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Guitarist Demos the Classic Player Baja ’60s Tele, Triple Tele and Strat HH

Guitarist magazine recently tested out three new guitars from Fender’s Classic Player series — the Baja ’60s Tele, the Triple Tele and the Strat HH. The distinctive Triple Tele features three slanted Nocaster single-coil pickups for an amazing modern sound, while the Strat HH is a high-performance machine with dual Wide Range Special humbucking pickups.  In addition, the Baja ’60s Telecaster boasts a 1960s ...

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Watch T. Hardy Morris Perform ‘MYme’ on KTUX

During a recent run through Austin, Texas, T. Hardy Morris stopped into the KUTX studios to perform the song “MYme.” While “MYme” is not on Morris’ 2014 solo album, Audition Tapes, he has been playing it live while on the road this year. Morris might not be a household name, but true fans would know him as a co-founder of the Augusta, Ga., band Dead Confederate or the indie supergroup Diamond Rugs, which fe ...

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Fifteen Strat Players for the Ages

Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck performing in San Francisco. Photo by Michael Zagaris courtesy of Rock Paper Photo [www.rockpaperphoto.com]. Who would have thought that an instrument designed 60 years ago could go largely unchanged and still be as iconic as ever in present day? As unlikely as that may seem, that’s the case with the Fender Stratocaster, which celebrates its 60th birthday in 2014, a ...

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Joe Bonamassa Talks Fender in Guitar World

Guitar World‘s December issue includes a feature story on blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who invited the magazine to take a look at his ever-growing collection of vintage axes and amps. One of his recent acquisitions is a very special black 1955 Fender Stratocaster once used by Howard Reed of Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps. “When I was a kid that black Strat was featured as a poster in the April 1988 issue of Gui ...

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Watch Cold War Kids Perform ‘Miracle Mile’ on Guitar Center Sessions

Cold War Kids were recently featured on Guitar Center Sessions in support of latest album Hold My Home. But the Long Beach, Calif., indie rockers also dipped into their back catalog with hit single “Miracle Mile,” which was featured on the 2013 offering Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. While the episode aired on Nov. 29 on DIRECTV, a clip of “Miracle Mile” was recently posted online. Check it out below. [youtube htt ...

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N’Stuff Music Demos the Fender American Deluxe Tele

N’Stuff Music in Pittsburgh recently conducted a video demo of a Fender American Deluxe Telecaster in a striking Aged Cherry Burst finish. The video clip includes a rundown of the instrument’s feature set, and then provides a playing demonstration in each of its pickup positions in both clean and dirty tones. Watch below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhlEB_4RUJk&w=560&h=315] ...

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Preview Mikel Paris’ New TuneTrek Episode

O.A.R. keyboardist and multimedia artist Mikel Paris makes the most of his time when he’s on the road. While traveling through different cities, Paris doesn’t lounge on the tour bus, but instead takes in local historical landmarks and filming his journeys along the way for his TuneTrek video series. In the last two years, Paris has visited the old Wonderbread factory in Columbus, Ohio, the first B&O Rai ...

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Brittany Burton Covers R5′s New Single

Young artist Brittany Burton recently teamed up with her father, Bruce Burton, and bassist Baba to put together a spritely cover of R5′s latest single “Smile.” The bubbly hit is stripped down in Burton’s rendition of it, with just a bass and guitar backing her up. Watch the clip below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4YkMKUEejQ&w=560&h=315] ...

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Fender Playlist: Holidaze

It’s that time of year again — when Christmas lights pop up all around the neighborhood and cards from friends and family start arriving in the mail. And it’s when holiday songs start to rule the radio, with some stations going so far as to completely switch to a holiday format once December hits. To celebrate the season, we’ve compiled a holiday playlist that should keep you rocking. While there are standa ...

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Guitarist Reviews the Reclaimed Old Growth Redwood Strat

The kind folks at Guitarist magazine recently put one of the limited edition Reclaimed Old Growth Redwood Stratocasters through the paces, giving the interesting instrument four-and-a-half stars. The guitar is made out of redwood that was originally used in the 1933 construction of road bridges spanning Walker Basin Creek and Caliente Creek, just east of Bakersfield, Calif., and reviewer Dave Burrluck belie ...

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