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GUEST POST – Norman Harris of Norman’s Rare Guitars – Differences in Guitar Quality and Construction Past and Present

With the overwhelming demand for quality guitars, manufactures had to come up with ways to meet this demand. Over the years many things have changed, and guitar building had to keep up with this ever increasing hunger for quality instruments. These are some of the things that evolved both good... With the overwhelming demand for quality guitars, manufactures had to come up with ways to meet this demand. Ove ...

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Dean Guitars giving away a free Acoustic Amplifier

How about this for an offer, if you are thinking about buying a Dean Acoustic Guitar (and live in the US) then now might be a very good time to do it because from the 1Aug until Sept 30 2010 Dean are giving away a Single Channel 15 Watt Acoustic Amplifier with selected guitars. The guitars that... How about this for an offer, if you are thinking about buying a Dean Acoustic Guitar (and live in the US) then ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Sheptone gives away pickups!

Sheptone Is Giving Away Pickups August 17, 2010 Port Orchard, WA – Sheptone is now giving away pickups to selected subscribers of its monthly e-newsletter. Customers and fans simply need to visit the Sheptone website and sign up to receive the monthly newsletter. Winners will be selected on a... Sheptone Is Giving Away Pickups August 17, 2010 Port Orchard, WA – Sheptone is now giving away pickups to selecte ...

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Review: John Norum – Play Yard Blues

John Norum was born on February 23rd 1964 in Vardö, northern Norway, and grew up in the Swedish capitol of Stockholm and is one of the co-founders of the band Europe, yes THAT Europe. I can’t say I’m a fan of Europe but I did actually see them live once as a support act for Bon Jovi at the... John Norum was born on February 23rd 1964 in Vardö, northern Norway, and grew up in the Swedish capitol ...

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Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe Eurpoean Tour announced

Thanks to Paul Gilbert expert Jenn from http://metalichicka.wordpress.com for the heads up on Paul Gilbert’s recently announced Fuzz Universe European Tour, Paul’s latest release has only just gone on sale (my copy is in the post so a review will be posted soon) but already Paul is embarking on... Thanks to Paul Gilbert expert Jenn from http://metalichicka.wordpress.com for the heads up on Paul ...

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NEWS: Geisha update

Lots happening in the world of Geisha at the moment – check out this feature on UCTV, including performances of Part Time Love Affair, Kabuki and Birthday Also here’s a video of the lads performing Tin Solider on Gold FM. Geisha guitarist Joe Matera has set up a new label and publishing house,... Lots happening in the world of Geisha at the moment – check out this feature on UCTV, includin ...

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NEWS: Bumblefoot’s debut rereleased

Bumblefoot’s debut CD, The Adventures Of Bumblefoot, is being reissued with bonus tracks (and $5 from each purchase will got to MS research) on October 13. Not only that, a tab book of the album is also being released (through Bad Button Publishing). Now you can twist your fingers into pretzels... Bumblefoot’s debut CD, The Adventures Of Bumblefoot, is being reissued with bonus tracks (and $5 fr ...

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NEWS: Jim Dunlop gives away Scott Pilgrim-approved Match Pik shirts

Jim Dunlop’s Match Pik shirt is featured prominently in Edgar Wright’s new film Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (which I haven’t freaking seen yet – must call a babysitter). The link is here: http://www.jimdunlop.com/blog/?p=1452 If you don’t win or simply can’t wait, you can buy the shirt here. I... Jim Dunlop’s Match Pik shirt is featured prominently in Edgar Wright ...

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Slide guitar legend Derek Trucks talks about technique and influences

Thanks to MusicRadar.com for sharing this great video of Derek Trucks talking about Slide guitar, his eastern and blues influences and showing some examples of these influences. I could listen to Derek talking guitar all day, shame it’s only 12 minutes! Learn to Play Guitar Online Follow... Thanks to MusicRadar.com for sharing this great video of Derek Trucks talking about Slide guitar, his eastern an ...

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REVIEW: Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Reissue

The Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Reissue taps into a magical point in Fender’s history, where the Stratocaster had grown and evolved from its 1954 roots. You can see this evolution by looking at the American Vintage ’57 Stratocaster Reissue. Earlier Strats had single-ply pickguards... The Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Reissue taps into a magical point in Fender ...

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