“People used to come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re really good for your age,’” Tyler Bryant recalls of his days as a teenage blues guitar prodigy. “And I would almost get offended by it. What I wanted them to say was just, ‘You’re really good.’” Indeed, Bryant’s exceptional... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Richard Bienstock
Back in June, Dead & Company's John Mayer raised the collective eyebrows of the large, ever-passionate Deadhead community when he took Jerry Garcia's legendary Wolf guitar for a spin onstage with the band. As it turns out, playing Dead classics like "St. Stephen" and "High Time" on ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
If you've been following what's new and cool in the world o' guitars over the past year or so, you're probably aware that no company has been cranking out new instruments with as much regularity as Ola Englund's Solar Guitars.  That said, the company's newest models, the Artist Limited Edition... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 hours ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
“It’s thrilling, after all of this time, to be both making new noises and rediscovering things I found stimulating at a very early age,” Robbie Robertson says. That sentence could conceivably sum up the legendary, songwriter/guitarist’s artistic career.  Before the world had discovered Jimi ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Michael Ross
Lollar has debuted its new Blademaster pickup. Designed to be a replacement for traditional Jazzmaster-style pickups, the Blademaster is built to be fatter, hotter and have improved string balance.   It features alnico bar magnets and an extra-long nickel plated steel blade ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
This month, we pay homage to four unique and highly influential guitarists who in current times rarely receive the accolades and respect they deserve. The “Brit-Rock” moniker may tie them to the same island, and they’ve all shared a love for - and assimilated to various degrees - European classical... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 9 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jesse Gress
Although Sheryl Crow has been a household name since “All I Wanna Do” became a global hit in 1994, her album output has been anything but steady. She’s just released what is only her 10th studio album. Titled Threads, it will also be her last, barring any unforeseen changes. After... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Mark McStea
A couple of years ago, it seemed that dramatic pronouncements of the death of the electric guitar were becoming increasingly in vogue. However, guitar sales have actually been quietly on the rise over the last decade, amid the changing demographics of the industry.  According to ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Two weeks ago, Dave Mustaine announced that he was selling nearly 150 guitars, amps, pedals and other pieces of gear from his personal collection on reverb.com. As one might expect, once the sale was live, the gear - the 20 or so guitars in particular - went quickly. Very quickly. So... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Among the major manufacturers, Gretsch traditionally delivers the funkiest designs. For the new G5021E Limited Edition Rancher Penguin Parlor, the company sets its sights on creating, it says, “one of the most fabulous Gretsch birds ever to take flight.” One look at the Penguin Parlor will tell you ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Autore: Jimmy Leslie
This is a classic GP lesson from Carl Verheyen. I never want to be one of those players who grooves and feels great at certain tempos, but becomes wimpy at other tempos. I’ve played with some very famous guys who can tear it up soloing at a metronome tempo of... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Carl Verheyen
Guitarist/songwriter Cobi has just released his new single, “Island in My Mind.” To mark the occasion, he’s shared with Guitar Player his list of top five guitarists, which you can see below. It’s a wild and varied selection that runs the gamut of genres and musicians who have influenced the... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
Check out this new video in which San Francisco–based guitarist, writer and historian Nick Rossi discusses the playing and importance of guitarist Oscar Moore, who performed with the Nat King Cole Trio, the seminal combo that put Cole on the map with a swinging combination of jazz, jive and pop.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
Chicago Music Exchange - fresh off the announcement of its newly enlarged vintage Les Paul collection - has announced that it is releasing an exclusive line of left-handed Fender Made In Japan Traditional Series offset guitars. The series - certainly more affordable than the aforementioned Les ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Mr Black has unveiled its new OD-503 overdrive mini-pedal. Designed to enhance a guitar’s drive, the pedal features a three-knob layout with output, treble and drive controls.  True-bypass switching and 9V DC power also come standard on the pedal, which measures at just 1.85" x ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
"Once the lucky accident of finding an interesting riff happens, then I’ll get down to the more deliberate work of figuring out what’s going to happen next,” Bruce Cockburn explains. The national treasure from the Great White North won the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards Solo Artist of the Year... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jimmy Leslie
Asken Guitars - a Los Angeles-based builder and repair shop - has introduced its own line of guitars, the Drop Top series. A built-to-order single-cut, the Drop Top features a chambered Honduran mahogany body with a quilted birds-eye maple top, quarter-sawn African mahogany neck with an ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Although I started assembling my country stylistic skills pretty early on in my guitar playing quest, I did not grow up listening to country music. In fact, I remember being troubled by the show Hee Haw, in that the humor, the music and the overall zeitgeist seemed to escape me.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Greg Koch
Tom Doyle - Les Paul's longtime soundman, engineer and guitar tech - has unveiled the Doyle Coils Tru-Clones PAF humbucker pickups. The Tru-Clones are, according to Doyle, the culmination of one of Paul's final projects. In the last years of his life, Paul was attempting to create the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Cort has debuted its new Gold OC-6 acoustic-electric guitar. The latest addition to the company's flagship acoustic-electric series, the Gold OC-6 features a slim body and 43mm nut width. It's built with a solid Sitka spruce top treated with an ATV (Aged to Vintage) torrefaction ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Adrian Belew’s new, self-released record, Pop Sided, is his first compilation of complete, immutable compositions since 2006’s Side Three. But Belew has been far from idle in the interim. Under the rubric Flux, he has released two apps: Flux by Belew, which mixes recordings of tunes that never play ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Michael Ross
Jerry Garcia's famed "Alligator" Fender Stratocaster is headed to the auction block. The "Alligator" was one of the Grateful Dead frontman's main guitars from early 1971 until the fall of 1973, a period during which the band recorded some of their most highly regarded work, including the live ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
This interview and lesson was originally published in 2006. In 1986, Racer X made their recording debut, Street Lethal, an album featuring the impossibly dexterous string-skipping and razor-sharp speed picking of guitarist Paul Gilbert. In a matter of months, the band’s chopsy, often humorous ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
To say that Wilco have their own thing going is a big understatement for a band that has been a defining force on the alternative-rock scene for the past quarter century. The brain trust of the lineup - drummer Glenn Kotche, bassist John Stirratt, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, multi-instrumentalist ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Art Thompson
Frank Stallone - songwriter, guitarist and younger brother of Rocky star Sylvester Stallone - has launched his own guitar company, Frank Stallone Guitars. The new company, which Stallone founded with CEO Gary “GJ” Panepinto, has announced its first model, the Tiger. Eschewing the regular ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Knaggs has announced its new Kenai-J guitar. The single-cut model features a flat mahogany body with a semi-gloss finish, mahogany set-in neck and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. A TonePros wraparound tailpiece, vintage-style Kluson tuners and a bone nut also come ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
No, you didn’t enter a parallel universe and open a copy of Electronic Musician magazine. Keep reading. Native Instrument’s Maschine hardware/software system includes a sampler, arranger, mixer, effects and audio interface. While it’s aimed at the groove/dance/DJ market, Maschine has some hot ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Craig Anderton
If you’re a guitarist who loves to practice, you’re probably well acquainted with a scale sequence or two. But if you think they’re best left for the practice room, think again. The fiery solos of hard rock are laced with 16th-note scale sequences - think Ritchie Blackmore, Randy Rhoads, Uli... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Autore: GP Staff
Last Friday, Fender teased a major guitar launch on its YouTube channel, releasing a video promising that you'll "never play a Fender the same way again." Now, the curtains have opened to unveil Fender's latest line of electric guitars, the Ultra series. Featuring redesigned body contours, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
In our March 2017 cover story, “Who Will Save the Guitar?” we reported on the rising commercial power and increasing cultural relevance of female guitarists - a theme that has consistently reverberated across popular, MI trade and guitar media ever since. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise, then, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 9 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Michael Molenda