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Vinnie Vincent Telecaster

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I'm not a Kiss fan aside from COTN and LIU, but I am a huge Vinne Cusano fan because I loved his playing with Laura Nyro. Years ago, I dated one of his daughters for a while and met him twice. He was a pretty chill guy and one of the best guitar players I've ever seen hands down. I sat in his basement and watched him play Jeff Beck and Chet Atkins tunes flawlessly like I have never seen anyone else do.

I email him occasionally and try to get him to record an acoustic guitar and vocal record because I think he could kill it. I don't think it will ever happen, but apparently, he is back playing country music again (his parents had a country band). I thought this would be a cool picture to share. I think it's actually an Esquire. I know he has a huge collection of things you wouldn't think.

Also, he still has the Burst he loaned to EVH back in the day. I posted a photo a few years back on the other LP forum but took it down because people just wanted to make fun of him. Anyways, if there are any fans here we can hope for new music.

I love the first VVI album in spite of the awful vocals and wish he would have stayed with New England instead of the new band. The second album I honestly can't even listen to for the vocals. Some of the solos are over the top but it was the 1980s. The rhythm guitar playing and tone on VVI is killer for that style.




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I like Mark Slaughter's vocals but can understand they're not for everybody. I appreciate Vinnie's good taste for his choice despite everything that happened afterwards.
 

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I like Mark Slaughter's vocals but can understand they're not for everybody. I appreciate Vinnie's good taste for his choice despite everything that happened afterwards.
I can't stand Fleishman or Slaughter. I do think the Warrior era with Vinnie singing was the best VVI incarnation. Had he sung maybe the guitar playing would have been less over the top.


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