I just taste tasted this beauty and all I can say is omg!! Tone drips off the neck of this USA made guitar. It’s got the classic Strat quack and nasal tone that keeps the Strat so famous and relevant to even the newest music on stage and in the studio.
This 2011 Fender USA Statocaster 1950 Tribute with Seymour Duncan pickups pups upgrade sounds and looks the part perfectly – a great tribute to the beloved 1950 spirit in this 2011.
So here is one take of a song that I had written in my sleep for my son Nicky Sorbelli . I call it “Wake Up Little Lion”
Greetings!! Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar and Music Lessons & Sales Studio in Key West.
I’m at the Miami Children’s Hospital with my son Nicky where he is battling cancer, T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
Last night before going to bed I had a melody stuck in my head, a vocal melody and ukulele chord progression. I was unknowingly gathering inspiration from two surrounding situations:
1) a child in the hospital room next to my son Nicky went into a coma because of the chemo and still has not woken up for almost a week now and the doctors give the child little to no hopes of ever waking up) –
2) my son’s Nicky’s bone marrow needs to WAKE UP as well!!
When I woke up this morning in the hospital next to Nicky, the song was in my head with lyrics and all. . So I grabbed my ukulele and a coffee and headed outside of the hospital to find a private spot to use my iPhone6 camera to quickly record it before I forget it ( which happens to me all the time lol).
This replica of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s 1962 Fender Strat was rebuilt with much love and skill by Butch Frable for Fat Cat Custom Guitars.
Butch has generously donated this guitar for auction at the benefit for Nicky Sorbelli, along with this gig bag, generously donated by Jack Gretz of Northeast Music Center.
We are still accepting donations for the raffles if you are able to help!
HELP Nicky Sorbelli my 9yr old son whom we just discovered has T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (cancer) & we badly need everyone to HELP & PRAY & SHARE.
So far he is responding well to treatment. Treatment plan for now is Thurs – Saturday in Miami children’s hospital every week for next seven months. Then once a month for three years. So it’s going to be a long strange
For those of you who are unable to attend a fundraiser, donations can be made directly to any First State Bank branch of the FL Keys in person by mentioning Wayne and/or Jamie Sorbelli and the account ending in 2487 or mail to :
Wayne Sorbelli @ Virgilios Key West Open Mic Night w/Robert Douglas
Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar Ululele Violon & Piano lesson studios.
Last night I Had a great time jamming some blues w/Robert Douglas & some ROCK N ROLL w/ David Warren @ The Virgilio’s Sunday Open Mic Nigjt in Key West. Man, did I have great fun!
Robert Douglas hosts the open mic night here every Sunday night which guarantees you’ll be getting the absolute BEST musicianship available (my dear modest friend Robert Douglas doesn’t mention but he’s been voted THE BEST BLUES GUITARIST IN Florida KEYS by a very BIG magazine source within the guitar realm!) you are too humble my friend. I’m going to brag for you – and for record – I want to say publicly that I am honored to be able to share the stage with you. I luv u & ur family bro!!
Whether you’re a local, or just visiting our paradise hometown, don’t miss what this open mic night has to offer. Great drinks. Great music. Awesome house backing band for the open night jams. Great food. Fair prices. It’s two thumbs up here!