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Mike Dirnt: Five Things We Learned from His New Ernie Ball 'String Theory' Episode

Today, GuitarWorld.com is happy to premiere the latest episode of String Theory, starring Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt. A web series created by Ernie Ball, String Theory explores the sonic origins of influential and innovative musicians. Here are five surprising facts revealed by Dirnt in the episode, which you can watch below. 1. Guitar was his first instrument, then he moved on to bass (1:00): “My introdu ...

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Fender Launches George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster

By Damian Fanelli Fender has officially introduced its new limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster. This new Tele was inspired by the guitar Fender built specifically for Harrison—then a member of the Beatles—in 1968. The guitar—the brainchild of Fender luthier Roger Rossmeisl and the finished product of Philip Kubicki—was the first all-rosewood guitar ever to be produced by Fender. Harrison use ...

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New and Cool Guitar: Sadowsky Broadway Series LS-13 and SS-13

By Richard Bienstock Roger Sadowsky started out building flattop acoustic guitars in the early Seventies, but after setting up his own business in New York City at the end of that decade, he began to make a name for himself within the guitar and bass community as the go-to guy for instrument modification. “My clients were all the top session players, and the musicians doing club dates and other gigs,” Sadow ...

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