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See the Unique Creations our Gretsch Custom Shop Builders Designed for the NAMM Show

See the Unique Creations our Gretsch Custom Shop Builders Designed for the NAMM Show

Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern is constantly outdoing himself each year when it comes to his unique custom builds for the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For ...

King of Twang’s Duane Eddy Debuts New Signature 6-String Bass at NAMM

King of Twang’s Duane Eddy Debuts New Signature 6-String Bass at NAMM

The King of Twang, Duane Eddy, debuted his new Limited Edition G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy Signature 6-String Bass in the Gretsch booth on Friday at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. ...

Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Lowered tuning, raised aggression. Meet the new PRS Tremonti Baritone, 25.5" scale length, figured maple neck, and Mark's own signature pickups. ...

PRS CE 24

PRS CE 24

Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential ...

Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

With the 2017 Winter NAMM Show only a few months away, manufacturers have been announcing plenty of new gear in the past few days. Ibanez has joined the pack by launching its newes ...

Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson has already promised 2016 will be its “best year ever”, and judging from its latest burst of Limited Run models, it looks set to be among its most diverse, too. As well as t ...

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

SUMMER NAMM 2016: Fender's Custom Shop gets us every time, and this year's Summer NAMM showing saw The Big F's finest builders reveal a host of new, drool-worthy guitars. This late ...

Yamaha FG Guitars Still on the Job

By: Rick Landers 1971 Yamaha FG-300 – Photo courtesy of Vintage Guitars (Stockholm, Sweden) There’s a lot of information and misinformation to be found on-line about Yamaha FG guitars when seeking out their history. And it’s often a frustrating journey trying to get authoritative specifics about any particular FG model. Prior to 1966, the Yamaha International Corporation sold many guitars under the “Dynamic ...

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G&L Opens Custom Shop

G&L Musical Instruments has opened a Custom Shop at its factory in Fullerton, California. Citing the pride he takes in the quality and variety of the company’s instruments, president Dave McLaren said they also realized there were limits to what they could do in a factory setting. “The Custom Shop gives us the freedom to ... ...

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Ashokan Farewell Inspired

By: Rick Landers *****Niel Gow (1727 – 1807), Scottish violinist and composer***** Recently, while at an open mic at ArtSpace Herndon, Virginia, one of the performers, Nicholas Black, pulled out his viola and played the 1982 composed tune, “Ashokan Farewell”, by Jay Unger and Molly Mason. The plaintiff farewell is a beautiful instrumental that wrenches the heart, makes us ache, and was introduced to most of ...

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Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Co-Headline US Summer Tour 2018

Press Release Source: ABC Public Relations Legendary rockers Styx and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are teaming up with Tesla for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. STYX – photo credit: Jason Powell (Courtesy of ABC PR) Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at Livenat ...

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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Bonnie Raitt

Press Release Source: National GUITAR Museum Bonnie Raitt – photo credit: Joseph A. Rosen The National GUITAR Museum announced that Bonnie Raitt, one of the most accomplished guitarists of the past 50 years, will receive its annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Raitt is only the eighth recipient of the award. Raitt’s musicianship spans four decades of popular music, from gritty blues to chart-topping pop and ...

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Guitar International Magazine Returns to the Fold

Press Release Source: Guitar International Magazine Reston, VA (February 21, 2018) – After a long breather, Guitar International magazine is back from our hiatus to offer our fellow music and guitar enthusiasts with news and information about acoustic and electric guitars. We will, however, broaden our coverage to include more emphasis on vintage guitars, buying and selling guitars, music careers, unique gu ...

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Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple “Live” 2018 Tour

Press Release Source: Noble PR Glenn Hughes – photo credit: Rob Cavuoto Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple ...

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Genesis Revisited with Steve Hackett and Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

By: Robert Cavuoto Steve Hackett – photo credit: Christophe Pauly In 2017, legendary Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, embarked on his Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett Tour. During a stop at Birmingham Symphony Hall in London of that year, Steve and his band filmed a concert for and released the CD/DVD  entitled, Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham. This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Genesis’s ...

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GI PICKS – Basic Fingerpicking

By: Staff One that got away! – photo credit: Rick Landers There are thousands of video guitar lessons on-line, some are marginal and some are terrific. GI PICKS will help to ease the pain of hunting around to find videos worth viewing to learn guitar basics, intermediate and advance techniques. By doing so, we hope to reduce or eliminate the frustrations we’ve all faced when watching videos and some instruc ...

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