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Riffs: DIY Acoustic Pickup, Page's Paul, Guitar Hero's Positives, Hank Garland Vid

February 24, 2008

DIY Acoustic Pickup

from Instructables


While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to do and the instructions are thorough, so we could see ourselves spending an afternoon with the project.

Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Available

from Guitar Center


The recreation of Jimmy Page''s long lost Black Beauty guitar comes from Gibson''s custom shop with full VOS treatment. Though the Gibson Custom Shop website has few details yet, pics and specs can be found at the retailers Guitar Center and Private Reserve. Even if you don''t have the $6000, the pictures are worth a look!

The Upside to Guitar Hero?

from Yahoo


Though the game has been met with a near-universal disdain from guitarists (and near-universal love from gamers), some neutral sources are finding that it might actually be good for the music industry. This local news station talks with some people who think it is helping sell guitars as well.

Hank Garland Video

from The Aristocrats Blog


Here''s a gem: some old footage of the late, great Hank Garland and Eddy Arnold. Eddy jokes that he''s testing Hank with a line on guitar, who responds by playing a faster, more complex version of the lick. Eddy''s response? "Oh no, man, you go too crazy with it." Priceless.