Even a cursory look at Waddy Wachtel’s credits is enough to boggle the mind. During his nearly 50-year career, the guitarist has toured and recorded with the Everly Brothers, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards and dozens - no, hundreds - more.  “I came out ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 58 minutes ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Joe Bosso
Legendary country-folk singer/songwriter John Prine has been hospitalized, and is in critical condition, after falling ill with symptoms of COVID-19, according to a statement from his family.  “After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26),” the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Lead guitar involves mostly positional playing. In other words, it relies on scale shapes that lie across the strings in just one area of the neck. For example, when you’re playing the A minor pentatonic box at the 5th fret, you’re playing in 5th position. But if all your licks... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
There was a time when the name Eric Clapton meant one thing and one thing only: guitar god. His six-string exploits with the Yardbirds, followed by a pair of mind-blowing 1966 albums - Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton and Fresh Cream - briefly put the passionate young Clapton atop the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 hours ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Damian Fanelli, Alan di Perna, Jimmy Brown and Andy Aledort
Warning: This record might not be for every Guitar Player reader. For the second time in this column’s history, I’m veering off the well-traveled road of strings to share an album I love that features a different instrument.  Recorded in 1961 and released on Verve Records that same year, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jim Campilongo
In November 2008, I was on the road in Europe with a 22-year-old guitarist named Joanne Shaw Taylor. By that time, she had been a touring pro for more than six years after being discovered at 16 by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. What immediately struck me about Jo was... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Sue Foley
She shared stages with James Brown, Ray Charles and Bobby “Blue” Bland, and played guitar on one of John Lennon’s favorite sides. In a career that lasted more than six decades, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins performed across the U.S., South America, Europe and Australia.  When she passed away this ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Staff
Think of Joe Satriani’s guitars and the first image that comes to mind is undoubtedly his signature Ibanez JS, a model that, with its aerodynamic rounded-edge shape, built-for-speed neck, high-powered pickups and eye-popping finishes, is about as modern a design as any. In fact, his primary guitar ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Richard Bienstock
“When it comes to funk playing and that sort of thing,” says Guthrie Govan, “the thing I get asked about most often is the frantic right-hand stuff I do.” Specifically, Govan is talking about the spastic strumming-hand flurries he so effortlessly injects into conventional sixteenth note- based ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: Jude Gold
Dean has debuted its new NashVegas Select Series guitars. Each NashVegas Select Series model is built with a basswood body and flat top. The guitars have a maple, bolt-on neck with a dual-action truss rod and a bound 22 fret ebony fretboard with pearloid dot inlays. On the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Though Godin recently combined its Radiator and Stadium guitars into the fascinating new Radium model, that doesn't mean the company has abandoned the Stadium model entirely. Enter, the new Stadium HT electric. The single-cut Stadium HT features a Canadian Laurentian basswood ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Back in 2017, Jeff Beck announced the release of Live at the Hollywood Bowl, a CD and DVD documenting the set he played at the titular venue to celebrate his 50th year in music. The video above documents one of the night's highlights, a rabble-rousing performance of "Train Kept A-Rollin'"... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram learned his first guitar licks in an after-school program at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of the crossroads that many music fans consider hallowed ground.  Ingram may be known for keeping the traditions of his hometown Delta blues ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jim Beaugez
We’ve all been there: watching in awe as a lead guitarist’s fingers fly across the fretboard, wrenching out notes we didn’t even know existed. And we’ve all thought, I wish I could do that. But being a good lead guitarist is much more difficult than good players make it look.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
Last month, guitar virtuoso and all-around tone king Eric Johnson released his latest studio effort, EJ Vol. II.  A sequel to 2016's all-acoustic EJ, EJ Vol. II features acoustic and electric arrangements of a number of fascinating originals, with a couple of interesting covers ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Jeff Healey was a gifted and unique guitarist, playing the instrument as it lay flat in his lap and performing fluid bends and vibrato in an idiosyncratic blend of blues, rock and jazz. Healey, who lost his sight at the age of one to retinoblastoma, was born in 1966 and... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 5 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Christopher Scapelliti
Joe Satriani has premiered a new song, "Big Distortion." The appropriately-titled new tune is the second single from Satch's forthcoming solo album, Shapeshifting. The album, Satch's 17th, was produced by Satriani and Jim Scott, who has worked with the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
I met Doug Tuttle, the creator of these mind-blowing pedals, in a most accidental if not uncomfortable way several months ago. I was reviewing what I was led to believe was one of his effect units and wrote a glowing review of it, which ran in these pages.  At press... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Terry Carleton
Here's a recording from Van Halen's Monsters of Rock performance in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 25, 1984. The audience recording includes an epic 13-minute solo from Eddie Van Halen and is one of the better-sounding recordings from that particular show. The Van Halen News Desk points out that ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Christopher Scapelliti
Two of Fender's most noteworthy, buzzed-about releases of the last 15 months or so have been 2019's American Acoustasonic Telecaster and this year's American Acoustasonic Stratocaster. Hybrid acoustic/electric guitars built with hollow bodies and Fender's Stringed Instrument Resonance System, ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Shred without speed is not shred at all. That said, we don’t have to play fast all the time. We just need to be able to when it’s called for. And when we do, it should feel comfortable and effortless. How do we attain this level of proficiency? Are there... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors
If ever a guitar maker qualified for the prize of having the most guitars in the hands of world-dominating rock stars while remaining unrecognized as a brand name, it would be Tony Zemaitis.  His custom-made guitars have been played by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Dave Hunter
Back in 1983, Star Licks Productions - famous for its in-depth instructional videos featuring well-known musicians - released an episode featuring Queen's Brian May. In it, May - Red Special in hand - discussed his equipment and techniques, and demonstrated a number of his most ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Gibson has announced that it has temporarily closed each of its facilities in the United States, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The company shuttered its main, Nashville facilities after Nashville Mayor John Cooper ordered all non-essential businesses to close on March 22 for the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jackson Maxwell
Kemper Amps has announced the Kemper Kabinet guitar cabinet and Kemper Kone speaker, both designed for use with the company’s groundbreaking Profiler amp. Both products boast 19 different speaker imprints - with more available via future updates - and use Kemper-developed speaker tone mining ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 10 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Michael Astley-Brown
Like to keep your axes in tip-top shape? Here are my six tips for maintaining your guitars. 1. Keep your old strings. You never know when they might come in handy. Old strings will work for: • Replacement strings or backups for 1/2- or 3/4-size guitars. • Pulling pots, output ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Joe Becker
Guitar tech Gary Brawer numbers Joe Satriani, Metallica and Neal Schon among his clients. So it’s safe to say he knows his stuff. Lots of people come into his shop and ask him to perform misguided repairs they’ve heard about from friends or read about on the Internet. We’ve asked... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Gary Brawer
“Do you remember when you got your magic Les Paul?” So asked Andy Ellis of Peter Green in the November 2000 issue of Guitar Player. The guitar in question was none other than Green’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, a legendary instrument that the Fleetwood Mac founder used to write... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Christopher Scapelliti
Echopark Instruments founder Gabriel Currie states that the Clarence 25 is the result of “designing and building amplifiers for some of the world’s most toneful players around,” a list that includes Joe Perry, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jackson Browne and numerous others. Simplicity was a big part of the ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Autore: Art Thompson
In the world of heavy metal, hot guitarists are a dime a dozen. Yet only a precious few stand the test of time and become enduring guitar gods. Randy Rhoads was one such player. Joining forces with singer Ozzy Osbourne in 1979, Rhoads burst onto the metal scene like a... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: GP Editors