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Cheech Marin Debuts His Blazing Chicano Guitars Art Project

This is an excerpt from the all-new SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For this story, plus features on Paul Weller, the late B.B. King, Guitar Salon International, the Paul Reed Smith Dragon models, and much more, pick up the new issue of Guitar Aficionado at your newsstand, or online by clicking anywhere in this text. BLAZING HEART: How Cheech Marin’s love of Chicano art led to th ...

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Joe Satriani Showcases His New Ibanez JS25ART Limited-Edition Guitars

DiMarzio, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new video with guitarist Joe Satriani. Filmed by Larry DiMarzio himself, the video spotlights Satriani showcasing his limited-edition series of Ibanez JS25ART guitars.   Each guitar is unique and features art hand-drawn by Satriani, along with his signature DiMarzio Satch Track Neck (DP425) and Mo’ Joe (DP216) pickups. Joe Satriani’s upcoming album, Sho ...

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ESP Guitars Adds Exotic Koa Tops to LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” Models

ESP Guitars has announced two new LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” guitars. The new models are the EC-1000 KOA and the M-1000 KOA, and they make use of exotic Hawaiian koa wood tops. The new koa models will have limited availability through select ESP dealers and international distributors. “Koa is a beautiful tonewood that is as well known for its distinctive look as its articulate effect on a guitar’s sound,” say ...

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Hear Brad Gillis on New Edition of “No Guitar Is Safe” Podcast

Listen to a few moments of the second episode of No Guitar Is Safe, the official podcast of our sister publication Guitar Player, and it soon becomes apparent that great gigs find Brad Gillis. For instance, when Gillis was a high school freshman, he played the senior prom in a band of all seniors. And when tragedy struck the Ozzy Osbourne tour in 1982 in the form of Randy Rhoads’ death in a plane crash, wel ...

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Watch Dan Auerbach Examine a Vintage Chet Atkins Guitar on American Pickers

In case you missed Dan Auerbach on the season premiere of American Pickers earlier this year – which we seemed to have done – video has surfaced of the Black Keys guitarist’s appearance. Why blog it in this space? Well, the object of Auerbach’s interest during the episode happens to be a special Gretsch guitar. Auerbach met up with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of Antique Archaeology in Nashville, who came bea ...

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Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead – Obscura "Incarnated" Solo

Me playing Christian Münzner´s solo from the song "Incarnated" from the "Cosmogenesis" album. I made a few small alterations here and there, but overall I stayed closer to the original than I usually do. I used a "Freyette Red" Profile I made on my Kemper Profiling Amp. Guitar is the Fountainhead signature guitar from Soultool Customized Guitars.Obscura "Incarnated" Solo[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

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Trey Xavier: Gear Gods review .strandberg* Boden OS6, Ibanez XPIR20E Iron Label Xiphos and Keisel Vader 7

Trey Xavier: Gear Gods review .strandberg* Boden OS6, Ibanez XPIR20E Iron Label Xiphos and Keisel Vader 7Download the song at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emb...Recording chain is Xiphos - VFE Ice Scream OD Pedal - Fractal Audio AxeFx II Mk II (Angle Savage sim) - Rosen Sound IR Cab.Subscribe to Gear Gods on YouTube: http://bit.ly/gg-subSTRANDBERG Boden OS 6 - The GEAR GODS Review[youtube http://www.y ...

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