check out the striking Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar in Heritage Cherry Sunburst for that pop of color that goes from red to yellow.
Blues cats, behold this Taylor T3/B Semi-Hollowbody with Bigsby Electric Guitar in Orange, featuring Taylor’s high-fidelity full-size Vintage Alnico humbuckers, blended with a unique coil-splitting application to give players killer humbucker and single-coil sounds in one guitar.
I love all of these beauties! Happy Fall, everyone!
— Marisa Torrieri Bloom is the founder and editor of Rockmommy.