We caught up with Bernd and asked him to tell us more about himself, the band and any other stuff people may find interesting. Here are Bernd's own words below:
you might want to know about me:
So, I hope this is enough at first! Whoops - something i've forgotten: I worked and learned from famous guitarists like Jennifer Batten, Frank Gambale and Rik Emmett, when I used to live in Miami(1993) and Toronto/Canada(1992).
Why I play G&L guitars:
The main reason for me to pick up a G&L guitar is that I love the sound and feel of the guitars Leo Fender built. I was introduced to a Legacy Special back in 1995. Before that I was much into getting vintage guitars. But nowadays I think the vintage market is blown up artificially, because you have to pay thousands of dollars to get a faked piece of sh..!
After I played
the Legacy Special I knew that the vintage nightmare was over. You
can get a handmade excellent sounding guitar without selling your
parents' house. By the way, I sold almost everything of my vintage
stuff to get more G&L guitars, they sound even much better.
We're doing lots of sound contests here in a very large music store, and
the owner still has not found another guitar that could be compared to
my Blueburst Legacy Special!!!! This one is still my No.1, although
it is very battle damaged throughout the years, it must be built around
1993. I had the fingerboard scalloped, but I was too lazy to look
at the neckdate! Today I own my N0.1, a Legacy Special in Black
Silver Swirl, an S-500 and coming soon an ASAT Deluxe, which will hopefully
be delivered this week. I'm also looking forward to get my Signature
Guitar to be my new N0.1
lot, Bernd. And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about Bernd's
"signature guitar", that's a highly customized G&L that
we'll show you here once it is completed and in Bernd's hands.