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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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G3 Tour – Night of the Guitar!

by: Robert Cavuoto G3 in concert – photo credit: Robert Cavuoto Joe Satriani, Phil Collen [Def Leppard], and John Petrucci [Dream Theater] are just about wrapping up a 25-date G3 Tour across the U.S. and Canada that started on January 11th and will end on February 25th. One of the final tour stops was at the New Jersey Performing Art Center in Newark, NJ on Sunday, February 19th. Joe Satriani has been putti ...

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