Surfer magazine founder John Severson writes:
I’m designing surf guitars for Fender, debuting September 27th at The Laguna Surf Gallery [in Laguna Beach, California].
Fender said, ‘Surf it!’ I waited 40 years for that call. I was impressed with Johnny Fain surf guitaring in a ’60s ad for Surfer and always wondered how hard it would be. So I ‘test drove’ the Surf Fever model on Maui on some smooth glassy walls. As I took off, I swung the guitar around from my back, right into a major chord position playing my Dick Dale favorites.
Duck dives and rolls resulted in some interesting horse collar wipeouts. I chased the guitar to the rocks–luckily it’s a floater. I highly recommend it, but without the amp. One more thing you can do at 74.
Note: Pass it on to six other people, or the tiki below will ride your nose forever singing Surfin’ Safari!