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Bob Dylan's Historic 1963 Martin Goes on Sale

A historic 1963 Martin that Bob Dylan played for over a decade—including his full set at George Harrison's legendary Concert for Bangladesh in 1971—is going on sale. The auction for the guitar is being held by Heritage Auctions, and will take place on November 11 in Dallas. Only the second known Dylan guitar to ever go to auction, it is expected to fetch at least $300,000. Dylan sold the guitar to his longt ...

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Watch St. Vincent Perform on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

St. Vincent performing "Los Ageless" on ‘The Graham Norton Show.’St. Vincent, who is currently on tour in support of her latest LP MASSEDUCTION, recently stopped by The Graham Norton Show in the UK. In the clip below, watch Annie Clark perform the track “Los Ageless” with her Ernie Ball Music Man signature model. She then joins Norton, Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jos ...

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Sublime Guitars Unveils the Chieftain Deluxe

Sublime Guitars has launched the latest version of their semi-hollow line with the new Chieftain Deluxe. With a new production method, upgraded electronics and player friendly price-point, the new Chieftain is set to be their best version yet.The Chieftain Deluxe retains Sublime’s take on the classic semi-hollow. Coming in thinner than most hollow bodies, the Chieftain has a player-friendly feel when standi ...

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Watch Paul Riario Demo Wired Guitarist’s String Drop Strings

In this fresh clip, GW Tech Editor Paul Riario discusses String Drop—a new set of strings from Wired Guitarist.String Drop strings are made to ensure progressive tension, meaning that the low strings are tight while the higher strings are more fluid, making bends much easier. The strings use an exclusive blend of alloys, giving them superior clarity and note separation—ideal for heavy music and guitarists t ...

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Teenage Guitar Star Ray Goren Discusses His Debut Album, 'Me'

Ray Goren might only be 17 years old, but he’s already lived the sort of life a musician three or four times his age could only dream of. A child prodigy who was playing Thelonious Monk and J.J. Johnson tunes on keyboard by the age of five, he picked up the guitar at eight and has since shared stages with everyone from B.B. King to Buddy Guy to the Doors’ Robby Krieger, as well as written and recorded songs ...

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Forgotten Guitar: 15-Year-Old Jason Becker Plays Yngwie's "Black Star" at High School

When it comes to heartbreaking stories in the world of guitar, there aren't many that can match that of Jason Becker and his more-than-25-year-long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). When it comes to heartbreaking stories in the world of guitar, there aren't many that can match that of Jason Becker and his more-than-25-year-long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). At just 16 years ...

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Guitar 911: Five Guitar Repair Safety Tips

I received an email from a reader that genuinely warrants a lesson. Because he's right: Safety needs to be addressed. I received an email from a reader who makes a very good point: When it comes to guitar repairs and maintenance, safety needs to be addressed. So we will continue this story utilizing OSHA'S CFR 1910, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Code of Federal Regulations.   There are ...

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Learn the Guitar Habits of Jimmy Page

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlVf7jJ9AG8&w=560&h=315]When it comes to certain guitar legends, you either love them or hate them. Jimmy Page is one of those polarizing guitarists who it takes some younger musicians a bit longer to really “get." That slithery, sloppy, no-holds-barred approach to Page’s lead guitar playing in particular is enough to throw some folks off the scent of his gre ...

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Watch the Blue Microphones Raspberry Studio Mobile Recording System in Action

In this new video, Guitar World’s Paul Riario demos Blue Microphones’ Raspberry Studio Mobile Recording System. Raspberry Studio is the ultimate mobile recording system for vocals and instruments. Informed by Blue’s illustrious studio heritage, the Raspberry microphone delivers dramatic, studio-quality sound directly to your laptop or mobile device. With custom recording software from PreSonus, advanced mas ...

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How to Strum 1/4 Notes and Change Chords Cleanly

In this Guitar Basics lesson, Jimmy Brown shows you how to strum 1/4 notes and change chords cleanly. In this Guitar Basics lesson, Jimmy Brown shows you how to strum 1/4 notes and change chords cleanly. For more of Jimmy's Guitar Basics videos, head here. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP7VC5HfKRg&w=560&h=315] ...

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