The I, IV and V chords are the three most common and arguably the most important harmonic elements in the musical universe. Built off of the first, fourth and fifth notes of any major or minor scale, these three chords form the basis for much of the music found in... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 hour ago
Autore: Vinnie DeMasi
Walking into Johnny Marr’s studio, one is confronted by a sight that is every guitar-lover’s dream. As tools of the trade, his diverse collection of tried-and-trusted guitars - each with its own merits - is positioned within swift reaching distance and ready for action whenever inspiration strikes. ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Rod Brakes
GP has reviewed numerous Teye guitars over the past years, and it’s fair to say that all of them have impressed us, starting with their ornate designs. It’s impossible to not respect Teye’s bold approach, with all the engraved metal and highly figured woods. But far from being six-string showboats,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Autore: Art Thompson
Though not every band can travel like Led Zeppelin did in their heyday, some gigs do require air transport. So, when a flight to your next show is in the cards, do try to be aware of the following scenario, faced by an untold multitude of guitarists before you:   You're... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
We’ve all seen “blues face” - that gruesomely contorted grimace that suggests the guitarist behind it is expressing their deepest feelings and untold emotional pain via the guitar. But it’s just as likely that the source of that agony is the amount of effort required to bend the heavy-gauge ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Staff
No guitar represents a greater convergence of artist, event and instrument than this 1968 Fender Stratocaster played by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.  Taken alone, the instrument is rather unremarkable. For starters, it was made during CBS’s ownership of Fender, a period of declining quality. ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Richard Bienstock
“Nobody knows more about electric guitars than Chet Atkins. And nobody makes better guitars than Gretsch.” So said a 1977 magazine ad for the Gretsch 7680 Atkins Super Axe. As it turns out, this guitar actually is special and considerably different from what had become the Gretsch norm.  This ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Terry Carleton
Molly Tuttle’s songwriting and guitar playing are rooted in the bluegrass she grew up on, which she took to Berklee College of Music and developed into her own style. As much a student of theory as technique, she studied chord structures alongside flatpicking, crosspicking and clawhammer playing. ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jim Beaugez
Guitar Player is pleased to present the exclusive premiere of a live video of guitarist Ethan Gruska’s new single, “Maybe I’ll Go Nowhere.” The video documents a solo performance of the track, which is featured on Gruska's new album, En Garde, out now on Warner Records. Gruska recently sat down... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jim Beaugez
1. Unplug It “If you want to find out where you rate in terms of technical ability, it’s really effective to practice electric guitar acoustically. Don’t play through an amp. Instead, go into a tiled room, like a bathroom, where you have a little bit of natural reverb. Then you... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Richard Bienstock
The original Starla model of 2008 won Paul Reed Smith a lot of new fans. Its retro-inspired looks appealed to many alt-country, garage-rock, roots-rock and indie artists who just couldn’t hang with the traditional PRS body shape. The Starla’s semi-slab, beveled-edge single-cut design had a unique, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Dave Hunter
We’ve come a long way since echo meant dragging recording tape over tape-deck heads. We now have tapped delays, chorus delays, emulated tape delays and more. Dub music, in particular, uses echo very creatively, with shifting tempo-synced beats and polyrhythmic echoes, and that’s the inspiration ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Craig Anderton
When you consider the circumstances, it’s ironic that a Belgian man named Django Reinhardt became arguably the most influential guitarist in jazz history. First, in the 1930s, jazz was snobbishly considered an exclusively American art form. Second, Django was severely handicapped. The 3rd and ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
PRS has unveiled some sweet updates to its controversial, but critically acclaimed John Mayer Silver Sky model. The company announced today that a maple fretboard option, two new colors and a limited-edition run with a flip-flop "Nebula" finish are now available on the Silver Sky. The ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 12 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Ibanez has announced its latest collaboration with Steve Vai, the absolutely stunning PIA (Paradise in Art) Steve Vai Signature guitar. Over 30 years in the making, the guitar is immediately distinct for its unique "Petal Grip," a feature Vai explains below: “The petals signify the bond that ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Boss has announced its new Acoustic Singer Live LT amplifier. Featuring a bi-amp design delivering 60 watts of power, the Acoustic Singer's dual channels provide pathways for the user's acoustic guitar and vocals. Independent three-band EQs, analog input circuitry and chorus, delay and ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
The Fender Custom Shop rarely disappoints when it comes to NAMM, and this year has proven to be no exception.  Today, the Custom Shop announced the George Harrison "Rocky" Stratocaster, a far-out, exacting replica of one of the Beatle's all-time favorite, most oft-used guitars.  ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Walrus Audio has announced its new D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay pedal. The first pedal in the company's new Mako Series, the D1 features five custom-tuned programs - Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual and Reverse. These each can be tuned with modulation, tone, age and subdivisions. The pedal's ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Boss has announced its new Katana-Artist MkII combo amplifier.  The latest Katana amp to get the MkII upgrade, the Katana-Artist MkII features more tonal options and effects than its predecessor, plus some nice core hardware upgrades. Powered by a 100-watt Waza 12-inch speaker, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Maxon has unveiled its new Apex 808 overdrive pedal. Designed by Tube Screamer creator Susumu Tamura, the Apex 808 took three years to develop. Tamura analyzed, in exacting detail, over 100 vintage and current production Tube Screamer/808 variants, coming to the realization that the best of ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Here's an unorthodox method of memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs. Let’s say that you wanted to learn the E minor scale (E Aeolian mode). Normally you’d learn the box positions of the scale and drill it from there. Learning a new scale using... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 14 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Ben Higgins
PRS has announced a 35th anniversary Private Stock edition of its legendary Dragon guitar. Based off the company's McCarty model, but with a thicker back, the 35th anniversary Dragon - the ninth Dragon model the company has produced - features a curly maple top, an African ribbon mahogany back, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 14 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
D'Angelico has debuted its new Mini DC guitar. Available in both Excel and Premier Series versions, the 14-inch-wide double cutaway semi-hollow features a slim C-shaped neck profile and D'Angelico's signature headstock design. The Premier Series version of the guitar features Seymour ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
One of the guitar universe's biggest 2019 stories was unquestionably Fender's release of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster.  A hybrid acoustic/electric guitar built with a fully hollow Tele body and Fender's Stringed Instrument Resonance System, it immediately turned heads, going on to ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Walrus Audio has announced an updated version of its popular Julia analog chorus/vibrato pedal. In addition to updating the Julia pedal's artwork, Walrus Audio also made bypass switching on the pedal clickless and made the pedal's input and output jacks top-mounted. Otherwise, the controls and ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Manson Guitarworks has unveiled the META Series MBM-1 guitar. The first instrument the British company has released since its acquisition by Muse frontman (and longtime Manson user) Matt Bellamy, the META Series MBM-1 is built under license by Cort. The guitar features a basswood ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Godin has launched its new 12-string model, the A12 Black HG. The latest model in the Montreal-based guitar maker's A series, the A12 Black includes a two-chambered silver leaf maple body with Canadian basswood wings, a solid cedar top, a Richlite fretboard, Richlite ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Gibson has teamed up with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi to create the Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG. Based on the heavily-modded 1964 SG Special Iommi used with the heavy metal pioneers throughout the '70s, the "Monkey" SG is aged and features a mahogany body, mahogany set neck build ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 16 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of the legendary Canadian prog-rock band Rush, has died at the age of 67, according to CBC News. According to a statement issued by Peart family spokesman Elliot Mintz, Peart had been diagnosed with brain cancer. His death was confirmed by Meg Symsyk, Rush's media... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 18 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
JHS Pedals has launched the Paul Gilbert PG-14, its long-teased, highly anticipated collaboration with the guitar wizard.  Designed exactly to Gilbert's specifications, the PG-14 is an FET-based unit that emulates the touch, feel and response of a pushed tube amp. Essentially, the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 18 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell