Thursday, August 22, 2019

Go To Hell(stone)

Attentive readers are aware that a certain Shady Dame and I recently returned from a Scandinavian vacation. Herewith a little documentation of one of the most fun parts of the trip -- the discovery, as we explored Stockholm, of what we have since been informed is the most famous guitar and music store in all of Sweden: Hellstone Music.

I'll be posting more about this incredible emporium -- including some Beatles/Klaus Voormann related stuff that will blow your mind -- next week, as part of a longer photo essay on our travels. But in the meantime -- feast your eyes on this vintage 1952 Les Paul gold top, which as you can see is in utterly pristine condition. And outside MY price range, obviously.

And here I am with the shop's proprietor, Sven Hellsten, who couldn't have been more kind to the loudmouth American poseur who wandered around his place like a kid in a candy store.

Bottom line: If you make it to Stockholm, be sure to stop by the shop. And tell 'em PowerPop sent you.


Billy B said...

The Gold Top is one of the best looking guitars of all.

The Jags are pretty nice also, too...

Unknown said...

This is sooo cool! It's a big, beautiful world out there, and big ups to you for exploring it and bringing it to the attention of of the rest of us. I hope you inspire your readers to get off their arses and get out there to check it out.
Sweden: who knew?

Jai Guru Dave said...

If you buy the Les Paul, does the roll of toilet paper come with? Or is that extra?