Epiphone has unveiled its new Les Paul and SG Muse guitars.  Taken from the company's Inspired by Gibson Collection, these slick guitars both feature mahogany bodies (the Les Paul features a lightweight and chambered body with a maple cap), Custom C-shaped mahogany necks and Indian ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Mike Campbell - Fleetwood Mac, The Dirty Knobs and former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lead guitarist - has premiered a new song, the oh-so-topical "Lockdown." The song will only be available for download via The Dirty Knobs' website. All proceeds from the track will go to Feeding America. The... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Peter Frampton has always been a gear head. After all, he not only helped popularize the talk box but also started his own line of Framptone effects and accessories.  He even adopted the AxCent self-tuning system for guitars and headed up a crowd-funding campaign to help bring an affordable ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Staff
During the coronavirus pandemic, we here at Guitar Player have been lucky enough to be able to do our jobs from the comfort of our homes. We know however, that millions of hardworking folks have continued to report to their jobs in person, despite the risks in doing so. With that... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
NUX has unveiled its new Optima Air acoustic guitar simulator. A dual-switch simulator that includes an acoustic/electric guitar preamp, the Optima Air promises to simulate any acoustic guitar tone and convert it into an IR file. The pedal's profile capture function also enables ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Fender has debuted its new Jim Root Jazzmaster V4 guitar. The company's latest collaboration with the Slipknot guitarist, the Jim Root Jazzmaster V4 features EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum open-coil active humbucking pickups and a 12” radius ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: Jackson Maxwell
In this lesson, you get to pick - or pluck - your pleasure. We’re going to teach you eight indispensable picking-hand styles, including alternate picking, economy/sweep picking, Travis picking, hybrid picking and more. When we’re finished, you’ll have a full arsenal of new techniques to put to ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: GP Editors
In 2007, Prince announced that he’d be in residence at London’s O2 Arena for 21 days to promote his Planet Earth album. It would be a monumental venture, with Prince playing to audiences of more than 350,000 people in August and September. Around the same time, luthier Simon Farmer, owner... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Leslie Swiantek
Fender has announced that it is discontinuing the use of ash on the bodies of its production-line guitars. Though it's not the company's most popular hardwood, ash figures large in Fender's storied history, as the company's main hardwood in guitars and basses from 1950 to 1956.  “In order to ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Though he just released a new album last week with his Sleep Eazys side project - the instrumental Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell - Joe Bonamassa is back with another new single, "A Conversation With Alice.” The first single from as an as-yet-untitled new Bonamassa album, which was ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Even if we had 48 hours a day to do so, we'd never have enough time to highlight all of the great guitar work that lands in our inboxes here at Guitar Player. This video, however, was an immediate "drop what you're doing and tell everyone about this" situation.  In... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
They may come from markedly different bands, but Queen’s Brian May and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi have been friends for many years now. As we reported in our story about the 1989 star-studded remake of “Smoke on the Water,” May showed up with Iommi when the Sabbath guitarist performed his ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Christopher Scapelliti
Taylor Guitars is currently offering a great deal with its Taylor Days sales promotion. Through May 3, for just $99 USD you can add an acoustic GS Mini, Academy, or Baby Taylor guitar to the purchase of other select Taylor models from participating Taylor dealers. In the U.S., the promotion... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: Sponsored Content
We don't have to tell you that guitarists love modding their guitars, particularly Strats, to fit their particular needs.  The world is full of Strats and even Les Pauls that have had every conceivable mod made to them - and then some. But have you ever seen the two iconic... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
If you’ve ever run out of ideas while soloing, wanted a quick way to liven up a rhythm part or are simply looking to add a few tricks to your toolbox, then becoming more familiar with arpeggios is a great way to expand your musical vocabulary. Derived from the Italian... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
Jason Becker's signed Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker Tribute guitar was recently sold on Reverb. Though many aspects of the unique instrument will jump out at you fairly quickly, the first feature you'll notice will probably be the signatures splashed all over the body. And what a group of ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Just 21 years old when his life ended in a taxi accident on April 17, 1960, Eddie Cochran was a revolutionary singer, songwriter, Gretsch-wielding guitar player, multi-instrumentalist and producer. In an era where many artists were controlled by managers, producers and/or record labels, Cochran was ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Michael Molenda
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp have unexpectedly premiered a new song, a cover of John Lennon's "Isolation." According to a press release, the two have been working together, behind-the-scenes, on new music for the past several years and decided to push forward the release of this track in particular, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Close your fret hand into a fist and place on a table, palm down. Extend your 1st (index) finger and lift it off the table. You can probably raise it a good three inches or so. Now, curl the 1st finger back into the fist and extend your 2nd (middle)... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Autore: GP Editors
Back in 2018, Devon Allman and Duane Betts - the respective sons of The Allman Brothers Band's Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts - teamed up to form the Allman Betts Band. Though modern, forward-looking and delivered with its own distinct flair, the band's music is undoubtedly steeped in the tradition... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Fender has debuted its new Jazz Strat electric guitar. The first model in the company's Parallel Universe Volume II series, which aims - like the original Parallel Universe series - to create fascinating new guitars by combining classic Fender designs, the Jazz Strat merges ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Cream T. pickups has unveiled its new Billy Gibbons “WhiskerBucker” pickup set. Designed to replicate the tone of the ZZ Top frontman's legendary "Pearly Gates" '59 Les Paul Burst, the “WhiskerBucker” pickups feature approximate outputs of 8.3k (for the neck) and 8.2k (for the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
We guitarists tend to learn chords by memorizing and recalling the physical shapes they form - little cells of dots that roam the fingerboard like constellations. Barres, diagonal lines, triangles, right angles and even the Big Dipper are but a few of the shapes that emerge when we “connect the... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Autore: Jesse Gress
Ryo Kawasaki, the inventor of the guitar synthesizer and a pioneer of jazz fusion guitar, has died at the age of 73, his daughter confirmed. Kawasaki succumbed to a brief, unspecified illness. A trailblazer in every sense of the word, Kawasaki worked extensively with Korg and Roland to develop ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Many readers may remember Roy Clark as the famous country picker who did so much to popularize the genre as a performer onstage and, in the Seventies, on the TV show Hee Haw. In fact, if you’re old enough, you may recall seeing Roy make an appearance on the Seventies... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: GP Staff
Using a capo to transpose keys is commonplace in the acoustic world, but have you ever tried using partial capos as a convenient way to transform standard tuning? Partial capos clamp down on some strings while leaving others open. In celebration of its 40th anniversary the capo experts at Kyser... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jimmy Leslie
The troubadour life is tough enough without worrying about the P.A., so when you’ve got to provide your own, it’s always about getting the best sound from the most portable system. That was the design goal of JBL’s Eon One Compact Rechargeable P.A., and the venerable speaker manufacturer hit the... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Autore: Jimmy Leslie
Volt Electrics has debuted its latest Reverse guitar. The Dutch company's first model, the Reverse merges the distinct designs of the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Firebird. In contrast to many "Telebirds" though, the Reverse is built with the look and feel of a Firebird, but with ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Way back in May 2016, we sat down with Ritchie Blackmore to talk about his then-upcoming Rainbow gigs in Europe, where the British guitar icon made his long-awaited return to rock music. In our interview, we talked with Blackmore about the upcoming gigs as well as his guitar technique, greatest... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
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Autore: GP Editors
Hey Jazz Guy, I’m always playing one line. How can I get started playing counterpoint? – One at a Time in Orem Dear OAAT, Playing multiple lines and counterpoint is certainly one of the coolest things to do on a guitar. It can literally add another dimension to your playing.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 months ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jake Hertzog