When the Analog Alien “Joe Walsh Double Classic” hit the streets back in September of 2015, we decided to commemorate it’s release by building two custom Yellow Sparkle Telecasters. Both guitars were displayed at the 2016 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim – one of which was featured in a glass show case, in the lobby, at the show.
There were only two guitars made. One was for us to use in our booth, to demo our pedals, and the other was a gift for Joe Walsh. We finally got the chance to give Joe the guitar just before his performance at Jones Beach Theater, on June 14th, 2016. It was an experience we’ll never forget. We would like to thank Joe Walsh for everything he’s done for us. It has been both a pleasure and an honor to work with him. The only thing bigger than his talent is his heart.
Presenting the finished guitar to Joe Walsh in his dressing room at Jones Beach Theater, Long Island, NY.
Joe Walsh playing the yellow tele for the first time.
One of two guitar bodies in the spray room. The sparkle and clear coat were not applied yet.
The guitar bodies in the spray room.
Going over the final paint job with the man behind the spray gun, Andy DeAngelis.
Joe, of Analog Alien Guitar Pedals, and his childhood friend Andy DeAngelis
The wiring harness to one of the Telecasters. A Treble Bleed circuit was in stalled in both guitars to insure proper treble balance as the volume knob is decreased.
Final setup and intonation.