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Plastic-Free “Ocean” Guitar Unveiled in Honor of Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday

By Damian Fanelli                                                             Photos: Milo Stewart Jr. In honor of the late Jerry Garcia’s would-be 75th birthday (August 1), the Jerry Garcia Foundation has commissioned luthier and artist Tom Lieber to create an eco-friendly, plastic-free electric guitar. The new guitar, named “Ocean,” is made from sustainable maple and features a fingerboard inlay image of ...

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The Latest from Kiesel Guitars at the 2017 Summer NAMM Show

Guitar World stopped by the Kiesel Guitars booth while at the 2017 Summer NAMM show to check out the latest offerings from this California-based company. Jeff Kiesel introduces us to the Crescent Series of guitars, featuring his new set-through neck construction. This new neck style provides the playability and access of a neck-through guitar, but with set-neck tone. The Crescent series is available in six, ...

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George Harrison’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Vox UL730 Amp Goes on Sale

Through reverb.com, Heritage Gear is selling one of the Vox UL730 amplifiers George Harrison used on the Beatles’ Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. On the listing, Heritage says the amplifier comes with two provenance documents confirming that it indeed belonged to Harrison. Specs-wise, it has a germanium transistor pre-amp and four EL84 valve output stage giving 30-plus watts. The amp has ...

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Watch Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Reconnect with His Jackson Guitar on ‘Pawn Stars’

A lot of celebrity-owned guitars come through the doors of World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. Sometimes the celebrities who owned the axes—or their family members, friends or employees—drop by as well. If the pawn shop’s name sounds familiar, that’s because it has been famously featured on the History channel’s Pawn Stars for years. Recently (hey, last summer is “recently,” right?), a wo ...

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Fluid Audio Launches the Strum Buddy

Fluid Audio has announced the Strum Buddy electric guitar monitor/amplifier. Featuring 6W of power and a 40mm speaker driver, the Strum Buddy amplifies your electric guitar to the perfect level for practicing on your couch, in a classroom, hotel room or anywhere. With it’s rechargeable battery, there is no need to be tethered to an AC powered amplifier – it is effectively “cordless” with 3.5 hours of play t ...

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