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My Correspondence with Jerker Antoni, the designer of the B.B. Stone Signature Model:

Jerker Antoni-----Original Message-----
From: Jerker Antoni
To: ERiC AiXeLsyD
Sent: 7/8/2004 11:54 AM
Subject: SV: Mail från hemsidan (Galveston B.B. Stone?)

OK - now I understand what model it is - it is the B.B. Stone model, not
the Flash B.B. model.
In Scandinavia we used the Eagle head as you can see on attached
picture. We sold just 24 pcs all in all world wide I think.

I designed it (like I told you about the Flash B.B.) - but this model
was designed totally from scratch, and not like the other models with
the B.B. names like Flash B.B. aso.
Still with indonesian mahogany body and canadian hard rock maple neck.
It was never imported by Sam Ash or anybody else from what I know, I
think there are just 8 or 12 pcs in the USA and all imported by
Galveston.
Thanks for the pictures, I might put one up on our hompage later and
link to your homepage if that is OK.
Take care!


-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: ERiC AiXeLsyD
Skickat: den 7 juli 2004 23:44
Till: 'Jerker Antoni'
Kopia: 'eric@aixelsyd.com'
Ämne: RE: Mail från hemsidan (Galveston B.B. Stone?)


Wow Jerker,

You don't know how long I've been searching for the origins of my
guitar! Here's a picture of my collection:


When my band plays out though, people always ask to see the "square
guitar", ha ha ha. It's what I use on stage mostly. I love the feel of
the fretboard, and I love the sound. It does have great sustain, &
someday I might replace the pickups with something a little screamier...
but for now, I love what I've got. I'm assuming it was made in Korea &
it's from a small run. It's next to impossible to find anything out
about the company Galveston, but it looks like I somehow surpassed them
& got right to the source!

I don't know how I can thank you enough for the explanation, or for the
great guitar design. I will tell you to keep up the great work, & link
you to some photographs of me with the guitar in action:


You're my hero, dude!


Rock on!
-Eric Carroll a.k.a. ERiC AiXeLsyD - www.aixelsyd.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerker Antoni [mailto:eagle@eagleinstruments.nu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 2:47 PM
To: ERiC AiXeLsyD
Subject: SV: Mail från hemsidan (Galveston B.B. Stone?)

Dear Eric,
I designed that model. It is a great guitar, light and easy and with
better sustain than most Les Pauls, as the body is from indonesian light
mahogany, and the neck is not from mahogany but from hard rock canadian
maple. Pickups are OK for korean made, but that is easy to change if you
want.
They got so popular here that Gibson sent their lawyers to sue us, they
thought it was a copy of their LP model but they just had the picture,
and they did not see the backside of the instrument with the body shape
going through the neck like an S-curve. So I took a picture of the
backside and they gave that thing up.
We called it Eagla Flash LP as all models I designed with star inlays in
the fretboard were called Flash something, but Gibsons lawyers thought
LP stood for Les Paul so they were still angry.
So we changed the name to Flash B.B. as B.B. Stone was the boss of the
factory that produce them, Un Sung in Inchon, Korea, south of Seoul.
The B.B. Stone name is another story, his korean name was very odd, so I
asked him to interprete it in english, and it meant Big Brave Stone, so
I thought he would be better remembered as B.B. Stone. So he changed his
name and he also put up his own company later on using this name.
We sold a few hundred of this model in Sweden, and also a few hundred in
the USA, some to Sam Ash (they used the Brownsville logo for their own
imports), and some to other importers like the guys with the Galveston
logo.
They all use other headstocks, we had our own Eagle headstock which I
think looks better.
Later on we made other versions of it like the Mezz signature model, the
same instrument but with oil finish for even better sound. The guy Mezz
is a great guitar player and singer, american that lives in Europe.
His father was jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow, who wrote a classic jazz book
in the 50's.
Take care of the guitar - it is really a great instrument - especially
compared to the Gibson models which I think are great looking junk for
the guys that were not allowed to play with doys when they were young,
so now they compare the looks of the birds maple tops of their Les
Pauls...
Best regards

Jerker

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: ERiC AiXeLsyD
Skickat: den 7 juli 2004 20:07
Till: 'eagle@eagleinstruments.nu'
Ämne: Mail från hemsidan (Galveston B.B. Stone?)

Hello,

I found your sites at www.bbstone.co.kr & www.eagleinstruments.nu and
I was wondering if you knew anything about the Galvestion B.B. Stone
model guitar? I belive that I own one, only it does not have the B.B.
Stone logo, or the correct headstock... I cannot find any history on
Galveston or the guitar itself. I was wondering if you could possibly
help me out?


Thank you,
-Eric

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