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Animals As Leaders' Javier Reyes Plays "Suspiro" on Eight-String Classical Guitar

Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes recently got together with Ortega Guitars to shoot four exclusive performance videos. Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes recently got together with Ortega Guitars to shoot four exclusive performance videos. The first one, which you can watch below, shows Reyes playing an original classical-style piece called "Suspiro" on Ortega's JRSM-RWC Signature Series Jav ...

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Guild Announces Jetstar Reissue

Guild has announced that—for the first time in 50 years, and after a year of development—it will begin selling the Jetstar once again. The guitar—which will be available in Black, White and Seafoam Green finishes—remains faithful to the first iteration of the S-50 Jetstar, with a solid mahogany body and set neck. The six inline tuning machines and Guild’s pearloid pyramid logo on a scroll-shaped headstock a ...

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Marty Stuart Premieres New Song, "Homesick"

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/388402502?secret_token=s-hXI5Z" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /] On February 9, in honor of Valentine's Day, Amazon Music will add 30 new songs to its Amazon Original playlists “Love ...

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HyVibe Audio Introduces the Smart Acoustic Guitar

HyVibe Audio is a sound technology company that uses vibration technology to create the purest possible sound from any object. Recently, the company announced its first (the world's first, that is) "smart" acoustic guitar. The HyVibe Guitar uses proprietary vibration technology and a wireless Bluetooth connection to become its own connected speaker, multi-effect processor, recorder, and amplifier, without a ...

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Godin Launches Doyle Dykes Signature Guitar

Godin has launched its new Doyle Dykes Signature guitar. Built to Doyle's specifications, the Doyle Dykes Signature features a custom-voiced LR Baggs Electronics system, which offers the possibility of blending an LB6 saddle transducer with a Lyric acoustic guitar microphone.The model comes with a solid Spruce top on a dual chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, Richlite fingerboard and white binding, with ...

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Watch Chris Cornell Cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Chris Cornell has posted his new version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," and you can hear it below. When Prince died in April 2016, Soundgarden main man Chris Cornell shared his heartfelt version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."After Cornell's shocking May 18 death, the performance—and the sentiment of the classic song—took on new meaning."Prince's music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful ...

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Outlaw Effects Launches Four New Pedals

Outlaw Effects has launched four new pedals: the Cactus Juice Overdrive, the Wrangler Compressor, the Eldorado Echo and the Wye ABY Box. Outlaw Cactus Juice OverdriveThe Outlaw Cactus Juice Overdrive ($49)From the company: One dose of this tonic for your tone will cure all that ails your overdrive sound. Two distinct modes offer a wide array of classic, screamer-inspired crunch: Normal Mode gives you that t ...

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'Concert for George' Box Set to be Released in Honor of George Harrison's 75th Birthday

In honor of George Harrison's 75th birthday on February 25, the eight-time platinum Concert for George will be available for the first time on vinyl, as a 4-LP box set and a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc box set via Concord Music."We will always celebrate George's birthday, and this year we are releasing Concert for George in a very special package in memory of a special man," said Olivia Harrison, George' ...

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Enter to Win an Epiphone Limited Edition 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying V Signed by Joe Bonamassa

We’ve teamed up with Epiphone to give away a Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying V, autographed by the man himself!As Bonamassa’s fifth custom Epiphone signature model, the guitar honors one of his most cherished instruments, the rare “Amos” Flying V—one of the first of only 91 Flying Vs produced in 1958. Bonamassa worked closely with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville to ensure that every ...

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Using Out-of-the-Box Scale Fingerings to Master the Fretboard

Two of the most common questions I hear from students are, “How do I break out of box patterns?” and “How can I learn the notes on the neck without just memorizing each fret?” Two of the most common questions I hear from students are, “How do I break out of box patterns?” and “How can I learn the notes on the neck without just memorizing each fret?” Over the years, and after working with hundreds of student ...

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