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GuitarForte Lets You Play Guitar Percussively, Like a Piano

Does GuitarForte provide guitarists with a different way to play guitar? Yes indeed. Will it stick? Only time will tell. The device—which is demonstrated in the top two (brief) videos below—allows you to play the guitar percussively, just as you would a piano. While the fretting hand frets as always, the picking hand presses any of the six white tabs situated behind the guitar's bridge to produce a sound, o ...

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Mike Dawes Premieres "Overload" Music Video

Having already played 100 shows this year throughout Europe and North America, English guitar virtuoso—and Guitar World columnist—Mike Dawes has taken a break from the road to release a new music video for "Overload." "Overload" has everything you’d expect from a Dawes tune, including explosive technique, precision and the musicality of a player far beyond his years. Not to mention that element of "How the ...

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Paul Reed Smith Discusses History of the Guitar Industry

Last month, PRS Guitars hosted its annual "Experience PRS" event in Stevensville, Maryland. Guitar World was on hand to cover the proceedings, which included getting an eyeful (and earful) of the usual great gear, plus performances by Living Colour and Black Stone Cherry. During the event, we got a chance to sit down with Paul Reed Smith himself and discuss PRS Guitars' new McCarty 594 model. You can check ...

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Paul Reed Smith Discusses History of the Guitar Industry

Last month, PRS Guitars hosted its annual "Experience PRS" event in Stevensville, Maryland. Guitar World was on hand to cover the proceedings, which included getting an eyeful (and earful) of the usual great gear, plus performances by Living Colour and Black Stone Cherry. During the event, we got a chance to sit down with Paul Reed Smith himself and discuss PRS Guitars' new McCarty 594 model. You can check ...

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50 Years Ago: John Lennon's "More Popular Than Jesus" Comment Blows Up in The Beatles' Faces

Fifty years ago this summer—in late July and August 1966—the Beatles found themselves in a touchy situation. On July 29 of that year, a teen magazine called Datebook published segments of a nearly 5-month-old interview with John Lennon. Among the republished segments was this quote by Lennon: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. W ...

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Jerry Garcia's Tiger Guitar to Return to the Stage Tonight

Tiger, the custom guitar Jerry Garcia played during his final public performance with the Grateful Dead, will return to the stage in the hands of Warren Haynes tonight, August 1. Haynes will debut the instrument tonight at Red Rocks in Denver as part of a performance with the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration tour, which features Haynes performing the music of the Grateful Dead with local symphonic orchest ...

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